Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Well, that was fun, wasn't it?
Thanks for the people who offered valid arguements on both sides, and it was a fun discussion. Enjoy your time here.
I'm off for a few days as I'm moving. Later.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
And really, what else can you call it when the list is so long? When so much bad writing has trashed so many female characters that "the good old days" of Identity Crisis start looking good by comparison?
But hey, you want shabby treatment of female characters? Let's start with characters whom have been removed from prominent positions and made into supporting characters for other, male heroes, or were removed from books where they had prominence? Well, in this category we have:
-Mary Jane Watson-Parker (no, really Marvel, FUCK YOU)
But you say, "Hey, that shit happens, it's not like they were brutalized". Oh? Well, you're right, because in the "brutalized and degraded" we've got:
-Wonder Woman (Final Crisis and her own title)
-Sharon Carter/Agent 13
-Stature of the Young Avengers
-The entire race of Amazons in the DCU
How about deaths? Do you want some women in refrigerators? Because we got'em!
-Moondragon, Ko-Rel (the female Nova), and Deathcry (Sorry, but when 3 of the 4 major casualties in Annhilation: Conquest are women, it's not a good sign).
-Big Barda (on the kitchen floor no less!)
And of course, that brings us at last, to cancellations. Here are the following formerly female-lead titles that were cancelled during the year 2008, or that cancellations were announced for:
-Heroes for Hire
-Birds of Prey
-Heroes for Hire
-Birds of Prey
And there you have, the sick, depraved state of "Big Two" comics in 2008: A sick boyish fantasy of sexism, peruile debasement, and complete devestation. Makes you proud to have this hobby, huh? Makes you want to go share it with that girl you like? You go do that.
Do the people who make these things have no shame? Do they not know any women? Or do they just not talk to them? Isn't this a damning condemnation of this genre that the only thing I can think of that has a higher frequency of violence against women are slasher and snuff films? Aren't you angry? If you aren't, then why? And if you are, what are you going to do about it?
I'm sorry, because I have to ask. I really don't buy anymore, prefering to get the pictures and stories via Scans Daily and other outlets. I do this because I still have a (probably unhealthy) lingering attachement to this stuff from my childhood, but the more this goes on, the more willing I am to sever that attachement in an attempt to save my sense of morality and common decency.
And didn't that used to be the whole point of superheroes?
Man, we've fallen far.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Sorry guys, this is going to be a long haul before I get back to real commentary, but hey, at least you'll get some nifty montages. I'm also going to try very hard to get some of your requests from last month put down before Christmas. However, we are still going to have fun. This week I'm going to talk about all the things I truly love about comics, and I could think of no better place to start then a tribute to the dear departed and much missed Mike Weiringo.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
OK, due to the fact that I'm going to be on a serious deadline for some work, the next couple of weeks are going to be fun theme weeks focusing on posters over content. This week is going to be "What if we lived in a Comic Book Universe?" Week. So, I hope you enjoy it.