I’m loving the Super Mario themed body paint Melanie Doust is rocking out in these shots!

Photo: Lauren Payne
Lighting set up: Glen Young
Makeup & body paint: Lauren Payne, Dollvyn Van Luyn, Boom Jui

"Yo, if you’re cosplaying as Khal Drogo, you’re asking for it." If Geek Girls Acted Like Geek Guys 

I really love the Wonder Woman cover for this issue of Amazing World of DC Comics by Michael Nasser (aka Michael Netzer).

Hey, look…it’s a pink yoshi! (And if you look closely, you can almost make out a pink Mandy Morbid in the background.)

The most adorable stormtrooper of all time.

Remember when your parents complained about you wasting your money on those stupid funny books? Yeah, well…$3,207,852.00 later.

Liefeld Anatomy 101.

I’ve been thinking about the Spider-Woman#1 controversy for the past week & couldn’t find my words…until now.

The problem is the amount of people who can’t see that there’s a problem. It’s not her physique & it’s not the anatomy. It is, however, the use of a fuck me pose at a time when the industry is in dire needs of attracting a new audience & all eyes have been focused on the industry as a whole over the past couple of years for claims of sexism, not only through artistic representation but with the business itself.

It’s also a major blow when your company has been the perceived leader with not only female lead characters, but also with female creators. Tom Brevoort’s “you hire Manara, you know what you’re going to get” explanation even goes to show that he’s clueless to the cause of the outrage. He dances around the point. The point is don’t hire an artist who turns everything into erotica for a book that’s hoping to attract non-erotica readers. The problem is that someone looked at this and thought, “Yes. This guy. This is what we need on the cover of our mainstream comics.”

Now as this blog shows, I’m no prude. I love erotic art [presumably] as much as the next person, and think Milo Manara does beautiful work. But also I’m not necessarily trying to attract new readers to maintain & increase my business growth like Marvel. There’s a time and a place for everything, and the cover to a mainstream comic with a female lead clearly wasn’t it.

Pool Party Ziggs! This is what happens when Jessica Nigri combines her LOL love with a summertime cooldown.

Damn you, janeturenne!

My first reaction was ‘Nice thought but there’s no way, Coulson is much younger than…’ and then I stopped mid-thought.

Because you know what.

You know what.

After Steve, the US government had to keep trying to recreate the Super-Soldier Serum.

And who

and who

would be the FIRST DAMN PERSON IN LINE to volunteer?

They told us it never worked again.  And that was kind of true.  They never again recreated the super-strength or the gleaming pecs.  But other things, they got right.  They got the vastly delayed aging.  And the kind of reflexes that make a man able to take out two armed thugs with a bag of flour.  And the talent for leading through example.  And they got the most important part, Erskine’s favorite part: the magnification of moral fiber, taking the loyalty and selflessness of a loyal and selfless man and making him into something spectacular.

Coulson didn’t buy those vintage cards on Ebay.

He’s had them since he was a little boy.

That little boy right there.