Esoterica's avatar

Esoterica

Flickr / zenametalz
cosplayingwhileblack:

X
Character: Poison Ivy
Series: DC Comics

cosplayingwhileblack:

X

Character: Poison Ivy

Series: DC Comics

(via strugglingtobeheard)

eponis
big-wired:

eshusplayground:

karnythia:

totorotori:

postmodernismruinedme:

theburgerkhaleesi:

kyssthis16:

unholyglee:

eponis:

Pardon my crappy graphics skills, but this is what yesterday’s announcement looked like to me.  (I’m still going to watch and squee over the movies, but really, Marvel.)

#welp



I HATE WHEN Y’ALL ARE RIGHT
no amount of butts can make up for zero POCs in these movies tbh

When are we getting a Black Panther movie? I keep waiting….

Yeah let us forget about War Machine/James Rhode/Rhodey in the Iron Man series who I am pretty sure is going to appear in Iron Man 3….and I think others. I am not familiar is the marvel world comics. I know someone said Black Panther…that is Storms husband!
I can’t think of the right words for this but all I am thinking of is the kids I know of all race and color who enjoy the movies and want more superhero movies because they inspire them and love them.

If you don’t know shit about the topic why are you in the conversation? Rhodey has gotten a grand total of maybe 30 minutes of screen time across two movies & most of that was outside of the War Machine armor. Meanwhile the Avenger’s line up includes none of the superheroes of color & there has been absolutely no effort to bring merch, shows, or movies featuring any of them to the market. Do you know how comic characters get to be famous & popular? They get a push from the company via their books, merch, shows & movies. Gee, I wonder why people are annoyed…

I think the last Marvel movie about a character of color was Blade (not counting the sequels). That was damn near 15 years ago.

Yeah, and it was Blade Trinity, in 2004, which wasn’t as good as the first two. It wasn’t bad, but still not all that good. Plus, people seem to forget that without Blade around to show movie studios that a comic book movie could make money, we would not have had X-Men and Spider-man and all the other successes that paved the way to Marvel Studios frigging OWNING DC at the box office.
About the only other thing I’ve seen getting some steam online has been a fan effort to make a Static Shock movie, and that was only 10 minutes long.
And instead of going with Jon Stewart, DC went with Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern movie, since Geoff Johns has been trying to get everyone to forget that Jon Stewart exists in the first place.

I remember when the Static Shock cartoon was out & it was easier to get fan made merch of that comic than it was to get anything official. Since when has a kid’s cartoon from any of the major publisher’s been released & spent several seasons as a ht property & not gotten any tie in merch to speak of?

big-wired:

eshusplayground:

karnythia:

totorotori:

postmodernismruinedme:

theburgerkhaleesi:

kyssthis16:

unholyglee:

eponis:

Pardon my crappy graphics skills, but this is what yesterday’s announcement looked like to me.  (I’m still going to watch and squee over the movies, but really, Marvel.)

#welp

I HATE WHEN Y’ALL ARE RIGHT

no amount of butts can make up for zero POCs in these movies tbh

When are we getting a Black Panther movie? I keep waiting….

Yeah let us forget about War Machine/James Rhode/Rhodey in the Iron Man series who I am pretty sure is going to appear in Iron Man 3….and I think others. I am not familiar is the marvel world comics. I know someone said Black Panther…that is Storms husband!

I can’t think of the right words for this but all I am thinking of is the kids I know of all race and color who enjoy the movies and want more superhero movies because they inspire them and love them.

If you don’t know shit about the topic why are you in the conversation? Rhodey has gotten a grand total of maybe 30 minutes of screen time across two movies & most of that was outside of the War Machine armor. Meanwhile the Avenger’s line up includes none of the superheroes of color & there has been absolutely no effort to bring merch, shows, or movies featuring any of them to the market. Do you know how comic characters get to be famous & popular? They get a push from the company via their books, merch, shows & movies. Gee, I wonder why people are annoyed…

I think the last Marvel movie about a character of color was Blade (not counting the sequels). That was damn near 15 years ago.

Yeah, and it was Blade Trinity, in 2004, which wasn’t as good as the first two. It wasn’t bad, but still not all that good. Plus, people seem to forget that without Blade around to show movie studios that a comic book movie could make money, we would not have had X-Men and Spider-man and all the other successes that paved the way to Marvel Studios frigging OWNING DC at the box office.

About the only other thing I’ve seen getting some steam online has been a fan effort to make a Static Shock movie, and that was only 10 minutes long.

