Loving comics doesn't mean ignoring their problems

This is a space for nerds and feminists who are tired of sexism in comic books and the community surrounding them and the mansplaining that accompanies it. Recently, I've expanded to talking about other aspects of Nerd Culture like Video Games. Share your stories, experiences.
Before you ask: Yes I am MORE than aware that there are companies other than the Big 2.

nthmetal:

Holy cow where do I even start. Rat Queens is honestly one of those books that just leaves you speechless with not only how fantastic it is, but with how empowering it can be. How do I even begin to summarize it. Just imagine your typical Fantasy Dungeons and Dragons RPG and add some wicked dialogue, a great story and some of the best characters I have ever seen and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Rat Queens.

The art in this book is absolutely beautiful. Roc Upchurch outdoes himself in every single aspect of the word. He tosses aside the notion of traditional comic book women by creating them in different races, shapes and sizes. Which lets be honest its something that the the comic book industry desperately needs. 

Let’s talk about the Rat Queens themselves. Not only does each women focus on a class which you’ll find in almost every fantasy video game, but there’s a wide range of race, strong personality and body types in this book.  By the end of the first issue you’ll find yourself identifying with at least one of these wonderful (and yet often very vulgar) women if not all of them. 

The dialogue is another thing that I absolutely adore about this book. Not only is it sometimes gritty and vulgar but it’s often times god damn funny. Its one of these books that’s impossible to put down mostly because you just don’t want to. And when you’re done reading it you’ll probably just go back and re-read it again (I know I did). 

Everyone should get their hands on Rat Queens. Even if you don’t like comics read this book because I promise you’ll adore it as much as I did. It’s only 7 issues in, so there’s still time to catch up, AND the first trade (which consists of the first five issues) is only ten bucks! Did I mention it’s been picked up for a future Animated Series (BECAUSE IT SO TOTALLY WAS)

So get out there right now and read RAT QUEENS. Because you really don’t have any excuse not to.

(via ealperin)

shorthairedsif:

remember that time the mcu had a complex, multi-faceted, morally ambiguous poc character steeped in social allegory and the fandom reduced him to ‘motherfucker’ jokes and pulp fiction references

(via ealperin)

...she's just got a lot on her mind is all."
Edge of Spider-Verse 002: Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman

(Source: katiebshop, via ealperin)

queerhawkeye:

i really really wanna be excited about the deadpool movie but wade is probs gon be one or more of the following: 

  • heterosexual
  • only scarred enough to be manly but not enough to be ‘deformed’
  • a really ableist parody of schizophrenia or
  • just an neurotypical guy who likes to ‘act crazy’ 

and i’m not all about that jazz 

(via fanbingblink)

  • fanboys: NO ONE CAN BEAT BATMAN IN A FIGHT IT IS CANON!!
  • me: except Cassandra Cain
  • fanboys: NO ONE!!!!!!
  • me: and Wonder Woman
  • fanboys: NO ONE111!!!!!!!!!!
  • me: and Black Canary
  • fanboys: NO ONE!!1!!!!1!!1!!!1!1!!!!
  • me: and Lady Shiva...
  • fanboys: NO ONE111!!!!1!!1!!!!1!!1!1!1!!!!111!!!!!!1!!!!
  • me: i give up on all of you
  • me: and you call me the fake fan

BOYCOTTING AGENT CARTER: A HOW-TO

peggylives:

Step one: Don’t.

People who are saying they’re going to boycott Agent Carter because of the prevalence of white dudes in casting need to sit down and really think about what the fuck that will accomplish.

Mainly, getting a female-lead show canned.

How about instead of that you get in touch with Marvel through any and all available media outlets and express your interest (politely) in seeing more diversity in the cast?

Or you know, you could boycott any of the half-dozen white-male-lead films coming out and make sure you express that it’s because of the lack of diversity there.

Being frustrated is fine, understandable, and can be important - so long as that frustration is channeled in a productive way. You can support this show while making your voice and preferences heard. It’s closer to a step in the right direction than Ant-Man or Iron Man 934234 or Captain America: The Ladies Don’t Speak To Each Other (also they’re all white) or Thor: The Female Plot Device.

Be realistic, be active, and be supportive. Show Marvel what you love.

(via angstyteenagesam)

kristaferanka:

So this piece was birthed from the same twitter prompt that Doc Shaner used for his piece, and i wanted to follow suit. If i got to create a 7-person all-female Justice League team, this would be it. I like to think of them as a “blitz” team. hit them hard, hit them fast. no muss, no fuss. that top row coincidently are my favourite dc characters as well. This would also be my dream book if I ever worked for DC. the Zatanna design of course is taken from Jamal’s perfect (in my opinion) design for her.

kristaferanka:

So this piece was birthed from the same twitter prompt that Doc Shaner used for his piece, and i wanted to follow suit. If i got to create a 7-person all-female Justice League team, this would be it. I like to think of them as a “blitz” team. hit them hard, hit them fast. no muss, no fuss. that top row coincidently are my favourite dc characters as well. This would also be my dream book if I ever worked for DC. the Zatanna design of course is taken from Jamal’s perfect (in my opinion) design for her.

(via beeftony)

Gina Torres as Wonder Woman

Nicki Minaj as Power Girl

Laverne Cox as Huntress

Lucy Liu as Zatanna
Beyoncé as Black Canary

inspired by x

(Source: spidergvven, via theguideisdefinitive)