It’s a shame Marvel cancelled the Captain America book all of a sudden. Seems like a poor decision to do that when he’s just had a new movie come out, but I’m sure Steve will have his own title again someday.
Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) is a pretty solid super hero manga with heavy influence of western comics just slathered all over the damn thing
While it suffers from some lack luster arcs and can sometimes follow a pretty predictable and tropey path it has BRILLIANT. and i mean BRILLIANT, GORGEOUS EXPRESSIVE ART
It has a HUGE cast of characters but all of them are designed in a way that makes them seperate enough from each other that you dont forget /exactly/ who they are and they all have little quirks (heh) and personality traits that rlly make em unique!!
The villains leave a little to be desired but the “true plot” is quite interesting and its intriguing enough to keep, at least me, still invested and wondering just what the hell happened to All Might (whos the best character in the entire universe this is not an exaggeration)
also did i mention the art????
TL;DR - give BNHA a shot if you want an interesting take on western hero comics from a japanese author thats incredibly passionate and genuine about the story hes spinnin with really likeable characters and art that will muscle you through even the most cringey parts (which are RARE AF)
so stop me if you’ve heard this one, cause maybe you have heard this one and honest, it’s absurd but someday i still think we’ll figure it out what shit’s all about like every single birthday, in the back of my mind still i say, “well, this could be the year where you get tough, get smart, and learn to read maps" —like that’s gonna happen
but maybe if i was a little less mean to myself might have more time for everything else and it would be win-win
hey is it kind of messed up that the times i feel the best about my country all got nothing to do with the state of the state no, it’s my friends and the lakes we’re lonely or we’re unemployed, but if we stared into that void we’d probably go mad, so there’s no shame in sometimes seeking reprieve when that’s what you need
so maybe just take a deep breath and go for a walk remember, if you want to talk we drag each other back up
and there’s just no profundity in saying “we’re all fucked”, you see in my experience, y'know, those simple answers never are right and that’s my golden light it’s not that i’m starry eyed, i only like the sunny side when everyone involved can admit there’s dark in shocking amounts and that’s why sunny counts
and maybe it’s not a question of evil or good do what you must and then do what you should and keep the shoreline in sight
so stop me if you’ve heard this one, i’m thinking you have heard this one we struggle for the words but someday i still think we’ll figure it out
*sets out soapbox & climbs up, trying not to wobble*
I’ve seen it said more times than I can count in advice columns on how to be an Indie (aka Self-Published) author - Some form of “Most Indie books are garbage/trash/worthless/etc.” before the “So make sure yours aren’t!” And it’s finally gotten to the point where I can’t take it any more. I’ve always felt it was wrong to call someone else’s art any form of “garbage" or “worthless” no matter what their skill level, and writing is no different.
Post Type #1: My proteins won't crystallise so lab life is suffering but at least I got to use the centrifuge to mix some gin and tonic Post Type #2: FUCKIN' DNA RESEARCH THIEVES I will punch the moon and make out with the sun afterwards dammit!