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Marvel!DC Characters:

-Clark and Kara were many things. They were the future and hope of a loving and successful family. They were tight knit, and Kara learned English with Clark at Clark’s mother’s knee. They were German, once. But they were also Jews, and became orphaned when their world burned. They made it to England, and then America, with some help. They were advised to pretend they were siblings, and were adopted by an American couple. They had to change their last name, but Clark and Kara Kent thought it was worth it to help get into America.

They settled in NYC, and were glad to be relatively safe. While the USA was not without its flaws, they came to love it with all their might. Clark didn’t even remember his first home, not really. Kara grieved, but found comfort in her religion and community. They grew up with strong senses of right and wrong, but Kara was more cautious and protective of Clark than anything. She couldn’t lose more family.

Of course, the Kents ended up getting too sick to survive, leaving Kara and Clark on their own. But they had each other, and that was what mattered. Then, of course, came the war…

-The All Father knew many things. One of which was that his son, Thor, was arrogant and unworthy of Mjlonir. Instead of creating a new identity, though, Odin decided to make Thor share a body with one who was truly worth. Young Billy Batson had no idea what would happen when he picked up that walking stick, but sharing his body with a Norse God was not one of them.

-John Stewart was a simple military man, who loved to talk with his best friend and work at the space observatory with him. John never realized his friend was an alien until an incident gave John the powers of the Kree.

DC!Marvel

-Peter Parker was working late in the lab one night, experimenting on his own at school. As fate would have it, lightning struck both him and the chemicals he was reaching for. When he woke up, he realized he was faster than ever. Really, it was him and not Eugene Thompson who deserved to be called The Flash.

Years later, Peter felt he should have expected it when young Miles Morales ended up replicating the accident and became Kid Flash.

-Tony Stark was a brilliant prodigy. His parents were rewarding him for his latest invention with a night at the movies when tragedy struck. Being brilliant, Tony knew that he wanted to make sure something like that could never happen again. As he continued inventing, he also trained himself in various martial arts and detective abilities (although he totally cheats by having his computers loaded with information and having access to all the latest information). With his power armor and stealth tech, he is known for patrolling the night as the wise-cracking Batman.

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Zatanna (2010-2011) #1

“I’ve run the mystic underworld in San Francisco of the last forty years. Now I’m taking the mortal half.”

“Because you think you an?”

“Because know I can. The hit was my way of saying I own San Francisco. Though I’m disappointed the daughter of my old friend John Zatara rewrote my message.”

“My father called you many things, Brother Night, but ‘friend’ was not one of them.”

“His loss. Yours, too, if you don’t remember you’re only allowed her as my guest. You intrigue me, Zatanna. You walk among ordinary people as if you were one of them. They marvel at your fakery with no idea of the true miracles you perform.”

“Hide in plain sight; every good magician does that trick.”

Not gonna lie, these sorts of verbal fisticuffs between adversaries in comics is kinda the stuff I live for. I love it in all of its messy glory. And I love the reinforcement of that theme I mentioned before – Zatanna’s unique spin on the superhero tale is that she walks that line, defending the ordinary from the mystical. And all the balancing that that line inspires her to do as a result. 

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*Sorry for the long post, not my usual deal, but this was too good a thing not to share, and too good a point not to make.*

Superman is not just a guy who can fly and is super strong who punches things to death. He considers all life precious, even the life of villains. And he cares very deeply for not just his friends and family, but all people. Clark Kent is mortal, he makes mistakes, he makes bad choices sometimes. He has worries, and fears. He’s hardly “perfect”. But what he is, is a symbol. He stands for something. And in a real world gone increasingly wrong, we need what he stands for worse than ever. The real world badly needs a Superman.

