littlemissgriff replied to your photo “Wait. Hold up. The Japanese-American lady is in the middle of…”
BUT SHE’S A WOMAN. Obviously, she’s only there for the gossip and romance. And to be hysterically outraged.
Let me tell you how this shitty issue ended: It was revealed that in the Marvel Comics Universe, the Invaders ALMOST stopped the war in the pacific with a tidal wave that would have killed a few thousand people at the most, but a Japanese female character (the golden Age character Golden Girl) intervened and because of her intervention, the Invaders felt too guilty to do it.
AND THAT’S WHY THE MARVEL COMICS’ UNIVERSE UNITED STATES DROPPED THE ATOMIC BOMB.
ROBINSON BASICALLY PUT THE BLAME OF THE DESTRUCTION OF TWO JAPANESE CITIES ON A FEMALE JAPANESE CHARACTER.
and even though I felt that Golden Girl’s actions were correct, we were supposed to think they were wrong, and her granddaughter is ANGRY at her and the book wants us to BLAME HER FOR THE ATOMIC BOMB.
WHAT ARE YOU EVEN FUCKING DOING ROBINSON.
HOLY FUCKING HELL.
Robinson’s women in this series are so badly written.
Spitfire is continually referenced but rarely shown or given dialogue, because it’s more important to showcase the 6000000000000000000000000000000000000 male invaders.
The primary female character in the first arc is a villain; the secondary female character is some waitress who wants to fuck Jim Hammond.
Bucky is callng female antagonists “sweetheart.”
There’s so much casual misogyny in this shitty series.
And it’s almost entertaining ON A META LEVEL, because WHEN HE WAS ACCUSED OF WRITING A SHITTY AND MISOGYNISTIC STORY FOR CRY FOR JUSTICE, ROBINSON TRIED TO PLACE ALL THE BLAME ON DC’S SHOULDERS.
And people believed it, because it fit into their “DC is a big, bad meanie who hates all their creators” narrative. And because it let them believe in the argument of “Marvel is better than DC because Marvel doesn’t force their creators to write misogyny (lol they do it on their own I guess that is better?)”
But whatever. AFter reading this book, I am pretty damn sure that Robinson was 100% responsible for the idea to kill Lian to give Roy and Ollie manpain, And now he is a lying coward who claims otherwise.
fuck Robinson so very much. I’m glad DC was mean to him.
Friendly Reminder #045
Joss Wheden likes to make the “good girls” go bad/dark in the most horrific way possible.
This is… false? the only character I can think of who fits this is willow? and willow is WAY MORE SIMILAR to Jemma then skye. Like by a lot.
Jemma is the good girl of the show, if anyone is, because the fundamental thing about the “good girl” is she hates breaking rules. Skye loves breaking rules. She’s literally a criminal. Yes she’s a good person and like loves people and is nice and all that junk but that’s not what a good girl is?
Unless you are being very broad and basically saying joss likes to make nice girls get “dark” like buffy or fred? but I’d never classify buffy or fred as “dark” in a horrific way possible.
I dunno, maybe I’m missing something huge but the only “good girl” gone “horrifically dark” I can think of is Willow? I suppose someoene could count River from firefly but she hardly fits the good girl trope and is hardly dark.
And willow’s darkness becomes evident in like season two maybe even season 1 it’s not like out of nowhere and there’s been nothing similar happening to skye…
Also, whedon’s not running it, I feel like people need to be more aware of that…
Idk. Idk, idk. Idk why everyone thinks by getting darker, it means skye’s going to become like DARK AND EVIL. Because the show spend the wholeeeeeee freakin first season telling us skye is GOOD, she LOVES, she HELPS, her heart is pure and in the right place. Narrative wise, it would make no sense to turn her into s ruthless murderer after spending so much time emphasizing her goodness. If they did I would loose some faith in them as writers, tbh
the whole fucking show is about CHOOSING who you are. in spite of everything, skye CHOOSES to do good - CHOOSES to be good. once again, confessional-type tumblrs are complete garbage.
Oh Jesus fucking Christ.
Skye going bad would be the equivalent of Buffy going evil.
We never got that. We got supporting cast members going evil.
But not the goddamn lead protagonist of teh show.
IF YOU SEE DEPICTIONS OF WOMEN DEFENDING THEMSELVES AND THE BANDWAGON YOU JUMP ON IS OH MY GOD I HOPE SHE DOESN’T GO EVIL!!!!!!!!!!
Then you are telling a lot about yourself and none of it is good.
I hate it when people say Joss Whedon is running this show. Joss Whedon is not running this show. Maurissa & Jed and Jeffrey Bell are running this show. This fandom’s tendency to erase the fact that show has a woman of color as a showrunner is not really surprising, though.
And most people on every side of the fight are still in denial that Skye is the fucking co-protagonist of this show because everybody hates Skye so they can’t see her as the Steve Rogers figure of the show, the moral compass, the unshakable do-gooder, and assume that she is not going to have the struggles of a hero because they refuse to see her in that role.
I mean, Joss Whedon is involved, and it’s certainly valid to worry about his influence in the show when it was basically sold under the premise of “Whedon + Coulson.” (Valid in terms of things that are actually likely to happen and not things that are based in nonsense like the whole ‘skye is going evil’ shit.)
But there are other influences at work here and it’s important to not erase them, especially when one of them is a WOC.
always reblog because best crossover in history
SHULKIE IS DONE. (I also did a Scarlet Witch a while back.)
Both will be available as prints at Fan Expo in Toronto, table A240. Woohoo.
Wait, did I actually finish a painting after saying I would? I DID!
Here she is, the Scarlet Witch.
natasha romanoff + using her thighs as a weapon
Where are the women? Where are the women who are leading and not just the hot sex symbol in the tight outfits, or the aggressive ones with their sexy action sequences? Where are the ones that are battling with their own identity like Iron Man is? Or trying to make a difference in the forefront? There were a couple of articles that the producer of the Agent Carter one-shot sent me last month about that very question. Journalists were going, ‘Where are these women?’ and, ‘We want them, we actually want them.’ - Hayley Atwell (x)
Three panels from Mighty Avengers that tell you
1.) Monica Rambeau is badass
2.) Mighty Avengers is badass
3.) You should be reading Mighty Avengers because Monica Rambeau is badass.
May + Skye
Marvel Female Solo Titles
But wait. Fanboys have bee telling me that Thor being female sucks because Marvel doesn’t do female titles.
Gosh, could it be that they are full of shit.
Leila Taylor aka Sister Sweet
Eventual love interest of Falcon, Leila Taylor appeared in Marvel’s Captain America as a member of a Black activism group and reporter.
Leila Taylor appeared in Marvel’s Captain American and Falcon. Her relationship with Falcon began tumultuously - their initial attraction complicated by her alliances and their opposing ideologies (she viewed him as a sell-out). After a series of relationship testing teaming up to uncover a plot to smuggle toxins into the United States, Leila and Falcon overcome their differences to make their love work and ultimately become engaged.
"I mean, look at her. She’s perfect."
The Clone Wars series is everything that the Prequel films aren’t. They have heart, soul, multiple amazing female characters (including leads) and intelligence. The pilot film is ehhh, but the series is great.
I like how people trying to get me to watch the original trilogy were all “BUT LEIA!” to tempt me, and now people are all “BUT FEMALE CHARACTERS ARE AMAZING ON THIS SHOW!” to get me to watch the cartoon.
lol, I’m sensing a pattern. maybe.
Colleen Coover and the wonderful women of Marvel
from Girl Comics #1-3
written and drawn by Colleen Coover