Lady Sif Visits the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
this should have millions of notes
Lady Sif Visits the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
this should have millions of notes
Female Characters do not exist as a way to create pain for male ones.
Fuuuuu, this took FOREVEEEERRRRR
Anyway, I’ve been itching to draw long-haired Storm for a minute; specifically, Storm with long natural hair. I’ve been seeing some commentary in regards to Ororo’s hair, and how there’s no reason we shouldn’t see some texture up in there; regardless of mutant lineage.
Here’s my contribution to amending that! I tried so hard, guys >.<
Hope you like!
Dark Phoenix by Jim Steranko
First off, I want to say I miss everybody! I’ve been working a lot and it’s been hard for me to post lately but I miss it and love everybody!
More importantly! Netflix has picked up four new Marvel TV series: Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and JESSICA JONES! They start in 2015 and it will culminate in a crossover miniseries.
ETA: MTV has some super helpful reading suggestions on some relevant starting points for each character here.
Wow. you are the first person who I am kind of glad asked your question anonymously because I don’t want to know you.
as a reader of my work I want you to listen to me very carefully: you have major major issues. almost every line of your question reeks of complete misunderstanding of yourself as a man and of women in general.
it’s okay to find yourself more interested in something than others, of course it is, it’s okay to like Cyclops more than Jean Grey, but for you to draw the line at women characters not being interesting to you because you are a man or that you think I am being manipulated by some bitching women is really out there.
and as a reader of the X-Men whose entire philosophy is about tolerance and understanding… you are missing the point.
(NSFW) Silver Surfer Cosplay by:Freddie Nova
Ed Brubaker, ace writer of both superhero and crime stories, spittin’ some truth. Take notes, WB. Get cracking on those Wonder Woman and Flash movies.
Captain Marvel stole the spotlight on the cover of the Money section of USA Today! The paper devoted the better part of two pages to an article about the need for more superheroines in the movies. Nothing most of us didn’t already know, but it’s exciting to see it get attention!
Dear DC Comics and Marvel,
Even mainstream media is starting to go WHAT THE FRILLY HOCKEY STICKS about the lack of female leads. DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.
While they’ve got you thinking, maybe some non-white heroes in more prominent roles too, or do you want to wait until it’s so glaringly absurd that a national paper gets over the fear of discussing race to call you on that shit too?
Honestly, pull your heads out of your asses.
Alison has the ability to turn sound into light. With this ability she can levitate, create force fields, create hard light holograms, make blasts/lasers, shoot beams out of her eyes, use a sonic scream (which consists of her throwing all of the sound out of her body at once). She needs sound to use her abilities, but she can store that in her body no problem. She can do a fuckton of stuff with her powers, and she’s an amazing character on top of that.
Dazzler was first a struggling singer who didn’t want to be a hero. She wanted to sing and to be a star ever since she was a child. Yet, when she got older, dangerous situations kept getting thrown at her. She fought Doctor Doom, she fought Enchantress, she fought Absorbing Man, she fought Doctor Octopus. She’s fought a lot of people she wasn’t at all trained to fight, but she managed to come out of her battles with minor scrapes or consequences. This woman was the fucking herald of Galactus once. She even teamed up with Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Inhumans, Spider-Woman + more, and eventually became a member of the X-Men. She outed herself as a mutant to the world when it was very dangerous to do so, and had to deal with a lot of bad consequences because of that. She almost got evicted, no one wanted to let her sing at their clubs anymore. It even got to a point where moments she got to sing, it was hard for her not to cry because it was so rare that she got to do the one thing she loved most in the world.
Alison has dealt with a broken family. She’s dealt with an unstable sister trying to kill her and her friends. She’s dealt with her father being murdered. She dealt with her mother abandoning her at a young age to meet her later in life. The only person who ever had her back 100% was her goddamn grandmother.
Alison is an awesome hero, and she’s one that has some very real qualities. A lot of people always get pissy about her first outfit, but the thing is…it wasn’t a super hero uniform. It was a stage costume, and she always got caught in these situations when she was wearing it.
