It’s the early 00s. I’m living in Bath, and I’m in Moles club. This isn’t unusual. It’s Thursday, so I’m going to be in this place, which basically...
Thank you. All those beats you list are beats I loved as well. Matt’s invention of the All-mother was the key to JIM’s feminist heart, y’know?
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 yearMaybe 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.
No, because then he wouldn’t be Batman
Um, nobody read Earth 2 #18 then, because…yeah.
Tony Daniel, writer of such classics [insert sarcasm font] Battle for the Cowl is currently writing Action Comics. I will not comment on the quality of that book because it’s inconsequential, but lets just say it ain’t on a my pull list. In his most recent issue he has Clark say to Jimmy that he’s been “friend zoned”. If you’re following me you don’t need to be told why the idea of friend zoning is sexist, but after seeing a post on here about how someone confronted him about it I went to see if he’d apologized. He had not. So I decided that I would add my voice to what I hope will be others. Let’s just say, he did not take kindly to it.
Now before I keep posting I want to make a point of where I was trying to say here. It’s something that Smooth did in his post but really Bomani Jones said once on Hoop Speak. No one has racism or sexism repellent. It’s something we all grow up with and it becomes a part of us. My goal here was to say that the thing he did was sexist, not that he was sexist. Spoiler alert, he did not take it that way
At this point I’m a little angry. I’m tired from my second day of boxing class, my arms are shaking, and this guy cannot be bothered to consider he may be wrong. But I tried to remain civil. I asked if he’d read the article the other girl sent.
When I tried to reply to him again, just to try and point him towards something that may cause him to in some way reflect on the matter. But when I tried I got this
I was blocked! I’m actually kinda happy about this because I’ve never been blocked before. And I mean I’m on NBA twitter so I’ve fought with people before plenty. I have never been blocked though. As my friend Giselle said, Achievement Unlocked.
After this I mentioned it to Tris because I thought this was great. She decided to jump in.
Heads up that for my own sake the tweets now go from earliest to latest.
And then there was this little stretch
So now we’re both blocked. We’re blocked buddies. I guess that’s like being the Bash Brothers for D2: Mighty Ducks? I’m going to pretend it is. Just wanted to throw this up on here because I thought it was funny.
Y’know, I’ve never been a fan of Tony Daniel’s indescribably-bland writing, nor have I ever understood why people like his artwork, but I always tried to give him slack because he seemed like a nice enough guy who really cared about Batman. In retrospect, that issue of his Detective Comics run where he likened Occupy protesters to pro-Joker/anti-Batman malcontents should have been a red flag.
So yeah, not so inclined to go easy on Daniel anymore when I finally get around to reviewing his lousy Hugo Strange and Gilda Dent stories.
Welp, Daniel just joined the likes of Tony Harris & Mark Millar on my shitlist. He can take a long walk off a short pier for all I care. (And Battle for the Cowl was rubbish anyway.)