• Marvel: I love all my "America" characters equally!
  • *Earlier that day*:
  • Marvel: I don't care for Eli

mirrorwinonakirk:

Pamela Isley screaming “DO IT FOR THE VINES!” before she sends a wave of strangling foliage in Batman’s direction.

(via damianwhines)

"But…Damian…"

— Me whenever someone says anything bad about Damian (via elizaisgood)

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Tags: damian


Lois and Clark by Cat Staggs

Lois and Clark by Cat Staggs

(Source: fyeahsupermanandloislane, via damianwhines)

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By creating quality comics of powerful female superheroes, the comic book world is opening up to a new audience of women and girls as well as giving already hooked fans more of the powerful women they’ve come to know and love.

DC Comics, another major player in comics, has also joined the trend of bringing female characters to the forefront. It has “Wonder Woman” flying solo in a self-titled series, as well as “Supergirl” and even Batman characters like “Batgirl”, “Catwoman” and “Harley Quinn”.

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The above (from the Huffington Post) is a sign of why good PR is important, and why DC really, really needs to step up on the issue of diversity in superhero comics.

In a story using the new Thor as a hook, DC merits a “has also joined the trend of bringing female characters to the forefront,” instead of the more accurate “DC led the trend, with seven ongoing titles out of its 2011 relaunch featuring female solo leads at a time when Marvel only had two ongoing female solo leads,” with DC’s number not dropping below seven since then while Marvel managed to reach a point later that year where it has zero ongoing series featuring female leads

The HuffPo piece (and this Daily Beast piece from the weekend) point out not just how well the Marvel Hype Machine works these days in framing the narrative but almost more importantly just how badly DC does the same thing (It also points out how eagerly journalists for major news outlets eat up talking points instead of going out and researching things sometimes, but that’s neither here nor there).

In all of the news about the replacement Captain America, it’s surprising that no one — myself included — brought up that DC has had a black Superman for the last few months in Earth-2 (or longer, if you want to look at Grant Morrison’s continued use of the Superman from Earth-23). With all the push about diversity in Marvel, no one pointed out that the publisher doesn’t have a solo gay lead, whereas DC’s been putting Batwoman out there for the last three years (Not to mention Green Lantern in Earth-2 or Constantine, who’s bi, I think? He was in Hellblazer, but who can tell in the New 52?).

These are all alternate talking points that DC could (should?) be pushing out there in order to point out that, really, it’s not got a “crisis” or playing catch-up; it’s been there for some time, but not making the same kind of look at us look at us we have friends who aren’t white straight males noises as Marvel whenever it makes these decisions. But, instead, they just sit back and… I don’t know. Hope that someone notices?

(All of which shouldn’t be taken as a “Marvel, you are terrible,” or whatever — it’s not, and its PR machine is very good at what it does — but as a “DC, at this point, you’re practically causing your own bad press.”)

Ramble, ramble…

(via dickgrayzon)

It’s actually really funny that this is coming up because good PR has been Marvel’s greatest strong point since the start of the company. Stan Lee was probably the first one to start the DC vs Marvel debate in the 60’s stating that Marvel was more “sophisticated” than DC, which at the time was not far from the truth. DC was still writing comics for children when Marvel came in and wrote for the teen demographic.

Lee realized, just like everyone else, that Marvel was doing something different from the competition, so he used the soapbox of letter columns to set up the idea that it was time to take sides, laying out that Marvel and DC were engaged in open conflict for the readers, and the Marvel books were constantly telling you that you were smart for reading Marvel books instead of Brand Ecch[…] At one point, it gets so bad that people who like Marvel and DC write in to ask Stan to please stop insulting them at the end of every issue. Stan, in true huckster fashion, puts this issue to the readers with a poll: Should they keep talking about how much DC sucks, or focus instead on how much Marvel rules?" [Source]

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cranberrydelight:

BbJason because of reasons I cannot fathom

cranberrydelight:

BbJason because of reasons I cannot fathom

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Tags: jasonrobin

redundantthinking:

Allow me to tell you a thing you did not know you wanted until I mentioned it now.

AU where Cassandra Cain is a boxing champion .

Another AU where Cassandra Cain is a MMA champion.

And a third one where she is both and unbeatable.

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A Break in Tradition

incogneat-oh:

Terrible pun is terrible. This is for the anon who wanted something Dick-focussed. A little different to usual;; I hope you still enjoy it.

Characters: Jim Gordon, Dick, Bruce

Summary: Robin’s a tough kid.

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icebox005:

Happy Batman Day!

icebox005:

Happy Batman Day!

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what do you think teen titans slade looked like because on one had i can’t imagine slade wilson without facial hair, but i also cant imagine TT slade with that ridiculous goatee so

zatannarataz:

30 Day Teen Titans Challenge Day 2: Favorite Villain

Slade

"I am the thing that keeps you up at night, the evil that haunts every dark corner of your mind…. I will never rest. And neither will you.”

Tags: tt slade

It’s never completely dark for you, is it? There’s always a light on, even if it’s behind you.

(Source: fudayk, via fyeahbatmanandrobin)

fstw:

I’m calling it now 5 years from now when it’s New Year’s Eve before the year 2020 every white person gonna wear those New Years glasses and all make the same joke “haha look I got 20/20 vision”

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cllvsbr:

Batman and Robin #33

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tychokepler:

Canonical admission that Dickbats happened?
Yes, yes good sirs or madams
This is my jam
(from Secret Origins #4, great art by Ian Bertram)

tychokepler:

Canonical admission that Dickbats happened?

Yes, yes good sirs or madams

This is my jam

(from Secret Origins #4, great art by Ian Bertram)