Queer Comic Headcanons

brassyreporter:

dancewhilethedevilsleeps:

DC: Wonder Woman is too difficult to find a movie audience for-
Marvel: YO YOU LIKE BLACK WIDOW? HERE SHE IS IN THE NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH A TON OF SCREENTIME AND MAJOR ASSKICKING SKILLS
DC: We can’t allow the lesbians in Batwoman to get married in the comic, sorry.
Marvel: HEY GUESS WHAT WE’RE GONNA FEATURE A GAY WEDDING ON THE COVER OF AN X-MEN ISSUE
DC: The new direction for storytelling needs to be dark, gritty, mature and cynical.
Marvel: DUDE CHECK IT OUT LOKI GOES SPEED DATING IS THAT NOT THE BEST SHIT EVER
DC: After years of rumors, the Superman/Batman movie is finally coming, but with a new actor and suit for Batman and MAYBE a cameo from Wonder Woman.
Marvel: PHASE 2 MOTHERFUCKERS EVERYONE IS IN EVERYONE’S MOVIE AND THERE AIN’T NO STOPPIN US NOW
DC: We can try to add maybe one or two ‘people of color’ to our lineup…maybe…
Marvel: NEW MS MARVEL THAT’S MUSLIM AMERICAN, BITCHES.
DC: We feel no problem with Batman’s vengeful personality being like wet cardboard.
Marvel: NEW LATINA GHOST RIDER WHO SEEKS VENGEANCE WHILE TAKING HIS AWEET LIL BRO FOR ICE CREAM
DC: We can’t mention any superhero titles in our movies, that’s ridiculous.
Marvel: FUCK YEAH YOU WANT A RACOON VOICED BY BRADLEY COOPER WITH A GIANT GUN? YOU WANT VIN DIESEL PLAYING A TREE? AMY FUCKING POND PLAYING A SEXY BALD SPACE PIRATE? HERE YOU FUCKERS GO
DC: Our fanbase is mostly white males, I’m sure our focus is-
Marvel: NEW SHE HULK LINE WHERE SHE GOES TO COURT THEN SAVES NEW YORK
DC: Wait-
Marvel: NEW FEMALE THOR
DC: I didn’t-
Marvel: NEW BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA
Marvel: TAKE ALL THIS COOL SHIT MARVEL BE OUTIE
Marvel: PEACE

I’ve seen this post at least a million times on my dash this last week and it’s driving me insane. Did the person who wrote it not even look at DC? I don’t care about publisher alignments, but temporary fill-ins for headliner characters (Thor and Captain America) are nice but they don’t even remotely approach DC’s more consistent pursuit of actual headlining women and characters of color. You can’t, can’t pretend to be a critical fan of anything if you’re willing to in front of the entire site defend the marvel cinematic universe for their portrayal (or, in this case, non-portrayal) of diversity and their existing characters of color. 

What it comes down to is this: Marvel took an existing diverse team and parred it back down to white men and one white woman. DC’s new franchise is constantly announcing and leaking the expanded diversity of their teams. The main headliner team for DC, IN THE UPCOMING MOVIES, is made up of (in addition to the big three: Super, Bat, and Wonder) Aquaman, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Shazam — all played by men of color. The majority of the team.

The men of color in the Avengers film franchise thusfar have been reduced to supporting characters in supporting movies. 

Who’s pandering to their white male fan base again? 

(Source: shingeki-no-unicorns)

goddess-in-green:

Hello, lovelies!  As we all know, DashCon 2014 is coming up in just a few weeks! My lovely friend larissafae is coming down to visit for a little over a week at that time so she, Nick and I plan to attend together and have a blast!  That said, my retail job has not been giving me the hours I typically can expect from the summer months, and a few financial aspects such as hotel costs and transportation need to be taken into account!

With this in mind, I am opening a special commission drive to help fund our trip!  Along with the commissions I always offer, I am also offering a special deal:  traditional commissions - physical pencil and ink that can be shipped to you or picked up from me at DashCon!  Sketches will go for $10, inked for $30, and colored with Copic markers will be $50 a piece; each will be limited to two (2) characters a piece and each will be sealed in protective sheets! This is a limited time offer - after I reach our goal for the weekend, they will no longer be offered, so if you are interested, now is the time to ask!

