Midwest Comic Book Archive

Marvel artists walk through the creation of kickass fight sequences in comics →

dshalv:

Very flattered to be included in this piece with some excellent artists and colourists. Very interesting piece by Oliver Salva for the AV Club, well worth a read.


adventuresinhires:

One of the things we like about the Internet is that no matter what it is you are interested in, no matter how obscure, no matter how seemingly random, there is someone else out there who is to and you can find them. And you can share what you are interested in with whoever wants to find it. This collection of comic book cartography is case and point. We didn’t know we liked looking at examples of cartography in comic books and now we do.
http://comicbookcartography.posthaven.com/

Shared from www.juxtapoz.com


thecomicsvault:

Today’s haul from my longbox diving excursion 

Nothing special. Mostly Avengers stuff I’ve been looking for in good shape. Some early Silver Age Thor & Daredevil books. Batman & Superman are the World’s Finest criminals in WF #148. And a must own for any fan of Steve Ditko: 'The Creativity Of Ditko' by Craig Yoe.

All in all a good Saturday afternoon. 


Starfire, solar-powered skin and why (sexual) context may or may not matter →

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

So the arguments suggesting that skimpy female warrior outfits make sense in the context of a character have been around almost as long as the outfits themselves… Not surprisingly, usually the reasoning behind the costume seems to get invented after the costume is already established.

I just wrote about the same thing last night for my aforementioned paper. Starfire’s outfits get so ridiculous, to the point I do not think it’s physically possible for her clothes to stay on her body.


savingwonderwoman:

"But MY Babs wouldn’t act like that!" 
Really? Fact is, if Babs after going thru mondo-shit and saving the damn city over and over wants to toss back a few brews and hit it with a himbo on a night off, I’m all about it. I hope they DON’T try to make this a damage thing, but a girl who has decided “fuck it, I’m living it up because I could be killed any minute now”.
Further, I love how everyone becomes a damn Puritan when it comes to single super heroines. They always hate it when a straight super heroine has a semblance of sexual freedom. They’ll scream and bitch about love and marriage with a lesbian, but never bring it up about the non-‘Mo ones. WW is always too good for anyone and the only reason Jessica Jones got to have free sex was because she was “damaged”, then when she got “fixed” she was already knocked-up and did a shotgun marriage.
Upcoming solicits acknowledge that she’s acting weird and a doppelgänger is even questioned. I hope it’s that she just wants to make the most of her free-time, just like BUFFY DID over a damn decade ago. I’m not aggro- one bit about the Slut Shaming topic. If you’re not ashamed, you have no worries, period, and if you are, figure out your own boundary and stay there and mind your own business about other women. In this case, I seem to be hearing from people who I’m pretty damn sure would suck face with a hot guy beer or no beer and that is baffling. I hope ‘damage’ isn’t an excuse, just a girl being a damn girl.
To end, you can keep “Your Babs”- morose, under-developed, and at times like Batwoman Jr. and I’ll keep mine: young, moxie-fied, DIY crime fighter gifted with perfect memory and digital savvy who issues karate kicks and we will be just fine. 
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savingwonderwoman:

"But MY Babs wouldn’t act like that!" 

Really? Fact is, if Babs after going thru mondo-shit and saving the damn city over and over wants to toss back a few brews and hit it with a himbo on a night off, I’m all about it. I hope they DON’T try to make this a damage thing, but a girl who has decided “fuck it, I’m living it up because I could be killed any minute now”.

Further, I love how everyone becomes a damn Puritan when it comes to single super heroines. They always hate it when a straight super heroine has a semblance of sexual freedom. They’ll scream and bitch about love and marriage with a lesbian, but never bring it up about the non-‘Mo ones. WW is always too good for anyone and the only reason Jessica Jones got to have free sex was because she was “damaged”, then when she got “fixed” she was already knocked-up and did a shotgun marriage.

Upcoming solicits acknowledge that she’s acting weird and a doppelgänger is even questioned. I hope it’s that she just wants to make the most of her free-time, just like BUFFY DID over a damn decade ago. I’m not aggro- one bit about the Slut Shaming topic. If you’re not ashamed, you have no worries, period, and if you are, figure out your own boundary and stay there and mind your own business about other women. In this case, I seem to be hearing from people who I’m pretty damn sure would suck face with a hot guy beer or no beer and that is baffling. I hope ‘damage’ isn’t an excuse, just a girl being a damn girl.

To end, you can keep “Your Babs”- morose, under-developed, and at times like Batwoman Jr. and I’ll keep mine: young, moxie-fied, DIY crime fighter gifted with perfect memory and digital savvy who issues karate kicks and we will be just fine.