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HOW ABOUT… A NEW BIRDS OF PREY? 

Black Bat, Spoiler, and Hawkfire all on the Wayne dime breaking up groups like Kobra, The League Of Assassins, etc., meeting up with the LoA who have an out-of-the-Lazarus pit Renee to mess with Bette Kane’s crime fighting aunt Kate, and who becomes the new Nightshade (another Charlton hero like The Question- now a new Latina heroine). Zinda Blake is the shit-kicker pilot, and there’s your gang. GIMME

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I told you all months ago that Robert Hack was going to take over the world. READ the 6 page preview here. If you like American Horror Story, Lovecraft, Horror comics, amazingly good dramatic writing, and FANTASTIC classic style comic art, this is a love-letter to all of the above. This is NOT your Dad or Mom’s Sabrina or the TV thing at all- it’s shit getting real. Get on board.

Check him out right’chere:

http://roberthackstudios.tumblr.com

He’s a contributor on this page, and beyond noteworthy

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JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE- THE LEGION OF DOOM

Luthor recruits a crooked oceanographer, an unscrupulous collector with a plant that gives her feral powers, and a genius at LexCorp with a sociopathic streak that makes him terrorize his enemies with riddles and puzzles: THE LEGION OF DOOM- going after the gang of super-powered folks who are now taking it on themselves to ‘protect’ the planet. LEGION > DARKSEID

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DO YOU THINK SUPERGIRL IS IMPORTANT? IF SO, READ THIS, AND IF YOU COULD, PASS IT AROUND.

I want to apologize for bringing any negativity to this group. However, I just had a conversation on Twitter that could’ve been an upbeat opportunity, and instead it was the opposite. I approached the Home Of Superman page with the idea of doing a Kickstarter account to the table to erect a Supergirl statue in the city to draw attention to the Celebration. I drew in Dean Trippe, a respected artist to gain more attention for the runner of the page. Immediately without any marination on the idea, the runner shot it down.

OK, first off, by the end of the conversation, Mr. Trippe asked to be dropped out strictly due to the page-holders statements wherein that person argued about the importance and popularity of female characters like Supergirl. He could’ve been a follower of the event and even re-blogged material to a WIDE audience garnering interest. Second, the man did a very successful Kickstart of a comic and knows the impact. He asked for 3,000 bucks and go FORTY-THOUSAND, as it had a socially important angle attached. In the conversation, the runner 1) denounced the popularity of such characters (look for how many people are calling this “the year of the super heroine”) 2) in front of the public audience was unyieldingly negative- BAD PR. 3) 3000+ workers in our region just lost their jobs due to a plant shut-down and they said it was ‘the least of people’s worries’ and that it was in the past, so not important. Wow. Just happened at the end of March for most and other businesses will be impacted. Ripples, for anyone who doesn’t understand commerce. Obviously, this person, unlike my whole family, wasn’t affected, so who cares? They maintained that a locale twenty minutes away was unimportant to Metropolis. Myopic as all get-out. 

Is this person simply there for the social media aspect? If so, I think scrutiny is needed. Even IF the campaign fell short of goal, it gets attention to the event AND the plight of the region. Comic fans (I moderate 5 groups and belong to several- I know them) tend to be socially concerned as a body. Also, observation of trends- multiple comic properties are coming to TV this year and the big screen. This person should KNOW that means comics are big. Even in our sour economic times, the comic market has grown. Cosplay has bloomed into a multi-million dollar commodity, and here we are sitting on a unique venue for that, and in less-travelled mid-America no less. I posted pics of the event in multiple places, and I had people on the coasts enthralled and have had people ask I have crash-space if they come next year. The people are out there, if SOMEONE wants to be visionary about it, and wants growth and commerce for a region in need. I’m baffled as to how someone could be so quick and dogged, not to mention alienating to supporters. Wow.

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THE PARTICLES: The Atom, Nuklon, Bumblebee, and Microbe:

An experiment with a ‘Dwarf Star fragment’ gone wrong causes serious changes in a roomful of STAR Labs employees. As a result, they become an in-house exploration group for the parent company, and on their own they still manage to get into action/trouble. Sort of a FF for DC with a dash of Pym Particles:

Prof. Ray Palmer becomes The Atom, able to shrink to sub-atomic size with the ability to adapt to any of the environments in-between. He’s an incurable adventurer who is more comfortable being in the world under the Petri dish than looking into it.

