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Re: Comics Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:42 pm

Controversial news about Wonder Woman today, as people are shocked, shocked that a character who grew up on an island inhabited entirely by warrior women would be revealed as bisexual.

So, do some people never think about the media they consume? Not even once in their entire lives? Or is this intentional erasure? A purposeful effort to ignore gay subtext in media, across the board, until it can't be ignored anymore?

Little bit of column A ....
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Re: Comics Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Wed May 10, 2017 8:43 pm

Here's some info on the racist authoritarian who turned Captain America into a Nazi, in a storyline in which the Nazis were always supposed to win WWII, and where a Nazi is considered worthy of lifting Thor's hammer. When the writer is an asshole ....
http://amazingcavalieri.blogspot.com/20 ... hitty.html
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Re: Comics Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:11 pm

Spider-Aunt, Spider-Aunt, does whatever a spider can't
When Peter Parker almost dies
He'll come home for delicious pies
and cakes
baked by the Spider-Aunt

Is she strong?
No, but bud
She's his one relative by blood
Tony Stark
came to chill
Cos she's getting younger with every film
Look out
Here comes the Spider-Aunt
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Re: Comics Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:31 am

The late Jack Kirby, in interviews, taking back credit for all the great comic characters he drew and plotted - and which Stan Lee did the dialogue for and took the credit ...
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Re: Comics Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:18 pm

Some backstory on the racist wanna-be politician who turned Marvel's Captain America into a Nazi.
https://amazingcavalieri.blogspot.co.uk ... hitty.html

This led to this offensive moment where Nazi/Hydra Cap is worthy of lifting the Hammer of Thor -- which Neo-Nazis who love Nordic imagery must have heard loud and clear.
http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/uploa ... oilers.jpg

(This was explained away later as the inscription on the hammer having been changed.)

Marvel is now making fun of fan reaction in a Not Brand Ecch reboot ... with a chorus of very angry, often non-white faces.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMrLp8yXcAEo0Nt.jpg:orig

One odd comment there is "My roommate made $70 working from home" ... Spam that's common on sites that use Disqus for comments (Wonkette, C&L, etc), and might suggest the writer here has read a lot of Breitbart.

Not Brand Ecch and What The were supposed to be about making fun of themselves, not the readers.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMrZ5ETVoAAdCxk.jpg:orig

This new Not Brand Ecch cover also uses Gwenpool as the one disapproving of their harmless fun. (Squirrel Girl's sidekick Tippy-Toe is also vomiting.) Gwenpool says "outrageous!" This is a direct reference to an anti-feminist meme mostly pushed by artist Frank Cho on unpublished sketch covers.

Frank would draw a sexed-up pinup cover of various characters, and have an angry Spider-Gwen in the background shouting "outrage" -- the meme being that outraged feminists are offended by and want to censor their sexy fun.

There's a zillion examples of this and it's made me dislike Cho, who is otherwise an excellent artist.

http://actionagogo.com/wp-content/uploa ... rl-11-.jpg
http://apesandbabes.com/wp-content/uplo ... -woman.jpg
http://apesandbabes.com/wp-content/uplo ... marvel.jpg
http://actionagogo.com/wp-content/uploa ... irl-5-.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/71/9b/26 ... 58c5bb.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5c/2a/3e/5c2a ... ga-art.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/f7/5d/bd/f75d ... covers.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/09/f7/55 ... 215af7.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/2f/9e/b4/2f9e ... r-girl.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/b5/53/85/b553 ... -girls.jpg
http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/ori ... 64/0e9.jpg

In this one, Gwen actually gets shot:
http://apesandbabes.com/wp-content/uplo ... r-girl.jpg

These days, a hatred for vaguely defined "SJWs" is a primary recruiting point into the alt-right, as that term can eventually include anyone. Including Squirrel Girl's sidekick is also a red flag, as she's often a very hated character among those who would prefer that all comic book women just be there to look sexy.

Somehow, having even one comic book where a woman is the lead and is not super sexualized is seen as "censoring our porn", as if that's what comic books are.

http://apesandbabes.com/wp-content/uplo ... shanna.jpg

In this one, we see that Frank Cho draws Gwenpool very diferently from Spider-Gwen .... As ever, Spider-Gwen is just the "skinny feminist killjoy." Gwenpool is given more of a generic "Frank Cho" body.
https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content ... 00x927.jpg

Compare to the real deal:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/57/6e/40 ... 520d5f.jpg
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Re: Comics Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:24 pm

Garrett Gilchrist I was the right age for X-Men, the animated series and the Jim Lee comics. The animation is definitely bargain-basement stuff but you have to respect what it was TRYING to do ... adapt the comic books and all their maddeningly over complicated continuity without backing down from that. It absolutely took the X-Men seriously as characters, and didn't reinvent the wheel or start from scratch -- they were trying to put the comics onscreen. With a series as complicated as the X-Men that's kind of an insane proposition, and if you'd had a more "elegant" adaptation like Batman you wouldn't have gotten that at all.

The earlier "Pryde of the X-Men" pilot, which I never saw, is really what the series should have looked like if they hadn't cheaped out a bit -- it has the look that G.I. Joe and Transformers had.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E21a-0mywUc

To this day I don't think there's any animated comic book series quite like the '92 X-Men, in its ambition to just straight-up adapt decades of nonsense from what was at that point the best selling comic of all time. Its ambition overstepped its production value by quite a bit but it paired well with the actual comics, and with the much more elegant Batman series. The 94-98 Spider-Man series could have equalled X-Men easily, but suffered from a bad early-digital color palette, network censorship and choices not to adapt the major storylines. I was too old at that point anyway, so didn't bother, but they did a lot of vampire stuff despite having to censor everything about vampires for the network's standards ...

As good as the Batman series (and almost everything that followed it) was, they weren't doing five-part versions of the characters' most famous storylines. So that was the draw. The show really sold kids on the X-Men's appeal, and would very casually dig into decades of overcomplicated continuity nonsense if it was required for that week's story.

In Japan the series was screened as an anime, amusingly.

They've now made a ton of live action movies which only seem to care enough to get one or two or three characters right per film. 17 years in, I'm still waiting for the Jim Lee style X-Men movie ... or John Byrne, or ...
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Re: Comics Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:17 am

A strange comic interlude from Alan Moore and artist Kevin O'Neill in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," where H.P Lovecraft's Cthulu invades the world of P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster, famously played by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_ ... 74960.html
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