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Comics Riot

An occasionally queer take on comics by a transfeminist nerdgirl.
Apr 22 '14

another-elle asked:

Is there a trick to finding you at C2E2? I'll be there Saturday, and it would be cool to say hey.

superheroeswearingjackets:

I’m not sure there’s a particular trick (I could wear a white corsage or something, I suppose), but here’s what I look like:

I’ll keep an eye out for you. For what it’s worth, I look like this:

Anyone else who reads this blog is also welcome to approach me, as long as you’re friendly and accepting of the fact that I’m pretty awkward.

Apr 22 '14

(Source: 1los)

Apr 20 '14

sorrelrum:

America for a Bisexual Cap

I honestly believe that as a living embodiment of the unattainable (or at least unattained) dream of a truly fair, just, and egalitarian America, Steve Rogers can only be pansexual.

Apr 20 '14
comicbookcovers:

Unexpected #202, September 1980, cover by Luis Domiguez

comicbookcovers:

Unexpected #202, September 1980, cover by Luis Domiguez

Apr 20 '14
alternateworldcomics:

(via Official Home page of artist Jeff Butler (Marvel Comics, Superheroes))
Say….. when is Madame Hydra going to show up in the movies or on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Wasn’t there a version of her in The Wolverine? So that probably doesn’t bode well, rights-wise. Which is sort of crazy, since Marvel Studios has Hydra. None of this makes any sense to me. It would be awesome to see her in a Captain America movie, though.

alternateworldcomics:

(via Official Home page of artist Jeff Butler (Marvel Comics, Superheroes))

Say….. when is Madame Hydra going to show up in the movies or on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Wasn’t there a version of her in The Wolverine? So that probably doesn’t bode well, rights-wise. Which is sort of crazy, since Marvel Studios has Hydra. None of this makes any sense to me. It would be awesome to see her in a Captain America movie, though.

Apr 18 '14

toospoopyformyshirt asked:

I sent one of the Nightcrawler asks so if you got only two then me and that other person just have bad timing, but if you got more than that then yeah someone is probably trying to troll you in a really weird way

postcardsfromspace:

One person sent several over a couple days, with remarkably similar wording. It was pretty bizarre. There was another that sounded fairly different, which I assume was yours, but, yeah, came in at the same time as one of theirs—so, a little from column A, a little from column B.

It’s a good question—the Bamfs are a continuity clusterfuck going back literally *decades*—and I promise I’ll answer it eventually. Just might be a while, because, life.

I don’t want to jump on Rachel’s answer, but I think it’s worth mentioning that, while the Bamfs (the mini-Nightcrawlers) would certainly be confusing to new X-Men readers, the reason for their presence was never clear to even the oldest of fans. When they first showed up in Wolverine and the X-Men, it wasn’t the first time we had seen them in history, but their appearance and behavior was very different, and we had no idea where they’d come from or why they were infesting the school. Then that series went on for 42 issues and the Bamfs were never explained. As that run ended, an explanation was finally given in a different book- Amazing X-Men.

I guess the point I’m trying to make is, when you’re a new reader, you think that anything you don’t understand is only confusing to you because you’re new. But sometimes things are just weird and confusing because that’s the way the writer wants it to be. That’s especially true, I think, in Wolverine and the X-Men.

Apr 17 '14

"Most of the intelligence community doesn’t believe he exists. The ones that do call him the 。*:★Kawaii Soldier★:*。. He’s an adorable ghost, you’ll never find him.”

"Most of the intelligence community doesn’t believe he exists. The ones that do call him the *:★Kawaii Soldier★:*. He’s an adorable ghost, you’ll never find him.”

(Source: leeeeeeeeeegooooooooolaaaaaaaaas)

Apr 17 '14
kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
So what do we do about it?
This.
READ MORE

This is important.

kateordie:

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

READ MORE

This is important.

Apr 15 '14
comicbookcovers:

Superman #202, January 1968, cover by Curt Swan

I ship Bizarro and Frankenstein.

comicbookcovers:

Superman #202, January 1968, cover by Curt Swan

I ship Bizarro and Frankenstein.

Apr 15 '14

twentypercentcooler:

Here’s An Idea I Had About Batman 

So as you may already be aware, I like Batman a lot, which means I think about Batman all the time, and ever since I started writing comics, I’ve been thinking about what I would do if I could do a Batman story. That’s pretty common, right? I mean, surely everyone has a Batman pitch in their back pocket just in case it ever comes up. One of mine, the one that I think could actually work really well, was The Batman of the 30th Century.

The basic idea comes from two things: One, that the Legion of Superheroes is founded as a Superman spinoff, which means there’s a lot of Superman legacy stuff that shows up over the years, and there’s a lot of Flash stuff that shows up from XS, Impulse and the Tornado Twins, but there’s nothing in the Legion’s future that indicates a legacy for Batman. (There’s also nothing involving the Wonder Woman legacy, but, you know, that’s a discussion for another time.) And yet, if you skip ahead to the 853rd Century of DC One Million, the Batman legacy is definitely alive and well.

Second, and the reason it’s so weird that there’s no Batman tie-in for the Legion, is that there actually was a “Batman of the 30th Century.” His name’s Brane Taylor, and he appears in a one-shot story in 1954. It’s not all that obscure among people who read a lot of comics, and with creators’ love of tying things together, it seems mystifying to me that there was never a reintroduction of that character as part of the Legion’s future. Maybe it was the name? “Brane” is, to be honest, kind of awful. But it’s all there, and looking at it as a fan, it seemed natural that you could tie it together. The only thing that you’d really need would be to tweak Brane so that he’d fit in with the teenagers of the Legion, and when I saw (and bought the original art for) Cliff Chiang’s Gatchaman-inspired “Science Ninja Hero Batman,” it all seemed to fall into place. I really wanted it to have a strange feeling of the retrofuturism of the original Legion and its Silver Age roots along with Batman’s darker, more modern aesthetic (there’s a lot of the Morrison run in this, for instance).

So I thought about this for years, and I ended up mentioning it to J. Gonzo, the artist of La Mano Del Destino, and he really loved it and wanted to draw it, and came up with a few ideas his own along the way — Robin and Bat-Mite were his ideas, and I love ‘em. We ended up making a full pitch document with character designs and summaries that I think is really cool, but at the same time, I know that there’s a roughly zero percent chance that it will ever actually happen. So we showed it around to a few people, and now I’m sharing it with you. Enjoy!

I am so on board for this.