And instead of going with Jon Stewart, DC went with Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern movie, since Geoff Johns has been trying to get everyone to forget that Jon Stewart exists in the first place.

I remember when the Static Shock cartoon was out & it was easier to get fan made merch of that comic than it was to get anything official. Since when has a kid’s cartoon from any of the major publisher’s been released & spent several seasons as a ht property & not gotten any tie in merch to speak of?

eponis

deluxvivens:

kyssthis16:

theburgerkhaleesi:

antematterghosts:

theburgerkhaleesi:

kyssthis16:

unholyglee:

eponis:

Pardon my crappy graphics skills, but this is what yesterday’s announcement looked like to me.  (I’m still going to watch and squee over the movies, but really, Marvel.)

#welp

I HATE WHEN Y’ALL ARE RIGHT

no amount of butts can make up for zero POCs in these movies tbh

Sooo…are we just ignoring Nick Fury here?

And…really? I’m sorry, but I don’t get how this is a race thing. The Hunger Games uproar, I get. The Avatar uproar, I get. I was so pissed about Avatar. 

But I don’t really get it here. I really don’t. How is this offensive or racist? Those are the most popular characters in the comics, so it’s natural that they’d get a movie. Producers would want to pick the biggest characters in Marvel to make a movie on. Why does race have to have anything to do with it? Can someone explain because honestly I’m really skeptical about SJ people these days. They will cry foul at literally anything and everything because they want to.

Oh no no no no no.

She must be mad because people are telling this white fairy pussy ain’t shit to deal with and instead of going back to her corner with the rest of the Mayo Mafia she wants to make her special fucking snowflake opinions heard.

Quick background on me: I had to wait nineteen damn years to get a Disney princess who looked remotely like me and they had to go make her a frog for the whole damn movie because apparently we just can’t have nice things. And now I want a damn super hero to look like me and you feel the urgent pressing need to tell me I’m wrong to do that. Okay, I’ll bite.

You mentioned Nick Fury as a shining example of Colordom for all of us to fly our NAACP flag under and salute.

OH WAIT.

Oops, my mistake, you mean THIS ONE

You mean the minor character whose SOLELY VITAL ROLE in bringing the Avengers together is constantly overshadowed by the special sacrifice of a white man? You mean those five minutes of screen time he got compared to what was an otherwise entirely white cast? You mean Nick Fury, played by and modeled after Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the same damn angry black man jumping out of exploding vehicles in every movie?

Is that the Nick Fury you’re talking about?

And yes it IS about race.

When was the last time we had a Black, Asian, Latino, or First Nation superhero? And don’t tell me “the most popular ones are white.” Let me refer you to Justice League, a great animated version of DC Comics favorite super heros from 2001-2004, which features a B L A C K Green Lantern. Here is a visual aide that will likely add to your white shock. I’ll wait and let it sink in.

Yes, it is about race because there was still an outcry for stepping away from the Original White Blend (TM) Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern. Now to be fair, Lantern wasn’t the only POC…..let’s take a look at the WHOLE Justice League used from the series:

FOUR! POSSIBLY FIVE (one is so far back and insignificant to JL I can’t tell! HOORAY FOR MULTICULTURALISM!!!!!!!!)

Now, if my valid criticisms about the super hero media are based solely on race then tell me why there are NO POC SUPER HEROS WITH FUN COOL MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR MOVIES BACKED BY AMAZING DIRECTORS AND ENSEMBLE CASTING. WHY CAN I COUNT THE NUMBER OF POCs IN THESE MOVIES ON ONE HAND AND WHY ARE THEY ALL ONLY MEN (Nick Fury, Heimdell, Hogun, and Gabe Jones)? HOW IS THIS NOT VALID TO YOU. YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO HELP ME OUT. EXPLAIN YOUR WHITE “THOUGHT” PROCESS, GIVE ME A GLIMPSE INTO THE MIND OF A SIMPLE BITCH LIKE YOU.

You say producers need to use those characters to make money. Well, these are comics. Aka, someone drew them. Aka, they make changes to the character. (Do you see where I’m going with this?) So since we can change the way a character looks because they’ve been drawn and aren’t real, we can do this: change their race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. to appeal to a wider and more diverse audience so that they can relate and identify with the characters instead of giving the people Veganaise on Wonder Bread white folk with “baggage” aka “All this money I have still won’t fill the gaping whole my parents left when they died/abandoned me.” These so called most beloved superheros that we all know and are familiar with were created by and for a period of time in which POC, esp. women, LGBTQ, the disabled, were completely absent from this fantasy world. So yes, update characters to support a wider, more diverse audience demand, if you’d like to ignore the human decency factor and go straight into capitalism.

