i already know how unpopular i am on this website i dont need a graph to tell me thanks


Ya know something interesting about the Marvel/DC ‘rivalry’ on tumblr?

Everyone acts like DC is this super regressive company compared to Marvel when DC really did more progressive stuff first and is still doing so.

Women as heroes?
DC’s had Wonder Woman as one of their three major heroes forever, but everyone ignores that because “But she doesn’t have a movie yet” (more on that later)

While Marvel can claim the first black hero in comics with Black Panther, DC actually had heroes talking explicitly about race with John Stewart and Hal Jordan, and did a lot of issues with progressiveism and liberalism vs convsativism in the Green Arrow/Green Lantern series (including a black person calling out Hal on how little he did to fight oppression on earth as he did the rest of the universe), and Green Arrow and Hawkeye arguing politics was a common thread of their time on the JLA together.

Black Lightning was the first African-American superhero with no criminal record (Luke Cage did get his powers in prison, it’s kinda stereotypical)

DC itself actually funded and published Milestone comics, a comics company entirely devoted to more diverse comics. If you’ve ever heard of Static you owe DC comics.

Marvel has never had anything even remotely equivalent.

When it comes to LGBT stuff, DC comics had a lesbian Batwoman and a lesbian woman taking over from a male hero in The Question.
While not a hero explicitly DC has a transwoman supporting character in Batgirl. (And I’m not even counting the trans characters in Vertigo books.)
It has Alan Scott being gay inthe Nu52 continuity, 
I know Grace Choi was bisexual pre-reboot (I don’t know the current status)
Had a gay black teen hero in the Superboy & the Ravers comic in the 90s, as well as the character of Obsidian who was a major supporting character in the JSA.

The idea of characters of color or a different gender taking the place of legacy characters is nothing new for DC.
Like I mentioned, a lesbian Latin@ became the Question, there was an asian woman hero Doctor Light, a black woman Doctor Midnight, a Latina became the new Wildcat.

Now I mentioned I’d get back to movies later on and, let’s look at DC & Marvels movies in terms of ethnicity here, most notably the recent casting rumors.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson basically said he’d be playing Shazam.
Shazam, a previously white hero, played by a Black & Samoan man.

Aquaman, if rumors are to be believed, will be played by Jason Momoa.
Aquaman, a white blonde haired, blue eyed hero, played by a Samoan man.

Meanwhile over at Marvel….Well Falcon and Rhodey get to exist, but they’re up to this point still just little more than sidekicks to the white heroes in the movies.
Marvel makes a movie about a superhero team and goes “Yeah, everyone is still white as they were in the 1960s.” 
DC looks at their superhero team and says “We need to make the team more diverse, even if it means changing the race of the heroes” and people act like they’re some super regressive company.

I’m fine with folks preferring one company over the other.
I’m fine with folks being excited Marvel is having legacy characters change race and/or gender with who gets to pick up the legacy.

But as a lifelong comic fan it’s kinda annoying to see people praising Marvel as super progressive for doing shit DC did in the 80s and still does to this day.

Especially when with Marvel it’s coming across far more as a blatant publicity grabs.



assault on precinct 13 | 1976
halloween | 1978
the fog | 1980
escape from new york | 1981
the thing | 1982
chrstine | 1983
starman | 1984
big trouble in little china | 1986
prince of darkness | 1987
they live | 1988
memoirs of an invisible man | 1992
in the mouth of madness | 1994
village of the damned | 1995
escape from l.a. | 1996
vampires | 1998
ghosts of mars | 2001
the ward | 2010

July 24  ♥  151 notes


my sexuality is girls all the time and boys if they’re famous, almost offensively beautiful and completely unattainable so i can attach all my impossible ideals to them and never have to have anything to do with them irl


two weaknesses i have:

  • big, tough men who look mean and badass at first but are actually huge softies
  • big, tough men who look mean and badass at first but are actually huge softies AS DADS


why the fuck does everyone in the purge movies want to kill people if crime was legal i’d find a way to erase my student debt and also probably steal a bunch of new clothes

  • adam and the ants: i will have sex with anybody
  • the b-52's: i will spit in your face and laugh
  • duran duran: i am a vain piece of shit
  • depeche mode: i blend into walls
  • erasure: gay
  • eurythmics: do you know how many shades of eyshadow i own? like at least a dozen
  • falco: i don't even speak german
  • inxs: i am wearing a bandanna and drinking cheap beer
  • japan: i'm special. so special
  • joy division: not even a new wave band also go fuck yourself
  • kate bush: i am an artsy piece of shit
  • new order: i never knew my true parents i was raised by a drum machine
  • the police: i hate myself i hate myself i hate myself
  • roxy music: the leather underpants i'm wearing are really chafing me
  • talking heads: what
  • u2: i appreciate the finer things in life and love getting my ass kicked
  • ub40: i think i'm an incredibly diverse and tolerant person


do you ever get in those moods where you don’t feel like reading and you don’t feel like being on the internet and you don’t feel like watching a show and you don’t feel like sleeping and you don’t feel like existing in general

“fucking gulags and domes again, man” —

probably our new favourite joke


July 21  ♥  2 notes

when i die, don’t forget to put my «batman and robin» vhs in my coffin

July 20  ♥  4 notes


once upon a time, in Japan…. *white characters*

this takes place in Africa… *white characters*

our story starts in the Middle East… *white characters*


the only disadvantage to cereal is you cant hear anything while watching tv


I don’t think writers realize that “strong female character” means “well written female character” and not “female character who punches stuff and shoots stuff”