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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #465 on: June 15, 2014, 06:45:32 PM »
I am a fan of the art of Sam Kieth, but I don't even know what I am looking at there.

i think wolvie's trying to shove batman up his asshole. :speechless:

I see it now!
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #466 on: June 15, 2014, 06:51:09 PM »
Why does he have hair antlers?

I was bieng threated with death by wolf raping before it was cool!.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #467 on: June 15, 2014, 07:03:12 PM »
Fending off any competitive males.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #468 on: June 15, 2014, 07:17:17 PM »
Thats not a comic I want to see.  Hair antler Wolverine mating with a female Wolverine.

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #469 on: June 15, 2014, 07:27:07 PM »
Agreed, but I think Lea Thompson hasn't aged too badly.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #470 on: June 23, 2014, 06:40:58 PM »
More on the Deadpool/Brute Force crossover than no one suspected: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=53513


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #471 on: June 25, 2014, 04:01:58 PM »


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #472 on: June 25, 2014, 05:34:04 PM »
Also, Gail Simone's Red Sonja #1 is free today at https://www.humblebundle.com/books


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #473 on: June 27, 2014, 07:08:07 PM »
Releasing on Wednesday:


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Re: Comic Book Thread
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #475 on: June 28, 2014, 10:27:42 AM »
Huh?


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #476 on: July 10, 2014, 05:47:02 PM »
Monster themed variants coming this October for DC titles

Batman/Superman #15
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #477 on: July 16, 2014, 10:26:40 AM »
Thor will be a woman in the comics, Marvel announces



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The Norse god of thunder, played by Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel movies, will now be a goddess as part of publisher's attempt to make its lineup more gender balanced.
BY Ethan Sacks
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:13 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 7:29 PM

Meet the new Thor — a GODDESS of Thunder, who will headline a new ‘Thor’ series starting in October.

Marvel Entertainment has brought the hammer — more like the Mjolnir — down on any criticism that its comics are male-dominated, announcing Tuesday that one of its biggest superheroes will now be a woman.

Thor, the lightning-wielding superhero played by the Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel movies, will be recast as a female in new comic book series that will launch in October. “We’re really excited about this; it’s definitely shaking things up,” Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso told the Daily News. “Thor is the broad-shouldered masculine epitome. But you see from the teaser image that the new Thor is not to be trifled with, either.”

Alonso wouldn’t give any hints about the identity of the character who will be under the helmet of the womanly warrior. He would only say it’s a character that current “Thor” readers will recognize. “We’re going to draw this out,” he says, almost teasing fans. “We’re not going to tell you right away who it is. It’s going to be a mystery ripe with red herrings and twists.”

The old Thor, that is to say the male warrior, will still be hanging around, but will be reduced to a depowered mortal unworthy of Mjolnir — the warrior’s magical hammer — and all that comes with it. And it won’t affect Thor in the popular Marvel flicks — Hemsworth is under contract for at least the next three installments.

But Thor’s new gender was big enough news in the comic book universe that the publisher revealed the change on “The View” on Tuesday.

“Giving her the title of Thor gives her a great power behind her from the get-go,” says Jill Pantozzi, editor in chief of TheMarySue.com, a pop culture news site. “People know the character Thor from the Marvel movies, that makes this a big event. It is nice to see that both Marvel and (rival publisher) DC Comics are realizing that there is an untapped market in women readers.”

Based on the Norse God of Thunder, the burly hero has been a dude since creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby appropriated Viking mythology for their comic books in 1962. Since then, the industry has been dominated by the likes of Spider-Man, Superman and Batman.

‘This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR,’ says writer Jason Aaron. Marvel ‘This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR,’ says writer Jason Aaron.

Times have changed, however. The Thor revelation was the latest move in an ongoing attempt by the publisher of heroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man and Captain America to be more gender-balanced to compete with DC, home of Wonder Woman and Batgirl.

In recent months, new Marvel titles have focused on veteran heroines Black Widow, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel and Elektra. Marvel has also introduced a series around a new Ms. Marvel character, whose alter ego is a Muslim American teenager from Jersey City.

