Posts tagged: Marvel
Just finished Young Avengers #5. If you’ve put off reading this because you for some reason think it’s just for teens, pleasepleaseplease go pick up this first story arc. Kieron Gillen is an amazing talent, Mcelvie’s art is seamless… and…can I call it effervescent? Is that weird? There are easter eggs throughout, the humor is pitch perfect, as is all of the dialogue, and the layouts are just fucking perfect. I mean, the panels in this book are flawlessly arranged and damn near my very favorite part. This book to me is a strong rebuttal to every shitty “Well, to pull in new readers we have to do ______” idea studios have these days. Mimic the movies, my ass. Just produce fresh ideas in an old universe, yo. If you’re a Gail Simone fan, and aren’t reading this book, you’re doing yourself a disservice.
want want want want want want want
Can we not find a fucking black actor to play luke cage?
Like, god damn it
I don’t even want this motherfucker getting a meeting.
I rebuke this
Man I do indeed love me some Dwayne Johnson but this is still a NOPE. Let him play Ares or somethin’! Isaiah Mustafa for Cage would be my pick.
Entertain me. Askbox n’ stuff. This has never worked before…But what the hell. C’mon.
…And yes, I shamelessly tagged this with fandoms. Sue me.
And appealing, might I add, that the heroes who we see as above reproach, whose morality never wavers- Superman, Captain America, Spider-Man…are NOT rich. Batman, Ironman…both born rich..these two we don’t always trust.
Tumblr, I love you.
And, I LOOOOVED ‘The Avengers’ movie. But you know what else I love? The comic book with 50+ years of history, iconic characters beyond those featured in the film, and a wealth of incredible stories. Incredible writers and visionaries worked on this book like Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Mark Waid, Jim Shooter, Kurt Busiek, and Brian Michael Bendis. The Avengers may not have been the first super team, but they are the definitive super team.
Again, let me say how much I loved the movie- it genuinely was as close as one could come to watching a comic book on screen. Incredible writing, direction, and acting made for a genuinely satisfying ride for this geek. The thing is though- I, like many, come to Tumblr to celebrate my fandom- so in searching tags and following great blogs, I’m exposed to thoughtful commentary, cosplay, fan art and a myriad other expressions of love for the works of amazing creators. Lately, though, it’s ALL ABOUT THE MOVIE. I am deluded with Hiddleston love (don’t get me wrong, he’s a babe), Thor puns, and film-version cosplay.
A lot is made of rabid, misplaced geek loyalty. “It’s not the same!” is a childish complaint, even I agree. And let me make clear, I am NOT trying to say one fan is more valid than another. But I would like to articulate the frustration here, and what I suspect is, for me at least, the reason.
As I said, fifty years of history is behind the film, and some incredible storytelling filled those years. And now, it’s all buried under this new, more broadly appealing iteration. I made a smart-ass post about “pretty men running around being snarky”, and I think it was born of a frustration in feeling like that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what makes the Avengers great, yet seems to be such a focus. For me, and for many, he just isn’t Hawkeye if he isn’t wearing purple, Loki is not tortured, and let’s face it- Tony Stark isn’t always that funny- that’s Spider-Man’s job. I think the ‘fundamentalist’ geeks are just voicing a concern that this new version of what the Avengers are is earning such focus, while characters and adventures so beloved are in danger of being forgotten.
The Avengers film is an amazing companion piece to the comic, I can’t deny it. And any exposure for these characters is a good thing. But where are Ant-Man and Wasp, Where’s The Vision? Those of us who loved this team long before the film feel like we’re at a family reunion to which some cousins and and aunts and uncles weren’t invited. We’re sharing what we love about the family, but leaving out a significant chunk of what makes it great.
Rorschach and Deadpool
Why didn’t anyone tell me about this sooner?!
Ok, so- I am really, really new to Tumblr. And have…zero flair for anything remotely related to web design. So, this is some real amateur hour stuff. But I am starting a new blog: The Funny Books. I want a collection for some of the really engaging, quirky, and funny dialogue thrown around by some of our favorite heroes (Think Deadpool, Spiderman, and Flash, for starters). I don’t imagine a place for parodies, but a little homage to some of the witty writers and artists (site gags are welcome, too) in the mainstream books.
Again, I ask forgiveness and patience as I get the blog looking good, but would love anyone to help me promote, (and if you’d like, manage) even though this is a very early stage.