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Hawkeye by David Yardin

I should point out that David photographed this before he signed it for me (as it was I who requested this at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne a fortnight ago).

Hawkeye by David Yardin

I should point out that David photographed this before he signed it for me (as it was I who requested this at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne a fortnight ago).

Double dose of Steve & Nat at the newsagent today. #captainamerica #blackwidow

Today has been very good in the comics stakes: found a vintage Aussie reprint of the first few issues of Ms. Marvel from the 70’s, and had a sketchcard of Carol in her classic costume waiting for me in the mailbox when I got home! Sah-weet! Scans later tonight on the comics blog (once I’ve seen this week’s Game of Thrones ep, that is!).


IT’S LEGO BUCKY AND SAM (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*: ・゚✧ 

Incidentally, I saw CA:TWS and The LEGO Movie on consecutive days just three weekends ago. By Sunday night this was pretty much what the inside of my head looked like. (Not to mention that Cobie Smulders was in both films as well…)

(via princess-sparklefingers)






I hear some people talking about wanting comics with like lady super hero teams and WoC and lesbians and bisexual ladies and women not giving a single fuck

Guys Fearless Defenders was a thing that existed

y’all didn’t fucking buy it

it got cancelled after a year

Maybe they didn’t like it?

I mean, I did, but I get why people wouldn’t, and they shouldn’t be obligated to buy a thing they don’t enjoy just because it has the representation they want.

We should not be limited to that kind of choice. Queer women, and women of colour, and disabled women, Muslim and Jewish and pagan women - they should exist throughout comic books, across a multitude of titles.

Readers should not be blamed for a lack of representation.

Fearless Defenders was also a terrible comic with convulouted and pointless plots, the most inane way of pulling a “fridged the lesbian NOPE I FOOLED YOU” ever, artwork that was soulless and unengaging, really clunky dialogue, and full of What Liberal Dudes Think Women Like/Are Like. 

I mean, even by the standards of marvel comics it was pointless and bad, and nobody should feel guilt-tripped into reading and financially supporting a bad comic because it has some window-dressing female characters who are sometimes colored brown and, like, a lesbian kiss. 

You can’t scold people for not loving literally their only option. Any kind of media some people are going to like it and some people are not, regardless of quality or liberality. Not enough of the comic buying public liked it. You don’t get to say “no, you dont get that because you didn’t appreciate it enough that one time we deigned to be more inclusive, why should we bother again?” 

Well maybe I’ll spend my money supporting inclusive webcomics that have good writing and storytelling instead. because in comparison to the print comics industry i have a wealth of options there.

if the book wasn’t full of gross problems and had the entirely-unsuited-to-a-title-about-ladies artist defending the cheesecake right from the start and also claiming that it wasn’t going to set the standard, it might have been different.

but it’s really shitty to try and shame people for wanting better and not being willing to put their hard earned towards a book that a lot of people felt wasn’t fucking worth it. no one should have to settle and just have to like what crumbs they’re given.


of course it can’t.

I sampled the first two issues of Fearless Defenders and, despite all my best hopes, found it dull and unengaging. Cullen Bunn talks a good game, but the execution was lacking, and I feel - much like Rick Remender - he relies overly much on “shocking twists” to carry his story (cf. Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe). Val & Misty never felt ‘right’ to me in situ, and yes, the art was wholly unsuited to the nature of the concept. I wasn’t surprised when it was cancelled, to be honest.

Now, if Kathryn Immonen was to script an ongoing series much along the lines of what she did with the Heralds miniseries (which was hella fun), that I would buy.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Do you think that Batman should kill the Joker? and possibly other criminals?
brentkeane brentkeane Said:


No, because then he wouldn’t be Batman

Um, nobody read Earth 2 #18 then, because…yeah.


Pretty good definition of comics, right here.


never send a spider-fan to do a batfan’s job


(via deantrippe)

Oh, Armageddon Expo, no. You’ve already fallen at the first hurdle by using an image like that: evidently a whole bunch of comics & mags featuring covers by J. Scott Campbell, with the cheesecakey stuff prominently displayed. Not a good look. (There are easily hundreds of better-suited images to give a better idea of what the panel should be about.)

This panel’s a great idea in theory, but I have the feeling it’s gonna be a whole bunch of bro-dudes waxing lyrical about how awesome Batman is. Not very progressive. I really hope it’ll be otherwise…



An Australian copy of CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 from 1976, reprinting work from TALES OF SUSPENSE #70 by Jack Kirby and Mike Esposito.

I want this.

The Newton Comics reprints often crop up on eBay locally, they’re sought-after by older collectors who grew up reading these in the 70’s. (I entertained the vague idea of getting a Fantastic Four reprint for Stan Lee to sign when he was a guest at Oz Comic-Con last year, but maybe it’s just as well that didn’t happen.) But yeah, it’s fair to say we did things differently during the 70’s…