IN YOUR FACE JAM: He-Man and the Masters of the Pants

Here it is, my critical assessment of comic books’ longstanding fear of the bare male leg. I know it’s pretty crazy to write 1700 words about the implications of a pants-wearing He-Man, but I dunno, is it?

I think that comics can definitely be used to examine our culture and our weird gender hang ups. And summer’s approaching, so get ready to have our culture’s weird rules about how much skin each gender is allowed to show thrown in your face everywhere!

I’m currently trying to adultize my wardrobe, which includes finding a pair of swim trunks that dont’ have the X-Men plastered all over them. Do you realize how hard it is to find swim trunks that aren’t basically pants? And how crazy is it that we only accept women wearing things that show their entire legs? WHAT IS WRONG WITH US?!

So yeah, this article is about that. And He-Man wearing pants.

Also, someone give me a reason to spend $60 on a pair of really cool, vintage looking Penguin swim trunks. Invite me to your pool parties.

michaelhartney:

If you’re not buying DC Comics this week, let them know why.

I’ve been driven away from every DC book other than Batman and Wonder Woman. This is the final straw.

michaelhartney:

If you’re not buying DC Comics this week, let them know why.

I’ve been driven away from every DC book other than Batman and Wonder Woman. This is the final straw.

patbaer:

michaelhartney:

OUTRAGE: DC Comics has just hired anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card for their new digital Adventures of Superman.He’s written publicly that he believes marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization. He’s also on the board of a notorious anti-equality organization. 
We need to let DC Comics know they can’t support Orson Scott Card or his work to keep LGBT people as second-class citizens. They know they’re accountable to their fans, so if enough of us speak out now, they’ll hear us loud and clear. Sign and share!   

Fuck Orson Scott Card forever.

patbaer:

michaelhartney:

OUTRAGE: DC Comics has just hired anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card for their new digital Adventures of Superman.

He’s written publicly that he believes marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization. He’s also on the board of a notorious anti-equality organization. 

We need to let DC Comics know they can’t support Orson Scott Card or his work to keep LGBT people as second-class citizens. They know they’re accountable to their fans, so if enough of us speak out now, they’ll hear us loud and clear. Sign and share!   

Fuck Orson Scott Card forever.

New episode of MATT & BRETT LOVE COMICS! 
Generation X #1-4 with Matt Fisher and Nicole Drespel
I feel like I have somehow brought the criminally underrated first four issues of Generation X back into the national discussion lately, and here’s the podcast that started it all. A great talk with great people!
Listen to the episode on the website!
Subscribe in iTunes!
Leave a review in iTunes!
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New episode of MATT & BRETT LOVE COMICS!

Generation X #1-4 with Matt Fisher and Nicole Drespel

I feel like I have somehow brought the criminally underrated first four issues of Generation X back into the national discussion lately, and here’s the podcast that started it all. A great talk with great people!

New episode of MATT & BRETT LOVE COMICS! 
Courtney Crumrin & the Night Things! With Kerry McGuire and Nicole Drespel!
Nicole made her first book club pick, and it was (spoiler alert) pretty much a winner. And the awesome Kerry McGuire sat in and brought her awesomeness to the podcast. Bring it! It was brought.
Listen to the episode on the website!
Subscribe in iTunes!
Leave a review in iTunes!
Like us on Facebook!

New episode of MATT & BRETT LOVE COMICS!

Courtney Crumrin & the Night Things! With Kerry McGuire and Nicole Drespel!

Nicole made her first book club pick, and it was (spoiler alert) pretty much a winner. And the awesome Kerry McGuire sat in and brought her awesomeness to the podcast. Bring it! It was brought.

NEW EPISODE OF MATT & BRETT LOVE COMICS!
With Chris Roberson (iZombie, Memorial)! And Kevin Hines (The Curfew, Brothers Hines, fwand)!
This is part one of two. In this episode, we interview Chris and talk about the finer things in life (tacos, poker). Part two drops later this week!
Stream online!
Subscribe in iTunes!
Visit the website!
Tell your friends!

NEW EPISODE OF MATT & BRETT LOVE COMICS!

With Chris Roberson (iZombie, Memorial)! And Kevin Hines (The Curfew, Brothers Hines, fwand)!

This is part one of two. In this episode, we interview Chris and talk about the finer things in life (tacos, poker). Part two drops later this week!

New mini-episode of Matt & Brett Love Comics is live!
Matt discusses his pick for our next book club episode, which will be out on March 28th. What did he pick? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out! Or just, like, look at the picture above. Whatever!

