“A Witch is born out of the true hungers of her time. I am a child of the poisonous wind that copulated with the river on an oil-slick, garbage infested midnight. I turn about on my own parentage. I inoculate against those very biles that brought me to light. I am a serum born of venoms. I am the antibody of all time.”—Long After Midnight, Ray Bradbury (via mirroir)
“Explicit secunda pars summe fratris thome de aquino ordinis fratrum predicatorum, longissima, prolixissima, et tediosissima scribenti: Deo gratias, Deo gratias, et iterum Deo gratias.”—Scribal colophon at the end of a (handwritten) fourteenth century manuscript. The translation: “Here ends the second part of the Summa of brother Thomas Aquinas of the Order of Preaching Friars, the longest, wordiest, and most tedious thing ever written: thank God, thank God, and again thank God.” (via magnicifent)
NEW AVENGERS #21 JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • VALERIO SCHITI (A) Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER • A world must die! But which New Avenger will find the strength to press the button? And what will come in the aftermath?
omfg hasn’t this been every issue so far when will this end. fucking 20 issues of this same thing
What if it’s Namor and he presses the button accidentally. The rest of the team figures out a plan to save the world without destroying another one but then Namor gets excited and slams down his drinking horn on the world-ending red button and is like “oh well” and the rest of the team is like “Namor, you shithead” and Mike Nelson is like “I feel you, bro.” (Spoiler alert: Mike Nelson becomes the new Watcher after Original Sin.)
It’s important to talk about how vaccines don’t cause autism, but can we please also talk about how much people must hate autism if they’d rather expose their child to polio, measles and chickenpox than autism?
What exactly are the approximate races of Alana and Marko? Like it's a fantasy/sci-fi deal so I know they're aliens but, let's be real, I seriously doubt the team would stray from this kind of question since they write a comic like this and the artist is an ~awake~ WoC?????
“This is an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex. I thought we might be cancelled by our third issue.”
Both Brian and Fiona have repeatedly said that their heroes are PoC. And of course it’s clear from Fiona’s illustrations that neither Alana nor Marko are white, but that Alana has darker skin than Marko.
The only featured/recurring character in the Saga universe who actually seems to have white skin is The Stalk.
However, I still come across white-washed Saga fan art and fancasting posts, which never cease to amaze and infuriate me. No matter how pretty the art, I will never repost that shit.
If people genuinely see these characters as white, they need to check their eyesight or their racism. And I doubt the optometrist will find any deficiencies.
Thanks for the ask. I haven’t had a good rant on this subject in a while!
lionsahead asked: Hi, can you tell when Clint and Jessica broke up? I just started reading Infinity and they have recently broken up (which I think is pretty sucky, since I really liked them as a couple), but I don’t know in which issue of which title that happened.
Jessica and Clint seem pretty simple, at face value. Circa Avengers Volume 4, Jessica still feels like a newcomer among the Avengers, and Clint’s definitely a part of the old guard. They’d gone through similar things during the New Avengers era and had been part of one team long enough to be familiar with one another. There was a lot of common ground between them, and Jim McCann hinted at it way back in Hawkeye & Mockingbird.
Jessica: But it’s not me who’s got you wandering this giant tower, rummaging for comfort food at three in the morning. Haven’t seen Bobbi around for a few days. Wanna talk about it?
Clint: Not really. Thanks, though. Really.
Jessica: Any time. Seriously. Swap war stories, or, whatever. I think we could both use it.
While I’ve been busy studying for prelims/having an actual offline social life for a change, I got tagged with that 11 questions meme three times. I’ll answer all those today or tomorrow but no one do that again, OK? :)
Retailers are also seeing a need to adjust their ordering to accommodate some of the new groups they see coming into their stores. While many stores report that their children’s comics sections continue to grow, the demographic that seems to be growing the fastest is young women, aged 17–33. Image titles like The Walking Dead, Saga, and Pretty Deadly have gotten their attention, but Wayne Wise reports that at Phantom of the Attic there are “a lot of young women who are really invested in Marvel and DC titles, as well as the Indies. New titles aimed at this group are an important part of this. Books like Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Young Avengers have been particularly successful.” Data from a reader survey by digital comics vendor Comixology supports what retailers are seeing. Chip Mosher, Comixology’s v-p, communications and marketing, confirmed that 20% of its new customers in the third quarter of 2013 were females ages 17–26.
It’s so nice to see vindication of WHAT WE’VE BEEN SAYING FOR YEARS.