"Comic books shouldn’t make political statements!"
I’ve always hated that mentality when it comes to comic books. Why? Because it tells me that the person reading the comic has no idea what the fuck they’re talking about. They’re so stuck in their own little bubble, they haven’t even realized that the very first comic books were pretty much all about making political statements.
Superman and Captain America were “superhuman” individuals, created by Jewish men during World War II. Captain America was literally created by a super soldier serum, and all around the “perfect” human in the eyes of the Nazis. And what was he doing? Killing Nazis.
The X-Men was created during the civil rights era, and their struggle was supposed to represent the struggle of PoC, women, and GSRM.
Comic books were born out of political statements. So if you sit there and say, “they shouldn’t make political statements,” all that tells me is that you don’t agree with the political statement, and therefore you feel uncomfortable.
And if you think that a Muslim female superhero is a “political statement,” ask yourself, “why? Why is it a political statement?” Ask yourself why our society is structured in a way that a Muslim superhero, whether the Green Lantern or Ms. Marvel, is a big deal.
Co-authored by physicists Ben Tippett* and David Tsang (non-fictional physicists at the fictional Gallifrey Polytechnic Institute and Gallifrey Institute of Technology, respectively), the paper – which you can access free of charge over on arXiv – presents a spacetime geometry that would make retrograde time travel possible. Such a spacetime geometry, write the researchers, would emulate “what a layperson would describe as a time machine" [x]
the title fucking spells TARDIS
Hey Carol Corps! Sorry to clog up the tag but I told a bunch of y’all at GeekGirlCon about my son’s desire to be Princess Iron Man for Halloween but didn’t’ have any pictures then, so sharing for those who wanted to see. :) (Tragically his little BFF who was going to be Sir Hulk lost his Hulk wearing privileges by being too much like the Hulk on Halloween XD But we’re gonna do a photoshoot later still, because obvious reasons.) But here’s Atticus’s costume! He was so freakin proud of it. (Me too)
shawty got the applebottom jeans, the boots with the fur, the breastplate of iron +10 with the +25% fire resist enchantment
the whole guild was looking at her
SPREAD THIS GUYS! I’M ACTUALLY PROUD OF THIS ONE!
COMBINING TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IN THE MOST PERFECT WAY? DID SOMEONE GIVE YOU ALL THE AWARDS YET, BECAUSE YOU DESERVE THEM.
So Blackfire is Loki then?
^reblogging again for that
Sister, I assume you can decipher this.
this is beautiful in so many different ways
(I was just trying to introduce this show to my sisters! AHHHHH so many childhood feels)
Who’s Hawkeye then.