brianmichaelbendis:

Rocket Raccoon & Stitch by Billy Martin

brianmichaelbendis:

Rocket Raccoon & Stitch by Billy Martin


Anonymous asked:
Will we see anyone in the pantheon who isn't toned and like a magazine model? I just wonder if there's anyone who's full figured. I look at my favorite and iconic pop idols, and I look at the amazingness that Cass Elliot and her voice brought as a solo singer and as a member of the Mamas and the Papas. Although I guess I just ask because you say there are many composites to the pantheon. (Sorry for rambling, I just love what you, Jamie, Matt, and Clayton, and what you do with the book)

kierongillen:

Cass Elliot is great. Love her.

Body diversity is where we’ve fallen short of our standards in WicDiv, at least in terms of the current generation pantheon. There’s certainly arguments that it says something about bodytypes in pop circa 2014. Exceptions are outliers, etc. But still. By the time we realised that we’d leaned towards very slender to very athletic body types with some of the cast, the remaining characters’ roles and archetypes demanded they take certain forms too.

We played with the Morrigan being much fuller figured in the conceptual process, but ended up deciding that played into a different and possibly dangerous and offensive set of stereotypes. That the member of the cast who is most obviously unstable is the one with a less media-standard body type? That’s incredibly loaded.

We’ll do what we can as continue, in short. We’re aware of it.

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aconnormanning:

"So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality"

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siberianpine:

via travelling-under-r

siberianpine:

via travelling-under-r

► posted 2 days ago12921 notes (thechrishaley source siberianpine)

❝Another time, Jack took a call. A voice on the other end said, ‘There are three of us down here in the lobby. We want to see the guy who does this disgusting comic book and show him what real Nazis would do to his Captain America’. To the horror of others in the office, Kirby rolled up his sleeves and headed downstairs. The callers, however, were gone by the time he arrived.❞
— Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics (via nerdhapley)

It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, so here’s that story of him being bad ass all of the time.

(via nerdhapley)

► posted 2 days ago6477 notes (benito-cereno source nerdhapley)

waitwhatpod:

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby.

waitwhatpod:

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby.

► posted 2 days ago126 notes (twentypercentcooler source waitwhatpod)

ROZ KIRBY: Have you been satisfied with what you’ve done?

KIRBY: Have I been satisfied with what I’ve done?

GROTH: Yeah.

KIRBY: If I’ve done it myself, I’ve always been satisfied. If somebody interfered, it always created a bad period in my life.

GROTH: What was the most creatively rewarding period in your career?

KIRBY: I believe when I was given full rein on The New Gods. I was given full rein on The New Gods, and I was given full rein on Mr. Miracle. Mr. Miracle was a fine strip. I was given full rein on many other strips, which sold extremely well and made me very happy. I was happy doing them because as a professional, you’ve got to take the credit for it, or you’ve got to take the, beating for it. I don’t like to take a beating without being responsible.


GROTH: You don’t want to take somebody else’s beating.

KIRBY: I don’t want to take somebody else’s beating. That makes me unhappy. So right now, I can tell you, I’m a happy man because whatever I’m doing, I do for myself and I do a little creating here and there for others, and they work out very well. I feel like an independent man, and I am. This is the kind of feeling I always wanted. You can rarely get that… Well, I could rarely get that in the early part of my life.

GROTH: I think most people can rarely get that. You have to fight for it.

KIRBY: Yes.


From Jack Kirby’s interview with The Comics Journal  (via deliciousbrains)

► posted 2 days ago316 notes (mattfractionblog source deliciousbrains)

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:
- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.
- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 
- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.
- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.
- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 
- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:

- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.

- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 

- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.

- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.

- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 

- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.

White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

► posted 2 days ago126347 notes (fishingboatproceeds source twitter.com)

And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.


— Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)

► posted 3 days ago8176 notes (mattfractionblog source politicalprof)

Anonymous asked:
(Spiderwoman cover) It's her ass in the air. No one gets in that position unless they're about to have sex. The material of her suit is so thin it might as well be red skin. Every minor contour of her ass and back are sensually rendered. The reason you're getting shit for this is because she doesn't look like a super hero, she looks like a porn star playing dress up. If your artist has been doing the same thing for 45 years, maybe it's time to tell him to grow as an artist. A lot has changed.

wheelr:

brevoortformspring:

Poor Spider-Man then. Who knew?

It’s a little gauche of me to quote my own article, but I feel like I have to push back against the disingenuousness of this reply, so here we go:

"Women are sexualized in comics in ways that men are not. The J. Scott Campbell cover that purportedly shows Spider-Man in the same pose as Manara’s Spider-Woman is not equivalent, not only because the compositional focus of the image is dramatically different (though that is difference enough), but because there is neither sexual intention in Campbell’s illustration nor a common precedent for men being sexualized this way. (No-one can plausibly claim there is no sexual intention in Manara’s cover.)"

Tom Brevoort is not a feral message board troll. He shouldn’t be making the same bad faith arguments as those people. Assuming any internal conversations happened around hiring Milo Manara to do this cover, Marvel ought to be better armed to respnd to its critics than this.

If you want to know what an actual equivalent cover would look like, with equivalent composition and equivalent sexualisation, Ricardo Bessa has got your (ahem) back.

► posted 4 days ago151 notes (wheelr source brevoortformspring)