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Posts tagged marvel comics

Jul 27 '14

missingbatgirl:

garykingoftheworld:

As much as I hate that I’m probably becoming known as a “DC Defense blog”* , I have to put this out there.

DC

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Marvel

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You know what’s probably most problematic with people’s claims that WW is sexualize while BW isn’t? The fact they believe it’s not feminist for Diana to wear something that’s revealing, something that shows skin EVEN THOUGH FEMINISM =/= regulating women’s clothes. And that Diana’s comics outfit which is less armored than this is and is designed to be a strapless one piece bathing suit has been what she’s known for for YEARS, DECADES EVEN and not once has that made her any less feminist of a character. Never once had that been deemed as negative because despite what she wore she was an amazon and a hero. That everyone looked up to her even though it could have been assumed she was going to be a Sports Illustrated cover model but NONE OF THAT MAKES HER NOT FEMINIST.

This is an iconic character fitted in a poster designed to make her look like a warrior and then you have BW whom is also iconic but looks like she’s on a photoshoot with this big fans and she’s having fun with it, she looks more like a doll designed to look cute for the male gaze. People need to remember that skin doesn’t mean sexualization, but everything that makes WW and BW different in these two photos SHOW that BW has been sexualized.

Fandom shows selective misogyny and it sickens me because only DC can do wrong, right??

Some things to also remember:

1) Black Widow also made her film debut as a supporting role in a male hero’s movie.

This is the promo shot they used to promote her appearance in said movie: 

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That is way, way more sexualized than the WW promo shot OR even the Black Widow promo from Cap 2.

And, in fact, it’s generally agreed on (not by everybody, but on the whole most of the fans I’ve seen seem to feel this way) that Natasha was both more sexualized and less well-written in Iron Man 2 than in her subsequent appearances in The Avengers and Cap 2. Marvel’s take on her didn’t start out perfect. That’s okay. It got better.

2) Yes, there’s no Wonder Woman movie confirmed yet. Guess what? There’s no Black Widow movie confirmed, either. Or any female-led superheroine movie from Marvel.

This is especially interesting when you consider that DC is, in many ways, still catching up to Marvel in terms of movies. Black Widow has been part of the MCU since 2010. The MCU has been going strong since 2008, and Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor have all built up successful franchises with multiple movies in that time. Iron Man has already had two sequels! But still no movie with a female heroine as the lead.

By contrast, DC is just starting to build up a shared cinematic universe like Marvel has. Man of Steel was the first movie that’s going to be part of the shared “DC Cinematic Universe” (or whatever you want to call it). That was just one year ago. Dawn of Justice is only going to be the second. If DC manages to get a Wonder Woman solo movie off the ground in the next five years, they’ll still have added a female-led movie to their line-up faster than Marvel did.

In certain ways, actually, DC already looks like they might be doing better than Marvel in terms of representation. The Avengers had one PoC main character - Nick Fury, who isn’t part of the official team. If the latest Dawn of Justice casting rumor about Aquaman is to be believed, the live-action Justice League will have at least two on the actual team (Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Gal Gadot, as an Israeli-born Ashkenazi Jew, does not necessarily qualify as a PoC, though you could debate that.)

I mean, look. Am I nervous as heck about how Dawn of Justice/DC’s cinematic universe in general is gonna turn out? Absolutely. The title “Batman v. Superman” alone makes me nervous. So does the fact that they’re introducing so many new characters in what was originally supposed to be a Superman movie - I’d rather have quality over quantity. And I don’t really trust David Goyer to write Wonder Woman properly.

But we haven’t even seen the movie yet, and DC’s cinematic universe is still in its infancy. Marvel didn’t start out perfect, and in fact Marvel is still far from perfect. So let’s wait and see what DC can bring to the table, alright? We might be pleasantly surprised.

Jul 21 '14

(Source: joan-adler)

Jul 15 '14
May 25 '14

justplainsomething:

villainyforbeginners:

i’m really excited for kamala to finally meet carol and find out what a colossal fucking dork she is

So looking forward to this.

