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David Brothers said I should bring this rant over to my tumblr, so I will.

I get real annoyed by the “Dick Grayson is just WILD about redheads huh huh huh" ‘quirk’ that writers seem to enjoy so much, and I spent my 140 characters a few times over expressing myself on it today on twitter.

Here’s why that redhead thing rankles so much - female characters in comics largely are never allowed to state preference for any type of guy. They can’t even say ‘I’m not really into short/tall/beefy/skinny/race/creed guys” because that would exclude some FANS (and their FANTASIES).

So while female comic characters need to be available to get off all comers… MALE comic characters get to subdivide and objectify females to the writer’s heart’s content. It’s more subtle than sock tits and brokeback poses, but it’s still the same stupid comics sexism.

'Dick Grayson prefers redheads' isn't a characterization note, it's a terrible trope for weak writers.

Do some guys totally prefer redheads in real life? Yes they do! My pal Damien is a big proponent of ginger girls! But in real life, women get to express their own preferences too, be it for tall and dark dudes or Italians - or maybe they’re just not attracted to white guys. Without that kind of parity in comics, ‘Dick Grayson wanna bang all de redheads’ is just bullshit sexism, writ small.

 

(It also takes all the mystery out of what a character is all about if she’s a ginger appearing in Nightwing’s book. What a waste.)

2 October 2013 ·

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I don’t remember exactly when Ted had a heart attack, but he definitely had some heart problems (and carpal tunnel!) during those early Dixon-written Birds of Prey issues, and hadn’t been suiting up as Blue Beetle until that #25. I know Dixon’s eventual plan was to team Tim Drake up with Ted and have them hit it off, and Tim would eventually tire of Batman’s harshness and paranoia and become the third Blue Beetle (with an emphasis on high-tech gadgets) under Ted’s tutelage. That never happened because Dixon went to CrossGen Comics, though.


That’s from over at the SA boards, and it’s the most marvelous suggestion there’s been for a Robin character in - ever. Just ages and ages. 

15 December 2012 ·

Jim Lee’s work on Batman and Robin: the Boy Wonder! 

Jim Lee’s work on Batman and Robin: the Boy Wonder! 

13 June 2012 ·

Even ‘genre authors’ see it more clearly.

1 June 2012 ·

Nightwing color sketch by the talented Mr Trevor McCarthy. 

Nightwing color sketch by the talented Mr Trevor McCarthy. 

18 May 2012 ·

I wonder if Amanda Conner would draw this with, say, Dick and Bruce. Jimmy?

I wonder if Amanda Conner would draw this with, say, Dick and Bruce. Jimmy?

17 May 2012 ·

Caanan Grall is the best. 
(if this is your commission and you’d rather it wasn’t posted here, just let me know)

Caanan Grall is the best. 

(if this is your commission and you’d rather it wasn’t posted here, just let me know)

2 May 2012 ·

As long as I’m posting Wally burning Bats…

As long as I’m posting Wally burning Bats…

25 March 2012 ·

Wally always landed the best burns on Batman.

Wally always landed the best burns on Batman.

25 March 2012 ·

Sahweet, one of my suggestions for CSBG’s ‘The Line it is Drawn’ series was used this week! And it looks fantastic. That’s Josh Gowdy bringing Flash Gordon: the Busby Berkley musical, to life.

Sahweet, one of my suggestions for CSBG’s ‘The Line it is Drawn’ series was used this week! And it looks fantastic. That’s Josh Gowdy bringing Flash Gordon: the Busby Berkley musical, to life.

27 January 2012 ·

I love it when my favorite things intersect. Comics and soccer here, as the men of the Thames wonder if Arsene should gtfo - and this was published before the Arshavin substitution today!
Wonder Woman #5

I love it when my favorite things intersect. Comics and soccer here, as the men of the Thames wonder if Arsene should gtfo - and this was published before the Arshavin substitution today!

Wonder Woman #5

22 January 2012 ·

burtondurand:

drawedgoods:

A comic featuring Batman, Robin and a taco.
-burt
I think “Batman + Tacos” theme day was a success, don’t you?

My contribution! GLAD I SUGGESTED IT, you guys!

burtondurand:

drawedgoods:

A comic featuring Batman, Robin and a taco.

-burt

I think “Batman + Tacos” theme day was a success, don’t you?

My contribution! GLAD I SUGGESTED IT, you guys!

8 October 2011 ·

mercurialblonde:

Brendan McCarthy

mercurialblonde:

Brendan McCarthy

(via infectedworldmind)

5 October 2011 ·

malditosudaca:

fumettimarvel:

timetravelandrocketpoweredapes:

Wolverine vs. Sabretooth by Dalbello182

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Why is Wolverine trying to take a dump while Sabretooth watches?

malditosudaca:

fumettimarvel:

timetravelandrocketpoweredapes:

Wolverine vs. Sabretooth by Dalbello182

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Why is Wolverine trying to take a dump while Sabretooth watches?

(via holavicente)

2 October 2011 ·

Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy by Steve Rude

Sexy, sexualized, and still quite awesome. Gwen needs to wash some blush off though. Or is it whiskerburn :o

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

1 October 2011 ·

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