Bane/Bain Capital at this year’s New York Comic Con. Check out the “job destroyer” belt buckle and “power mitt”.
9-year-old Ari Garnick asked some of the GOP candidates the question, “if you could be any superhero, who would it be and why?
The geek in me thinks the answers are interesting and possibly revealing. I knew Mitt Romney would pick Superman: a patriotic, unambiguously (for the most part) good guy and a totally safe and boring pick (much like Romney himself)….no wonder three other candidates also picked Superman.
Also, I’m completely unsurprised that Ron Paul was kind of jerky to a kid.
This is by far, one of the best cosplays of Gambit I have ever seen, Sharin it with the followers.
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Community characters as Batman villains, by Kinjamin
Back in the early 80s, approaching the end of Vendetta's epic 38-part cycle, Moore was struggling to think of another “V” word with which to title a closing chapter. He'd already used Victims, Vaudeville and Vengeance; the Villain, the Voice, the Vanishing; even Vicissitude and Verwirrung (the German word for confusion). “I was getting pretty desperate,” he says.
He eventually settled on Vox populi. “Voice of the people. And I think that if the mask stands for anything, in the current context, that is what it stands for. This is the people. That mysterious entity that is evoked so often – this is the people.”
I think Moore nails it when he discusses the Occupy movement’s use of the Guy Fawkes mask as a means of creating spectacle more than anything else. Making fun of the protesters for wearing the ‘face’ of a theocratic terrorist sort of misses the point.
There are more interesting points to make about the mask: how collectivity and anonymity have become a sort of refuge and protest against the corporatization of identity (e.g. social media); how the mask ironically reveals the face of the ‘average’ OWS protester as white and male; the resemblance of the Fawkes mask to commedia dell’arte masks in that it can be “pleasant, breezy, or more sinister”, depending on the context; the interesting choice of leftist protesters to wear these masks rather than the bandanas and hoodies popular among anarchists in the ’90s—perhaps we always find a face more sympathetic, even if it’s not a real one; etc.
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
Protesters at Occupy Hong Kong
Camped out at Occupy London
Zuccotti Park, New York, 10 October 2011 (Andrew Burton/Associated Press)
Shepherd Fairey "Occupy Hope"
thewhywhygirl replied to your photo: I’m all caught up on reading The Walking Dead and…
I remember hearing rumours about casting Zachary Levi (Chuck) as Yorick, so it may happen. But will they cast Agent 355 properly?
I know! She’s such a pivotal, interesting character. I’ve been imagining Gina Torres in the role because it reminds me of what she did in Firefly, but I think it’d be better to have a big-name actor play Yorick and give a lesser-known actor a chance with 355.
By the way, I like the idea of Zachary Levi as Yorick. He’s a good dramatic actor, but he’s also able to be funny and kinda dorky, which is important for the character.
innajunglestylee replied to your photo: I’m all caught up on reading The Walking Dead and…
Pretty sure if somebody developed this as a series, they’d add more male characters.
Yeah, definitely. I don’t know how they’d do it (maybe there’d be a parallel storyline told in flashbacks?), but they’d do it.
I’m all caught up on reading The Walking Dead and decided to finally check out Y: The Last Man—a series I missed the first time around. I’m only a few issues in and really digging it. It’s smart, funny, well-written, and has characters who behave like actual people rather than puppets. Not to mention the generally deft handling of things like gender, race, and sexuality (so far).
I do find my credulity stretched to the breaking point by the ‘Amazons’—a man-hating, rad feminist militia that seemed to have appeared the instant all the men died. There really should have been a slower build-up to the emergence of such a group—I just don’t think there are that many man-hating up-with-the-matriarchy women around (despite what conservatives seem to think), let alone ruthlessly violent ones.
By the way, that right-hand panel up there is how the series won me over. I’d be so pumped if Y became a television series.