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The Uncanny X-Men and New Mutants - The Asgardian Wars

This was when I realized I was going to be a fan of Art Adam’s work for as long as I lived.

Robins!
Suck it, Didio!

Robins!

Suck it, Didio!

Another one of my digital sketches - This is great practice. Also, how AWESOME would it be if Jean Grey was to become a Green Lantern?? Hal Jordan can rot inside Black Hand’s death/void/thing for all eternity for all I care.

Another one of my digital sketches - This is great practice. Also, how AWESOME would it be if Jean Grey was to become a Green Lantern?? Hal Jordan can rot inside Black Hand’s death/void/thing for all eternity for all I care.

So this was Tony Harris’ reaction to yesterday’s backlash

So I guess I broke the Internet in half today . Lots of interesting commentary, to say the very least. Didn’t realize that many people would care about one guys opinion. Also extremely savaged and humbled by the vicious response that went so far beyond any reason whatsoever, with personal attacks on my family, my sexual history, and accusations of advances being rebuffed cosplayers, which has never ever happened. My candor and my delivery of most things can be and usually is quite blunt. Can’t help who I am, but what I’m not, and never have been is a misogynist or sexist or any number of things I was called. I have the utmost respect for all the women in my life from my mother, my sister, motherinlaw, my wife and wonderful 2 daughters. This is my final word on the subject so move on. I won’t address it again.

So, to recap: This is the same guy who felt he had the right to go on full-blown dudebro nerd rage and call cosplayers “sluts”, “attention whores”, “liars" and slut-shame and body-shame every female cosplayer that didn’t meet his "NERD ISO 2012" quality test.

Now he’s moaning about “vicious responses” and “being called a mysogynist”. Dude, GO FUCK YOURSELF. I’ve never felt so disgusted by someone I’ve admired. And I admired him SO MUCH. At least have the ovaries to take the backlash from the bullshit you spilled.

Kurt Busiek said it best, on Twitter:


If it was about cosplay, you’d include guys, and you wouldn’t judge knowledge on looks. It’s about judging and excluding women, shitheel.

And I was really looking forward to owning the complete set of Starman Omnibus.

Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever been so disappointed by an artist I admired before. Not even Chuck Dixon’s homophobia disgusted me as much as this.

You know what? If you think women, ANY woman, need YOUR seal of approval to dress up like a cha
racter she likes, or just thinks is pretty? If you think YOU get to decide which girls are “Legitimate Nerds” and which ones you get to slut-shame, while working in the same industry, for the same publishers, ON THE SAME BOOKS, that publish book after book full of scantly clad female characters? If you think YOU get to say “Yer not Comics”, as if YOU are the embodiment of Comics, Mr. Tony Effing Harris? Well, I say, as a 35 years old comic book reading fan, YOUR mysosynistic brand of bile is not Comics. Kindly choke on your own hate.

Bonus digital sketch: Again, from Saint Seiya. This lady is Marin, the silver Eagle Saint. She’s the drill-sargent like teacher of the protagonist Seiya, and another fabulous bad-ass female saint in the series.

Bonus digital sketch: Again, from Saint Seiya. 

This lady is Marin, the silver Eagle Saint. She’s the drill-sargent like teacher of the protagonist Seiya, and another fabulous bad-ass female saint in the series.

So here’s another quick digital sketch, done while I was recording this week’s BN Cast with the Bear Nerd crew.
This is Shaina, the Ofhiuchus silver saint from the Saint Seiya series. Shaina is a badass MOFO, who gives protagonist Pegasus Seiya a ton of grief in the original series, but turns out to be a valuable ally. In the Saint Seiya Omega series, Shaina is shown as the trainer of the new Pegasus bronze saint, Kouga.
LOVE. HER. 

So here’s another quick digital sketch, done while I was recording this week’s BN Cast with the Bear Nerd crew.

This is Shaina, the Ofhiuchus silver saint from the Saint Seiya series. Shaina is a badass MOFO, who gives protagonist Pegasus Seiya a ton of grief in the original series, but turns out to be a valuable ally. In the Saint Seiya Omega series, Shaina is shown as the trainer of the new Pegasus bronze saint, Kouga.

LOVE. HER. 

So I decided to sketch something just for fun, something I haven’t done in a LONG time. 
This young lady is Saber, from the Fate/Stay Night anime. I LOVE her, and the universe her story takes place on. She’s one of the seven mystical “servants”, summoned by seven sorcerers every ten years to fight in a war for the possesion of the Holy Grail.
I love everything about her, not the least of which is her FIERCE AS SHIT look - A heroine that wears armor that actually looks like it protects the wearer, who’d have thought?!
Oh, and that’s Excalibur she’s wielding!

