Today’s sketch is just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
Pronounced "ska-lya." A little curated space for my interests. Currently 90% reblogs and 10% pointless text posts; fannish content includes Spider-Man (616), Doctor Who (new, bit of Big Finish/EDAs/classic), and various other things.
I also run @#$% Yeah, Spider-Wife!, a Mary Jane Watson tumblog. [on hiatus]
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Calculus
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Algebra
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Theorem
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Analysis
Harry Potter and the Order of Operations
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Statistician
Harry Potter and the Deathly Algorithms
OH MY FUCKING GOD
AND THE ORDER OF OPERATIONS
I’m in Dumbledores math club…
More like Harry Hypotternuse.
You’re a mathemagician, Harry.
From 1989 to 2011, Barbara Gordon was widely considered the best-written disabled character in mainstream comics. She remains the best representation that the disabled community have ever had from DC Comics. Her disability did not prevent her from being a hero. She had no superpowers to fall back on, unlike characters such as Daredevil and Professor X. As Oracle, she moved out of Batman’s shadow to become her own woman, without forgetting where she came from. She led her own team, became a member of the Justice League in her own right, and provided a unique role linking together the heroes of DC Earth.
In 2011 DC put an end to that, stripping her of her leadership role, making her younger, regressing her back into a girl dressed like Batman, and deciding that representing the disabled community simply wasn’t worth the effort. One of the most distinct silhouettes in mainstream comics was abandoned to give her back the standard young able-bodied attractive heroine body.
I can understand that the designs for female heroes’ costumes are so bad that there’s a lot of excitement for one that’s remotely practical.
But it does sadden me a great deal to see so many people effectively applauding what is one of the biggest steps backward mainstream comics have ever seen in terms of representation and diversity.
Picture by Cassandra James
Batgirl fan art based off Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr’s redesign! Excited for this new comic!
This clip of Fozzie and Rowlf singing “I’ve Got Rhythm” is probably my favorite skit from the Muppet Show, and I can’t really explain why. Just the fact that Fozzie tries to hard and Rowlf is so chill with the fact that Fozzie indeed has no rhythm just cracks me up. The Fozzie/Rowlf duo needs to be explored more often in the modern Muppet projects!
Bill Sienkiewicz 1984: The New Mutants #18
Glynis Wein: Color
From the very first page of New Mutants #18, with the bedspread blended into the Demon Bear, you know that this is going to be something special. And not only did Sienkiewicz give us a Demon Bear that was truly terrifying, but this is also the issue we are introduced to Warlock via an interlude. What a tour-de-force!
I think I started to feel more in touch with the parts of the bear. I never felt I could have done a real bear. It was something that felt bigger than life. It was not bound by the conventions of light or shadow… or physics. It was an emotional element. I think that it was really liberating.
Chris Claremont came to me. He asked me if I wanted to do the Demon Bear story. He said he thought I’d be great for that. I was offered the X-Men after I left Moon Knight. I turned it down because I felt like it was too high profile of a book. Today people kill to be able to do that book. But I felt that I didn’t want to do another group. Moon Knight to me — even though it was one character — was a group, dealing with all of his multiple personalities.
When Chris gave me the plot outline I felt like I was going to play with it. Somewhere along the line, he asked if I’d like to do this on a little more regular basis. I said, “Yeah, I’m having fun.” So I felt like while I was deciding what I was going to do next, I would do the New Mutants. The main thing is, I felt I could play around a lot.
And that was a plus. We got letters. We probably lost as many people as we gained. We had some people writing in saying, “This is amazing, this wonderful, it’s really changed” to “Stop him, Jim, before he kills again.” Flip the coin and you’d get as many responses [for as against]. [T]he thing I liked about it, it wasn’t apathetic. It was polarizing. I tended to appreciate that.
Bill Sienkiewicz 1984: The New Mutants #19
Color: Glynis Wein
When I was new-ish to comics I picked up one of those back issue discount packs which had the early part of the New Mutants run, and this issue blew my mind — this was at least 20 years after it came out, and it still seemed cutting edge compared to most of the other quote-unquote “mainstream” US comics I’d read at that point. (And a fair few of the non-mainstream and non-US comics I’d been reading, too.)