I want kids to read comics. I want kids to fall in love with comics like I did.
And I want the people who write them to love kids, all kids.
Just like Superman.
Precisely why I am against the idea of Orson Scott Card writing Superman
Not only has DC Comics hired anti-gay bigot Orson Scott Card to write a Superman story, but Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston thinks I don’t have the right to be pissed about it: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/02/07/orson-scott-card-superman-and-here-we-go-again/
Rich, there’s a difference between political beliefs and bigotry. There really is. My mom is both a Republican AND someone who believes I’m entitled to civil rights. Also, Card is not just a de facto activist because he’s famous. HE’S ON THE BOARD OF NOM.
Basically I’m just pissed that a Superman comic is coming out and, for the first time in my entire life, I will not buy it. Shame on you, DC.
Signal fucking BOOOOOST.
I stopped reading Bleeding Cool around Christmas time because Rich Johnston pulled some more shady, grody, inappropriate stuff.
I think what Rich was trying to say is it’s dodgy ground to say ‘I think everyone should boycott this because of MY morals’…rather, that should be done based on your own morals and decision etc.
To do the prior isn’t any different from what One Million Moms tries (and spectacularly fails) to do every time there is something gay in any form of media.
However, the very nature of his article does inform the reader of the concerns behind those wanting to boycott this book, and Card’s connection to NOM.
It’s also pointing out that this book is not all Card, but rather a number of creators. Card is merely involved, as sadly, he is popular.
Personally, I liked this post and am reblogging it because it is spreading the word about Card’s connections, homophobia and ‘morals’. Also, my personal decision is to not buy this book, due to Card’s involvement. I can’t say this will change DCs stance on hiring him, but then I would not be surprised by that.
I am not about to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t do. I will just say that personally I take issue with Card and his bigotry and choose not to support him or his endeavors.
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New stuff added to eBay
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Yes Wonder Woman is wearing thigh high boots and a skirt. I can’t even imagine what Power Girl will wear on this earth …
Well, Wonder Woman of Earth 2’s costume design is frankly incredibly similar to Muscle Mary’s in The Pride now. Headgear is a similar shape. Only annoys me because it will make it look like we copied this design by the time The Pride’s further issues come out.
Still hilarious and one of the best comic rants I’ve seen in ages
This is hilarious, and largely accurate, and actually quite educational about comics.
Also, it’s by Max Landis, John Landis’ son and screenwriter of Chronicle I believe.
And additional, it has Elijah Woods’ nipple in it. Yay!
cool kris anka redesigns
Cool is putting it mildly. Freaking awesome designs more like