opinionatedfellow

opinionatedfellow:

dieselfruit:

dieselfruit:

I am officially over the captain amerithor static.
Who gives a fuck, comics have been tweaking the main characters role for decades.
Remember when Steel was superman for all intents and purposes for awhile?
Green lantern was John Stewart? Blue beetle was Hispanic? Thor was…

Your splitting hairs over grammar when you know what I meant. I’m also about two years behind on most comics so I was speaking in the tense based on where my knowledge ends. I know John Stewart is a green lantern. But is he the flagship lantern? Nope.

It’s sad cause he was for the animated universe for a while but we all know who is going to be the Justice League GL.

Not even going to lie, I love Hal. But the new 52 incarnation of him is off somehow.
I do miss justice league animated series though.

awwwyeahbraveandbold

dieselfruit:

I am officially over the captain amerithor static.
Who gives a fuck, comics have been tweaking the main characters role for decades.
Remember when Steel was superman for all intents and purposes for awhile?
Green lantern was John Stewart? Blue beetle was Hispanic? Thor was…

Youre splitting hairs over grammar when you know what I meant. I’m also about two years behind on most comics so I was speaking in the tense based on where my knowledge ends. I know John Stewart is a green lantern. But is he the flagship lantern? Nope.

opinionatedfellow

doriandawes:

gutter-proletarian:

dieselfruit:

I am officially over the captain amerithor static.
Who gives a fuck, comics have been tweaking the main characters role for decades.
Remember when Steel was superman for all intents and purposes for awhile?
Green lantern was…

Somewhat yeah, I am fairly sure the status quowill return to normal in less than a year. And people will see no progression for it,
The inherent problem isn’t in gender/race bending established characters to make a statement. It’s ultimately just putting a band aid on the issue
Let the old characters stay how they are and instead put as much effort and publicity into new and amazing characters that are more widely identifiable to non “CISWHITEDUDEBROS” and make them just as central to the universe as batman or captain. Instead of publishing 27 books in one month about wolverine or ironman, take some of that energy and capital to build new icons that can stand alongside the old guard on equal ground. Why should sam have to put on the cap shield and suit to justify his own spotlight? He’s been around since the 60s and can carry his own weight provided that there isn’t an idiot writing him.

gutter-proletarian

dieselfruit:

I am officially over the captain amerithor static.
Who gives a fuck, comics have been tweaking the main characters role for decades.
Remember when Steel was superman for all intents and purposes for awhile?
Green lantern was John Stewart? Blue beetle was Hispanic? Thor was…

It’s just the nature of having an attachment to a character. It’s highly unlikely that marvel or dc is going to ditch these iconic personalities that laid the foundation for their respective universes. (Well who the fuck knows with dc anymore , that’s right I’m talking about Wally west) it’s not unreasonable to think in a setting where there are giant Lego men who eat planets for a living and have the courtesy to send a messenger ahead that the Hero is going to get out of commission occasionally for monthes or even years. One of the most endearing things about batman beyond is that you have Bruce in the role of oracle basically and get to watch him be uncomfortable as fick with it.
I like the idea of an organic setting where the giants can fall and inspire a new generation with their heroic dedication to duty as opposed to “I punch really hard “. And by the same toke. Having heros that fail or do I heroic things is important too, because perfect people are fucking unspeakably boring.

I am officially over the captain amerithor static.
Who gives a fuck, comics have been tweaking the main characters role for decades.
Remember when Steel was superman for all intents and purposes for awhile?
Green lantern was John Stewart? Blue beetle was Hispanic? Thor was replaced by a space horse man thng? Captain Marvell was a girl? And still is unless I missed something. Stephanie Brown became Robin? Betty became the hulk?
There’s a long list of reason to not give a shit

I was in a line at the supermarket the other day, and uhm… y’know, I had all my things on the little conveyor belt there. And uh… there’s a gal in front of me that is uh.. well, she’s staring at me and I’m getting a little nervous and uh, she continues to stare at me. And I uh, I keep looking the other way. And then, finally she comes over closer to me and she says: “I apologise for staring, that must have been annoying. I, I… You look so much like my son, who died. I just can’t take my eyes off you.” And she precedes to go into her purse and she pulls out a photograph of her son who’d died. And uh, he looks absolutely nothing like me. In fact he’s… Chinese. Uh… anyway, we chatted a little bit. And uh, she says: “I’m sorry, I have to ask you. Would you mind, as I leave the supermarket here, would you mind saying “Goodbye mom” to me? I, I know it’s a strange request but I haven’t heard my son saying “Goodbye mom” to me, and “So long” and it would mean so much to me to hear it. And uh, if you don’t mind I… ” And I said: “Well, you know, okay, yeah, sure. Eh.. uh… I can say that.” And, and so, she uh gets her groceries all checked out. And uh, as she’s going out the door she waves at me and she hollers across the store: “Goodbye son!” And I look up and I wave and I say: “Goodbye mom!” And then she goes, and uh… So I get my few things there, on the conveyor belt and the checker checks out my things. And uh, and he gives me the total and he says: “That’ll be four hundred and seventy nine dollars.” Uh… and I said: “Well, how is that possible! I’ve only got a little tuna fish, and uh some skimmed milk, and uh mustard and a loaf of bread…” He goes: “Well, well you’re also paying for the groceries for your mother. She uh, told me you’d take care of the bill for her.” And I said: “Well, wait a minute! That’s not my mother!” And he says: “Well I distinctly heard her say as she left the store “Bye son!” and you said “Bye mom!” and so what are you trying to say here, uh…” I said: “Well, JESUS!” And I looked out into the parking lot and she was just getting into her car. And I ran out there. And she was just closing the door, and she had a little bit of her leg sticking out of the door and she was pulling away and I grabbed her leg and I started PULLING it! Just the way… I’m pulling yours…