New mini-episode of Matt & Brett Love Comics is live!

Matt discusses his pick for our next book club episode, which will be out on March 28th. What did he pick? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out! Or just, like, look at the picture above. Whatever!

CBR’s top 100 is finished and up! Hurrah!
My blurbs got used in Ultimate Spider-Man (#8), Animal Man (#2) and Wolverine & the X-Men (#23). I was really honored to be involved in this this year, as I have read CBR for years. Yeah!
And my own personal top 20 is up over at my comics blog, Digsy Is Comics.

CBR’s top 100 is finished and up! Hurrah!

My blurbs got used in Ultimate Spider-Man (#8), Animal Man (#2) and Wolverine & the X-Men (#23). I was really honored to be involved in this this year, as I have read CBR for years. Yeah!

And my own personal top 20 is up over at my comics blog, Digsy Is Comics.

thwipster:

SOPAWe at Thwipster wholeheartedly oppose SOPA as it currently stands and as we understand it. We believe in due process and not a Patriot Act for media companies to take down parts of the internet. You can find out more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act
That said… 
PiracyIf you know anyone downloading illegal things off the internet, take a moment and tell them to stop being a dick. We don’t need the government and media companies to tell us not to steal. We can actually stop piracy ourselves by not doing it. Yes, it’s true when you torrent Tower Heist you’re not hurting Ben Stiller, BUT you are hurting the person who does Ben Stiller’s makeup day in and day out. So again, don’t be a dick and don’t let your friends be dicks.
Media CompaniesYou’ve got it hard, right? You make all this stuff that people are so ravenous over that they steal it, remix it and share it with everyone they (don’t)know. But hey, you gotta get paid! Guess what? Don’t be a dick. Cut out the DRM, cut out practices like making things unavailable for 30 days on Netflix or iTunes, and cut out going after people celebrating your products. And maybe, just maybe, be a little more human and people will stop thinking of you as an evil empire. People love the stuff you produce. Just not you.
A couple good articles on SOPA & the comic industry:http://graphicpolicy.com/2011/12/24/sopa-and-the-comic-book-industry/ http://www.comicbookbin.com/Marvel_DCComicsSupports_SOPA001.htmlA petition for Marvel to pull out of SOPA: http://twitition.com/ulrd2 

I am down with this. I’m also down with Thwipster, which makes it incredibly easy to avoid piracy by purchasing their awesome supply of trades and graphic novels at surprisingly marked down prices. It’s great. SOPA is bad.

thwipster:

SOPA
We at Thwipster wholeheartedly oppose SOPA as it currently stands and as we understand it. We believe in due process and not a Patriot Act for media companies to take down parts of the internet. You can find out more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act

That said… 

Piracy
If you know anyone downloading illegal things off the internet, take a moment and tell them to stop being a dick. We don’t need the government and media companies to tell us not to steal. We can actually stop piracy ourselves by not doing it. Yes, it’s true when you torrent Tower Heist you’re not hurting Ben Stiller, BUT you are hurting the person who does Ben Stiller’s makeup day in and day out. So again, don’t be a dick and don’t let your friends be dicks.

Media Companies
You’ve got it hard, right? You make all this stuff that people are so ravenous over that they steal it, remix it and share it with everyone they (don’t)know. But hey, you gotta get paid! Guess what? Don’t be a dick. Cut out the DRM, cut out practices like making things unavailable for 30 days on Netflix or iTunes, and cut out going after people celebrating your products. And maybe, just maybe, be a little more human and people will stop thinking of you as an evil empire. People love the stuff you produce. Just not you.

A couple good articles on SOPA & the comic industry:
http://graphicpolicy.com/2011/12/24/sopa-and-the-comic-book-industry/ 
http://www.comicbookbin.com/Marvel_DCComicsSupports_SOPA001.html
A petition for Marvel to pull out of SOPA: http://twitition.com/ulrd2 

I am down with this. I’m also down with Thwipster, which makes it incredibly easy to avoid piracy by purchasing their awesome supply of trades and graphic novels at surprisingly marked down prices. It’s great. SOPA is bad.

(Source: thwipster)

Tags: sopa comics

philnoto:

From the Hank Pym Photo Archives- Holiday Party, Stark Mansion, 1967

I love the look on Tony Santa’s face. Amazing.

philnoto:

From the Hank Pym Photo Archives- Holiday Party, Stark Mansion, 1967

I love the look on Tony Santa’s face. Amazing.