Far Beyond the Stars

And focusing on Marvel and DC at the expense of the dozens of other publishers in comics, and then declaring comics a failure at San Diego Comic-Con, is incredibly myopic. It’s a mistake to think that Marvel and DC are all that mattered, that their new events or announcements dictate the future of capital-c Comics. Marvel and DC are comics, just like the other publishers, and they make some great ones when they let the creators do their own thing. But at this point? You can’t treat them like the entirety of the comics industry, or even two companies that can dictate the future of comics. They run the movies, and that’s cool, but running comics? It’s just not true any more. Image in particular outsells Marvel in the book market as far as trade paperbacks go, and that holds true in the comics market lately, too. That’s no coincidence. People enjoy Marvel and DC, but they want more than Marvel and DC.

If the announcements from the Big Two felt lackluster, but the fans still had a great time, how did comics fail? That sounds like a Marvel & DC problem. Vertical debuted Moyoco Anno’s brand new book In Clothes Called Fat at the show, a comic geared toward adult women. They sold out of Fumi Yoshinaga’s What Did You Eat Yesterday?, a romance/cooking comic. At Image, we sold out of Greg Tocchini & Rick Remender’s Low, an aquatic sci-fi tale, and Nick Dragotta & team’s Howtoons, a comic geared toward getting kids interested in the science through practical play. Boom! burned through Lumberjanes, a comic about girls at camp. These aren’t your normal comics, and people were eating them up.

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After two bad “Comic-Con was bad for comics!”/”Comic-Con was good for comics!” pieces, io9 lets iamdavidbrothers do his thing, and the result is—surprise surprise—a great piece that’s head and shoulders above the traditional (print) comic coverage on the site*.

(* I specify print because Lauren does really good webcomics stuff over there, because Lauren is great.)

11 minutes ago33blackbirdsgraemem 549 notes

LOL.  Bonus answer—

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49 minutes agothe-river-dream-shoreiwantcupcakes 12,337 notes#MCU

slecnaztemnot:

c-cassandra:

i think we all know this one person…

Well, I think the problem is, she really feels fat. It doesn’t really matter how much you weigh, it depends on what people tell you.

Several of my friends are objectively more “fatter” than I am, yet I still feel fat. When you hear “you should lose weigh”, “you should eat less” and other bullshit almost every single day, it doesn’t really matter how much you objectively weigh and if there are people who don’t think you are fat. Yes, I have been told by many people that I am not fat and I don’t believe them. Mostly because other people constantly remind me they think I am fat.

You can be incdredibly thin and still think you are fat. 

I bet the girl in the comics has some relatives or friends (well, it’s usually people from you family who do this shit) who constatly tell her she is not beautiful enough and thin enough.

I also bet that she thinks her cat friend is beautiful. If I saw two girls from this comics and got asked who I think is more beautiful, I would definitely say the girl with cat and wavy hair.

This girls is not doing it for attention or for pity. I bet she honestly believes that she is ugly and will never find a boyfriend.

It takes years for some people to get comfortable in their skin. I still think other people are lying when they say I look nice or have a nice hair or whatever. Just because someone is more objectively beautiful doesn’t mean they feel that way.

50 minutes agoslecnaztemnotc-cassandra 117,283 notes
bibliofilariidae:

halaalpakistani:

ya-maula:


What angels are apparently supposed to look like.
They had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die.
 The bible mentions multiple faces, being covered in eyeballs, constant singing, lion heads etc.
 Besides being described as beasts and monsters, they’re practically brainless drones. Heavenly angels are only one step removed from demons. The only difference is demons fell from heaven because they chose to follow Lucifer, who was an angel (angel of music and one of god’s favorites). So they are these eyeball covered animal mashed up monsters who were only created to worship for eternity (part of humanities creation was so that something would choose to love god, not just worship him because they were created to).
Angels fall into a lot of new age and conspiracy beliefs.We were taught that the supernatural realms went in the order of Heaven, Hell, then Earth. So when the angels fell from heaven with Lucifer, some fell through hell and landed on Earth. We were taught they intermarried with early humans and created giants and taught witch craft to women.
 They’re abominations, they’re alien, they’re beyond us. They’re creatures that biology as we know it does not apply to. Often they do not love mankind, they love God and God alone.

Christianity is funky and frightening.

damn but thats not what they put on christmas cards

I want that Christmas card.

bibliofilariidae:

halaalpakistani:

ya-maula:

What angels are apparently supposed to look like.

They had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die.

 The bible mentions multiple faces, being covered in eyeballs, constant singing, lion heads etc.

 Besides being described as beasts and monsters, they’re practically brainless drones. Heavenly angels are only one step removed from demons. The only difference is demons fell from heaven because they chose to follow Lucifer, who was an angel (angel of music and one of god’s favorites). So they are these eyeball covered animal mashed up monsters who were only created to worship for eternity (part of humanities creation was so that something would choose to love god, not just worship him because they were created to).

Angels fall into a lot of new age and conspiracy beliefs.We were taught that the supernatural realms went in the order of Heaven, Hell, then Earth. So when the angels fell from heaven with Lucifer, some fell through hell and landed on Earth. We were taught they intermarried with early humans and created giants and taught witch craft to women.

 They’re abominations, they’re alien, they’re beyond us. They’re creatures that biology as we know it does not apply to. Often they do not love mankind, they love God and God alone.

Christianity is funky and frightening.

damn but thats not what they put on christmas cards

I want that Christmas card.

53 minutes agoillbebackinaflashnospheratusblack666 109,462 notes

exeunt-pursued-by-a-bear:

erikloser:

stop taking bucky’s metal arm away

stop taking charles’ wheelchair away

stop taking clint’s hearing aids away

disabled superheroes are important stop sucking please

I read this wrong and I was just picturing them all confused as to who keeps taking their stuff.

"Steve have you seen my arm anywhere?"

"Nope, sorry Bucky.  By the way, have you seen Clint’s hearing aids?  He hasn’t been able to hear a damn thing all day"

11 hours agothe-river-dream-shoreerikloser 25,465 notes

bargain-bin-batman:

I wanted to share this because this comic touches on something very personal in all our lives, the reasons we read comic book and enjoy stories of superheroes saving the day…

These images are panels from an online comic by Dean Trippe, and it’s called ‘something terrible’. What’s unique about this comic strip is that the main character is supposed to be Dean himself as a young boy, and it tells the story of how he was sexually abused and struggled to find a way to cope, eventually stumbling onto the heroes we all know and love. The comic tells the story bluntly, but without giving too much detail so it is suitable for younger readers.

I actually got very emotional reading this, please, if you have the chance read it.

14 hours agoraggedy-smithbargain-bin-batman 21 notes
God is like Robert Pattinson: It’s not the person you have a problem with; it’s the fan club that freaks you out.
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Anurag Sahay (via really-shit)

this is the best analogy I’ve ever heard

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21 hours agothe-river-dream-shorereally-shit 130,778 notes

Remember that time I almost died coming on stage? When Gina tried to kill me?

23 hours agostarlordsstanakaticland 1,760 notes#firefly

giancarlovolpe:

I just realized I don’t normally reblog sculptures.  But DAMN.

1 day agogiancarlovolpeiraffiruse 270,459 notes

Ugh, these two. (x)

1 day agotherealdeepsixsebastianstoned 9,297 notes#mark ruffalo #Chris Evans #MCU
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