Morbid reminder of the day: This infographic (created by Designbysoap) sorta kills the image of the invincible superhero doesn’t it? Also shows that unless you have either a) superpowers, b) genetic mutation or c) shedloads of cash and training, then your tenure as a hero will be very very short.
Ghost Rider…he will never die but his (or her) comics always get cancelled :(
This comic accurately sums up my feelings towards those who complain about The Hawkeye Initiative.
look, I am a huge David Willis fan. He is funny, brilliant, and bang on the mark.
But this? This is the single best and most important comic he has ever done and I am going to keep reblogging it until people stop making the argument in the first panel.
I will never get tired of this
The fact of the matter, is that comics were made for boys,
i’m just gonna leave this here
So were trousers but women get to wear trousers now too, dickbag
You wanna know who got me into comics? MY MOTHER! She grew up in the forties and fifties and collected all the comics she could get her hands on. All kinds of comics. Superheros, Disney, Archie, Dennis the Menace. She saved them all and gave them to me when I was five or six years old. I got to read about how the day was saved by Hostess Fruit Pies, social issues small children had to deal with, and the “latest” make-up fashions from Paris. Tell me again how comics were made for boys, dickbrain.
My mom was also the comics reader in our household, not my dad. I don’t recall my dad ever reading a piece of fiction when I was a kid. He read non fiction, usually manuals for things, and the newspaper. And that was it. Our household conflict: Mom was a marvel girl, Spider-Man specifically. I was a DC girl, Batman specifically. Now fiiiiiiight.
Comics were created for boys *snip*
At the dawn of the industry, more women read them than men.
My mom was a huge Superman fan. She grew up listening to the radio show and she was always willing to buy me comics at the local drug store. In fact, I went about three years without buying one, and she came home from a trip with about ten of them.
My 2 year old daughter loves looking at her 4 year old brother’s comics. My wife could care less about comics.
IMHO comics are for people who like comics, and it makes no sense to assume 50 % of the population won’t like them.
Epic Team-Ups: Charlie Brown and Spider-Man by Charles Schulz and Joh Romita Sr.
The story goes that these two titans of the comics industry once met at a Comic-Con and decided to use their formidable powers to create a Universe-spanning crossover where Charlie Brown finally kicks that goddamn football with the assist from your friendly neighborhood web-head. It’s officially canon in my mind.
oh my god spider-man is fucking gigantic
I’m pretty sure nothing I ever post to Tumblr or any website will top this.
From 1977 through the mid 1980s, Marvel comics had the Star Wars license. They were really the only go to place for expanded universe stories at the time. One of the first comic books I remember picking out was issue #28, which featured Han Solo and Chewbacca on the run from Jabba the Hutt. How did Marvel do?
Yippie dye yay!
– The New York Times, “Two Ohio Teenagers Found Guilty In Rape of Girl” (via inothernews)
Two high school football stars were found guilty on Sunday of raping a 16-year-old girl last August, in a case that drew wide attention for the way social media spurred the initial prosecution and later helped galvanize national outrage over the episode. The town’s obsession over its football team, many said, had shielded other teenagers who did little or nothing to protect the girl.
One football player, Trent Mays, 17, who had been a quarterback on the powerhouse Steubenville High School football team, was sentenced to serve at least two years in the state juvenile system, while the other, Ma’lik Richmond, 16, who played wide receiver, was sentenced to serve at least one year. Both could end up in juvenile jail until they are 21, at the discretion of the state Department of Youth Services.
Mr. Mays’s minimum sentence is twice as long as Mr. Richmond’s because he was found to be delinquent beyond a reasonable doubt — the juvenile equivalent of guilty — not just of rape but also of distributing a nude image of a minor.
After Judge Thomas Lipps read his decision in Juvenile Court, both boys broke down and sobbed. Mr. Richmond turned to his lawyer, Walter Madison, and said, “My life is over.”
Mr. Mays apologized to the victim by name, as well as to “her family and the community. No pictures should have been sent around, let alone ever taken.” Mr. Richmond then walked over to where the victim and her family were sitting and said, “I had not intended to do anything like this. I’m sorry to put you through this,” before he broke down, unable to speak any more, and embraced a court officer.
The judge found that both boys had used their fingers to penetrate the girl while she was so drunk in the early hours of Aug. 12 that she lacked the cognitive ability to give her consent for sex. A picture that was circulated among classmates the day after the assault showed the victim naked and passed out. Ohio’s legal definition of rape includes digital penetration.
In sentencing the boys, Judge Lipps described much of the evidence as “profane and ugly” and said rape was among the gravest of crimes. He also said the case was a cautionary lesson in how teenagers talk to their friends and conduct themselves when alcohol is present, and in “how you record things on social media that are so prevalent today.”
MARVEL PANEL OF THE DAY
From: Ghost Rider (1990) #1
When Ghost Rider tells you to do something, you do it.
Woooooo Ghost Rider finally got panel of the day! It’s even the Danny Ketch era one.
Oh fucking god no
Sign it. Now. All of you.
SIGNAL BOOST THIS. SIGN IT. PLEASE
It doesn’t matter where in the world so please go and fucking sign it
fUCKING SIGN THIS SHIT