Oh Billy, you look so small right there…
Superman’s sheer anger over Billy Batson’s situation is a sight to behold. Batman and Robin get away with it because he knows it’s the world’s best internship and that Bruce is willing to put out all the stops to protect him. But Billy? He doesn’t have anyone looking out for him. And that pisses off Superman more than anything.
Seriously, Clark’s face here
He is ready to kick the ass of whoever put this boy in this situation SO HARD
Next page he really lets the Wizard Shazam have it.
Shit, son. I might have to buy this book for those last two panels alone.
When Superman is written well he is an amazing goddamned character.
these few pages are some of my favourite in comic book history. So good. For anyone wondering what the next few pages look like, here you go:
This is a bigger deal than some of you might think, because Superman is one of the heroes in the DC Universe who keeps his secret identity pretty damn secret, because as probably the most powerful and influential person on earth, a lot of people do not wish him well - and would jump at the chance to hold people dear to him as leverage.
Yet, he trusts this poor, scared little kid. To comfort him, and entrust him with his biggest secret - just as Billy did for him.
Superman is just really important, ok?
this for people to truly understand superman
This is exactly it. A very well written Superman story. I have the whole collection of this mini-series in singles and the story by Judd Winncik paired with Joshua Middleton’s art is amazing. Definitely a must-read comic.
where’s the fucking rent
Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion:
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!
This is why this is important.
im so pro-selfie like there are so many bigger problems in the world than girls who think theyre pretty
one of those problems is girls who dont think theyre pretty
There are many things I love about How to train your dragons movies. But what I love most is in the first movie despite being an animation movie for kids told that war and bravery have consequences : Hiccup lost a leg.
Now the second movie is going to portray a young disable hero! it’s rare and it is portraying in a postive way.
I also love how the female characters in httyd movies are strong; badass but they can be sweet , loving and feminines too. It’s not one way or another , they are both. it’s rare too.
And better than that, viking women are raised exactly like the men, you can notice it by how Astrid and Ruff can be stupid and violent like the boys. The only thing that separates boys and girls in HTTYD are their genderparts and only. Everyone battles, too.
Yes! And can we talk about lovely Valka here for a second? Before the second trailer came out, some people were talking about how she must be very flat-chested because her costume doesn’t show anything there, but of course if you’ve seen the stills of her without her armor on, you’ll know that she definitely does have breasts.
That of course means that Dreamworks has actually designed armor for a woman that is actual armor.As in, it is designed to protect, not just show off boobs in a case of leather or metal.
THANK YOU DREAMWORKS
I wrote an article attempting to identify some of the unearned benefits and privileges my fellow male gamers and I are afforded simply by virtue of being male. Please check out the full article in context over on Polygon.
- I can choose to remain completely oblivious, or indifferent to the harassment that many women face in gaming spaces.
- I am never told that video games or the surrounding culture is not intended for me because I am male.
- I can publicly post my username, gamertag or contact information online without having to fear being stalked or sexually harassed because of my gender.
- I will never be asked to “prove my gaming cred” simply because of my gender.
- If I enthusiastically express my fondness for video games no one will automatically assume I’m faking my interest just to “get attention” from other gamers.
- I can look at practically any gaming review site, show, blog or magazine and see the voices of people of my own gender widely represented.
- When I go to a gaming event or convention, I can be relatively certain that I won’t be harassed, groped, propositioned or catcalled by total strangers.
- I will never be asked or expected to speak for all other gamers who share my gender.
- I can be sure that my gaming performance (good or bad) won’t be attributed to or reflect on my gender as a whole.
- My gaming ability, attitude, feelings or capability will never be called into question based on unrelated natural biological functions.
- I can be relatively sure my thoughts about video games won’t be dismissed or attacked based solely on my tone of voice, even if I speak in an aggressive, obnoxious, crude or flippant manner.
- I can openly say that my favorite games are casual, odd, non-violent, artistic, or cute without fear that my opinions will reinforce a stereotype that “men are not real gamers.”