Prof. Ryan Choi is Microbe, able to shrink down to an inch in size, yet retain the strength of himself at full size. A keen scientific mind with a charming demeanor and a reluctant passenger on a constant strange voyage.

Dr. Karen Beecher is the MIT grad newbie who gains the ability to also shrink down to an inch, but can also fly. A tech prodigy, she creates her own laser blasting stingers and becomes Bumblebee. She’s very in-charge personality wise and can be really, really bossy and hot-headed towards her team-mates.

Al Rothstein is a custodian at STAR Labs, who becomes Nuklon. Unlike the others, he grows in size instead of shrinking. He also has an explosion-impact power that occurs when he hits, kicks, or punches. He dropped out of high school to support his mom and sibs, and sees the act of being a super-hero in a very prideful fashion. He hates not being able to join his fellows on their ‘tiny adventures’, but when left to his own devices he always manages to find something to get into. He’s street-wise and heavy on horse-sense and very much the heart-and-soul of the group.

Lastly, there’s Sylbert Rundyne, a visiting Physics consultant who disappears as if atomized during the accident. He later turns up demented and psychotic and calling himself Dwarf-Star. He can now shrink or grow indefinitely and is bent on killing any and all other great scientists he can. He claims to have seen something on his ‘time away’ and believes he knows what needs to happen to the world if he can get all the obstacles out of his way. 

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savingwonderwoman:

JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE- THE LEGION OF DOOM

Luthor recruits a crooked oceanographer, an unscrupulous collector with a plant that gives her feral powers, and a genius at LexCorp with a sociopathic streak that makes him terrorize his enemies with riddles and puzzles: THE LEGION OF DOOM- going after the gang of super-powered folks who are now taking it on themselves to ‘protect’ the planet. LEGION > DARKSEID

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FINCH DROPS THE F-BOMB

So, the issue I see isn’t the declaration of her NOT being a feminist, but rather that David even brought up the word. He started a conversation that didn’t need to happen. WW is inherent in her feminism merely be being herself. Strong, proud, willful, making her own choices, pursuing her destiny, and maintaining a standard with ACCOUNTABILITY. 

Her creator was his own brand of feminist, but gets remembered more for his proclivities. He believed that mankind would advance when the ropes of power were handed over to women, to get us away from the beast we built and set us on a course of peace and better social welfare. Those Amazons were put on that island for the express purpose of building a better world in all areas- medicine, technology, the arts, and expanding mental, physical, and spiritual prowess. Would that be true? Can’t say for sure, but I’d say the gods giving a mandate would be the element that would make it more likely. I’ve worked in settings dominated by both genders and have seen the problems that each grouping created. But, that’s another tangent…

What I see is that now people are upset over a loss that doesn’t need to happen anyway. For me, comics should NOT be straight-up socio-political platforms. Analogies are fine (see: Star Trek) as long as not overtly heavy-handed. But when we insert too much ideology and straight-up punditry via the medium, first we alienate demographics of differing viewpoints.

In the comics-group I run, we have many women. Some are very hard-line neo-feminists who see misogyny in a TON of comics material, yet an equally strong number do not, and often see humor in what the latter do not. Right there is the conundrum- feminism is fluid and means different things to different people. Opening the book to being a feminist one would just draw tons of scrutiny from both sides going everywhere from misandry allegations to syntax policing for gaffes and that’s no fun. What kind of feminist are we talking anyway? A Dworkin? A Paglia? A Faludi? A Fluke?

Again, WW kicking ass and promoting general equality and peace in the context of great story/art should satisfy MOST (as much as the comics-reading community is capable). In the ’70s, there was a bizarre period where in JLA WW became a hard-core feminist often accusing her peers of being chauvinists and complaining virtually every time she spoke. She, to me, was very unlikable in that book and was the least peaceful member of the group. I would HATE to see her become that again. I think her trip down the rabbit hole as the ad nauseam ‘warrior’ has already gone far enough recently and that would just get her further from who she is as a core concept. Originally, she fought for peace, championed social reform (Bragging about killing her foes? Never.), and actually had quite a plucky sense of humor. I’d LOVE to see that Diana back on the scene. 

What I NEVER want to see is Di with starry-floss up her ass, in presenting pose. Nope. Or her book become a romance title again (yeah, I want to see her date and stuff, but her being all gaga monthly is a lose). Still, since we should have her making choices, I’d love to see her dive into fun fashion, make up, and things that are fun that plenty of feminists do in real life. Stands for her being more relatable, and getting away from the tired Linda Hamilton Terminator cliche’ of what makes a ‘strong heroine’. 

