This would be so easy to adapt for the show.
Young Avengers: Cassie Lang / Stature
Are you an avenger? Nope, but I’m gonna be.
This is the rough of our auction piece for Heroes Con hosted by the amazing Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find in Charlotte.
And it was only after much thought and consideration (almost did a Batman image, almost did Wonder Woman through the ages…almost did a lot of things) we settled on doing a big Marvel and DC ladies image. Much like our Disney Princesses image we did last year we wanted something that anyone could be proud to hang on their wall!
We hope everyone likes it, the final will be full marker 20x32. Very epic indeed!
So it looks like a lot of people saw Days of Future Past this weekend and realized Mystique is awesome. Or even if you already knew that I figured it would be good to make a rec list of comics if anyone wanted to see a little more of her!
Since she’s been around since the 70’s it’s kind of hard to figure out where to start reading for her, especially since even though there’s some really good lists of her appearances it’s really hard to tell what she’s actually a major part of (and even harder to tell if things are terrible).
Obviously this is just my opinion and there’s a lot more than this but I think this is a pretty good list to start! If you want recs for a specific period/event/relationship/child thought feel free to ask and I’ll try to make up something more specific for you!
Blink! I wanted to draw her as soon as I left the theater!! AND OMG IT’S FAN BINGBING more of this pls
the thing that’s the most irritating, or predictable perhaps, about shulkiegate is this prevailing argument that the superheroines created in decades past cannot be feminist or even real characters because they were created by sexist creators for a sexist market. it’s the same logic that says susan storm is weak because she’s a wife and mother, that janet van dyne is frivolous because she designs clothing, that jean grey didn’t do much in those early years because her codename included the word “girl.”
because putting all of your current prejudices and misogyny into a box and shoving it back three or five decades is so much easier than admitting you might be wrong, and you might be grossly underestimating what women are capable of.
others have already put it better than i can, but jennifer walters, at her core, isn’t a male fantasy—she’s a female one. she does what bruce banner has never been able to do— she turns power and rage into confidence and conviction. the hulk might be a hero, but the core of his stories is what he gives up, humanity-wise, to reign in his powers. shulkie may be big and green, but she has a successful civilian career, friendships that carry over between her life as jennifer and she-hulk, and a rocking sex life that includes consensual one-night stands and long-term relationships.
in essence— jennifer gets to have what bruce doesn’t, and i’d argue a large part of her ability to reign in the mindless rage we associate with hulkishness is because she’s a woman. she’s well-versed in accepting all parts of herself, rather than denying them. and a woman who doesn’t want to limit herself to one label, or cowtow to male expectations? yeah, i can definitely see why goyer was threatened by a character like that.
just look at the upcoming man of steel sequel— it’s called batman v superman. the versus, the conflict, is inherent in the title. male fantasties glorify conflict, they give us events like avx and the rebooted justice league, that sell copies based off of how hard batman can punch superman or cyclops can blast captain america. and that isn’t to say that every story with that premise is worthless, but the fact remains that we’ve seen them before, ad nauseum.
i think that idea resonates with the hulk— he’s always mad. anger is his strength and also his weakness. violence is frequently his answer, because while bruce banner has a brain and can use it for heroic ends, it’s far more likely to open a comic and find the hulk punching away a problem.
jennifer walters straddles both lines. she can be the muscle, she can punch out a bad guy. she frequently does, but she can also deliver a flippant one-liner, negotiate her way out of a problem, or take you to the cleaners in court.
i don’t care that jennifer walters premiered in 1980. or that wonder woman came on the scene in 1941. women were vocal then, and they’re vocal now. they were part of the audience then, and they are now. using a timeline as an excuse for your perceptions of a character is lazy and quite frankly disgusting.
saying that jennifer walters exists to be fucked says a lot more about the speaker’s sexual fantasies than jennifer herself. surprise, surpise— a woman can enjoy sex, and be a lawyer, and be a hero, and be a hulk. it seems like these days it’s the male heroes who are limited to one thing— punching their way out of their problems.
plus, shulkie’s had the answer to this argument for years:
so the alarming thing is, really, that goyer’s position in the industry makes him relevant, when his opinions shouldn’t be.
Where to start reading Jessica Drew?
Starting from her first appearance in Marvel Spotlight #32 (1971) then let’s continue on with
- The Avengers vol 1 #187
- Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #29-33, 85
- Spider-Woman volume 1
- Marvel Team-Up vol 1 #97
- Avengers Annual #10
- Heroes For Hire (1997) #18-19
- Spider-Woman vol 3
- Alias #19-21
- Giant-Size Spider-Woman #1
- New Avengers vol 1 #48-64 Annual 3
- Spider-woman Origin (2006) (* very very very important)
- Secret Invasion arc
- Spider-Woman vol 4
- Mighty Avengers #12, 29-31
- New Avengers Vol 2. #1, 12 13, 14-16 24, 28, 33-34
- Ms. Marvel vol 2 #1, 36, 41-42
- Fear Itself arc
- She-Hulk: Sensational #1
- Captain Marvel vol. 7 #6, 9, 12-16
- Avengers: The Enemy Within
- Avengers Assemble vol. 2
- Avengers vol. 5
- Captain Marvel vol. 8 #1
Also check out Black Widow and the Marvel Girls #1. In Marvel Now! she’s currently in the Secret Avengers team and has been in several Superior Spider-man issues.
Nicole Beharie as Monica Rambeau
Oooh, so pretty.
This is so spot on. I thought they were sketches at first. Brava!
There are some exceptional cosplayers down in Australia. Gotta make it down there, someday.
and yeah, Australian cosplayers are amazing. They really help me push my cosplay photography to the next level and everyone I met was lovely