I’m…I’m just, I have no words
And I would love some Happy Birthday wishes through message and what not. You are also more than welcome to add me on Facebook! There is a link to it in my blog. CHEERS!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, I say this with great regret, but I am going to go on a longer leave than expected. Our short time together has been great, but the truth is School is first for me. As much as I want to post about comics and give my commentary, the work is piling up and I just don’t have time anymore and won’t until I’m done with School, and by then I will be working and then there is that. I thank you for all the lover and support and hopefully in the future I’ll be able to go back to normal, but for now I bid you goodbye.
CHEERS!! Love you all.
I am really hoping the new Ms. Marvel is not a stereotypical travesty. Yes, Marvel is prolific for doing this to a lot of their characters and it’s saddening because truthfully, everyone is more than what there race entails. Marvel has had a horrible past of making characters stereotypical representation of the entire culture they represented, and while it was cool to see some diversity, it was not so cool to see some backhanded racism. It was like, “Yay! We’re going to add this very diverse and different character to the line-up, but they’re going to portrayed like the media and how every other racist in the world portrays them.”
Example, DUST! aka Sooraya Qadir, and Afghani woman whose mutant powers manifest while in Afghanistan and the X-Men come to save the day. While she developed into a great character she embodied a lot of the stereotypes of Middle-Eastern women, i.e. being Muslim, dressed up in a niqab, and having the power to turn into and control sand. Now, I AM NOT SAYING IT IS PAID TO PORTRAY ANYONE AS SUCH, I am saying that Marvel should not look at stereotypes as a way to exploit a people just for more readership. She ended up being way more of a character than all these characteristics suggested, but it just goes to show you that while Marvel has gotten very far in equality and tolerance and acceptance, they still have a long way to go. CHEERS!!!
Ms Marvel #1, from writer G. Willow Wilson (Cairo) and artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways), introduces the world to the young Muslim woman who takes on the mantle of Ms. Marvel.
Um yes please!
The Jack Kirby Museum opens TODAY for one trial week:
Monday, November 4–Sunday, November 10th
178 Delancey Street, New York City
Admission is FREE; suggested donation $2 for adults
It looks like it’s open 12pm-7pm most days, but check www.kirbymuseum.org for details. There’s an opening reception Monday night at 7pm.
Wish I’d been able to visit while I was in NYC. If you’re there and you can go, please go.
Pay homage to your God!!!