The white children are hesitant and some attempt to quiz me or insist that I’m not ‘right’ or ‘real’. They are repeating what they have been told and what they have seen all their lives. I explain that Batman believes that anyone can be a hero if they are a good person and work hard, no matter what they look like. So of course Batgirl and Robin can be Black or Chinese or Spanish or anything, because that doesn’t change who they are.
The kids accept this and by the end of the event we’re all holding hands and talking about video games. I think representation is more important than ‘accuracy’ and I won’t be involved with an organization that doesn’t agree with that.
Jay Justice, on whether costumers who dress for charity events should only portray characters ‘accurately’ or not, with implications that ‘accuracy’ means that a non white person should limit themselves to canonical characters of color. (via msjayjustice)
Jay Justice is more Batgirl than anyone I know.
Don’t be scared. I’m a shapeshifter too!
a little love story about mermaids and tattoos
clint barton human disaster
Tony walked in the living room. He held himself very straight and his face was a carefully emotionless mask, but Steve could see he was fuming.
"What happened?" Steve asked.
Tony stopped, turned to look at him and took in a steadying breath. “I told you someone wanted to make an Avengers movie.”
He had. It was weird, to think of people wanting to make their lives into entertainment — but the cartoon, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, was harmless enough, and Tony made sure that the majority of income from all such projects went to charity, so Steve thought it was all right.
Bruce, sitting in the corner, raised his head. “Another one?”
"Why, it is only normal people want to hear stories of the adventures," Thor said.
Tony looked at Bruce and something flickered on his face. Steve raised his eyebrows. “Tony?”
"I broke the negotiations," he said, very calmly.
It happened. It didn’t explain how furious he was. Steve wanted to ask, but then Tony continued, “They wanted to make it without Jan.”
There was a moment of silence, and then Steve punched the coffee table so hard it broke, a thunderstorm started outside out of nowhere and the Hulk broke loose.
There was no Avengers without Jan.
Trubbish is so cute :)
Ms Marvel recently went to its sixth printing, a rare accomplishment in comics today.
But chatting with Marvel executives at San Diego Comic Con I discovered more. That it sells more in digital than print, and that includes the first issue.
Relevant to something I was wondering about yesterday. (From here.)
Patricia Hill Collins (via ethiopienne)
Lookin’ at you, Teach For America. (via chronicallyqueer)