racconconnoisseur:

babsdraws:

Oh hey guys, Im pretty excited about drawing Batgirl I dont know if you could tell…

BAD ASS!!!

racconconnoisseur:

babsdraws:

Oh hey guys, Im pretty excited about drawing Batgirl I dont know if you could tell…

BAD ASS!!!

realfart:

this should be an oil painting

realfart:

this should be an oil painting

Yeah idk

Yeah idk

PSA: working out is terrible. never do it ever.

PSA: working out is terrible. never do it ever.

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By creating quality comics of powerful female superheroes, the comic book world is opening up to a new audience of women and girls as well as giving already hooked fans more of the powerful women they’ve come to know and love.

DC Comics, another major player in comics, has also joined the trend of bringing female characters to the forefront. It has “Wonder Woman” flying solo in a self-titled series, as well as “Supergirl” and even Batman characters like “Batgirl”, “Catwoman” and “Harley Quinn”.

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The above (from the Huffington Post) is a sign of why good PR is important, and why DC really, really needs to step up on the issue of diversity in superhero comics.

In a story using the new Thor as a hook, DC merits a “has also joined the trend of bringing female characters to the forefront,” instead of the more accurate “DC led the trend, with seven ongoing titles out of its 2011 relaunch featuring female solo leads at a time when Marvel only had two ongoing female solo leads,” with DC’s number not dropping below seven since then while Marvel managed to reach a point later that year where it has zero ongoing series featuring female leads.

The HuffPo piece (and this Daily Beast piece from the weekend) point out not just how well the Marvel Hype Machine works these days in framing the narrative but almost more importantly just how badly DC does the same thing (It also points out how eagerly journalists for major news outlets eat up talking points instead of going out and researching things sometimes, but that’s neither here nor there).

In all of the news about the replacement Captain America, it’s surprising that no one — myself included — brought up that DC has had a black Superman for the last few months in Earth-2 (or longer, if you want to look at Grant Morrison’s continued use of the Superman from Earth-23). With all the push about diversity in Marvel, no one pointed out that the publisher doesn’t have a solo gay lead, whereas DC’s been putting Batwoman out there for the last three years (Not to mention Green Lantern in Earth-2 or Constantine, who’s bi, I think? He was in Hellblazer, but who can tell in the New 52?).

These are all alternate talking points that DC could (should?) be pushing out there in order to point out that, really, it’s not got a “crisis” or playing catch-up; it’s been there for some time, but not making the same kind of look at us look at us we have friends who aren’t white straight males noises as Marvel whenever it makes these decisions. But, instead, they just sit back and… I don’t know. Hope that someone notices?

(All of which shouldn’t be taken as a “Marvel, you are terrible,” or whatever — it’s not, and its PR machine is very good at what it does — but as a “DC, at this point, you’re practically causing your own bad press.”)

Ramble, ramble…

(via graemem)

DC’s biggest mistake is that, in their quest to bring comic readership numbers up again, instead of seeing women, people of color, and young people as a potential audience for their books, they decided to take the alternate route and focused all of their marketing and publicity stunts towards pandering to older straight white cis men who miss the Silver Age.

DC seems to have this belief that that’s where the money is, and only there, so maybe if they try hard enough to emphasize how gritty and sexy and dark and homogenous everyone is, people will think it’s still the 1970s and sales numbers will pick up. And of course, clearly the middle aged men who run DC corporate and editorial know what today’s readers want, and that’s seeing more men who look just like them in almost laughably exaggerated hetero male power fantasies.

It’s almost like DC actually doesn’t want people to find out that they’re doing a number of interesting things that buck this trend, because they’re afraid it might be “threatening” to the people they’ve been so carefully catering their entire business plan around.

(via cornflakepizza)

Well, I watched the trailer for 50 Shades of Grey.

And the best part is how hilariously average the main dude looks.

adakseniak:

same

adakseniak:

same

"Why did I get into comics?"

everybody who has ever gotten into comics ever (via burritosong)
adakseniak:

yas

i’m dying

adakseniak:

yas

i’m dying