The is also a donation button on my blog you can throw money at if you so wish!  Any little bit helps!  My present goal is $500 to help cover hotel, travel, and food.  If this goal is met, I will not only be at DashCon, but I will be giving away free WTNV prints to any and all who find me!  Cecils and Carlos and Kevins galore!

Also, larissafae is doing a writing/fic commission fund to help her build funds as well!  Check it out~  Her writing is incredible!

Any and all help will be appreciated!

(via goddess-in-green)

ourblackproject:

For many years, Black superheroes have been dismissed as sidekicks, imitators of established white heroes, or are accused of having no role outside of blaxploitation film contexts. Yet the importance of a Storm, Luke Cage, Black Panther, or Jon Stewart as Green Lantern or Miles Morales as Spiderman cannot be understated. Their entry into comic books also served as entry to the hearts and imaginations of black children, confirming that they too can be superheroes and could one day save the world.

For a list of Black Superheroes see here

http://worldofblackheroes.com/black-superheroes/

(via decolonize-all-the-things)

Captain America is bisexual and mystic is night crawlers father

Mystique as Nightcrawler’s father is our most lamented could-have-been in comics canon; she almost was! 

As for the Captain (Bucky or Steve)? Hell yeah. 

kirstendraws:

124/365 - BISEXUAL STEVE ROGERS 2014
suimar said:
lois lane is a trans woman and absolutely nothing can convince me otherwise

Someone’s sent this in, phrased exactly the same way before. I’ll make a headcanon graphic soon, but I love the idea of Lois as trans. 

I love Lois’ confidence, intelligence, and take-no-shit attitude. Her being trans also plays well with our idea of Superman as genderless. 

Anonymous said:
Headcanon: Tony Stark is a closeted bisexual. Only Pepper, Rhodey, and Rumiko knew about his sexuality, as well as the few men he secretly dated/had flings with, which include Henry Hellrung and Tiberious Stone.

We posted this one before with a graphic, but I’d like to post it again because man do we not talk enough about Henry Hellrung. 

Tiber Stone deserves more coverage too, the two timing tart.

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(Source: zavimbi, via mightymarvels)

She’s blue, she’s beautiful, and she’s badass — oh, and she’s bisexual, too. Mystique is one of the most well known X-Men in the franchise (in part because of the movies) and that’s definitely well-deserved. 

 Who am I? That, my dear, is an excellent question. Though not one easily answered. 

She was introduced under her Raven alias in Ms Marvel #16 (1978) and reveal herself as Mystique two issues later. Of most of the main-cast mutants, we may know the least about Mystique — we never (and probably will never) learn her real name, or her age. 

Throughout Marvel’s main timeline, Mystique has time and time again duped the X-Men and the rest of humanity and ascended to major positions of power. She has served as the Deputy Director of the Defense Advanced Research Planning Agency (DARPA) in the United States Department of Defense, ascended in German nobility, and organized the third incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants herself. 

She is both the mother of Sabretooth’s son, Graydon Creed, and of Nightcrawler — and the adopted mother, along with her lover Destiny, of Rogue for a short time.

Originally, Nightcrawler was set to be the son of Irene (Destiny) and Mystique - Mystique as the biological father - but the choice was shut down due to censorship laws that made overt depictions of homosexual relationships in comics illegal. Instead, Kurt is the son of Mystique and Azazel while she was married to Baron Christian Wagner, whom she later abandons after killing her husband to protect him. 

This Brotherhood (under Mystique) clashed both with the X-Men and the Avengers (and obviously human authorities), and in it Mystique was joined for a time by her daughter Rogue. Rogue eventually left her team and mother in favor of the X-Men to learn control.

Mystique is complicated, inherently (and overtly) queer, and a considerable mystery to the characters that interact with her and to the reader. Her problems are complex, and her motivation is at once emotional and distant. She’s heartless and passionate, fierce and unstinting, and she refuses to be defined - both by us, and by anyone who crosses her path. 

Recommended Reading: 

  • Ms Marvel #16 (1978)
  • Ms. Marvel #18 (1978)
  • X-Men Unlimited #4 (1994)
  • Uncanny X-Men #428 (2003)

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