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This whole ordeal started with this post where an Anon asked Christian “ Do you think storm can be an omega level mutant and if so how do you think she would become one? ”
Then this happened..An Anon sent :Christian this…
"storm is a glass cannon, she can be knocked out by people with human level strength. and her against silver surfer was PSI. she is underrated but also overrated in power. her stans will say she can solo all the x-men smh"
Then an Anon sent me this:
storms power levels have nothing to do with her being a woman or her color, but way to take something completely out of context and turn it into a race issue. there are a lot of powerful mutants that aren’t omega, or shouldnt be considered omega ie iceman
Is Storm awesome? Does she deserve her own solo series which I hope all of you are buying and reading? Is Storm worthy of being an Omega level mutant in the Marvel Universe?
I was wondering why my name popped up on my own dash again.
Everyone, go show Sasha some love! I fell in love with her art after a Static post here on Tumblr led me to a Power Rangers image posted to DeviantArt (both included above), and when I saw her Connor Hawke, I was hooked!
Her bodies, her faces, and her attention to detail have me hooked. I hope you will be too!
that day he learned that he didn’t even know how to kill himself. without even trying, his body grew lighter, his bones grew soft, he almost bounced off the pavement. he almost laughed instead of crying when he realized he wasn’t even hurt. and strangely, he was glad to still be alive.
THEY DIDN’T DESERVE HIM.
Everyone! Listen to This Speech by Gene Luen Yang on Diversity and Comics Right Now
On Saturday, writer Gene Luen Yang gave a speech at the National Book Festival where he discussed the issue of diversity in publishing and specifically in comics and it is amazing.
The award-winning Boxers and Saints author began his speech by discussing the importance of Dwayne McDuffie to his own entrance in to comics and to comics overall. McDuffie, of course, fought for diversity in comics ultimately creating his own comic company so he could see people like himself in comics.
Yang talks about the importance of that company, Milestone, because the character Xombi was also an Asian American male.
But he also addresses the issue of diversity in terms of the writer’s responsibility and overcoming the fear of “not getting it right” and suffering the wrath of the Internet.
I strongly recommend that every writer or potential writer in comics listen to this speech. I strongly recommend that every editor and publisher in comics listen to this speech. I strongly recommend every comic reader listen to this speech. And I strongly hope that every person who diminishes diversity in comics with snide remarks listens to this speech.
T’Challa the Black Panther
cosplayer Sean Shaw
Saturday May 31, 2014 Long Beach Comic Expo
Long Beach California
everyone go home. it’s over. he wins everything
Yes. Look at God…
We are excited to announce our newest project, a steampunk adventure entitled “The Invention of E.J. Whitaker.” Set in 1901, the story centers around Ada, a brilliant young inventor, who very quickly finds herself on a journey full of mystery, romance and danger when her latest invention begins to garner national attention.
More details to come!
Created by: Shawnee´Gibbs & Shawnelle Gibbs
Art by: Mark Hernandez
OH! Gibbs Sisters on TUMBLR? WELL HELLO LADIES!
Near Kin explores, questions, and pays tribute the multifaceted brilliance of Octavia Butler’s work through poetry, prose and essays by writers all over the world. Among these works are:
There’s the question over a writer’s reasons for self-censorship and what it means to the future of racial survival in Alexis Pauline Gumb’s astounding essay “A Litany for Survivor.” Lenard D. Moore, Wanda Vanhoy Smith, Deborah L. Warner, and Marieta Maglas pay tribute to Butler the writer with their works “Charisma,” “Octavia’s Brood and Vision,” “Identity,” and “Terzenalle for Octavia Estelle Butler.”
Alex Hernandez, Carol Wysinger, M. Justine Gerard, and Meghan Elison take inspiration from Butler’s near/post-apocalyptic life-and-death scenarios in their stories, “A Thing With Soft Bonds,” “In the Beginning,” “Small Talk,” and “Dys-Mytopia.”
Helene Cardona, Charie D La Marr, and Janani Balasubramanian touch on the themes of kinship and motherhood in “The Measure of Death,” “Sweet Autumn, and “My Mother Has Wombs in Her Feet That Will Not Close.”
Linda Ravenswood, Dave Scriven, Joy KMT, Diane Quinones, and Apryl Skies discuss humanity’s violent and indelible interactions with the natural world in “The Saint of the Unknown Universe,” “There is Nothing Inconsistent,” “Autonomous,” “Wisdom’s Path,” and “Immortal Kyn.”
Cacy Fogenie, Soraya Jean-Louise McElroy, Fabiola Jean-Louise, Lance Tooks, Roju, and Marissa Lafferty have contributed amazing paintings and illustrations inspired by Butler’s work: “Justus”, “In A Dream”, “Birth of a Seed”, “Kindred”, “Eternal”, and “Space Lady”
The brilliant Walidah Imarisha has a piece in it, as well.