- When purchasing most major video games in a store, chances are I will not be asked if (or assumed to be) buying it for a wife, daughter or girlfriend.
- The vast majority of game studios, past and present, have been led and populated primarily by people of my own gender and as such most of their products have been specifically designed to cater to my demographic.
- I can walk into any gaming store and see images of my gender widely represented as powerful heroes, villains and non-playable characters alike.
- I will almost always have the option to play a character of my gender, as most protagonists or heroes will be male by default.
- I do not have to carefully navigate my engagement with online communities or gaming spaces in order to avoid or mitigate the possibility of being harassed because of my gender.
- I probably never think about hiding my real-life gender online through my gamer-name, my avatar choice, or by muting voice-chat, out of fear of harassment resulting from my being male.
- When I enter an online game, I can be relatively sure I won’t be attacked or harassed when and if my real-life gender is made public
- If I am trash-talked or verbally berated while playing online, it will not be because I am male nor will my gender be invoked as an insult.
- While playing online with people I don’t know I won’t be interrogated about the size and shape of my real-life body parts, nor will I be pressured to share intimate details about my sex life for the pleasure of other players.
- Complete strangers generally do not send me unsolicited images of their genitalia or demand to see me naked on the basis of being a male gamer.
- In multiplayer games I can be pretty sure that conversations between other players will not focus on speculation about my “attractiveness” or “sexual availability” in real-life.
- If I choose to point out sexism in gaming, my observations will not be seen as self-serving, and will therefore be perceived as more credible and worthy of respect than those of my female counterparts, even if they are saying the exact same thing.
- Because it was created by a straight white male, this checklist will likely be taken more seriously than if it had been written by virtually any female gamer.
IMPORTANT, NON-ART POST TIME.
This list hits so close to home. Every point’s a gut-punch reminder of mistreatment I and so many friends have endured. The final plunge from insult into disgust is #25; not disgust at the article or radicalbytes, but at how true it is.
I’m forward enough that I don’t get as much of the in-your-face sexist pushback I used to, but it’s been replaced by much more subtle acts of bias that are no less venomous. Sexism permeates the gaming community (and industry) so fundamentally women don’t have to be harassed or blatantly insulted to experience being the unwelcome company, being othered.
Very often, men will disregard me when talking about games. They focus on my husband, Coey, and any input from me is quickly dismissed or even ignored entirely. He has blatantly attempted to include me in conversations many times, even swing conversations over to me when the topic is more my area-of-expertise/genre/series, but it rarely sticks. This happens at conventions, gaming stores, plainly in public, even with people considered friends. At cons, we’ve had many be drawn to our booth by a piece of gaming fanart I made, but then I’m typically left out of the conversation I initiated. People assume the fanart must be my husband’s. When I reveal it’s mine, they’re surprised and even lose interest all together. Coey’s had people fawn over his gaming tattoos, but when he mentions [insert gaming tattoo I have that’s relevant to their convo] they have no interest. One of the most insulting parts is the marked difference of our treatment before and after he transitioned. Before he started identifying and passing as male, we were both regarded identically in these situations.
Those who do include me seem insistent on noting of how “special” I am. Remarks toward Coey’s on how lucky he is to have a wife who games. Surprised comments about how not many “girls” like [insert game series/genre/etc]. They’ll humour my opinions and comments on the community/industry, but take them with a grain of salt. Rarely is real effort or care put into considering what I have to say, until Coey backs me up.
I’ve been treated and received as one of the exceptions, in which I take no pride.
My experiences aren’t unique in the slightest.
I reject racism. Don’t want to be racist. So instead of feeling attacked by accusations of racism, I welcome you showing me what needs fixing.
For you white girls who say you love Koreans, ya’ll sure don’t treat the mods over at ThisisNotKorean very nicely. Oh wait. Because you only love the cute little ‘submissive’ Koreans, the ones who aren’t there when you say disgusting racist fetishizing shit-not the angry ones who are sick an tired of being homogenized, sexualized, and objectified as sexual objects for a bunch of white girls in need of a new trend to make them look worldly and cultured.