Hey y'all. I'm a reporter studying telecommunications (news) at the University of Florida, the land where alligators roam freely. This is just a personal blog of things I find relevant or interesting. I blog a lot about comics, history and journalism. The comics run mostly on the Marvel side but other publishers do make the occasional appearance. I make some photoshop edits and screen caps of old comics when I'm in the mood. ISTP. Feel free to message me for any reason. Enjoy. ＼(-________-;)／
Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics (via nerdhapley)
It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, so here’s that story of him being bad ass all of the time.
True fact: during WWII Kirby was assigned as a scout due to his art skills, meaning that he went in alone and unarmed, ahead of Allied attacks so that he could draw enemy fortifications.
Once he was ambushed by three Nazi soldiers, all of them with guns. He killed all three with a knife he stole from one of them.
Dude was verifiably grade-A stone-cold badass.
And that’s why Jack Kirby was the King.
Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”
this is why you cant say that nicki is not a feminist
One of Beyoncé’s models for her VMA Vanguard Award performance tells a story about how Beyoncé comforted her before the show began. So sweet!
SUPERMAN TOY (1939)
Produced by the Novelty and Ideal Toy Company, this first Superman figure was jointed and made of wood.
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, on left, at a meeting of the National Cartoonists Society, circa 1966