From Oracle’s tell-all memoir: 

I spent a lot of time choosing which way my boot flaps would go. Some of my teammates in the Imperial Guard were like, “Oracle, you’ve got a lot going for you these days. You’re beautiful, powerful, and your psychic abilities are a useful plot device. Point those boot flaps UP!” 
But, some of the other members of the team were less supportive. Fang especially. (What an asshole!) “Psychics are a dime a dozen”, they’d say. “How are you even named after something in Greek mythology when you’re from a distant planet? Get over yourself and fold those flaps DOWN!” 
In the end, I just couldn’t decide.

From Oracle’s tell-all memoir: 

I spent a lot of time choosing which way my boot flaps would go. Some of my teammates in the Imperial Guard were like, “Oracle, you’ve got a lot going for you these days. You’re beautiful, powerful, and your psychic abilities are a useful plot device. Point those boot flaps UP!”

But, some of the other members of the team were less supportive. Fang especially. (What an asshole!) “Psychics are a dime a dozen”, they’d say. “How are you even named after something in Greek mythology when you’re from a distant planet? Get over yourself and fold those flaps DOWN!”

In the end, I just couldn’t decide.

Paul Gulacy drawing 80s Black Widow 

Personally, I’m not offended by Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman cover. Spider-Woman is supposed to be super-bendy and is often crouching and sneaking around, just like she’s depicted in the instantly-infamous Manara picture. If it were Storm, or Captain Marvel, it’d be out-of-character and I’d have to agree that she was being needlessly cheesecaked. 

That said, it is still kind of ridiculous and worth calling upon the Hawkeye Initiative to poke some fun at it.

To the haters who are exasperated by Manara using a pose similar to one he used in an adult comic, heads up: Artists use and reuse variations of their favorite poses all the time. It doesn’t, in any way, cheapen his remarkable craftsmanship. 

To everyone who is all OMG HER SPINE IS BROKEN LEARN TO DRAW, I say 

Odalisque

Artists have taken liberties with human anatomy to express their love of it since the dawn of time. 

This is a female fertility figure from about 35,000 years ago. Now, THAT’s what Marvel should riff on for their next series of variant covers!

pizza-party:

lifeascomics:

Helmets

Often imitated. Never duplicated.

Kirby headgear

Back when comic book deaths carried some weight. Ooof. #feels

(Also, why’s the steering wheel on the right? Having the kids at your exclusive private school get around in a Rolls Royce is ostentatious enough. Having it be a British import is just plain One-Percenter nonsense! We get it, Charles. Your family’s loaded.)

(Source: demoiselledefortune)

Attention gay geeks of all types! I’ll be hosting a Gay Geek Retreat at Easton Mountain, a gay men’s campground & lodge in upstate New York this September 19-21. It’s gonna be a whole lot of fun! Learn more and register here: http://eastonmountain.org/ggg-2014/

And join on Facebook for updates! https://www.facebook.com/events/353688808113866/

I’ve always dug X-Force. It’s kind of weird. I don’t like violent movies or guns or anything like that in reality. What is it about X-Force’s hyper-weaponized campy ultraviolence that does it for me? I guess the X-Men are often so weighed down by ethical quandries and soap-opera dramatics that it’s refreshing when a few of them branch off, strap on some shoulder pads, and just get down to the business of blowing up bad guys. 

So, I thought "Why not categorize all their abilities and rate all the different team line-ups?" because, that’s what regular people with lives do, right? Not just insane, reclusive, obsessive fans who eventually lose their minds?

Good lord, I’m not doing anything like this again for a long time! lol (I hope you enjoy it.)

Prints on Society6!

fuckyeaharchangel:

X-Factor Character Studies by =urban-barbarian
I so need to upload this series still. LOVED IT.

Always loved these redesigns.

fuckyeaharchangel:

X-Factor Character Studies by =urban-barbarian

I so need to upload this series still. LOVED IT.

Always loved these redesigns.

(via sdmutt)

Had a great time at Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend! My Falcon print, which usually doesn’t get much attention, did really well. I couldn’t figure out why, until someone informed me that fans were taking it to get signed by Anthony Mackie, who played Falcon in Winter Soldier! How cool!

alexhchung:

docgold13:

Graffiti, Wanda and Vision, and Joy Division…  this saintly artist has managed to merge three of my favorite things into one.  
bravo

Wasn’t sure which artist drew this panel. Anyone know?

alexhchung:

docgold13:

Graffiti, Wanda and Vision, and Joy Division…  this saintly artist has managed to merge three of my favorite things into one.  

bravo

Wasn’t sure which artist drew this panel. Anyone know?

(Source: rebel6, via dudetube)

geeksout:

uncannybrettwhite:

tattooedcomicguy:

Uncanny X-Men by John Romita Jr.

If you’re gonna do dark X-Men, Hollywood, make it look like this.

100%

PLEASE YES

Had a fantastic trip up to Maine for Portland’s #MECAF! This time, and for the last couple cons, my most popular image was She-Hulk. With all the hubbub about various Marvel movie franchises, TV shows and Netflix series, I wonder why she’s not being brought to either the big or small screen. Fans are more than ready. It would be a smash. 

Had a fantastic trip up to Maine for Portland’s #MECAF! This time, and for the last couple cons, my most popular image was She-Hulk. With all the hubbub about various Marvel movie franchises, TV shows and Netflix series, I wonder why she’s not being brought to either the big or small screen. Fans are more than ready. It would be a smash. 

Useful if you choose to read comments about FF movie casting.

Useful if you choose to read comments about FF movie casting.

I’ve been so busy getting ready for C22 that I’ve forgotten to mention I’LL BE AT C2E2!!! Booth 511, right next to @GeeksOUT and just a few blocks from Marvel! Come say hi!!  

Holy sh*t #harleyquinn going bonkers by Lap Pun Cheung

Holy sh*t #harleyquinn going bonkers by Lap Pun Cheung

(Source: gothamcitysirensart, via robblerobble)