I love Avengers. But I’m not about that life that excludes POC, women, LGBTQ, the disabled from popular culture. As part of a group that is constantly ignored, fetishized, and/or misrepresented in media, I am using my personal experiences to express my anger over representation of said group. I feel left out, unimportant. IT’S. NOT. FAIR TO ME OR ANYONE ELSE LIKE ME.

Or to quote you: “I am crying foul at literally anything and everything because I want to.” Because my opinion as a WOC doesn’t matter. :D*~*~*~*~*

Word of Advice: Don’t try to get in POC business with your white opinions. Don’t try to get into business your ass has no reason to be in. Go read a book or whine to your white friends on Facebook or go swimming in the Arctic Ocean, I don’t know. But don’t come in here, reblogging shit that was not meant for you with your own racist ignorant opinions. I am not here for that GIRL BYE.

Somebody just got sonned to death. SON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

she said… she said “mayo mafia.”

(via deluxvivens-deactivated20130417)

dccomicconfessions
masteradept:

sourcedumal:

blackramenshadow:

geekeryandhockey:

dccomicconfessions:

“If you’re a DC comics fan, you’ll support the relaunch. DC is outselling Marvel for the first time in years. Good things have come from it. Superman for example.”

Dear confessor, 
Fuck you and get off my lawn.

This is the same argument rap heads use to justify Lil’ Wayne’s dumbass.
“His album sales are outselling blah blah blah.”
Selling a lot of shit doesn’t mean it’s good shit. Fuck outta here with that.

How about NO, asshole. I don’t support the fucking relaunch, since the only artist who was worth a damn died a lil while back, they’ve turned the only character that I care for, Harley Quinn, into a goddamn Juggalette Stripper, as well as fucked up a ton of its other female characters AND Didio copped a fucking tude like no other when the mention of women being featured in a positive, non hyperexualized way came up.
And Superman? HA! The same racist ass Superman that has a “turn you into a negro” machine in his arctic fortress??? 


What Sourcedumal said. PLUS..No Oracle, Secret Six and another bullshit retcon on Wonder Woman.

masteradept:

sourcedumal:

blackramenshadow:

geekeryandhockey:

dccomicconfessions:

“If you’re a DC comics fan, you’ll support the relaunch. DC is outselling Marvel for the first time in years. Good things have come from it. Superman for example.”

Dear confessor, 

Fuck you and get off my lawn.

This is the same argument rap heads use to justify Lil’ Wayne’s dumbass.

“His album sales are outselling blah blah blah.”

Selling a lot of shit doesn’t mean it’s good shit. Fuck outta here with that.

How about NO, asshole. I don’t support the fucking relaunch, since the only artist who was worth a damn died a lil while back, they’ve turned the only character that I care for, Harley Quinn, into a goddamn Juggalette Stripper, as well as fucked up a ton of its other female characters AND Didio copped a fucking tude like no other when the mention of women being featured in a positive, non hyperexualized way came up.

And Superman? HA! The same racist ass Superman that has a “turn you into a negro” machine in his arctic fortress???

What Sourcedumal said. PLUS..No Oracle, Secret Six and another bullshit retcon on Wonder Woman.

seriousfic.livejournal.com
Most 18-34 males actually have much broader tastes than the old white guys making this shit, and in cases where they don’t support female-centric media, it’s often because that female-centric media is such condescending bullshit that even many women consider it unforgivably misogynistic (Twilight, Sex in the City, etc.). By contrast, My Little Pony (of all things) has cultivated such a crossover fandom that even the virulent homophobes of 4chan have become “bronies.” Quite seriously, if you can’t manage to make superheroes cater equally to both genders, without alienating one or the other, when fucking MY LITTLE PONY can do it, you’re too goddamned dumb to deserve to even a fraction of the big bucks that the people in charge of these franchises are earning to premise over their ever-shrinking audiences.

Everyone’s lost but me! - Well, it does seem meant to appeal to Homer Simpson (via myfavoritedemons)

(via moniquill)

women-centric-comics
women-centric-comics:

Commissioned Sketch by J.K. Woodward
(I can only imagine what a strange request this must have been, but I really like it.)

women-centric-comics:

Commissioned Sketch by J.K. Woodward

(I can only imagine what a strange request this must have been, but I really like it.)

(via masteradept)