The Musings of An Aspiring Writer

Comics, Politics, and a Dash of various fandoms and insanity

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theunbrilliant:

I felt like posting some Babs/Ted interactions so here ya go (I discovered on DA some people don’t actually know about this happening.) 

Basically Ted and Barbara meet by chance on the internet and set up a date, figure out each others’ secret identities, and compliment each other on how smart they are. 

It’s sort of a weird relationship because I think Ted’s supposed to be *at least* Bruce’s age so I wouldn’t really expect it to work out but I still like it. This is also the timeframe in which we find out Ted’s had multiple heart attacks without knowing after Barbara makes him go to the doctor since he’s still getting worn out even after losing weight and exercising regularly. They never went anywhere with that and apparently it was going to play into a storyline they’d set up that executives decided to cancel. 

Not everybody likes the BoP version of Ted because of his seriousness but honestly I think he’s fairly witty for Chuck Dixon’s writing (I like Dixon a lot actually but humor’s not really one of his fortes.) 

I also appreciate him creating this friendship between two of my favorite characters. 

Their relationship’s never been exactly solid from writer-to-writer; in BoP they agree to ‘just be friends’, Ted later expresses a crush on Barbara on several occasions to which she’s ‘meh’ to; in the Super Buddies timeline Barbara’s the one asking Ted on a date and calling him ‘handsome’ to which he expresses surprise. 

Also, who holds hands sitting next to each other like that? Apparently Babs and Ted do. 

Oracle is so adorable when Butch Guice draws her though, oh my goodness.

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comicsalliance:

MARVEL AND JACK KIRBY’S HEIRS SETTLE COPYRIGHT DISPUTE
“Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Kirby’s significant role in Marvel’s history.”
Well, those are words no one expected to read on Friday morning — or maybe ever — but they were indeed issued in a joint statement.
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comicsalliance:

MARVEL AND JACK KIRBY’S HEIRS SETTLE COPYRIGHT DISPUTE

“Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Kirby’s significant role in Marvel’s history.”

Well, those are words no one expected to read on Friday morning — or maybe ever — but they were indeed issued in a joint statement.

READ MORE

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yellowcape:

- Ttians #32

Dick argues the kids’ case with the orphanage they came from. Also, can we please just note how very fine and stern and bossy he is here? I know it’s shallow but I don’t care.

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Anonymous asked: what's the deal with the whole "marvel doesnt care about the X-men" thing? every comic website is talking about it and i just dont get it! how did this started and why is everyone making such a fuzz?

brianmichaelbendis:

A couple of widely speculative articles from people online who could not be further outside the situation feeding what was, for some, an existing persecution complex.

 it is complete 100% total nonsense.

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theunbrilliant:

Wally West for flashfest 
I was thinking about the 80s comics where he’s just taken over the Flash mantle and is very concerned about living up to peoples’ expectations, something I think most people can relate to at some point or other. 
This goober was actually the guy who got me started reading comics in general. I loved his character on JLU and ended up buying most of his more famous comic arcs (and always on the lookout for more.) He’s one of my favorite characters of all time and I’m so glad he got a day for flashfest. 
Wally West belongs to DC

Awesome!

theunbrilliant:

Wally West for flashfest 

I was thinking about the 80s comics where he’s just taken over the Flash mantle and is very concerned about living up to peoples’ expectations, something I think most people can relate to at some point or other. 

This goober was actually the guy who got me started reading comics in general. I loved his character on JLU and ended up buying most of his more famous comic arcs (and always on the lookout for more.) He’s one of my favorite characters of all time and I’m so glad he got a day for flashfest

Wally West belongs to DC

Awesome!

(via theunbrilliant)

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franklytriggering asked: I'm assuming you're familiar with the "Is Cosplay Killing Cons?" article by Denise Dorman (if not please read it, it's a hoot). Do you feel that the convention's place in comics culture is going away, or at least drastically shifting? People no longer have to go to conventions to network or sell their art, so the only reason you would need to turn up is to meet someone you admire, and this often isn't enough to drag someone out to an event by itself.

brianmichaelbendis:

I am firmly in the ‘opposite’ camp.

 I think cosplay and the growing social aspects of the convention scene are borderline magical. I think it’s fantastic.

my perspective is a little different than most because I take so much time in between conventions and when I’m there I’m working… but watching from behind by signing table and seeing people becoming friends online or just having a great time expressing themselves through costume and just sharing their love of whatever they love is amazing.

 my feeling is if you are a creator and your book or art or whatever isn’t selling that is on you. and I’m talking about myself here as well. if something didn’t connect with an audience that’s my problem that’s not the cultures problem.

  the culture shifts very quickly. quicker than it ever has before. most of the time I think for the better.  but I think if you are trying to sell something to someone at a convention or anywhere you better take a good look at yourself and what you’re selling and how much you are selling it for.

 you can’t just show up at your table and drop your portfolio and sit back and wish of the sea to part. ( which I see a lot of people doing) you have to have work out there that is vital. you have to let people know what you have that is special and worth their time.