I just bought my Wonder Woman comic and these were the last two pages. Wonder woman makes me extremely happy.
AND SHE GAVE HIM A PIECE OF THE LASSO OF TRUTH I CAN’T.
Which issue is this? I legitimately need to know.
the guardian imagines what historical figures might look like today. my personal favourite is shakespeare, reincarnated as a shoreditch hipster.
but can you imagine how’d he’d sound a loft party?
“I’m going to subvert the whole, like, narrative ideal by telling you upfront that these two, like, teenagers are going to fall in love and die, and then do it. So there’s no more hiding in the words. Stark, yeah? And then, I think I’ll hide a sonnet in their big scene together, right? It’ll be subversive, because only, you know, people who are up on sonnets will get it…..what? No, she’s thirteen—a little edgy but that’s art, man. Art.”
I think this all comes back to the fundamental concept that not every comic book is for every reader. It is possible for us to be doing more than one thing at a given time.
So yes, we are striving to do a greater number of titles that will appeal to women. But we’re also continuing to try to do a great number of titles that will appeal to other people as well.
Every book cannot be all things to all people.
I believe that the discussion about the depiction of women in comics is valuable, and that necessary change will only happen will only happen in the wake of such conversation. But I also believe that change of this nature is typically a long, slow process. Things do not improve overnight, and even after months or years or decades, there may still be further to travel. (Which is a depressing thought, I know, but there you have it.)
This is such an awful answer that it actually caused my stomach to twist up in a knot.
Those books you are mentioning, which appeal to other people - that’s the other 66 books you release every month. The four solo books with powerful, meaningful female leads are the only place where you have to make sure you don’t slap on an objectifying cover drawn by a porn artist. That’s it, that’s all you have to manage.
The ENTIRE REST OF MARVEL gets to appeal to everyone else.
And “change takes time?” Really? You negate the very progress you are claiming to make when you give Spider-Woman a great book and then claim that sometimes it’s not going to be for women readers and they’ll just have to deal with it. That’s not progress, that’s just a more insulting version of what they’ve been putting up with for decades.
Instead of “girls don’t read comics so we won’t make comics for them,” it is now “girls read comics too so we’ll make some that seem to appeal to females but don’t you dare think this book belongs to you because we can make about male sexual fantasy any time we want.”
Here’s the thing, progress takes a lot longer when you aren’t actually dedicated to making a stand for it.
"Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920’s. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, a character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
HUMAN BEING ARE AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN SUCH HUGE FUCKING DORKS OKAY.
I’M BRINGING THIS SHIT BACK