Dazzler is a person who follows her dreams no matter what. She puts other people before her, and she always tries to do the right thing. That’s what kind of hero she is.
Sorry for the rant, haha.
Not to mention she’s a teacher (aerobics and fitness), a world class dancer, a professional skater, and does her own makeup, hair, and costumes.
And she fought in a rebellion on a war torn planet, where she had to learn weaponry and combat training. Had a motherfucking baby without any medical aid or direction. Had her kid taken away and her mind tampered with, but still soldiered on.
Got sent back to Earth before she was ready and was able to help defeat Magneto when she was emotionally unstable
Traveled to Europe, dusted off her hands, and got her career STARTED again and then simultaneously joined Excalibur so she could juggle both. Made better use of her hard light powers and holograms at this time
Went to San Fran and re-joined the X-Men AND became a high profile celebrity again, playing shows and doing mutant PR.
Got sent to Hell and became mind controlled, and though it was traumatizing, lifted herself back up and did her damn job.
Went back to the multiverse and lead a team, making a fuck ton of versatile uses of her powers and helped the X-Men in the AoA universe (yet again). STILL MAINTAINING HER MUSIC CAREER AT THIS TIME.
And now she’s a fucking agent of SHIELD.
Please tell me again how she’s nothing but disco lights?
REBLOGGING FOR THIS EXTRA BECAUSE YES YES YES
also she could fucking fight people with roller skates on and that takes some goddamn skill.
She’s an exceptional person, mutant, team player and leader. Dazzler is fucking amazing.
GAHHH AND IT’S X-MEN: EVOLUTION ROGUE TOO <3
This cosplay is so insanely spot-on.
This is a post about weight and body image in cosplay.
In the above photo, that’s me as Valkyrie, with my amazing friend Jay as Misty Knight. This photo was submitted to and used in #5 of Fearless Defenders, and I’ve been informed that it also made it into the collected first trade of FD.
In that photo, I’d estimate my weight to be a little bit more than it is now, which is around 221 pounds. That didn’t stop me from cosplay Valkyrie, who is generally drawn to be a leaner character. It also didn’t stop me from submitting that photo to the editor of Fearless Defenders, as I was proud of my work on this version of Valkyrie’s costume.
There are a number of hurtful comments in regards to my shape and my weight that I’ve heard the few times my cosplay photos have been circulated out on the internet. Yes, they sting, but they don’t take away from my love of cosplay.
Cosplay and body image is a hard issue to tackle, because for every person it’s different. Your comfort level is determined by you alone, along with what you deem to be hurtful comments made about your person.
This is what I want to pass along, as a woman who is larger, and who cosplays.
- You are not restricted to characters by an artists take on a character, nor by the shape of an actor or actress when it comes to weight and shape.
- You do not have to tolerate comments that you find hurtful about yourself, or remain silent. Voice yourself, it’ll give you strength.
- If you ever feel disheartened about cosplaying a character, remind yourself of why you like them. Is it their character? Is it the costume? Is it a certain movie or story that really drives home your love of them? And then ask yourself another question: Do any of the reasons you love them so much have to do with the way they look?
- Know that there are people in the cosplay community who love cosplayers of all shapes and sizes. They don’t discriminate, and they’ll welcome you into communities and photoshoots. Yes, sometimes the jerks that aren’t these lovely people seem louder, but they’re actually a minority. Find friends, find support, and give support back.
- You’re beautiful/handsome/dapper/darling/gorgeous, and you can represent a character no matter what your size or shape is.
That’s about it. I’m technically overweight, and I made it into a damned Marvel comic in a costume that I made and cosplaying a character that I love. I hope that inspires you to cosplay too, or keep cosplaying, or maybe even just tell someone who is cosplaying how awesome they look.
and this is another reason why you are one of the best damn people I know
Suck it, fat shamers.
List of *current* titles headlined by people of color, women, and queer characters:
[I was thinking about team books. Some teams do have a decent diverse roster. Eventually I settled on including those that do not have straight white men exceeding one-third of the member…
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #6