“At some point in their lives, all young people think that their parents are evil… but what if they really are?”
Runaways, coming to theaters 20never
I think mainstream American Superhero comics lag a little behind other expressions of teenage life in culture, and if you do that, you’re risking writing comics that appeal to the parents of teenagers rather than the teenagers themselves.
In terms of blocks, I suspect a good chunk of it comes out of comics being a visual medium. Text is a great obfuscator of content. You can read a book, and your parents will never know that it contains matter they’d have trouble with, because they’re never actually going to read it. But comics, being visual, are transparent. At a glance, they can judge it — and so often judge it at a glance, without actually reading it.
So you walk a line. I started “Young Avengers” with the scene for a number of reasons, but one of them was certainly seeing if Marvel would let me do it. If I weren’t able to write that, I’d have had to bow out of the gig, because there would be no way of doing anything I thought worth doing.
Marvel didn’t even raise an eyebrow.
I think the biggest blockade to the creation of the content is creators not choosing to create the content."
The aim has always been to be the definitive superhero book of its generation. I mean, we’ll probably fail, but that’s neither here nor there. We want to be the book everyone else rips off.
Well, they ARE both Disney…
The internet makes me sad because sometimes I think about the possibility of black kids getting into fandom because of something like the possibility of a Human Torch who looks like them. Or any mainstream superhero that looks like them.
And then experiencing the insidious, toxic attitudes that pervade every corner of fandom (and yes that includes Tumblr) and that just bums me out.
In my headcanon whenever the Avengers get together in non world-threatening situations all the flyers have to draw straws and whoever loses has to go get coffee.
I subscribe to this.
a commission of ultimate peter parker and jessica drew in each others costumes
Gah! So cute.
Aunt May stops burglars in her house by dressing as Spider-Man and putting thumb tacks on chairs and dropping flour bags on their heads. She is The Amazing Spider-Ma’am!
Amazing Spider-Man family #3
Always reblog the Amazing Spider-Ma’am!
Mysterio redesign by Danny Dauphin. DAT COLLAR THO.
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