And that is why the depiction of Superman in the “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman” sucks. Because those movies show a Clark Kent who is selfish, who is brash and reckless, who charges into battle, kills enemies, and destroys property, endangering innocent lives without a second thought. They depict a Clark Kent who barely ever saves anyone. He’s not a hero. And that’s not who Superman is. Superman is a hero, the epitome of a hero. He does what’s right, even though what’s right is rarely ever easy. Doing what’s right has cost Clark a lot.

But Clark helps people, he stands up for the little guy. He doesn’t just save millions from alien invasions and natural disasters. He helps the homeless woman on the street. He helps a kid who’s kitten is in a tree. He takes the time to talk to a stranger who just might be thinking of jumping to their death. Superman loves saving people, because he loves people, he has a lot of compassion and empathy. And THAT’S the difference. What these panels show, illustrates perfectly the kind of person that Clark Kent is. The Clark in those new Superman films, would never even bother with this.

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28 Queens Of Black History Who Deserve Much More Glory

Black history lessons in classrooms shouldn’t be limited to the names of men and only a few women. Especially when there are countless women who’ve made enormous strides for the black community, too.

The revolutionary words Angela Davis spoke, the record-breaking feats of Wilma Rudolph and the glass ceiling-shattering efforts of Shirley Chisolm paved the way for black women and girls across the country to dream big and act courageously.

Here are 28 phenomenal women everyone should acquaint themselves with this black history month.

Honestly the best part of Clark Kent adopting Billy is that Superman and Shazam end up having weird brother rapport in public and it. I confuses ppl. Like sometimes Shazam is like “ screw you blue-man! You’re not the boss of me!” And Superman is like “you’re so grounded!!”

Like u assume he means “grounded” as in not on the mission roster and Shazam is being stubborn about tactical decisions but no they’re arguing about what pizza to order for dinner later

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The Christmas Invasion - Behind the Scenes [Part 11]

Excerpt from Benjamin Cook’s articles in Doctor Who Magazine #365

[Benjamin Cook asking David Christmas-themed questions]

BC: Which gift from ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ would you most like to receive this year?

DT: If the pipers piping were Billie Pipers, then obviously I’d go for that. But that would be quite creepy. It’s got to be ladies dancing, hasn’t it? I mean, there’s not really much contest. Five golden rings you could flog, if they were really nice. But I don’t think you’d get much for them.

BC: If there were five of them, they’re unlikely to be top-notch quality.

DT: Well thought through. I mean, all the others would just be irritating, frankly. And dirty. Colley birds? French hens? Yes, you could eat them, but then you’d have to murder them yourself. I don’t want to do that at Christmas. That’s far too much effort. I want a shrink-wrapped turkey from Sainsbury’s. No, ladies dancing - much better. They can come and dance in my Christmas parlour.

BC: What’s the worst Christmas record of all time?

DT: Ooh jings. No, there’ve got to be some terrible ones, haven’t there? Well, anything by Cliff Richard. Mistletoe and Wine? It’s got to be Mistletoe and Wine. That is a heinous piece of work, isn’t it? My mum likes it. She likes everything by Cliff Richard. But she is wrong! It’s saccharine, and repulsive, and when all those kids start singing at the end, you just want to murder. It’s horrible.

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These BTS videos with the cast of the new power rangers is funny and also an interesting reminder how the original (American version) Power rangers were around when social media didn’t even exist.

so you never heard them curse, dancing to rap music. really interacting with each other off set.

All we got was those corny anti violence/drug PSAs in the 90s

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Billy’s having some reputation troubles and Hal tries to be helpful.

It, of course, backfires.

Inspired by this Vine~

Okay but there is canon that Superman finds out that Captain Marvel is literal homeless orphan Billy Batson and reveals his own secret identity. So because I’m a sap, I was just like: “obviously Clark adopts him and they become a pure hearted domestic singularity of super heroism” That didn’t happen in canon. That’s why we have fan fic. Because then for Billy, the real hero isn’t Superman… It’s definitely Clark Kent burning Eggo waffles and panicking about being a decent legal guardian.