Posts Tagged: superheroes

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brianmichaelbendis:

Superman on Time magazine cover by John Byrne & Jerry Ordway. 1988.

John shared this about doing the cover:

I don’t recall what I was paid for that TIME cover. I have done the best I can to blot most of that experience out of my mind. Just about everything that could have gone wrong went wrong — including the cover been featured later than it was supposed to be and so blowing all the hype.

The worst part was that the art director at TIME decided he knew more about what comics look and read like than, you know, people who do comics for a living, and so added that godawful word balloon to the cover, which not only has some of the worst lettering I have ever seen, but also has Superman referring to his “supernatural” powers.

FEH

"Losing the Drug War" relegated to corner status, "ageless comic book character turns 50" takes center stage

did Time Warner already own DC Comics at this point? Juuuuust curious.

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vividvivka:

#joker cosplaying #batman …. I’ll be running amok all over #wondercon ! See you there! 💋💚💜 #cosplay #dc #happyface #costume …. Gonna find me sooooooo many #harleyquinn 😍❤️❤️❤️

very nice costume
hope you find a Harley dressed as Robin

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soerdman:

The internet needs to check its facts! I’m looking at you, 9GAG!

But that design dates back to 1892…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Puerto_Rico

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giancarlovolpe:

A little behind the scenes look of the early stages of Green Lantern the Animated Series.

My eternal gratitude to everyone who helped prove the doubters wrong.

excuse me, I need to go watch Green Lantern now

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4cp:

Secrets of the Batcave 1968

Truth: whenever a dude boasts of having a “man cave” what he means is “I wish I had a Batcave.”

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quicksparrows:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA NAILED IT.

"purists" oh my lord has any word been more euphemistic and loaded at the same time?

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bayonsenoals:

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notean:

Magneto and Mystique = sassy popular girls 

#Look at the pure sassiness Ian McKellen is exuding

wE LOVE WHAT YOU’VE DONE WITH YOUR HAIR I AM SO DONE

good reminder that X-Men 2 is the best X-Men movie

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poisonmushroom-org:

Nadia and I watched the full episode for the first time earlier, and were taken aback by the Canadian Wolverine’s Australian voice, which elicited the following from her:

"Come ON, that’s all we’ve got!"

I cracked up at that.

It’s true, though. Growing up, everybody in my school loved Wolverine because he’s this bad-ass, pissed-off Canadian. Otherwise, the best Canadian representation you could hope for in ’80s, ’90s kids’ media usually involved polar bears or igloos.  

Then this happens, and it’s like “Hey…HEY!”

What do you even call this kind of thing?

Super-bleached cultural appropriation?

White washing²?

it’s called “indifferent American casting agent”

Actually…

According to Rick Holberg (as taken directly from the book X-Men: The Characters and Their Universe), storyboard artist and finalizer for Pryde of the X-Men and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends:

I ended up being the voice director on the show, and I was forced to use the Australian version of Wolverine (which coincidentally, foreshadowed the casting of Australian actor Hugh Jackman in the live-action X-Men film), because all of this Australian stuff was popular at the time - the Mad Max films, Crocodile Dundee, and so on - it was going to turn out (in the comics) that Wolverine was an expatriated Australian. The direction of the character however never got beyond the plotting stages and Wolverine remained Canadian in the comics.

From Wikipedia, anyway.

Australian Wolverine was almost canon because of Paul Hogan and Yahoo Serious? What a world we live in.

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nadiaoxford:

poisonmushroom-org:

Nadia and I watched the full episode for the first time earlier, and were taken aback by the Canadian Wolverine’s Australian voice, which elicited the following from her:

"Come ON, that’s all we’ve got!"

I cracked up at that.

It’s true, though. Growing up, everybody in my school loved Wolverine because he’s this bad-ass, pissed-off Canadian. Otherwise, the best Canadian representation you could hope for in ’80s, ’90s kids’ media usually involved polar bears or igloos.  

Then this happens, and it’s like “Hey…HEY!”

What do you even call this kind of thing?

Super-bleached cultural appropriation?

White washing²?

it’s called “indifferent American casting agent”

Source: poisonmushroom-org
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  • Question: A dude friend demanded I "name one" female superhero who could head her own movie. I gave him a list. He said he hadn't heard of any, so they couldn't be A-listers. I said Captain Marvel, Black Widow, She-Hulk are solo titles. He said they still "couldn't handle" a solo movie. I gave up. (btw he also made several factual errors that, if he'd been a girl, the other dudes would've crucified him for, but they didn't say anything.) What are we supposed to do? - poetryondemand
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    ami-angelwings:

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    kellysue:

    Kill him and eat him in front of the others.  It’s the only way they learn. 

    Reminder that Iron Man wasn’t “A-list” before his first movie.

    Erm….How was Iron Man not “A-List”? He has several solo titles and is one of the main protagonists in the Avengers…. Iron Man is pretty much the definition of “A-List”

    See the bit where I said “Before his movie”. He wasn’t, he really wasn’t, one of the top names before a) Ellis and Granov’s Extremis arc/reboot and b) his first movie. 

    Until that point he was moderately successful, within comics, but certainly wasn’t a huge hit, and crucially, very few people outside of comic readers had any idea who he was. 

    Reminder that Black Widow had a solo film in production before the first Iron Man movie, and the reason it was cancelled was her gender.

    One of my best friends has been an Iron Man fan his whole life, and he was STUNNED when the movie was green-lit, because Iron Man wasn’t A-list.  We MADE these characters A-list, by loving their movies.

    In another world, very close to this one, Black Widow is THE name to beat in comic book movies right now.  I want to live there.

    Ant-Man is getting his own movie

    Daredevil had a movie

    Ghost Rider has had 2 movies

    Punisher’s had 2 movies (recently, in total he’s had 3)

    Blade’s had 3 movies and a TV show

    These are all “A-listers”?

    I bet you most people had no clue who Blade was before the movies made him a success.

    They invented a white dude out of whole cloth in the movie series in Coulson, and now he’s in video games, a live action series, an animated series, and in the comics.

    Captain/Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Spider-Woman, Black Widow, etc all have more of a comics history and name recognition than Coulson who didn’t even exist 6 years ago.  People act like who gets a movie is like some sort of sports draft, and they’re being picked by their college/comic accomplishments, rather than these are fictional characters who are popular if there is the will to write them well & promote them.

    Howard the Duck had a fucking movie, okay? ANYONE CAN HAVE A MOVIE as long as someone decides there’s a story to tell money to be made. Your perception of “A-list” is irrelevant.

    Frankly, after seeing her in the Avengers cartoon, I want a Captain Marvel movie. She seems to have a lot going on.

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