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// When Women Were Bad in Comics and Sometimes Stayed That Way//

dcwomenkickingass:

The issue of why there are so few permanently bad female characters in comics is one that has been discussed before and it is an interesting one that came up as recently as the revamp that Gamora received in Guardians of the Galaxy

But there was a time when there a lot of women who were bad to the bone in comics and a new book provides a fun and thoughtful overview. Vixens, Vamps and Vipers is the newest book from comic historian Mike Madrid. Madrid is the author of the must have guide to female characters in the early and mid-years of comics as well the look at female heroes of the golden age Divas, Dames and Daredevils. I spoke to Madrid when the latter book was published and he’s back to chat about his latest.

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Read what he has to say about the book and how you can win a copy.

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divawitha-d:

Captain Marvel by Joe Quinones, NYCC 2014

divawitha-d:

Captain Marvel by Joe Quinones, NYCC 2014

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Now That We Have a Date for the Wonder Woman Movie Some Key Questions

dcwomenkickingass:

Earlier today Warner Bros. and DC Comics announced the titles, stars and release dates of 10 films including a Wonder Woman film slated for 2017.

Based on the press release from the company we also know that Gal Gadot will be the star of that film.

What don’t we know? Quite a lot.

1. Who is…

Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.

Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.

Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”

"Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis," The Independent. (via madelinecoleman)

"strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands"

"too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements"

"don’t give me that French shit."

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Today In Solidarity (10.5.14): Voter Registration surges in Ferguson in the wake of Mike Brown’s death. The ballot box is not a singular or final solution to dismantling the systems of oppression in Ferguson and beyond, but it’s certainly an important area to focus on. Remember, the current city council/government is disproportionately white due in large part to voter apathy. It’s not too late to get registered, but many state deadlines are coming up this week! For more info visit: VOTE MISSOURI or Rock the Vote.

There’s no place where you can affect change more directly or effectively than at the local level. Don’t sleep on municipal elections. #staywoke #farfromover

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cerceos:

Clark Hecker

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velarise:

Nebula, Guardians of the Galaxy, by Karin Olava Effects, photos by Danarki.

velarise:

Nebula, Guardians of the Galaxy, by Karin Olava Effects, photos by Danarki.

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mattfractionblog:

sixpenceee:

Navajo man dressed up as nayenezgani spirit. The nayenezgani spirit is a “slayer of alien gods.” The Navajo believe that this spirit casts out the evil spirits of the world. (More Information)


THE SLAYER OF ALIEN GODS

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sixpenceee:

Navajo man dressed up as nayenezgani spirit. The nayenezgani spirit is a “slayer of alien gods.” The Navajo believe that this spirit casts out the evil spirits of the world. (More Information)

THE SLAYER OF ALIEN GODS

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