2- Just because this shapeless dump of a see-through shirt at F21 makes you look like a weirdo marshmallow cloud does not mean you are not a true marshmallow cloud in real life. You are. You are the Beautiful, Reigning Queen of The…
You especially don’t need the high levels of lead found in their accessories and dyed clothing items.
Hey Kateordie! I want to get back into reading comic books, can you suggest a series or two that's good without any of the mysogynistic crap?
Yeah, definitely! Ongoing series that have recently started (as in, within the last 6 months) you should check in with:
The Wake, a story about a mysterious benefactor who starts collecting scientists together in an underwater lab because he’s found… something. Female protagonist.
Hinterkind, a post-apocalyptic story about a world where humanity is an endangered species and animals run the show. Female protagonist.
Coffin Hill, a werewolf/vampire story that reads a lot like Vampire Diaries/modernized Anne Rice. Beautiful, beautiful art. Female protagonist.
FPB (Federal Bureau of Physics), an alternate reality story about a world wherein special officers are brought on location to deal with problems such as gravity loss. Male protagonist.
Killjoys, a dystopian future story written by Gerard Way that I only kind of understand, but it’s really beautiful and fun (thanks to art by Becky Cloonan!). Robots, demons, warrior gangs. Female protagonist(s).
Red Sonja, a new take on the classic chain mail bikini babe written by Gail Simone and tackled by lots of female artists. Fun, and the covers are gorgeous.
Rocket Girl, drawn by Batwoman/Madame Xanadu artist Amy Reeder, about a girl cop sent back in time from a future that maybe shouldn’t be. Gorgeous first issue came out today!
Sex Criminals started last week, and Matt Fraction has created something incredible. A girl freezes time every time she orgasms, and uses it to start robbing banks.
Ongoing series with book collections or finished series you should get into because they’re awesome:
Saga, a Star Wars meets Romeo and Juliet story about two space hipsters from warring planets who have a baby and everyone is trying to kill them. Female and male protagonists, drawn by a lady!
Hawkeye, a story about both Hawkeyes (Clint Barton and Kate Bishop) living their day-to-day lives outside of being Avengers. Reads like a great HBO sitcom. Female and male protagonists, often drawn by artist lady Annie Wu!
Young Avengers, a superhero story featuring a pretty varied cast of dudes and ladies, and almost everyone is at least kind of gay. Really fun. Team story.
Revival, a rural noir story featuring amazing covers by Jenny Frison. Twin peaks-y, but with more gore.
Rachel Rising, another kind of rural noir story, about a girl who wakes up in a grave and can’t convince anyone she isn’t dead. Really creepy and great. Female protagonist.
Mara, drawn by hero of the people Ming Doyle, about a sports star who starts developing supernatural abilities. LGBT content, great art. Female protagonist. (Book out November 13)
Batwoman, famed crime fighter and stalwart ginger lesbian, has three book collections to her name and some of the prettiest artwork in the game. Read Elegy. Just do it!
Seriously, there are SO MANY great comics out there, created by people of all genders and backgrounds. It’s not all boobs and butts! Heck, even Power Girl, who is pretty much described by the boob window in her costume, has a great run of issues drawn by Amanda Conner.
I’ve been a denizen of this fair[ly crappy] city my entire life, in one way or another. I spent some time in LA during college, but don’t worry, I got over it. The one thing, though, that I’ve consistently heard from around the US is that New York is a rude city.
This is, I feel, based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what this place is.
“No one wants to be the person who is made fun of for caring too much about something, who treats in earnest a situation that everyone else considers absurd. Even in personal relationships, feeling too heavily invested while simultaneously understanding that the other person couldn’t be more detached is one of the most profound feelings of embarrassment we can experience. Because it isn’t simply the embarrassment of making a mistake or a poor choice, it’s a shame over the kind of human being you are and how you see the world around you. To be shamed for your sincerity is to be reminded that you are dependent on something which is not dependent on you — that you are, once again, vulnerable.”—I Will Always Care Too Much (via theseasonofthewitch)
It was the late ’90s and I was at an interesting phase of my career. For the first time in my life I possessed relevant qualifications, experience and could also show a successful track record in my chosen career path. I had the job seeker’s trifecta. It was also summer and my current employer…
A former Republican tells it like it is: voter ID laws unfairly burden minorities.
Voter ID laws and the persistent myth of voter fraud as considered by a former Republican. (It’s a pretty important read given all the misinformation on the subject I’ve seen this week.)
“I doubt that most Republican voters know that some Republican officials are taking steps to make it even harder to get that ID. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, to take an example, signed a strict voter ID law and then made a move to start closing DMV offices in areas full of Democrats, while increasing office hours in areas full of Republicans—this in a state in which half of blacks and Hispanics are estimated to lack a driver’s license and a quarter of its DMV offices are open less than one day per month. (Sauk City’s is open a whopping fourtimes a year.) Somehow I doubt that this is primarily about saving money.”