"I want [female characters] to be allowed to be weak and strong and happy and sad – human, basically."
a picspam of some Marvel women for ladymarvels ♥
"Several people have commented on the letter about Kate going to bed with Marvel Boy. A tricky one to respond to. I did several drafts before eventually getting down to something that could be printed, and even that was taken down a gear, because there’s limits to what you can say in a Marvel Letters page, y’know?
MARVEL WOMEN present:
"My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit"
— Flavia Dzodan
List of *current* titles headlined by people of color, women, and queer characters:
[I was thinking about team books. Some teams do have a decent diverse roster. Eventually I settled on including those that do not have straight white men exceeding one-third of the member roster.]
- Batgirl *
- Birds of Prey
- Harley Quinn (out later this year)
- Justice League of America
- JLA’s Vibe
- Wonder Woman
- World’s Finest
*erased prominent character with disability
- Captain Marvel
- Fearless Defenders
- Mighty Avengers (out in Sept)
- Red She-Hulk
- Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
- Uncanny X-Force
- Uncanny X-Men
- Young Avengers
((Updated as of July 21 2013. Let me know if I missed any!))
Titles in bold italics are now raking in less than 21,000 copies per month currently. I made this list bc often I heard people comment that they do not know such a title exist, due to less prominent marketing or whatever, and therefore the low sales led them to be canceled.
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because superheroes’ girlfriends are badass too
#OKAY AND THIS IS WHY I WILL ALWAYS PREFER THIS BATCH OF MOVIES TO NOLANVERSE BATMAN #because they aren’t one type of strong #they are not Strong Female Characters tm #they are people - remember that one quote about how having SFM is insinuating that no other female characters are strong? #take note nolan this is how bitches get shit done #because none of these women are the traditional SHE IS STRONG BECAUSE SHE FIGHTS LIKE A DUDE AND HATES DRESSES girl #out of them peggy probably comes the closest but peggy is a woman in a man’s position and every inch of her is painfully aware of it #but what does she do? she wears fucking red lipstick and pencil skirts and coifs her hair and heels to fucking work #but when it comes down to it she can shoot a driver between the eyes from fifty meters away #pepper has looked after tony for most of his adult life and she is allowed to be TIRED OF IT AND BE FUCKING PUT OFF BY HIM AND WANT HER OWN #AND SHE IS NOW THE CEO OF STARK INDUSTRIES; TAKE NOT - SHE IS NOT IRON MAN’S GIRLFRIEND SHE IS ON THE COVER #OF FORBES AS 1 MOST POWERFUL WOMAN - NOT ‘MEET TONY STARK’S GIRLFRIEND’ #and jane is allowed to focus on her work with thor being a device! towards! opening! up! her! work! she is allowed to love her work #as much as any man does and not be punished for being a workaholic and actually - gasp! - be attractive because of it! #natasha is the only one who comes close to the femme fatale trope - and she is only that when she is playing your ass so #marvel isn’t great on the poc front but oh my god is marvel hitting it on the head with the ladies a+ marvel a+ #no cookies for nolan (via ilvalentinos)
while i dislike the fact that the op of the photoset used “girlfriends” as a qualifier (seriously, bro. you could have gone with mcu women are badass too) this tag essay is beautiful.
So much respect for Marvel for having all the boyfriends be allowed to be as badass as their significant others.
Steve, Tony, Bruce and Thor are really well written love interests for these amazing women. Seriously, you have a CEO, an elite MI6 operative, a molecular biologist, an astrophysicist and the goddess of freakin’ war. These guys better measure up to their awesome.
Cause I’m tired of seeing the reverse of this photoset. It’s pretty shitty to have to have your favorite characters constantly defined by their romantic relationship to another character.
leave the saving of the world to the men? i don't think so.
He should be removed for his incredibly misogynist remarks against many of the female and male characters from the Marvel comics. See that article he wrote [here].
tweet here w/ link to petition that you can RT and get the word out
wow the comment about a lesbian character needing a fuck with Tony Stark so that maybe she can become straight.. WOW I AM SO NOT SEEING GUARDIAN OF THE GALAXY
Come on, Marvel, you’ve got people like Kelly Sue writing your comics….and THIS is your idea of a good directorial choice?
REBLOGGING THIS AGAIN BECAUSE I JUST GOT TO WHAT HE SAID ABOUT BATWOMAN:
“This lesbian character was voted for almost exclusively by men. I don’t know exactly what that means. But I’m hoping for a Marvel-DC crossover so that Tony Stark can “turn” her. She could also have sex with Nightwing and probably still be technically considered a lesbian.”
I’M GOING TO THROW UP.
NOT ONLY IS WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT KATHERINE UTTERLY HORRIFYING AND DISGUSTING.
He takes it one step further with what he says about Dick Grayson, apparently implying that he doesn’t “count” as a man for some reason?
BOTH OF THEM COULD KICK YOUR FUCKING ASS BACK TO THE STONE AGE IT OBVIOUSLY CAME FROM, SIR.
Oh man I don’t know anything about comics or these characters but this is massively disappointing because I’ve had a lot of respect and love for James Gunn for years now ughhhhh.
Oh, James… What did you do?