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aesmael:

"The only wrong way to write a book is to not write it."

Objection! The prosecution calls to evidence Item #33D, Save The Pearls.

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Princesses Playing DnD by madam-marla

Ten players? It must take them like an hour to get through just one round of combat.

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BEFORE BATGIRL, WEIRDER THAN WONDER WOMAN: LOST SUPERHEROINES OF THE PRE-CODE ERA

saladinahmed:

As I discussed in an earlier post, pre-Comics Code comic books are full of fascinating women superheroes who’ve been more or less forgotten in the decades since WWII. Born in the era of Rosie the Riveter, when there was a national campaign to get women into workplaces, these costumed heroines were brassy, hard-assed, snarky, and sometimes just plain weird. They displayed remarkable grit and independence, and were portrayed as better crime-fighters than the inept, sexist cops that got in their way.

Even removed from their intriguing, important place in sociocultural history, these stories are compelling bits of pure comics nerdery - eg, the fact that 1941’s Spider Queen was almost certainly the unacknowledged inspiration for Spider-Man. These characters deserve to be better known. Happily, the astonishing www.digitalcomicmuseum.org hosts full-issue scans of scores of public domain pre-Code comics. Which means you can read these comics right now, for free!

Here are a few of my favorite lost superheroines from the 1940s. Click on a character’s name to access an archive of their adventures!

FANTOMAH - Arguably the first woman superhero, and to this day one of the strangest. Fantomah is a near-omniscient (blonde) jungle spirit with incredible magical/psionic powers. She is always threatening her enemies with “a jungle death!” and she turns into a green skull with beautiful hair when she’s angry.

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LADY SATAN - Sometime Nazi-killer, sometime occult detective, Lady Satan roams the land in her stylish automobile, using gun, garrote, and fire magic to take out Reich agents and child-snatching werewolves.

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MOTHER HUBBARD - Looking like a cartoon witch, speaking only in rhyme, Mother Hubbard uses her bizarre occult powers to battle everything from fifth column saboteurs to Disney-esque dwarves that steal kids’ eyeballs.

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THE WOMAN IN RED - A gun-toting jujitsu expert, the Woman in Red is a sort of costumed private detective. She’s the bane of both criminals (especially those who prey on women) and inept male cops. But to the women she saves she’s quite…tender.

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THE SPIDER QUEEN - A chemistry lab assistant becomes a wise-cracking costumed herowho uses wrist-strapped web shooters to swing around the city and tie up bad guys. But this is 1941, and our hero is a woman.

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THE VEILED AVENGER - Although she’s the frilliest-looking of 40s superheroines, the Veiled Avenger might be the hardest. She uses her crop to make criminals shoot each other…and themselves. And in her civilian life as a District Attorney’s secretary, she scolds dumb cops who endanger witnesses.

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Sadly, these heroines all disappeared by the 1950s. As the national project of getting women out of the workplace took hold, bold self-sufficient superheroines became scarce on the ground. Despite some great work by amazing artists over the years, comics still doesn’t have enough of them.

[And now, a plug: I’m working on a longer piece on these heroines, and on some other stuff you might find interesting. You can learn more about all that here.]

Fantomah and Mother Hubbard are metal as fuck.

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I love the Retsupurae B-team almost as much as Beef and Betus.

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jaythenerdkid:

strawberreli:

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cherrispryte:

doctordisaster:

makin’ racists angry

have all y’all seen this? cause if not, you need to see it. 

It’s very very very easy to do.

or you’re just messing with someone’s favourite character

guys, i found the racist

relevant to last night’s discussion about casting PoC

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travisellisor:

Karate Kid vs. Squirrel Girl by Eric Koda

That’d be a good fight.

Prepare to be vanquished by SQUIRREL POWERS, Karate Kid…

There is not nearly enough Squirrel Girl on my dash.

You can NEVER have enough Squirrel Girl on your dash! :D

I love Karate Kid but he’s pretty much dead here.

Still a better way to die than he did in Countdown, though.

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You’ll only need the first minute of this video.

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stupidmiiverseposts:

There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.

I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.

Always nice to see the “realistically speaking, women can’t be warriors” line (yes we can) trotted out for Smash Brothers, a game where a plumber beats up a space fox and a pink blob eats then both to gain their powers.

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captaincharminghood:

things get heated between the canadians and the americans

*ANGRY CANADIAN NOISES*

I can almost sense the passive aggressiveness seeping from my monitor like maple syrup 

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