So I decided to sketch something just for fun, something I haven’t done in a LONG time. 

This young lady is Saber, from the Fate/Stay Night anime. I LOVE her, and the universe her story takes place on. She’s one of the seven mystical “servants”, summoned by seven sorcerers every ten years to fight in a war for the possesion of the Holy Grail.

I love everything about her, not the least of which is her FIERCE AS SHIT look - A heroine that wears armor that actually looks like it protects the wearer, who’d have thought?!

Oh, and that’s Excalibur she’s wielding!

So this is the current state of my Eaglemoss figurines collection. Gonna need a bigger shelf soon.

So this is the current state of my Eaglemoss figurines collection. Gonna need a bigger shelf soon.

limarte:

Um mash-up de X-men com Star Wars! 

So this is my friend Lima’s work.
I hate him so much right now.

limarte:

Um mash-up de X-men com Star Wars! 

So this is my friend Lima’s work.

I hate him so much right now.

gingerberrycat:

jamesgf:

So this is something that’s been brewing for a while. In recent months, I’ve become more familiar with Wonder Woman’s pre-Crisis stories, and I found out about Nubia. I LOVE the character, and I really wish she had become a regular member of WW’s cast. Pre-Crisis, she was Diana’s sister, molded from clay, that was stolen from Hippolyta by Mars, to be raised as his champion.From top to bottom, we have: Storm as Wonder Woman (by far my favourite Amalgam book); Nu’bia, her post-Crisis incarnation (love the visuals, but she appeared in only a couple of stories, without the connection to WW), the original Nubia, and the current, New 52 Nubia. In the current version, she is the Wonder Woman of Earth-23, as created by Grant Morrison.

Is it wrong that I sometimes use Nubia as a replacement for Donna Troy? Like, I love Donna, but… technically, Nubia was the original version and Donna was just the white replacement.
I don’t think it’s wrong at all!
But, to clarify, at the point Nubia was created, in 1973, Donna had already been estabilished as Wonder Woman’s adoptive sister, so they weren’t really very similar. What Byrne did with Donna in the 90’s though, transformed her into a white version of Nubia. He was the one that estabilished her as Diana’s magical sister, who was kidnapped by a Wonder Woman (in this case, Hippolyta) villain. Actually, he could just as easily have used that opportunity to re-introduce Nubia to Wonder Woman’s universe, as he was all about re-tooling pre-Crisis concepts for his run.
They should both be estabilished as Diana’s sisters, IMHO.

gingerberrycat:

jamesgf:

So this is something that’s been brewing for a while. In recent months, I’ve become more familiar with Wonder Woman’s pre-Crisis stories, and I found out about Nubia. I LOVE the character, and I really wish she had become a regular member of WW’s cast. Pre-Crisis, she was Diana’s sister, molded from clay, that was stolen from Hippolyta by Mars, to be raised as his champion.

From top to bottom, we have: Storm as Wonder Woman (by far my favourite Amalgam book); Nu’bia, her post-Crisis incarnation (love the visuals, but she appeared in only a couple of stories, without the connection to WW), the original Nubia, and the current, New 52 Nubia. In the current version, she is the Wonder Woman of Earth-23, as created by Grant Morrison.

Is it wrong that I sometimes use Nubia as a replacement for Donna Troy? Like, I love Donna, but… technically, Nubia was the original version and Donna was just the white replacement.

I don’t think it’s wrong at all!

But, to clarify, at the point Nubia was created, in 1973, Donna had already been estabilished as Wonder Woman’s adoptive sister, so they weren’t really very similar. What Byrne did with Donna in the 90’s though, transformed her into a white version of Nubia. He was the one that estabilished her as Diana’s magical sister, who was kidnapped by a Wonder Woman (in this case, Hippolyta) villain. Actually, he could just as easily have used that opportunity to re-introduce Nubia to Wonder Woman’s universe, as he was all about re-tooling pre-Crisis concepts for his run.

