"Miss A’s clothes represent her. It’s impossible to overstate how significant this is for a female superhero. The costumes of male superheroes have always been powerful tools for making and owning the self; their colours, contours and crests proudly declare their mission, identity, and powers, transforming them into walking advertisements for themselves, capturing in the sleek simplicity of iconography a snapshot of what the hero can do, where he’s been, and what he aspires to become. Historically, this has been far less true of the costumes of female superheroes. Often derived from the costumes of male superheroes and/or prioritizing skin and cleavage at the expense of character, the costumes of female superheroes tend to lack deep meaning and individuality. Too often, the way female superheroes are dressed (and of course, the way they’re drawn), makes them more of a thing to have than a person to be; too often, female superheroes are vehicles of objectification, rather than identification."

Diceratops does a lovely article about Miss America Chavez’s style which I’m afraid to forward to Jamie in case his head explodes. Though, I suppose that at least would be very WicDiv. I almost quoted the last three paragraphs, but I don’t want to take the climax away from Anna’s prose. (via kierongillen)

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matttaylordraws:

You’re all reading Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, right? Because Young Avengers is THE BEST. Along with Hawkeye and Daredevil it is the best thing that Marvel are putting out at the moment, and Marvel are on a bit of a hot streak right now. If you’ve read anything else by this team (and i’m pretty sure i have banged on about Phonogram before), or not, you should be reading this. Any comic that can reference Tumblr, sixties pop combos, Game of Thrones AND has a starring role for the norse god of mischief is deserving of your time.
I’ve had an itch to do some fan art bits and pieces for a minute or two, so here we have America Chavez in her stars and stripery (fourth of July and whatnot). I might do more of these (i have a sort of idea for a Loki), but now I should really get on with some work…

matttaylordraws:

You’re all reading Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, right? Because Young Avengers is THE BEST. Along with Hawkeye and Daredevil it is the best thing that Marvel are putting out at the moment, and Marvel are on a bit of a hot streak right now. If you’ve read anything else by this team (and i’m pretty sure i have banged on about Phonogram before), or not, you should be reading this. Any comic that can reference Tumblr, sixties pop combos, Game of Thrones AND has a starring role for the norse god of mischief is deserving of your time.

I’ve had an itch to do some fan art bits and pieces for a minute or two, so here we have America Chavez in her stars and stripery (fourth of July and whatnot). I might do more of these (i have a sort of idea for a Loki), but now I should really get on with some work…

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fyeahlilbit2point0:


Young Avengers #4 variant by David Lafuente.

fyeahlilbit2point0:

Young Avengers #4 variant by David Lafuente.

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psuedofolio:

Miss America Chavez sketch, for prepping up to a commission.

psuedofolio:

Miss America Chavez sketch, for prepping up to a commission.

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mckelvie:

withapma:

kierongillen:

Another Miss America who didn’t realise who I was, yet did know the precious gender switched miss America. Apparently they went to the same high school.

Ahaha oh no. This is me. I honestly thought you were just cosplaying the 9th Doctor because you were British and it looked like you were wearing a leather jacket. I’m embarrassed forever, but it’s really funny now that I look back at it. Plus I’m honored to be on your blog since I love your work. It was really great (sort of) meeting you!

You thought. Kieron. Was cosplaying. The Doctor.
This makes me so happy. So happy.

mckelvie:

withapma:

kierongillen:

Another Miss America who didn’t realise who I was, yet did know the precious gender switched miss America. Apparently they went to the same high school.

Ahaha oh no. This is me. I honestly thought you were just cosplaying the 9th Doctor because you were British and it looked like you were wearing a leather jacket. I’m embarrassed forever, but it’s really funny now that I look back at it. Plus I’m honored to be on your blog since I love your work. It was really great (sort of) meeting you!

You thought. Kieron. Was cosplaying. The Doctor.

This makes me so happy. So happy.

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What’s happening? I’m happening. Famously so.

Young Avengers #5.

What’s happening? 
I’m happening. Famously so.

Young Avengers #5.

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"

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.

"

From my new interview about Young Avengers over at CBR, which finds me in a pugnacious somewhat wanky mode. (via kierongillen)

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.

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punchpolygons:

A poster and labour of love for my favourite on-going comic title right now!

Love that both incarnations of the team are here.

punchpolygons:

A poster and labour of love for my favourite on-going comic title right now!

Love that both incarnations of the team are here.

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kaciart:

fuckyeahyoungavengers:

Fanart by dodanto

Gorgeoussssss

kaciart:

fuckyeahyoungavengers:

Fanart by dodanto

Gorgeoussssss

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vylla-art:

Eli Bradley: Patriot - 3/45
One new MCU character each day until Iron Man 3. This one being the first theoretical MCU design. 
There are still two theoretical slots open I have yet to decide on, so if you have a favorite you want to see, say so either here or through my ask.

vylla-art:

Eli Bradley: Patriot - 3/45

One new MCU character each day until Iron Man 3. This one being the first theoretical MCU design.

There are still two theoretical slots open I have yet to decide on, so if you have a favorite you want to see, say so either here or through my ask.

(via angelophile)