Unpopular Opinion Rant

hellosomegirl:

yinx1:

As great as Marvel “changing up” Thor and Captain America I feel it is a way to shut us up for asking about other originally diverse Marvel characters. I mean where is my Captain Marvel who founded the Avengers by the way. Where is my Black Panther who is richer than Tony Stark and Batman combined, and the leader of Wakanda, who’s technology would make Tony Stark cry white tears in a corner. Where is my Orono who in my childhood of X-Men was a dark skinned badass and one of the last survivors of Sentinel takeover. Plus many more.

We already have diversity I don’t need you to change something like CA to make it diversified. I want Marvel to give me what is already there. I don’t get the point of that switch.

plus now they can make the next one white again anyways. Not saying this isn’t great too. But they don’t want to bring out the canon black superheroes though.

speaking solely to the characters you’re asking about: Captain Marvel Monica Rambeau, going by Spectrum, is the field leader of the the Luke Cage-led Mighty Avengers, which features a majority-black and PoC cast.

and Storm has her own ongoing series starting next week!

but yes: Priest’s run on Black Panther in the late 90s/early 2000s is one of my all-time favorite comics, and that the full run was never made available in trade is a crime. Panther had solo books up until 2011 and currently features in one of Hickman’s Avengers books, I’m not sure which one. he’ll have another book soon enough — I just submitted an ask to Tom Brevoort’s blog about when we’ll see a new Panther book that will probably get lost in the shitstorm he’s currently enduring, so please, boost that signal.

(and there’s the new Ms. Marvel and Ghost Rider books, both featuring PoC leads and casts, but you’re on tumblr so of course you know about those, and I think you’re mostly asking where are the black characters, correct me if I’m wrong)

and no, it’s not enough. but it also kind of speaks as to why the Thor and Captain America stories are being told in their mainline titles, changes to which can be announced as Big News on mainstream tv shows and websites and grab the attention of non-comics readers, as opposed to being shunted off into their own “ongoing” series that are ignored until they gets cancelled for low sales. you’re asking: where’s the Storm book, where’s Black Panther, where’s my Captain Marvel, where are the original black Marvel heroes we grew up with — okay, let’s be real, nobody cares where Night Thrasher is [1] — and they’re in these books that maybe you might be interested in reading, but maybe didn’t even know existed because they’re not getting sufficient promotion, or you didn’t know what those books were about, or other readers aren’t picking up because they’re not the “real” Avengers or it’s “just” Storm or whatever. I think it’s bullshit, you know it’s bullshit, you and I BOTH know why this bullshit is bullshit, but it is a thing.

anyway. I get that everyone’s comics budget is limited, sometimes to zero, and I’m not trying to shame anyone for not buying a book. I’m just saying: these books exist, and they are things you sound like you want to spend money on. or not spend money on and still read. (no judgment on that front whatsoever.) Storm #1 comes out next week and Mighty Avengers is ongoing, and we can talk about how there aren’t enough black people in creative or editorial positions at either of the Big Two some other time.

[1] yes, every character is someone’s favorite, it’s just that I feel bad for you if Night Thrasher is yours

[2] I think I sound maybe overly concerned about coming off as condescending here, probably to the point of a different sort of condescension, I just don’t expect that anyone who isn’t utter garbage follows comics news as obsessively as I do and I don’t want to be THAT GUY, I just want people to be able to know the comics they want to read are out there!

shadow27:

What’s this from?

Winged Armor Suzumega, Tsutomu Nihei

Reblogged from Shadows End
princeofcats1:

Dramatis Personae #17, Mercutio

princeofcats1:

Dramatis Personae #17, Mercutio

Reblogged from Prince of Cats
d-pi:

…and on that note…leak:
Dramatis Personae #03: Tybalt, the prince of cats.

d-pi:

…and on that note…leak:

Dramatis Personae #03: Tybalt, the prince of cats.

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d-pi:

…I get tired of not showing you guys anything, so here’s something that I dropped from Prince of Cats (I assure you it was replaced with something better). This was a scene from the beginning that I just thought was inappropriate.
Can you identify any of the posters in the background?
…
maybe I’ll post some more pages I rejected later.

d-pi:

…I get tired of not showing you guys anything, so here’s something that I dropped from Prince of Cats (I assure you it was replaced with something better). This was a scene from the beginning that I just thought was inappropriate.

Can you identify any of the posters in the background?

maybe I’ll post some more pages I rejected later.

Reblogged from Ignorant-Bliss
one of the things I like best about Prince of Cats is (obviously, from the title) the shifting of that goddamn fool Romeo to the shit-stirring background doofus he truly is.

one of the things I like best about Prince of Cats is (obviously, from the title) the shifting of that goddamn fool Romeo to the shit-stirring background doofus he truly is.

Reblogged from Just Tight Shirts
justtightshirts:

Ron Wimberly

"Shame is Pride’s cloak."

justtightshirts:

Ron Wimberly

"Shame is Pride’s cloak."

Reblogged from Just Tight Shirts

princeofcats1:

The Dozens is a game of spoken words between two contestants, common among blacks, where participants insult each other until one gives up or violence erupts.

"it’s like that, huh?"

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princeofcats1:

Flavorwire article on Prince of Cats

princeofcats1:

Flavorwire article on Prince of Cats

Reblogged from Prince of Cats