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Comics Riot

An occasionally queer take on comics by a transfeminist nerdgirl.
Oct 21 '14

It’s coming… Thursday, October 23rd

intoitpodcast:

Oct 20 '14
francavillarts:


















THE PHANTOM CREEPS (1939)Poster Art by Francesco Francavilla 
Today is the birthday of an icon of Horror movies: BELA LUGOSI. I celebrated earlier last week with a portrait of Bela’s wolfman character from ISLAND OF THE LOST SOUL and I might tackle him again today for FFFear Day #20, but meanwhile here’s a portrait of him as Dr Zorka in THE PHANTOM CREEPS, a classic horror movie that celebrates its 75th anniversary this year (speaking of celebrations… )Happy Birthday, Bela!
Cheers,FF

francavillarts:

THE PHANTOM CREEPS (1939)
Poster Art by Francesco Francavilla

Today is the birthday of an icon of Horror movies: BELA LUGOSI.
I celebrated earlier last week with a portrait of Bela’s wolfman character from ISLAND OF THE LOST SOUL and I might tackle him again today for FFFear Day #20, but meanwhile here’s a portrait of him as Dr Zorka in THE PHANTOM CREEPS, a classic horror movie that celebrates its 75th anniversary this year (speaking of celebrations… )

Happy Birthday, Bela!

Cheers,
FF

Oct 19 '14
Oct 19 '14
Oct 18 '14
adamwarrock:

24 HOUR RAP-A-THON! PLEDGE BY EMAILING RAPATHON@GMAIL.COM NOW! RAISING MONEY FOR RAINN.ORG
Adam WarRock “Dazzler” (Download MP3)
Songs made so far: 
1.“24” (download MP3)2. “Kick Punch” (download MP3)3. “The City” (download MP3)
Way too happy with this one. I almost wish I could properly release this as a single later. Maybe I will. Anyway, did you know Dazzler and Longshot are my favorite couple in all of comics history? Is that weird?
Pledge by emailing rapathon@gmail.com a donation now! Per-song or lump sum! 

adamwarrock:

24 HOUR RAP-A-THON! PLEDGE BY EMAILING RAPATHON@GMAIL.COM NOW! RAISING MONEY FOR RAINN.ORG

Adam WarRock “Dazzler” (Download MP3)

Songs made so far: 

1.“24” (download MP3)
2. “Kick Punch” (download MP3)
3. “The City” (download MP3)

Way too happy with this one. I almost wish I could properly release this as a single later. Maybe I will. Anyway, did you know Dazzler and Longshot are my favorite couple in all of comics history? Is that weird?

Pledge by emailing rapathon@gmail.com a donation now! Per-song or lump sum! 

Oct 17 '14
comicsalliance:

COMICSALLIANCE VS. THE DC COMICS MONSTER CEREAL REDESIGNS
By Chris Sims
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in a lifetime of reading, selling, making and writing about comics, it’s that people who like comic books also tend to have a pretty healthy interest in breakfast foods. That, I assume, is why the people at General Mills decided to spice up their annual revival of the Monster Cereals — Boo Berry, Franken Berry and the immortal Count Chocula — with a set of redesigns for their principal characters, courtesy of artists Jim Lee, Dave Johnson and Terry and Rachel Dodson. In other words, your breakfast just got a New 52 reboot.
The whole thing is even marketed as a co-production between General Mills and DC, with the former presumably handling the cereal while the latter concentrated on art. Obviously, this means that these cereals are technically an edible DC Comics title, so with Halloween creeping up on us like a restless spirit, I have taken it upon myself to examine the new look for the spoooookiest of breakfast cereals to find out just how these new designs hold up to the originals.
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So I didn’t know they’d gotten comics artists to do the monster cereals this year, and then I was in Walgreens with my non-comics-oriented bff Whitney, and I saw the Count Chocula box and thought, “That’s totally the Dodsons’ art!” So I stopped and picked up the box to check for the credit, and this exchange happened:
Whitney: What’s up?Me: Oh nothing, I just thought I recognized the artists on this Count Chocula box… [finds the credit] and I was right.Whitney: That’s literally the most you sentence you’ve ever said.

comicsalliance:

COMICSALLIANCE VS. THE DC COMICS MONSTER CEREAL REDESIGNS

By Chris Sims

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in a lifetime of reading, selling, making and writing about comics, it’s that people who like comic books also tend to have a pretty healthy interest in breakfast foods. That, I assume, is why the people at General Mills decided to spice up their annual revival of the Monster Cereals — Boo Berry, Franken Berry and the immortal Count Chocula — with a set of redesigns for their principal characters, courtesy of artists Jim Lee, Dave Johnson and Terry and Rachel Dodson. In other words, your breakfast just got a New 52 reboot.

The whole thing is even marketed as a co-production between General Mills and DC, with the former presumably handling the cereal while the latter concentrated on art. Obviously, this means that these cereals are technically an edible DC Comics title, so with Halloween creeping up on us like a restless spirit, I have taken it upon myself to examine the new look for the spoooookiest of breakfast cereals to find out just how these new designs hold up to the originals.