Let’s not forget, no one ‘owns’ her sum and toto (well, except Warner Brothers), and we need her to appeal to a very broad audience who can appreciate the Wonder and the Sensation.

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 DC Comics. Let’s chat, Honey. You steal from Marvel, and it’s ok- they steal from you, too, and I still love you both when you’re not making shitty books. See, there’s this thing here I call a “Welcome Mat”. It tells me, or some brand new reader, who the main character in a book is, the cast, the plot, and where we got left off. It’s not just awesome, it’s the STANDARD now. Nobody’s too good to concede to a MUCH better or smarter way of doing things. See, from what I gather, you rebooted all your books to make them friendly to NEW READERS, and well, uh, this is kinda HOW YOU DO THAT. Also, because of this feature a Marvel trade reads like a seamless Graphic Novel with no redundant explanations or backing up. You claim you don’t want to waste a page of story, well… you already are. Get with the 2014 program, baby. Not doing it makes you look more than kinda dumb.

                                                             Sincerely,

                                                The Fine Folks at Saving Wonder Woman 

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Dear Wonder Woman movie/ Batman Vs Superman producers, 
     Please save $$$ from the budget by not using a costume designer, but hunt down the person who did this and give them a nice chunk of change for it. It will look perfect on Gal Gadot.
     THEN, use the money you saved towards affording a kick-ass Legion Of Doom for the Justice League movie. Thank you in advance.
                                                                   Sincerely,
                                    The Fine Folks at Saving Wonder Woman ™

savingwonderwoman:

Dear Wonder Woman movie/ Batman Vs Superman producers, 

     Please save $$$ from the budget by not using a costume designer, but hunt down the person who did this and give them a nice chunk of change for it. It will look perfect on Gal Gadot.

     THEN, use the money you saved towards affording a kick-ass Legion Of Doom for the Justice League movie. Thank you in advance.

                                                                   Sincerely,

                                    The Fine Folks at Saving Wonder Woman ™

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 I am VERY enamored of the DC Bombshells Stargirl. I only just now realized that this is who the young woman should BE. This is a kind of real-world character that never really gets seen in mainstream comics. IN FACT, the last one I can think of is Starman himself, the collector of vintage items with a lust for the bygone who becomes a superhero. In my mind, it was the only case of the character driven title where the lead was so hip, it was transcendental; timeless, completely. In canon, Stargirl has no legacies in place. She was the Damien-model before, the brat readers hated who came around due to her exposure to the senior set. She’s no longer wearing the mantle of the (now-nonexistant) Star-Spangled Kid, nor is she the young woman Jack Knight picked to replace him. The character pictured here surely would be. I say that in a world where he never existed, this image shows a character who should be as such two-fold. Just because the figure isn’t in canon doesn’t mean their ideological legacy shouldn’t be felt and seen. Having Courtney be the kind of girl who loves Pin-Up Art, Vintage Car Shows, Mid-Century Modern clothes and furnishings, and cool tattoo art sounds much more interesting to me than a character who is nowadays largely a cypher, kept mainly as a tribute to Geoff Johns’ sister who passed away. Who knows? Maybe this is who she would’ve grown INTO…

savingwonderwoman:

 I am VERY enamored of the DC Bombshells Stargirl. I only just now realized that this is who the young woman should BE. This is a kind of real-world character that never really gets seen in mainstream comics. IN FACT, the last one I can think of is Starman himself, the collector of vintage items with a lust for the bygone who becomes a superhero. In my mind, it was the only case of the character driven title where the lead was so hip, it was transcendental; timeless, completely. In canon, Stargirl has no legacies in place. She was the Damien-model before, the brat readers hated who came around due to her exposure to the senior set. She’s no longer wearing the mantle of the (now-nonexistant) Star-Spangled Kid, nor is she the young woman Jack Knight picked to replace him. The character pictured here surely would be. I say that in a world where he never existed, this image shows a character who should be as such two-fold. Just because the figure isn’t in canon doesn’t mean their ideological legacy shouldn’t be felt and seen. Having Courtney be the kind of girl who loves Pin-Up Art, Vintage Car Shows, Mid-Century Modern clothes and furnishings, and cool tattoo art sounds much more interesting to me than a character who is nowadays largely a cypher, kept mainly as a tribute to Geoff Johns’ sister who passed away. Who knows? Maybe this is who she would’ve grown INTO…