If you want to piss off comic fanboy dudebros, do these things:
- Write “Spiderman”
- Say “What??? There’s more than one Robin?” or “There is only one Robin!”
- Constantly refer to Robin as “the wonder boy”!
- Call Deadpool a villain
- Wear a fan shirt without having read a comic
- Only read one-shots or AU comics and not long runs
- Be upset about actually important topics, such as “healing” disabled heroes permanently, lack of diversity, queerbaiting, not showing a canon bisexual comic character as actually bisexual in mainstream tv, canceling of shows that have actual value and a lot of diversity, exploitation and oversexualisation of female characters, age-old and sexist tropes, comicbook writers who are offensive or use racist/sexist/ableist/etc. plot devices
Top image by Butch Guice, the rest is by me.
I’m a little wary on posting this, but did it anyway. I know people don’t really like it when you mess with a character’s established sexuality, but there’s literally no representation for sex-repulsed asexuals out there, soooo I made a little acey comic with my all-time favorite comic book characters, Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) and Oracle (Barbara Gordon.)
I know it’s not canon (well… their short relationship was,) but give me a break. I wanted to see something I like for once.
I could have done a lot better on the art but I’m working on like five projects at once and this was more a personal thing.
Blue Beetle and Oracle belong to DC
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From 1989 to 2011, Barbara Gordon was widely considered the best-written disabled character in mainstream comics. She remains the best representation that the disabled community have ever had from DC Comics. Her disability did not prevent her from being a hero. She had no superpowers to fall back on, unlike characters such as Daredevil and Professor X. As Oracle, she moved out of Batman’s shadow to become her own woman, without forgetting where she came from. She led her own team, became a member of the Justice League in her own right, and provided a unique role linking together the heroes of DC Earth.
In 2011 DC put an end to that, stripping her of her leadership role, making her younger, regressing her back into a girl dressed like Batman, and deciding that representing the disabled community simply wasn’t worth the effort. One of the most distinct silhouettes in mainstream comics was abandoned to give her back the standard young able-bodied attractive heroine body.
I can understand that the designs for female heroes’ costumes are so bad that there’s a lot of excitement for one that’s remotely practical.
But it does sadden me a great deal to see so many people effectively applauding what is one of the biggest steps backward mainstream comics have ever seen in terms of representation and diversity.
Picture by Cassandra James
The Weekly Pull List: 07/09/14
There’s big releases across the board this week, with both Marvel and DC releasing some highly anticipated titles. There’s the fate of Nightwing to be explored in the pages of Grayson, whilst New York gets a second web-slinger as Spider-Man 2099 debuts.
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Injustice: Year Two - “Chapter 9”
written by Tom Taylor
art by Bruno Redondo & Julien Hugonnard-Bert