READ MORE

So I didn’t know they’d gotten comics artists to do the monster cereals this year, and then I was in Walgreens with my non-comics-oriented bff Whitney, and I saw the Count Chocula box and thought, “That’s totally the Dodsons’ art!” So I stopped and picked up the box to check for the credit, and this exchange happened:

Whitney: What’s up?
Me: Oh nothing, I just thought I recognized the artists on this Count Chocula box… [finds the credit] and I was right.
Whitney: That’s literally the most you sentence you’ve ever said.

Oct 16 '14
rachelandmiles:

intoitpodcast:

rachelandmiles:

intoitpodcast:

Into It is a new podcast by Elle Collins, culture critic and semi-professional queer nerd.
In each episode, Elle will be joined by a guest (sometimes more than one) for a conversation about a specific pop culture obsession. The show will host a wide variety of interesting people and give them a chance to talk about the things they love.
The topics of some of the episodes already in the works include Twin Peaks, Rat Queens, The X-Files, X-Men, karaoke, and The Venture Brothers. The guests include poets, dancers, artists, and journalists. Future episodes will cover ever-broader material, including music, movies, comics, novels, and whatever else the guests are into.
Barring unforeseen problems with hosting or iTunes, the first episode will become available on October 23rd. The website will go live between now and then. For all the updates, you can follow here or on Twitter. And feel free to ask any questions you may have, although the answer may be, “We’ll have to wait and see.”

So excited for this! Elle is one of our favorite people, and if you like what we do, there is a good chance you will very much enjoy her work as well.

I really want our podcasts to be best friends.

We’re… wait for it… INTO IT.

Like the podcast equivalent of Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart.

rachelandmiles:

intoitpodcast:

rachelandmiles:

intoitpodcast:

Into It is a new podcast by Elle Collins, culture critic and semi-professional queer nerd.

In each episode, Elle will be joined by a guest (sometimes more than one) for a conversation about a specific pop culture obsession. The show will host a wide variety of interesting people and give them a chance to talk about the things they love.

The topics of some of the episodes already in the works include Twin Peaks, Rat Queens, The X-FilesX-Men, karaoke, and The Venture Brothers. The guests include poets, dancers, artists, and journalists. Future episodes will cover ever-broader material, including music, movies, comics, novels, and whatever else the guests are into.

Barring unforeseen problems with hosting or iTunes, the first episode will become available on October 23rd. The website will go live between now and then. For all the updates, you can follow here or on Twitter. And feel free to ask any questions you may have, although the answer may be, “We’ll have to wait and see.”

So excited for this! Elle is one of our favorite people, and if you like what we do, there is a good chance you will very much enjoy her work as well.

I really want our podcasts to be best friends.

We’re… wait for it… INTO IT.

Like the podcast equivalent of Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart.

Oct 16 '14
postcardsfromspace:

Hey, comicsriot and thechrishaley: I think it might be time to bring back Best Thread Forever, because, friendship.

postcardsfromspace:

Hey, comicsriot and thechrishaley: I think it might be time to bring back Best Thread Forever, because, friendship.

Oct 15 '14
marvel1980s:

1988 - The Asgardian Wars House Ad

I got this book for Christmas when I was 10 or 11. It was… formative.

marvel1980s:

1988 - The Asgardian Wars House Ad

I got this book for Christmas when I was 10 or 11. It was… formative.

Oct 15 '14

opting out

Feeling the need to reblog this.

comicsriot:

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I think that, as my views become more radicalized, I also become more apathetic. I think I have to, to be able to live in the world. That obviously applies to much more than superhero movies, but I think it’s absolutely relevant to discussing them.

I would love to see a Black Widow movie, or a Captain Marvel movie. Or a great cinematic version of the Wasp. A Wonder Woman movie that’s actually good would be amazing. For that matter, I’d like to see a Young Avengers movie, a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel with lesbians, and a tv show in which John Constantine is bisexual. But what I refuse to do is endlessly beg multinational corporations to throw us (women, queers) some representational scraps, and then promise to pay money for whatever they throw.

I have never read a Painkiller Jane comic, but currently I’m more interested in a movie about a queer female super (anti?) hero being brought to the screen by the Soska sisters than I am in whatever WB and Disney decide to do with the characters that they own.

I don’t mean to disrespect anyone here on Tumblr. It’s absolutely important to call these companies out on their bullshit. But for myself, I’m just tired of saying, “When, when, when are they going to give us a female superhero movie?” (This is the big question right now, because we all know better than to even ask when a queer superhero movie might happen.) Hollywood is a corrupt and deeply misogynistic system (it could be nothing else, as a reflection of the corporate capitalism that undergirds it). It’s not going to give you what you want because you want it.

You can say, “We deserve this,” and you can say, “Look, here’s proof that this will make money,” but there is no person to look down and say, “You know what, they’re right,” because this isn’t a matter of personal choice (theirs or ours); this is a broken machine.

I’m sorry if I sound cynical. I’ve paid a lot of attention to film for a long time (I did go to film school after all), and I’ve never seen any evidence that you can “convince” Hollywood of anything. Hollywood is not a rational actor. Hollywood is a writhing Lovecraftian mass.