Twist the bones and bend the back
Trim him of his baby fat
Give him fur black as black
Just like This
Btvs/Angel Meme: 8 Episodes
A Hole In The World "Why can’t I stay?”
Avengers Magazine Shoot (manip)
WHEN SHE WON HER BOYFRIEND SCALED THE TOWER TO JOIN HER AND SHE HUGS HIM AND SAYS “I DID IT” IN THE CUTEST LITTLE KID VOICE EVER it’s the best.
LET IT BE KNOWN SHE IS ONLY 5 FOOT TALL! MEN WITH HUGE ARM SPANS FAILED AT TASKS SHE SUCCEEDED AT! I LOVE HER!
You can all put your shitty puberty transformations away, because this is Joe Manganiello as a 13 year old and as a 37 year old
Okay, this is a little different viewpoint…
I think both companies are VERY LATE to this discussion, it’s one people have been having for a long time. I am happy to see progress, there are some steps back. I am really glad Marvel is stepping up, but it’s important to remember this is a VERY recent development, and I genuinely believe DC has been ahead in this category, missteps at all, for a long time. Batwoman, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Catwoman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, on and on.
None of these books, including mine, are without flaw, for sure, but I think that’s true of almost all titles. But DC has been making more of an effort to do female led books for a long time. AND most of these actually sell well, which is not always the case at either company.
I feel like Marvel is a little late to the table. They had the great female characters but it’s very recently that they started giving those characters books, and again, with both companies, it’s only recently that they have been actively looking at superhero books with real girl appeal.
I am an optimist, I am someone who likes to praise the good stuff rather than curse the bad stuff forever, but I feel like this is a very recent thing, and I also think it’s not enough for the books to exist, they have to be good books, and they have to succeed, and those are more complicated and difficult.
I say this because I think we have a ways to go. There is a LOT I am really happy with, I am thrilled at Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel, but I am also really happy that Harley Quinn is an absolute sales BEAST, outselling almost everything else out there.
This has nothing to do with who I work for. One of the reasons I went to DC was that I felt there was more opportunity (AT THE TIME) to actually write female lead books. Marvel was in a very weird phase at that time. All of that has changed and now both companies have had some substantial successes with female audience and that changes the structure more than any number of well-written and sincere articles will, for example.
Also, it’s lovely that the female audience is in ADDITION to the more traditionally male base. It’s not taking away from one to give to another, it’s an additional audience that wasn’t there in these numbers even ten years ago. Everyone wins.
I have said for a long time that the commentary is helpful, but for big expansion to really happen, we need successful books featuring female characters and/or with female creators, as well as other groups not traditionally represented well.
That is one of the reasons I have chosen the books I have chosen to write over the years, I tried to choose based on what wasn’t out there already. I hope it has made some difference, I think it has.
It makes me happy. My goal was never to take away from anyone, it was always to open the gates and let everyone in. And now, when I go to a con, and see the percentage of females with their stacks of comics, and when I see the signing lines for G. Willow Wilson and Becky Cloonan and Kelly Sue and Marjorie Liu and all those amazing women, I feel like we are really in one of the most exciting times in comics history.
That’s what I care about. Even when I was a DC exclusive (and I use to tease the Marvel guys all the time), I was still hugely happy when Marvel did something great, like hiring Marjorie, for example. The message is a lot bigger than one company versus another, I don’t even really care about that argument.
It’s a very new playing field, I am excited to see what comes from it. The win/win is a better industry from all corners, you know? :)
top fifty episodes || buffy the vampire slayer
↳ 32. Choices