My friend Donte’s “Miles Morales meets Superboy” cosplay
It’s only a matter of time before we get an Amalgam reboot. Miles for Spider-Boy 2.0!
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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Icon credit: made by me using art by Andie Tong.
vejigante asked: What do you think of the Spider-Verse announcement? I'm glad that they are including the Spider-Women this time, they even included the Betty Brant from the "What If" where she was bit by the spider. I also look forward to Miles meeting Miguel O'Hara and 616 Jessica meeting Ultimate Jessica.
I’m only intermittedly reading cape comics at the moment, and none of them are Spidey titles. Despite my affections for the far-flung, usually dust-strewn corners of Spider-Man discontinuity, nerdgasm smorgasbord stories like Spider-Verse rarely do it for me, and the same could be said of Dan Slott. So for me the big draw would be Coipel on art, and as much as I really, really like Olivier Coipel’s spider-people… hmm.
On the other hand, I’m tentatively interested in Waid/Robinson/Del’Otto’s Family Business OGN. Waid’s Peter is hit and miss for me, but I am curious to see how he and Robinson approach some of the same plot beats as Adam-Troy Castro’s Sinister Six trilogy.
#i’m so glad he’s coming back #so i can have ic spider-man in books that aren’t his main book #lol
Right there with you.
I did a sketch of the new Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan! The first issue just came out, and it rules!
Color sketch of the new Ms. Marvel by comics artist @RonDanChan!
Peter Parker - Spider-Man by Stefano Caselli
I like this style experiment of Caselli’s. His Spidey always looks fab but this is the best Peter Parker I’ve seen him do. And the colors make for a nice naturalistic effect.
You could argue comic books have little importance in the grander scheme of things. But comic books make a big statement in a small way. We won’t have blockbuster movies about a Muslim superhero until we can all be excited about a comic book portraying one. When Marvel created Khan, it took a shot at breaking the typical paradigm of superheroes. While it’s a small gesture when measured up to the entire comic book world, it’s another step in the movement for equality in entertainment.
For the larger part of the decade, there was a potent cloud of racism and hatred towards Muslim people. Today, the fact we can portray young Muslim girls as superheroes is a beacon of hope for what is to come. Sure, a lot of people will say “it’s just a comic book.” But I’d like to think somewhere out there, it’s making a difference in a young Muslim girl’s life. And even if the message gets lost and Khan’s character doesn’t sell well, at least a young girl could have her own superhero to look up to.
Global Thinking: Kamala Khan Marvel launches female Muslim Superhero by Kavahn Mansouri.