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gailsimone:

multiversitycomics:

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by David Harper

As if they have to perpetually battle the longform opinion piece I did about their potential demise, Vertigo Comics announced yet another two new books from exciting creators today at NYCC. Both of them sound supremely awesome, and have me very excited about the future of…

I am telling you, I can’t even BEGIN to explain how excited I am for this book. 

It’s like nothing I have written before, it’s like nothing VERTIGO has published before. My editor has said she has to edit it while covering her eyes with her fingers because she got so creeped out.  :)

The art is amazing. 

I can’t wait to show it to you guys.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE KIND WORDS!

I’m really looking forward to Clean Room!  Gail has such a great sense of horror and a real love of the genre that it’s about damn time she took it on directly.  Can’t wait.

gailsimone:

theimancameron:

First there were Catman and Black Alice…then Strix…and now, at the Women of DC Comics panel at NYCC today, gailsimone announced the fourth member of the New 52’s Secret Six…THE VENTRILOQUIST! TOP NOTCH! I ADORED Gail’s re-imagined Bat-villain in Batgirl, and was hoping to see Shauna and Ferdie again! Still though…only two slots left? I guessed Floyd wouldn’t be part of the team, since he’s currently appearing in New Suicide Squad…but I HAD hoped to see Scandal again, and obviously I expected Ragdoll, given the dialogue exchange he shared in Batgirl #31. That being said, I CANNOT WAIT for Secret Six to return! Gail Simone, with Ken Lashely on art, and Dale Eaglesham doing the character designs and covers? Hard to see me not swooning over every panel of this book! 

When you guys see the art…


…you will scream. It is AMAZING HOT.

Yes!  I so freakin called it!  My guess is that the last two may be new characters or are pretty obscure.  I don’t know why the OP thought Deadshot and Ragdoll were in it because on the cover.  It would be nice if they were, but it seemed clear form the start that it wasn’t happening.

I bet they will drop in eventually though. :)

NYCC day 1

I unexpectedly got to go to NYCC today when I was originally just going Friday through Sunday.  The plan was to spend today preparing including getting a haircut, but instead I cut it myself last night at 3 am.  Not much sleep was had, let me tell you.

Had a great day though!  I saw several clips of Big Hero 6, learned about a Shaft comic coming out in December that sounds really great, saw the people from King of the Nerds, and saw the incomparable Adam West.  That guy may be losing his hearing, but he is incredibly charming and funny.

Most notably though for me personally I got a second chance to meet Gail Simone and it went very well.  Again her husband Scott is a great guy and I’m glad to see and talk to him just as much as Gail.  He even showed us a picture of the new Catman costume!  Also both of them envied me for my Catman vs Batman shirt.

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gailsimone:

Every big con I go to, no matter how many people I meet or signings I do, I invariably hear later from people who said they were too shy to come up and say hello.

I just want to speak to that for a second.

First, I am not judging you. You go at your comfort level and don’t let anyone give you…

I have been worried that I made a fool of myself when I saw you at Special Edition a few months ago. I spent the brief time I got to speak with you by trying to remind you of our minor interactions here, but you didn’t seem to remember. A friend of mine made me think that it may have been because I was just another white guy and therefore not the audience you’re always excited to see.

I see now that you were probably just as awkward as I was, which helps. Either way your husband was very friendly and kind. I hope it will go more smoothly in a few days.

Who All Is Going to NYCC?

gailsimone:

I haven’t been to this con, one of my favorites, in a number of years.

Please come say hello so I don’t feel lonely!

I’ll be there!  I’m planning to wear my OTHER Catman shirt when I see you this time so I look like less of a dork.

brianmichaelbendis:

"We’ve all selected the wrong partners, all gotten hurt, and hopefully all moved on wiser for the experience. But there are those who, even in the face of constant disappointment, continue to believe that the intensity of their desire will be rewarded by an eventual jackpot of affection. And if that’s the slot machine you’re playing, friend, you’d better leave the casino ‘cause that one don’t pay out"
-Paul Dini

BATMAN: MAD LOVE (Feb. 1994)
Art by Bruce Timm & Rick Taylor
Words by Paul Dini

sonofbaldwin:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

dhaarijmens:

bemusedlybespectacled:

washingtonpost:

In a post-Ferguson world, Americans increasingly doubt the notion of colorblind justice.