Mar 17 '14
when-it-rains-it-snows:

chaoswolf1982:

blackphoenix77:

when-it-rains-it-snows:

I would love to tell you that I spent even a full minute resisting the urge to paint this classic coffee joke with Hawkeyes, but I did no such thing: you just know they’d be assholes about coffee.
(if you love me at all, click it to see it bigger)

Clint and Kate hate decaf! =P
This is a beautiful picture, by the way 

Can’t stop laughing at how he doesn’t even bother with a mug, just plunks a straw right into the brewpot itself.

It could be argued (and I think he would) that the straw is an upgrade from drinking straight out of the pot like usual. It’s -civilized.-

The details in this picture are amazing.

when-it-rains-it-snows:

chaoswolf1982:

blackphoenix77:

when-it-rains-it-snows:

I would love to tell you that I spent even a full minute resisting the urge to paint this classic coffee joke with Hawkeyes, but I did no such thing: you just know they’d be assholes about coffee.

(if you love me at all, click it to see it bigger)

Clint and Kate hate decaf! =P

This is a beautiful picture, by the way 

Can’t stop laughing at how he doesn’t even bother with a mug, just plunks a straw right into the brewpot itself.

It could be argued (and I think he would) that the straw is an upgrade from drinking straight out of the pot like usual. It’s -civilized.-

The details in this picture are amazing.

Mar 12 '14
thebigblackwolfe:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

wildunicornherd:

Daniel Thompson's imagining of Lupita Nyong'o as Storm has been tearing up my timeline today.

JESUS

I WASN’T READY GODDAMN

thebigblackwolfe:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

wildunicornherd:

Daniel Thompson's imagining of Lupita Nyong'o as Storm has been tearing up my timeline today.

JESUS

I WASN’T READY GODDAMN

Feb 26 '14

barbaragordonshusband:

Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel by haniemohd

Dec 11 '13
mckelvie:

My cover for issue 2 of Ms. Marvel. Colours by Matt Wilson, done at the desk next to mine in my studio! 

That’s a beautiful cover! Loving the use of light and silhouette. It’s really striking!

mckelvie:

My cover for issue 2 of Ms. Marvel. Colours by Matt Wilson, done at the desk next to mine in my studio! 

That’s a beautiful cover! Loving the use of light and silhouette. It’s really striking!

Dec 5 '13

muslim heroines of the marvel universe: sooraya qadir, faiza hussain, monet st. croix, monica chang, kamala khan

muslim heroines of the marvel universe: sooraya qadir, faiza hussain, monet st. croix, monica chang, kamala khan

(Source: ucarim)

Dec 5 '13
colonel-chicken:

Well this looks hardcore, I wonder what they are looking at…

Oh, right, Sue destroying people who are twice her size (y’a know, like She-Hulk or The Thing). Always nice ~

I knew there was a reason I liked Sue.

colonel-chicken:

Well this looks hardcore, I wonder what they are looking at…

Oh, right, Sue destroying people who are twice her size (y’a know, like She-Hulk or The Thing). Always nice ~

I knew there was a reason I liked Sue.

Nov 22 '13
Superheroes Unmasked: Miles Morales/Spider-Man

Oct 2 '13
lulubonanza:

LIID 126: Captain America and Wonder Woman! by *johntrumbull

I don’t even ship it and I think this is amazing.

lulubonanza:

LIID 126: Captain America and Wonder Woman! by *johntrumbull

I don’t even ship it and I think this is amazing.

Oct 1 '13
Oct 1 '13
ruthlessamor:

ayellowbirds:

punishandenslavesuckers:

There is a real actual Spiderman comic where he pretends this is his power and the bad guys drop their weapons and give up. XD And it makes me happy. 

Here it is:


No one can ever say spiderman is not the best superhero of all time.
No one.

ruthlessamor:

ayellowbirds:

punishandenslavesuckers:

There is a real actual Spiderman comic where he pretends this is his power and the bad guys drop their weapons and give up. XD And it makes me happy. 

Here it is:

No one can ever say spiderman is not the best superhero of all time.

No one.

(Source: trollingchannel)

Sep 17 '13

(Source: yazzdonut)