Younger made an adipose at art class. #doctorwho #cubscout
Younger made an adipose at art class. #doctorwho #cubscout
Every Friday, were going to try to bring you a brief guide on a different comic book character or story, because we all know the world of comics can be a confusing place, and we want to help.
There seems to be a lot of fans of Wonder Woman here on Tumblr, but if you’ve been wanting to find out more about Diana Prince, Themyscira, and The Amazons, we humbly present to you:
A comiXology Guide to Wonder Woman!
Fierce, bold, and confident, Diana, Amazon Warrior Princess of Themyscira, is both feared and respected by the denizens of the DC Universe.
Wonder Woman’s first appearance came in 1941 within the pages of All Star Comics #8 but her origins really were developed in the early issues of DC’s Sensation Comics. In these classic comics, you see the introduction of some of WW’s best known tools like the Invisible Jet and her Magic Lasso. In May 1942, only 5 months after her first appearance, Wonder Woman was the star of her own solo comic.
If all you want is one must-read example of a great modern take on Wonder Woman, look no further than gailsimone's story, The Circle, which brings the heroine face-to-face with talking gorilla warriors, neo-nazis, and the vulnerability of being powerless.
Finally, the rebooting of the DCU with The New 52 saw the combining of comic legends Brian Azzarello and cliffchiang bringing their much acclaimed talents to the Wonder Woman comics. While the New 52 has seen its share of successes and failures, Wonder Woman has consistently been one of the brightest stars in the new universe.
Time to dye some eggs! #legoleia
Some facts about We Were Liars:
- This book prompted several heated discussions amongst our staff, complete with ALL CAPS ASSERTIONS.
- You can preorder a signed copy of We Were Liars right here.
- You can also catch E. Lockhart reading with Lauren Oliver on May 21, yessssssssssssss!
IT IS ALL TRUE. (Or is it?) (No, it’s really true, we promise.)
All the scoop from Word Bookstores, where you can order a signed & PERSONALIZED copy of We Were Liars that’ll ship when the book publishes. Also, my event with Lauren Oliver!
This book is amazing. No lie.
Cinder bit the corner of her cheek. Neither of them had ever sampled the acclaimed sweet of the market bakery. Iko didn’t have taste buds, and Chang Sacha didn’t serve cyborg.
(Cinder by Marissa Meyer - Chapter Two)
MARKET BAKERY ALMOND ROLLS
Lowfat milk: 2/3 cup
Unsalted butter at room temperature: 6 tbsp
Granulated sugar: ½ cup
Salt: 1 tsp
Vanilla extract: 1 ½ tsp
Flour: 4 cups
Cornstarch: 2/3 cup
Yeast, active dry: 2 1/4
Unsalted butter (soft)
MUST. MAKE. ALMOND. ROLLS. NOW.
As the creator of the Girls Love Superheroes blog, I’m always thrilled with new ways to get young girls into superheroes. And that’s why I’m excited about a new contest between Arklu the creators of the Lottie doll and the Brave Girls Alliance:
Lottie is a wholesome doll alternative…
LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD by Ava Dellaira(via macteenbooks)
Painted in #Waterlogue Playing with new apps is fun!
Another set of #bookishnails - Shadow and Bone by @lbardugo . @mackidsbooks Can’t wait to dive in!
Okay, look: “Don’t rape” and “don’t threaten rape” are pinpoint-specific parts of social compact, also known as “the bare minimum expectations for getting to be part of society.”
These are things that should be taken as a given. Don’t hold up ”don’t rape” and “don’t threaten rape” like they are gifts.
I mean, don’t do those things, and deter others from doing them, and talk about all of this, but, fuck, man.
The best way men can improve the lives of women and girls in geekdom is to do their damnedest to shift the balance of power. Geek dudes—especially white geek dudes—you have something the ladies do not: you have a platform from which to speak about issues of justice with relative impunity. Use it. Better yet, share it with or give it to someone who does not have that privilege.
Are you a pro on a panel that’s all white dudes? Give up your seat to a woman of color. Encourage other panelists to do the same. Straight-up refuse to be part of panels that do not work toward equal representation. Hold speaker and guest lists at cons to the same standard. And talk about what you are doing, and why.
If you are in a position that gives you hiring power, hire women—especially into positions where they will have power, not just low-level editorial and work-for-hire gigs. Actively seek and use the input of women, and go out of your way to make really damn sure they’re credited for those contributions.
Seek and vocally advocate for works by and about women, for female-friendly and generally diversity-friendly publishers, retailers, and fan communities. When someone does shit right, vote with your dollars and spread the word. When someone fucks up, call them out, and—if there’s any real potential for it and you’ve got the capacity—offer them impetus for and tools to change.
Buy girl books. Buy books with pink covers, and read them in public. Break down the box of geek masculinity, and live the geek culture you want to see and be part of. Subvert everything.
Meanwhile: Hold other men accountable. Don’t tell rape jokes. Call out bullshit.
And respect the anger of those of us who have been consistently marginalized. If you want to be an ally in this fight, recognize that the fight is not about you: sometimes solidarity means giving other people space to be frustrated and angry at a system from which you directly benefit, and sometimes that means that they will, by extension, be angry at you—and that this, along with everything else, means *that system* is your common enemy.
Speaking of systems: Educate yourself. Read How to Suppress Women’s Writing and call that shit out. Understand that in this fight, your voice is generally considered to mean more than mine. Fight that inequality as hard as you can—but meanwhile, while you’ve got that platform, use it.