HOW THE FUCK DID THE PERCENTAGE GO UP FOR WHITE PEOPLE
IN WHAT UNIVERSE DOES A POLICE OFFICER SHOOTING AN UNARMED BLACK KID (AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO COVER IT UP AFTER THE FACT) CONSTITUTE EQUAL TREATMENT IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
LIKE WHO LOOKS AT THAT AND GOES “WELL, BEFORE I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS RACISM IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, BUT THEN THIS SHIT HAPPENED AND NOW I SEE THAT IT’S PERFECTLY EQUAL”
WHAT THE FUCK

This increase can be explained by an interesting social phenomenon called ‘denial.’

They benefit from not knowing.. and from believing in myths. 

Comparing beliefs before and after Michael Brown’s murder and the surrounding revelations of racism that have sprung out of it, white people, as a demographic believe, MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, that the criminal justice system treats whites and blacks equally.That is, MORE white people believe the criminal justice system treats black equally now than they did before Michael Brown’s death.In essence, for white people, blatant systemic oppression and the murder of an unarmed young black man gives them even more reason to believe blacks are treated fairly by the system.This confirms an earlier study that said the more you tell white people that the system is inherently racist, the more they supported harsher punishments for black people: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/07/3468368/study-white-people-support-harsher-criminal-laws-if-they-think-more-black-people-are-arrested/Marinate on these inhumanities for a second.

sonofbaldwin:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

dhaarijmens:

bemusedlybespectacled:

washingtonpost:

In a post-Ferguson world, Americans increasingly doubt the notion of colorblind justice.

HOW THE FUCK DID THE PERCENTAGE GO UP FOR WHITE PEOPLE

IN WHAT UNIVERSE DOES A POLICE OFFICER SHOOTING AN UNARMED BLACK KID (AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO COVER IT UP AFTER THE FACT) CONSTITUTE EQUAL TREATMENT IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

LIKE WHO LOOKS AT THAT AND GOES “WELL, BEFORE I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS RACISM IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, BUT THEN THIS SHIT HAPPENED AND NOW I SEE THAT IT’S PERFECTLY EQUAL”

WHAT THE FUCK

This increase can be explained by an interesting social phenomenon called ‘denial.’

They benefit from not knowing.. and from believing in myths. 

Comparing beliefs before and after Michael Brown’s murder and the surrounding revelations of racism that have sprung out of it, white people, as a demographic believe, MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, that the criminal justice system treats whites and blacks equally.

That is, MORE white people believe the criminal justice system treats black equally now than they did before Michael Brown’s death.

In essence, for white people, blatant systemic oppression and the murder of an unarmed young black man gives them even more reason to believe blacks are treated fairly by the system.

This confirms an earlier study that said the more you tell white people that the system is inherently racist, the more they supported harsher punishments for black people: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/07/3468368/study-white-people-support-harsher-criminal-laws-if-they-think-more-black-people-are-arrested/

Marinate on these inhumanities for a second.

Bruce Greenwood played Pike in Star Trek, he was Batman in Young Justice and Under the Hood.  Kevin Conroy was from Batman the Animated Series and a million other things.

Tsk tsk.

It’s a tough call, but Gotham might be better than Arrow. That pilot was one of the best things I’ve ever watched

reidschroder:

drsumac:

Gotham just started so we’ll have to see, but Arrow had a much stronger pilot.

I completely agree. I don’t think it will be possible to try and compare the two, they’re both incredible shows

I would call that generous.

I didn’t exactly expect a lot from Gotham, but I still found it to be disappointing. For an origin story it’s references were too heavy handed, which made me feel like they were shoved down my throat.  It was also plagued by terrible and illogical decisions for the purpose of inventing drama. As great as it is to see Renee Montoya in live action this love triangle thing is already a nightmare far worse than any of the angst on Arrow.

That said Donal Logue and Jada Pinkett Smith were outstanding and stole every scene they were in. Unfortunately though that meant they out shined all of the others, including Gordon himself. Here’s hoping we get some Bullock solo adventure episodes.

I’m not going to give up on the show just yet, but it has just as much potential as it does room for improvement.