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This is kind of a gimme topic, because I am always happy to tell you about what comics I am excited about, but it's what [livejournal.com profile] dhampyresa asked for, so. Here are the comics I'm most excited to read each month:

comics below! )

OH

Nov. 24th, 2013 10:36 am
snickfic: [West Wing] Josh: "Victory is mine, victory is mine, great day in the morning, victory is mine" (TWW)
I have finally managed to work out in my head that Starfire is the DC alien lady who recently got the terrible makeover and Firestar is the Marvel mutant lady who is part of the new Amazing X-Men team.

I mean, I knew they were different, because different companies, and I thought surely they could not have the same name, but.

But now it is all clear.

:DDDD

Aug. 3rd, 2013 07:13 pm
snickfic: [comic] Clint Barton shooting arrows from window of car (Clint action)
Lookee lookee!

like pages in a comic strip: a comic book ficathon



Go forth and prompt things! Perhaps something in a canon I know, so that I can write a fill after bb is done. Otherwise I'll end up writing Saga porn.
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Strange Horizons has a this fairly depressing essay by Renay about how cold and misogynist she found mainstream SFF fannish spaces after growing up as a fan in online, female-centric spaces.

Obviously this is anecdata, but still damning anecdata it is, especially alongside all the discussion we've had recently of sexual harassment at cons.

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From my previous comics exposure of "movies plus what my friend TheRazor told me," I've never managed to get even mildly interested in any DC characters, but nonetheless this costume design for the new Batgirl pleases me very much. Here are artist Annie Wu's considerations for the costume:

Well, when it came to addressing the needs of the story, I spent a lot of time considering each element with the lens of “If this is true, what else is true?" Okay, so, you’re a teenage girl AND a costumed vigilante so you need to design your costume to look extra-intimidating. All right, you know the legendary bat symbol carries tremendous weight with it so you make that as prominent and strong as possible. You need a silhouette more menacing than your natural teen build will allow, so you find ways to exaggerate that (hence the wider shoulder armor and cape). You’re doing this on your own, unlike Terry McGinnis who has Wayne money and support, so you would carry yourself as such (put your best mean-face on, adjust posture accordingly). Things like that.


I mean, how sensible is that? And then you get this result, which tickles me to no end.

I suppose it says something uncomplimentary about me that so far the element that excites me most about superhero comics is the costumes. (But only certain costumes, mind.)
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I continue to have comics-reading adventures. Yesterday I went to the library and came back with an armful of things that I am in the process of reading. Will report when I have finished.

In the meantime, Wonder Woman is Not the Problem by Tansy Rayner Roberts is a nice character appreciation post that makes me think I should look that character up, too, when I get the chance.

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