of-another-broken-heart asked:

FAITH is a new comic about a fat superheroine. I've heard nothing but good things about it, but have only read snippets of it so far. I'm eager to read it in full soon!

I’d love to see this! One of the things I enjoy about Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel is that there is body size diversity, as well as racial and gender diversity. It makes the stories so much better.

Fandom Friday: Which comic books do you enjoy reading? What was your introduction to comics like?

The Kickstarter is on! 19 days left, and 31% funded! I need your help to bring Spidersilk to print!

ABOUT

Prentice and his sworn brother are far from home … a home they can never return to, for each their own reasons. More than a bit frustrated with senseless work at a local mercenary board, Prentice follows up on a lead and soon finds himself joining the Orb-weavers.

They’re thieves. And more than a little embarrassed at Prentice stumbling his way into their elite cell.

As it turns out, there are a lot of thieves in Kalviva. They’re confident, their system stable and secure. But the thieves are perhaps too sure of each other, of their system. They will be hard pressed to deal with the slowly surfacing storm.


Spidersilk is a diverse high fantasy featuring queer characters in the main cast. Rated older teen +


Kickstarter Link Here! 

The Superpower of In/Visibility: A research project

Sometimes the superpower of invisibility isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Are you a queer fan of comic books and superheroes? Do you sometimes wish we were just a little more visible? Are you 19 years old or older? Then you may want to participate in research that’s happening in Gender Studies at the University of Victoria on queer fans and representation!

Take this survey: http://uvic.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/kthwaite/the-superpower-of-in-visibility/ and voice your thoughts on what it means to be here and queer. The length of the survey should not exceed 30 minutes and will help contribute to a growing body of knowledge of how important it is to be visible.
Join us to keep the power of invisibility for heroics!


[**In order to protect your anonymity, please do not respond publicly to this post but proceed directly to the survey site**]

Also, PLEASE REBLOG! Let’s try to get as many participants as we can!

Marvellous Women of Color // Sooraya Qadir (Dust)

I’m a mutant and a muslim Mr. Pierce. I know something of bigotry. And bigots. There’s no greater satisfaction for one than to have their prejudices justified by a minority’s self-hatred. Sadly, I can’t give you that satisfaction.

Do you like Ms. Marvel and Egyptian mythology? Then check out the new Doctor Fate!

Yoooo so this kind of snuck up on people this week, but issue one of the new Doctor Fate book dropped yesterday and I gotta say, it’s darned fun and would be a shame if people overlooked this comic. 

Khalid Nelson (originally announced as Khalid Nassour), an Egyptian-American city kid studying to be a doctor is called upon as the next in line to wear the helmet of Fate. 

The book itself is a very different play on the traditional Doctor Fate. There is a very deep concentration on Egyptian mystical history and its connection to the helmet, opening up a world of potential heroes and villains that have rarely been explored in DC. The same way Wonder Woman has always had the pantheon of potential Greek Gods, now we are opened up to the worlds of Anubis and Bastet. 

The art and physical tone of the book is very reminiscent of an older, (think graduate student), Kamala Khan. There’s a little less excited energy than that of the current Ms. Marvel book, but considering the difference in characters that’s not surprising. 

The charm of the family dynamics and this confused would-be-hero are lovely and have the potential to expand into a really stunning book. It’s cool to see that DC is taking a well known character (traditionally caucasian) and creating more diversity where it is sorely needed. 

Definitely worth picking up this week you guys! 

vox.com
DC Comics made a commitment to diversity, and it made their stories better
"I think people are starting to understand that this is not the destruction of Western civilization if you let girls in your goddamn clubhouse. "
By Alex Abad-Santos

“At the end of the day, [diversity] was just critical for us,” co-publisher Jim Lee told me. “This is something that we’ve been working on for years. We acknowledged that it was an issue. We could be doing a better job of it, and this is the first step toward that eventual goal.”

Also, I am prepared to fuck shit up for the next person to tell me that diversity in comics doesn’t matter, because today one of the older boys and I were talking about our favorite superheroes and I talked about my love of Miles Morales, and he said, “who?”

And I got to tell this twelve-year-old kid that there’s a comic book where Spider-Man has a Black dad and a Latina mom and he goes to a charter school because the public schools in his neighborhood suck.

Here was this kid, whose parents don’t speak English and didn’t have the money for a ticket for the new movie, and I got to see his face when he learned that Spider-Man’s last name is “Morales,” and let me tell you something:  

The smile on that kid’s face was the most important thing I’ve ever seen.

Marvellous Women of Color // Hisako Ichiki (Armor

When I armor up, I can sense the dead all around me, like this manifested whisper of those who came before. Maybe it’s just memories, Maybe it’s more, I don’t know. But when Logan died, somehow, he joined them. Wow, that’s actually kind of cool. If you’re making fun of me, I’m going to destroy your face.

The idea of Daredevil came to Stan Lee when he was getting praise for superheroes he had made that had weaknesses. Particularly ones that helped to keep them from being too powerful. Thus, he started with a character whose powers came from his “weakness”. He was actually a little afraid to do so since he feared Marvel would get backlash from blind individuals over how, well, being blind doesn’t give you superpowers or incredible acrobatic abilities. And of course, the opposite happened: charities for the blind got increased donations and many blind persons were happy that there was a blind superhero. It’s almost like representation matters or something…