They should both be estabilished as Diana’s sisters, IMHO.

therealsongbirddiamondback:

millercross:

forwhenifeellikesharing:


For When I Feel Like Recommending Comics: “No More Metaphor” Edition
OR: “Don’t Start No Shit, There Won’t Be No Shit.”
I really have ended up resenting Avengers vs. X-Men. The quality of the story and art waxed and waned from issue to issue, but my biggest issue is how terrible it made the X-Men look and the giant dump it took on the X-Men-as-struggling-minority metaphor.
In the context of the Marvel Universe, they have been wronged for decades and it has actually strengthened the power of their story. And that’s fine. They are able to represent and connect to those who feel like outcasts more effectively by facing persecution. But it’s even been said on multiple occasions within the comics that while they continually faced full-on genocide and extinction the world’s “greatest heroes” just went on their business like normal. The X-Men faced the extinction of their race largely due to the bigotry of others, while the Avengers simply faced death at the hands of psychopaths. It is not that the X-Men’s metaphor has a bit more gravitas, but… Well, actually, I’d say it does.
In Avengers vs. X-Men, the Avengers are given a relatively flimsy excuse to face down the X-Men after years of not being concerned with their struggle and they get to come out the winners in this series. Perhaps it is because they are Marvel’s cash cow franchise right now, but Captain America, Iron Man, and the rest roll in and, despite complete ineptitude and a lack of reason throughout the entire series, manage to save the day. They save humankind and mutantkind. And moving forward, they are going to show mutantkind how it’s done.
But they weren’t even needed. In the end, Cyclops was right about the Phoenix’s purpose. Had he been trusted from the start or at least listened to and been allowed to lead his people through yet another conflict, none of the injury and death would have happened. Again, for years the Avengers did not bother with the X-Men’s issues and yet they join the fray here - perhaps with some good reason, but were inarguably bull-headed - and based on the end result were essentially just shit stirrers. Shit stirrers who still end up being the heroes. True they had the help of the X-Men, but they were repentant X-Men. The Avengers had the help of the X-Men who saw the error of their ways for standing against the ever-noble and just Avengers.
And that is where the trouble starts.
If mutants are a metaphor for persecuted minorities, I hate the implication that outside forces have a place at the table to negotiate a conflict the minority is facing, even when the majority is unwelcome. Sure in this story thing could have affected all parties, but, again, Cyclops was right. And he had reason to be trusted. And yet, he wasn’t. But why? Why? And it’s not just that. Cyclops also ends up being re-colored as a monster who murders his own father figure while drunk on power. The people with truly the most at stake, not just facing what the Avengers were facing as citizens of Earth, but also as a race of people, were written as the problem.
The problem is not that that a minority group was incapable of solving its problem on its own. I believe in inclusive activism, in finding allies and working together. But I do find issue that in this instance the minority perspective should be faulted from the start. That it should be painted as the problem perspective. And that all the answers to a minority’s problems should come from the outside majority. That minorities need to be taken care of and need to just listen to the benevolent majority. That they can’t handle power or decision-making.
Maybe I’m just reading too much into an event that spiraled into a complete train-wreck, but if we are expected to respect these stories and the buy into the symbolism and metaphors they represent, then how can we not see how horribly and offensively flawed what this story had to say was?


Normally, I loathe discussing a matter I feel rather ignorant about such as minorities and their standing in modern society, but this explains thoroughly everything that is downright wrong with AvX as a story. 

Wow…that’s extremely fucked up when you put it like that.

Oh, THIS. A MILLION times THIS. This expresses EXACTLY how I feel about this awful mess of a crossover, as a reader, as a fan of the X-Men and as a gay man. It’s the same feeling I got out of House of M when the Scarlet Witch declared that if there were no mutants, there wouldn’t be bigotry against mutants, only worse.

therealsongbirddiamondback:

millercross:

forwhenifeellikesharing:

For When I Feel Like Recommending Comics: “No More Metaphor” Edition

OR: “Don’t Start No Shit, There Won’t Be No Shit.”

I really have ended up resenting Avengers vs. X-Men. The quality of the story and art waxed and waned from issue to issue, but my biggest issue is how terrible it made the X-Men look and the giant dump it took on the X-Men-as-struggling-minority metaphor.

In the context of the Marvel Universe, they have been wronged for decades and it has actually strengthened the power of their story. And that’s fine. They are able to represent and connect to those who feel like outcasts more effectively by facing persecution. But it’s even been said on multiple occasions within the comics that while they continually faced full-on genocide and extinction the world’s “greatest heroes” just went on their business like normal. The X-Men faced the extinction of their race largely due to the bigotry of others, while the Avengers simply faced death at the hands of psychopaths. It is not that the X-Men’s metaphor has a bit more gravitas, but… Well, actually, I’d say it does.

In Avengers vs. X-Men, the Avengers are given a relatively flimsy excuse to face down the X-Men after years of not being concerned with their struggle and they get to come out the winners in this series. Perhaps it is because they are Marvel’s cash cow franchise right now, but Captain America, Iron Man, and the rest roll in and, despite complete ineptitude and a lack of reason throughout the entire series, manage to save the day. They save humankind and mutantkind. And moving forward, they are going to show mutantkind how it’s done.

