Thursday, September 11, 2014
I would love to do a superhero movie! I would have loved to have played Black Widow. … A couple of times I’ve gotten really close. The problem is, if I do a superhero movie, I don’t want to be the girlfriend. I don’t want to be the daughter. I want to wear a fucking cool costume with a scar on my face, with fight scenes. That’s what I’d love. Jessica Chastain absolutely nailing it  (via micdotcom)
Monday, July 28, 2014

On Wonder Woman and Heeled Boots

dcwomenkickingass:

Yesterday Warner Bros. revealed the costume Gal Gadot will wear for her role in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The costume has her wearing boots. I don’t care for the inclusion of boots. Yes, she’s been drawn wearing heeled boots (including her first appearance)

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but she’s also been drawn wearing greek sandals

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and boots with no heel.

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So there is no continuity over the last 70 plus years although there certainly has been some rethinking of how female characters are presented in media during that time. 

A few years ago when they were making the disastrous NBC pilot they also had Wonder Woman wearing a heel. Here’s what I said then:

Wonder Woman is free of vanity. For her a costume should be utilitarian — to cover what needs be covered and to make her recognizable to scare off weak-willed adversaries and alert others to her involvement. 

Having heels on her boots adds nothing. A boot heel will not make her run faster or kick harder or assist her in doing her job or make her recognizable. The only thing a heel does is please the eye. And that is something Wonder Woman should not care about.

A few folks have stated the heel is required to give her the height to stand with her co-stars Affleck and Cavill. That also does not require a costume with a heel as we’ve seen from dozens of films starring actors who are shorter than their female co-stars.

This is not about hating high heeled boots; I love high heeled boots. It’s fine if Wonder Woman wore them in her “civilian” identity. Rather, this is about questioning a costuming choice which puts the emphasis on Hollywood’s requirements for a Woman rather than the Wonder of the character.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

"Painkiller Jane," Woman-Directed Bisexual Woman Superhero Movie, Announced While Marvel and DC Twiddle Thumbs

autostraddle:

“Painkiller Jane,” Woman-Directed Bisexual Woman Superhero Movie, Announced While Marvel and DC Twiddle Thumbs

In a time when both Marvel and DC seem to refuse to make movies starring female superheroes, it was announced today that the Soska Sisters will be directing a Painkiller Jane movie. This means that not only is there going to be a comic book superhero movie starring a woman, but that movie will be directed by two women and the character that the movie is about is a bisexual woman.

Painkiller Jane #2 cover by Amanda Conner

Painkiller Jane…

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

typhonatemybaby:

commanderrogers:

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OH NO THE RETURN OF THE VILLAINOUS ROCKET POWERED DOOR

can’t believe this wasn’t reblogged from postcardsfromspace

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

why-i-love-comics:

A+X #6

written by Peter David
art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Michele Benevento, Dan Brown, & Andres Mossa 

Monday, May 19, 2014

bookshop:

"…Falcon’s talking to the birds, or whatever it is he does…” 

(mother of god)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

The first trailer for the Flash TV series looks like SO MUCH FUN!

The first trailer for The Flash is here, and it looks really, really… fun. Meaning that while it doesn’t actually tell us much about the show’s plot, it feels like a breath of fresh air after the brutality and trauma of Gotham and Constantine.

This is simply a TV show about a cute guy who can run very fast and genuinely seems to revel in his cool superpowers, making it the most cheerful DC Comics adaptation in years.

[Click here to watch & read more.]

Monday, May 12, 2014

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Saturday, May 3, 2014
I think that a huge problem is people who read comics and don’t understand the point of superheroes, which is to be the best version of yourself. You love Captain America? Well, you know what Captain America would never do? Go online anonymously and shit on a girl for having an opinion. Brian Michael Bendis, dropping truth bombs in an interview with Vulture (via brynnasaurus)