July 1st, 2014

With DC Comics’ Gotham Academy Are They Finally Targeting Young Women?


You know what the fastest growing demographic of comic reader is? Women aged 17 to 33.  No, I did not make that up. No, that is not a skewed number. Facts, baby, all the way. 

With that fact looming it’s not surprising to see a demographic that has been basically ignored by Marvel and DC Comics suddenly getting love. And by that I mean teenage girls. 

It makes sense. The earlier you can hook a reader, the more likely they’ll be a comic reader for life. DC and Marvel have done that with dudes for years. But younger women? Eh, not so much. 

Oh, they had books with younger characters - Batgirl and Spider-Girl come to mind, but those were a rarity. And DC Comics has certainly talked about going after that audience. I can still remember during the launch of the new 52 the Supergirl team saying they wanted the female audience reading “The Hunger Games”. If anyone has seen what is going on with Supergirl these days you’ll know that goal failed.

Marvel has dived full-in with targeting the younger female audience with Ms. Marvel. That book featuring a teen age girl is accessible to all ages and is one of the best comics of the year.

But yesterday, on a day when DC also announced a eye raising new team for Wonder Woman they also announced a book that has its eye on the female audience - Gotham Academy.

And you know what? I think they’ve got it right.


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Initially by John F. Strangeway, I believe.

I’ve gotta remember this one. :)


Initially by John F. Strangeway, I believe.

I’ve gotta remember this one. :)

June 12th, 2014

Happy birthday to the inimitable PrimeOp, a.k.a. James Beaver, old school videogame & comic artist, and the brains behind @illmosis. Many happy returns, bro.

May 26th, 2014




ICYMI: This hashtag is in response to the common statement that “Not All Men ________ (fill-in-the-blank) when conversations about misogyny happen.

(via fishingboatproceeds)



the satisfaction

One time in like 5th grade I had this teacher and she gave us all bottles of shit like this and told us to squeeze it all out and of course we were like fuck yeah and did it and then she said, “Now, try and shove it all back in the container.” Of course we all tried, and then stared at her confused as shit. When we all obviously gave up, she said, “In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn’t realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realize it is impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to the words that come out of your mouth” and we were like 10 so we were like yeah ok whatever lady, but somehow to this day I think of it constantly. 

(Source: officialkirstie, via illmosis)


Memorial Day


Memorial Day

(Source: mrhipp)


And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” - Joseph Rodman Drake

(via exfatalist)

  • Heterosexual: one side of the fence
  • homosexual: the other side of the fence
  • bisexual: sitting on the fence
  • pansexual: there is no fence
  • asexual: I acknowledge the fence but don't really need it
  • questioning: hmm... This side of the fence looks good, but so does this one

I'm pretty sure the difference between bigender and gender fluid is that if you're bigender you feel like either a man or a women and gender fluid is when you identify with a point across the whole gender spectrum but it changes. A metaphor is a light switch - bigender is one or the other but gender fluid is like a dimmer switch.
Asketh - Anonymous