gwenfrankenstien: Cartoon version of Mattell's Frankie Stein doll, the teen daughter of Frankenstein's monster (nerd rage)
So some asshole on tumblr has decided that Batman And Robin #23 (ft. the return of Jason Todd) is an objectively bad story because, horror, girls might like it. Judd Winick knows that his audience has a lot of women & queer folks and he actively encourages those people to keep reading his books, and this is proof that his writing is terrible and lacks substance. Never mind the fact that approximately every other writer working in comics consistently panders to-- and only to-- cis white dude fans over the age of 35. Nothing about the consistent return to boring-as-fuck cis white dude characters from the 1960s is inherently "bad storytelling", no. Only when we get our icky fangirl cooties all over things does fanservicey pandering* become a negative thing. (Because obviously alienating new readers and catering only to people who have been buying comics for decades anyway is How Marketing Works, that's why the superhero comics industry is going so well! Oh wait no, the opposite of that.)

Hi. I am fucking pissed off about this, if you couldn't tell from the overuse of italics. This icon is an accurate representation of my face right now.

* And, okay, I am not denying that there is fanservicey pandering going on. The comic in question had a gratuitous shower scene. But you know what? So did Oracle: The Cure.
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So my mom's brother (who arrived drunk, to an event being held at a bar, and didn't shut up 'til my mom's other brother told him to be quiet or leave. He chose to leave.) introduced me to a friend of his.

"Gwen! This is my teacher, [name]! She's Jewish! And you're half-Jewish! I thought that was interesting!"

WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT EVEN SUPPOSED TO MEAN.

I'M SORRY, WE DON'T ALL KNOW EACH OTHER, THAT'S NOT HOW JUDAISM WORKS.

She looked as horrified as me, which is, y'know, reasonable.

Hopefully he won't be at the other Easter thing tomorrow morning, if only because nobody else in the family will drive him there.
gwenfrankenstien: Cartoon version of Mattell's Frankie Stein doll, the teen daughter of Frankenstein's monster (nerd rage)
So apparently they have cast Bane for Dark Knight Rises. Surprise surprise, he is a white dude!

I know the internet has a collective hard-on for Tom Hardy, but the fact remains that Bane is Latino and Tom Hardy is very clearly not.

Chris Nolan has created a Gotham that will be seen by more people than any comic. And in this universe, Bane and Ra's are white guys, Jim Jr. is more important than Babs, one woman was fridged to provide angst for two men, and the closest thing we get to Renee is a woman who turns out to have betrayed everyone.

I'm sick of this. I'm not saying that the comicsverse Batfamily is perfect by any means, but I really really hate that the major public face of my fandom is sexist whitewashed bullshit. I am not okay with this.
gwenfrankenstien: Cartoon version of Mattell's Frankie Stein doll, the teen daughter of Frankenstein's monster (nerd rage)
(I apparently missed a lot of discussion about DC's racefaily nostalgia, which sucks because I had totally planned to make this post last week but I was ridiculously busy getting ready for the steampunk con.)
I think I see a pattern here... )
gwenfrankenstien: Cartoon version of Mattell's Frankie Stein doll, the teen daughter of Frankenstein's monster (comic book lesbians)
So, 2010 Eisner nominations are up.

Best Writer:

* Ed Brubaker, Captain America, Daredevil, Marvels Project
(Marvel) Criminal, Incognito (Marvel Icon)
* Geoff Johns, Adventure Comics, Blackest Night, The Flash: Rebirth,
Superman: Secret Origin (DC)
* James Robinson, Justice League: Cry for Justice (DC)
* Mark Waid, Irredeemable, The Incredibles (BOOM!)
* Bill Willingham, Fables (Vertigo/DC)

Notice anything? )

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