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Nycea discusses the LumberJanes comic, Sailor Moon Tiara Rings, and the new female Thor.
“If the end goal is to introduce true, long-lasting diversity into comic book franchises, and appeal to a more diverse audience, one has to wonder if simply changing the genders and races of established characters is the right way to go about it.”
“Instead, we get this crap, which supposedly knows it’s crap, which means we’ve now achieved Crap Inception, but at the end of the day, we’re still watching crap.”
“Rather than simply tell the story of Jim Gordon fighting the growing criminal influence in Gotham City, it appears they’re going to load the show up with all sorts of winks and nods to the Batman mythos.”
Tom follows up his previous Retrotorials about what makes a great (or bad!) villain with a look at a kick-ass villain who was completely botched: the X-Men's White Queen, Emma Frost.
“Over the years, animated shows have been able to give us solid proof that cartoons made by women, and cartoons made for women (and girls) can be successful. Here are just some of the extremely positive representations of women in different cartoon shows and franchises.”
“We’re in an age where fans are demanding diversity, and it’s a lot more effective to simply modify existing superheroes than to make new ones and hope they become popular. So just for the sake of argument, here are the top four reasons why Marvel should make Captain America a gay man.”
“Aren’t there literally hundreds of C-list Marvel heroes who deserve a boost more than Ant-Man? I mean, this is a guy who communicates telepathically with ants.”
“Screw up an Iron Man movie, no one really cares. Screw up a Superman movie, and you’re fucking with modern-day mythology.”
Mendo joins the ranks of fellow reviewers who've reviewed short porno films, but unlike Anal Dwarf or Chirpy, this one is less erotic and more just... silly!
“For the most part, it seems Corporate likes keeping their talents easily labeled and given clearly-defined jobs these days. Which is why two books (one currently being published, one coming pretty soon) caught my attention.”
“During Rocky’s training sequence, big rubber sides of beef descend from the rafters, which may be the first time I’ve witnessed a scene transition get its own round of applause.”
“If Marvel can take a chance on a movie starring a talking raccoon, then certainly they can take a chance on a movie starring a female superhero.”
“Most of their work seems to be the result of a couple of not-very-bright guys trying their hardest to write really smart movies.”
“The idea that there are ‘geek’ places that are a completely devoid of girls is just bullshit, and only serves to further propagate the image that girls don’t know how to have fun and don’t understand geek culture.”
“The details we’re given about Ursula’s history are begging to be explored. Who was she before she was banished? And what did she do to be banished?”
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