“We’ll see if (this new Thor) is a feminist breakthrough or not depending on how much clothing she’s wearing,” says Danielle Ward, manager of Jim Hanley’s Universe comic store on Staten Island.
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/thor-woman-comics-marvel-announces-article-1.1867428

Actually, I think more than 'how much clothing she's wearing', whether the new Thor is written as a person, rather than a 'woman', would be more important.  [Though the amount of skin exposure would give some indication of the level of 'feminist breakthrough' this represents.]

If they had Whedon write it, or Straczynski, there'd be no issue with it.  (I don't know enough current writers in comics to know others who can write female characters well.)
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Re: Comic Book Thread
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #479 on: July 16, 2014, 12:39:41 PM »
Thor will be a woman in the comics, Marvel announces



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The Norse god of thunder, played by Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel movies, will now be a goddess as part of publisher's attempt to make its lineup more gender balanced.
BY Ethan Sacks
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:13 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 7:29 PM

Meet the new Thor — a GODDESS of Thunder, who will headline a new ‘Thor’ series starting in October.

Marvel Entertainment has brought the hammer — more like the Mjolnir — down on any criticism that its comics are male-dominated, announcing Tuesday that one of its biggest superheroes will now be a woman.

Thor, the lightning-wielding superhero played by the Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel movies, will be recast as a female in new comic book series that will launch in October. “We’re really excited about this; it’s definitely shaking things up,” Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso told the Daily News. “Thor is the broad-shouldered masculine epitome. But you see from the teaser image that the new Thor is not to be trifled with, either.”

Alonso wouldn’t give any hints about the identity of the character who will be under the helmet of the womanly warrior. He would only say it’s a character that current “Thor” readers will recognize. “We’re going to draw this out,” he says, almost teasing fans. “We’re not going to tell you right away who it is. It’s going to be a mystery ripe with red herrings and twists.”

The old Thor, that is to say the male warrior, will still be hanging around, but will be reduced to a depowered mortal unworthy of Mjolnir — the warrior’s magical hammer — and all that comes with it. And it won’t affect Thor in the popular Marvel flicks — Hemsworth is under contract for at least the next three installments.

But Thor’s new gender was big enough news in the comic book universe that the publisher revealed the change on “The View” on Tuesday.

“Giving her the title of Thor gives her a great power behind her from the get-go,” says Jill Pantozzi, editor in chief of TheMarySue.com, a pop culture news site. “People know the character Thor from the Marvel movies, that makes this a big event. It is nice to see that both Marvel and (rival publisher) DC Comics are realizing that there is an untapped market in women readers.”

Based on the Norse God of Thunder, the burly hero has been a dude since creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby appropriated Viking mythology for their comic books in 1962. Since then, the industry has been dominated by the likes of Spider-Man, Superman and Batman.

‘This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR,’ says writer Jason Aaron. Marvel ‘This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR,’ says writer Jason Aaron.

Times have changed, however. The Thor revelation was the latest move in an ongoing attempt by the publisher of heroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man and Captain America to be more gender-balanced to compete with DC, home of Wonder Woman and Batgirl.

In recent months, new Marvel titles have focused on veteran heroines Black Widow, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel and Elektra. Marvel has also introduced a series around a new Ms. Marvel character, whose alter ego is a Muslim American teenager from Jersey City.

“We’ll see if (this new Thor) is a feminist breakthrough or not depending on how much clothing she’s wearing,” says Danielle Ward, manager of Jim Hanley’s Universe comic store on Staten Island.
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/thor-woman-comics-marvel-announces-article-1.1867428

Actually, I think more than 'how much clothing she's wearing', whether the new Thor is written as a person, rather than a 'woman', would be more important.  [Though the amount of skin exposure would give some indication of the level of 'feminist breakthrough' this represents.]

If they had Whedon write it, or Straczynski, there'd be no issue with it.  (I don't know enough current writers in comics to know others who can write female characters well.)
Shrug.

It'll reset sooner than later, it always does, I'll be surprised if the writing passes the Bechdel test TBH.