But they weren’t even needed. In the end, Cyclops was right about the Phoenix’s purpose. Had he been trusted from the start or at least listened to and been allowed to lead his people through yet another conflict, none of the injury and death would have happened. Again, for years the Avengers did not bother with the X-Men’s issues and yet they join the fray here - perhaps with some good reason, but were inarguably bull-headed - and based on the end result were essentially just shit stirrers. Shit stirrers who still end up being the heroes. True they had the help of the X-Men, but they were repentant X-Men. The Avengers had the help of the X-Men who saw the error of their ways for standing against the ever-noble and just Avengers.

And that is where the trouble starts.

If mutants are a metaphor for persecuted minorities, I hate the implication that outside forces have a place at the table to negotiate a conflict the minority is facing, even when the majority is unwelcome. Sure in this story thing could have affected all parties, but, again, Cyclops was right. And he had reason to be trusted. And yet, he wasn’t. But why? Why? And it’s not just that. Cyclops also ends up being re-colored as a monster who murders his own father figure while drunk on power. The people with truly the most at stake, not just facing what the Avengers were facing as citizens of Earth, but also as a race of people, were written as the problem.

The problem is not that that a minority group was incapable of solving its problem on its own. I believe in inclusive activism, in finding allies and working together. But I do find issue that in this instance the minority perspective should be faulted from the start. That it should be painted as the problem perspective. And that all the answers to a minority’s problems should come from the outside majority. That minorities need to be taken care of and need to just listen to the benevolent majority. That they can’t handle power or decision-making.

Maybe I’m just reading too much into an event that spiraled into a complete train-wreck, but if we are expected to respect these stories and the buy into the symbolism and metaphors they represent, then how can we not see how horribly and offensively flawed what this story had to say was?

Normally, I loathe discussing a matter I feel rather ignorant about such as minorities and their standing in modern society, but this explains thoroughly everything that is downright wrong with AvX as a story. 

Wow…that’s extremely fucked up when you put it like that.

Oh, THIS. A MILLION times THIS. This expresses EXACTLY how I feel about this awful mess of a crossover, as a reader, as a fan of the X-Men and as a gay man. It’s the same feeling I got out of House of M when the Scarlet Witch declared that if there were no mutants, there wouldn’t be bigotry against mutants, only worse.

So this is something that’s been brewing for a while. In recent months, I’ve become more familiar with Wonder Woman’s pre-Crisis stories, and I found out about Nubia. I LOVE the character, and I really wish she had become a regular member of WW’s cast. Pre-Crisis, she was Diana’s sister, molded from clay, that was stolen from Hippolyta by Mars, to be raised as his champion.From top to bottom, we have: Storm as Wonder Woman (by far my favourite Amalgam book); Nu’bia, her post-Crisis incarnation (love the visuals, but she appeared in only a couple of stories, without the connection to WW), the original Nubia, and the current, New 52 Nubia. In the current version, she is the Wonder Woman of Earth-23, as created by Grant Morrison.

So this is something that’s been brewing for a while. In recent months, I’ve become more familiar with Wonder Woman’s pre-Crisis stories, and I found out about Nubia. I LOVE the character, and I really wish she had become a regular member of WW’s cast. Pre-Crisis, she was Diana’s sister, molded from clay, that was stolen from Hippolyta by Mars, to be raised as his champion.

From top to bottom, we have: Storm as Wonder Woman (by far my favourite Amalgam book); Nu’bia, her post-Crisis incarnation (love the visuals, but she appeared in only a couple of stories, without the connection to WW), the original Nubia, and the current, New 52 Nubia. In the current version, she is the Wonder Woman of Earth-23, as created by Grant Morrison.

iandsharman:

How to give proper credit to artists without knowing who they are

I appreciate reblogging the shit out of this if anybody wouldn’t mind.

Sick of art going around and artists not getting proper credit at all.

FYI

This is SO not difficult to do, isn’t it?

So I finally finished this - Here’s my kid version of Wonder Woman, wearing the armor that appears in WW #08.I absolutely LOVE the armor Cliff Chiang designed for her, it’s a damn shame they went with the Jim Lee design over this one. Glad he could at least use it for a couple of issues.

So I finally finished this - Here’s my kid version of Wonder Woman, wearing the armor that appears in WW #08.

I absolutely LOVE the armor Cliff Chiang designed for her, it’s a damn shame they went with the Jim Lee design over this one. Glad he could at least use it for a couple of issues.