“THROW ME TO THE WOLVES
and i will return leading the pack.”
favorite comic book ladies (2/?)
"They had so many different shields in this film. We had the heavy shields for the shots where I need to block myself, or it’s gonna be a close-up—it’s this nice, shiny, metallic. We have [the] rubber shield when I’m actually knocking someone out with it and I actually gotta hit somebody. We’ve had a couple of shields that are magnetic for when I gotta slip it on my back. And then we’ll use no shield at all every now and then. Every now and then, we’ll have to do a shot where I have to throw it and they’ll just CGI it.”
- Chris Evans, Outfitting A Hero
"She’s still good. And she’s as fast as I remember.
But I don’t worry too much. I helped train her.”
marvel movies that need to be made, stat.
Kamala Khan + Positive experiences about her culture/religion
This is so important, in my opinion. Because it’d be very easy for Marvel to have a Muslim character rebelling against a traditionalist culture and just putting it as retrograde or closed off… but instead we see Kamala slowly learning the balance between who she wants to be and what she believes in… and we get to see how her believes have shaped her into the hero she now is.
I’d been sold on this series since Issue 1, but that last sequence there just blew me away. It’d have been so easy for Marvel to have made it “common authority figures BAD”, and instead gave everyone human voices.
This this this.
I decided to open this new tag after receiving an anonymous message about an issue that is very dear to me, as an avid comics and Helena Bertinelli fan, a woman and an Italian.
This is the photoset mentioned and the anon asks my opinion (a question I turn to all of you for further…
I remember this issue when it came out… All the people involved were hilarious, italo-americans bitching about they were deleting one of them or better their romanticised and stereotyped version of themselves. She’s Italian in the sense both of her parents are Italian but she was born and raised in America. They don’t care about her nationality, really it’s simple race-discussion: can she be black? Are there black italians? Maybe is mixed? Haven’t you seen italians? Maybe her mother is black we never saw her and so on and on. If they cared they would have waited to meet her in the New52. And as a side note, I’m Italian and I don’t see myself in Italian characters on tv but that’s ok for them because if they are white, dark haired and speak with an italoamerican accent (so a mix of sourthern accents and american accent) they’re fine. When I know a character is going to be Italian I just hope is not a Buddy Valastro, that’s it. Or better they could just not putting “italian” characters like their nationality is an accessory.
I bolded a few parts because they were really spot on. I got to the point where whenever I see Italy or Italians even just mentioned in foreign fiction (books, comics, TV, etc) I roll my eyes and stop reading. Because, seriously, how many good examples of well-handled Italian (or European, but that’s off topic here) characters do we have?
I have never seen a Sicilian character that is not immediately tied to mafia upon first appearing in a series*. Sicily is the land of mafia, right? You can only write about the same old stereotypes, otherwise readers won’t recognize that those characters are from that country! Giovanni Zatara is Italian, but it’s almost never mentioned, so besides the funny accent (sigh) in TV shows, nobody is given the obvious trope to remember where he’s from. And I honestly prefer that. Better not being remembered as Italian at all than being remembered for stereotypes.
*I’m obviously referring to foreign series. If you’ve seen a good Italian character, do let me know!
Marvel movies credits :
↳Captain America, the winter soldier.