The Confessor. Not just a great Christian superhero, but the greatest Christian superhero.
Time for church.
does the green lantern one bum everyone else out, too? lonely hal is lonely.
All sorts of like. (But there should be a Kyle out ahead of lonely Hal)
Bruce is missing some kids.
They could have used Itty.
Mark Millar’s Marvel 1985 was originally announced as a fumetti photo comic
Female Cable costume made and worn by Nicole Marie Jean.
Photo by Firstperson Shooter
Submitted by nicolejeancosplay
A Final Embrace: The Most Haunting Photograph From The Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse [TW: Graphic Violence, Death, Violent Imagery]
Many powerful photographs have been made in the aftermath of the devastating collapse of a garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. But one photo, by Bangladeshi photographer Taslima Akhter, has emerged as the most heart wrenching, capturing an entire country’s grief in a single image.
Shahidul Alam, Bangladeshi photographer, writer and founder of Pathshala, the South Asian Institute of Photography, said of the photo: “This image, while deeply disturbing, is also hauntingly beautiful. An embrace in death, its tenderness rises above the rubble to touch us where we are most vulnerable. By making it personal, it refuses to let go. This is a photograph that will torment us in our dreams. Quietly it tells us. Never again.”
Akhter writes for LightBox about the photograph, which appears in this week’s TIME International alongside an essay by David Von Drehle.
I have been asked many questions about the photograph of the couple embracing in the aftermath of the collapse. I have tried desperately, but have yet to find any clues about them. I don’t know who they are or what their relationship is with each other.
I spent the entire day the building collapsed on the scene, watching as injured garment workers were being rescued from the rubble. I remember the frightened eyes of relatives — I was exhausted both mentally and physically. Around 2 a.m., I found a couple embracing each other in the rubble. The lower parts of their bodies were buried under the concrete. The blood from the eyes of the man ran like a tear. When I saw the couple, I couldn’t believe it. I felt like I knew them — they felt very close to me. I looked at who they were in their last moments as they stood together and tried to save each other — to save their beloved lives.
Every time I look back to this photo, I feel uncomfortable — it haunts me. It’s as if they are saying to me, we are not a number — not only cheap labor and cheap lives. We are human beings like you. Our life is precious like yours, and our dreams are precious too.
They are witnesses in this cruel history of workers being killed. The death toll is now more than 750. What a harsh situation we are in, where human beings are treated only as numbers.
This photo is haunting me all the time. If the people responsible don’t receive the highest level of punishment, we will see this type of tragedy again. There will be no relief from these horrific feelings. I’ve felt a tremendous pressure and pain over the past two weeks surrounded by dead bodies. As a witness to this cruelty, I feel the urge to share this pain with everyone. That’s why I want this photo to be seen.
Marko Djurdjevic’s X-Men redesigns that got him discovered by Marvel.
After all these years and artwork, I still love these.
These are fantastic (4:1 male:female ratio of X-Men aside)
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Hearted from: http://coracaodesconhecido.tumblr.com/post/26659183147
misfitghost and I working it as Gambit and Rogue at Otafest Lite 2011
Hot stuff! I love cosplay in motion!
Here’s this week’s column, which I wrote partly in response to comments made on another post that I did not write. This stuff seems like such a no-brainer, I just don’t get it. How can you be an X-Men fan and not be a feminist?
Is it tacky to quote yourself? I don’t know, I just like the last paragraph of my own thing enough to quote it. I’m tacky.
Feminism doesn’t mean “anti-men” — it means pro-equality. It means Mary Jane exists for something other than just Spider-Man. It means Wonder Woman makes national headlines for something other than whom she’s kissing. It means movie studios green light a Black Widow film based on the strength of her role in the third biggest movie of all time. It means Lois Lane gets a birthday celebration from the company that publishes her. It means every comic book fan gets representation, and it means every comic book fan gets comics that they love. The X-Men did it in the ’90s, and comics should be doing an even better job of it now than they are.
…Comics should be doing an even better job?
Anyone who’s read a Marvel line can tell you that women are the power houses. Especially in X-Men.
I swear I’m not going to make a habit of responding to every response to this, but this comment is right. It’s actually what my whole article is about, which makes me think this person just responded without even reading the title of the piece. So that’s a problem.
But the problem is that I don’t think a small-yet-powerful part of the comics industry, and especially the old guard fanboys who flip out in comments like it’s their job, get that.
Marvel’s done an incredible turnaround in the past year, going from canceling every single one of their female-lead books to starting up a bunch of new, great, feamle-lead ongoing series. A number of team books feature either 50/50 rosters or lean towards more women. That’s a change, and it’s very appreciated.
But. Like I state in my article. Which is worth a read?
Books with female leads have a hard time surviving. All-female team books are viewed as a gimmick or criticized for not having men on the team (did Jonathan Hickman’s “New Avengers” dude-fest get anywhere near the criticism Brian Wood’s “X-Men” has gotten?). Female characters are expected to show skin on the battlefield, and when they get a practical redesign, fans lose it. Team rosters feature three men to every one woman almost as a rule. It took over 70 years for a woman to draw Batman in an issue of “Batman.” Seventy. Years. The label “fake geek girl” exists, with no male analogue.
Part of the problem, too, is that commenters who ostensibly support feminist causes and are pro-female heroes, like to shout down people that call stuff like this out. This comment itself, that I’m responding to, is part of the problem. While I can’t speak to the author’s intent at all, and I’m doing a lot of assuming (I’m going off of the one sentence comment, so there isn’t much to go off of), one could easily read a tone of
“Hey, Marvel’s doing SOMETHING now, so back off and don’t say anything bad about them!”
But I think there is a lot that can still be done, no matter how great a job Marvel is doing (and I think they are). All of the problems I quoted above still exist. It’s going to take years of Marvel and DC not backing off of the current stances they have. It’s going to take Marvel standing by their female ongoing series and pushing them like they are doing now for a while. This upswing of strong female-driven comics can’t just be a trend or a fad, it has to stick to be important. There was a similar upswing in the late ’70s, with Ms. Marvel, Spider-Woman and Dazzler all having ongoing series, but that died out and Marvel went decades before this current resurgence.
So stick by it, Big Two.