Multiversity #1 Review?

comicscodeauthority:

Multiversity finally came out, something which I never thought it’d actually do given all the delays, but unsurprisingly I was wrong and I couldn’t be more happy about it.

Thanks in part to those delays Multiveristy arrives atop the crest of a recent wave of alternate reality speculation in comic books. More specifically the recent trend to explore alternate worlds and then blow them to smithereens (see: Avengers: InfinityNew Avengers, Earth 2, Flashpoint, Futures End, Earth 2 World’s End). 

However despite the calamity present on the pages, and the undeniable urgency created by narrator dialogue there isn’t the same sense of pessimism and woe that usually accompanies these stories. Especially not when one of Superman’s greatest allies, and one of the most prominent heroes is essentially Bugs Bunny in cape and cowl.

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Unlike the moral quandary presented in the recent New Avenger’s arc where Superheroes (if they can even be called that) were left with no choice but the genocide of another Earth. Morrison’s Multiversity creates a situation that’s simultaneously dire and light-hearted, and instead of dictating this adventure to us he uses the most meta of concepts (that the fiction we read is reality elsewhere) to put us in the pilot seat of the story. 

This fourth wall breaking, self aware comic works because not only does it manage to explore all the strange and interesting (far more interesting than DC proper) worlds in the Multiverse but it never pretends to be what it isn’t and it does not present itself with the pretense that comics are meant to be taken seriously in the traditional sense, or that they should limit themselves to unimaginative stories based in often depressing reality.

Multiversity manages to tap into the zeitgeist of current comics without becoming a victim to the self-hatred that has plague the superhero genre (especially in DC) for the last decade or so and for that it stands as better than all its peers.

TL;DR

Multiversity is good. It’s uncompromisingly a Morrison tale of metaphysics, hyper-gods, and subjective realities, but it never pretends to be more than a comic book. That and it’s filled to the brim with characters of color, too bad DC-proper couldn’t be so bold.

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I can’t wait to get this! 

RIGHT IN THE FEELS

BBC America’s weeklong Doctor Who marathon continues….

….and we’ve come to The Doctor’s Daughter.

I’m still frustrated that a woman the TV listings called ‘the most important woman in the Doctor’s life’  has only had one appearance so far. She hasn’t even appeared in any of the spinoff media, aside from one small cameo in the comic Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time. Where is she? What is she doing out there in space? I really hope she returns to the series someday.

superdames:

… says the lady who calls herself SUPERgirl…

nevermindtheb0ll0cks:

isn’t it ironic that boobs are used to sell everything from burgers to soap but how dare a mother breastfeed her child out in the open

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Adorable!!!! Adorable!!!! Adorable!!!! Adorable!!!! Adorable!!!! Adorable!!!! Adorable!!!!
jakewyattriot:

I apologize as this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.
I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.
When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.
And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.
But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, or passive racism that plagues our country.
And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.
Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.
But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?
That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.
So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.
And then let’s turn the damn page.
jakewyattriot:

I apologize as this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.
I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.
When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.
And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.
But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, or passive racism that plagues our country.
And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.
Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.
But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?
That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.
So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.
And then let’s turn the damn page.

jakewyattriot:

I apologize as this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, or passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

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When you put it in a different opening than she was expecting

When you put it in a different opening than she was expecting

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batgirlofburnside:

Don’t forget to PREORDER Batgirl #35 at your local comic shop TODAY!  If you haven’t already, please tell your retailer that you want - need - a copy of Batgirl #35.  
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batgirlofburnside:

Don’t forget to PREORDER Batgirl #35 at your local comic shop TODAY!  If you haven’t already, please tell your retailer that you want - need - a copy of Batgirl #35.  

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woodmeat:

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merrymaudlin:

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thugburrito:

My faith in pizza guys has gone up 123%

NO LET ME TELL YOU A STORY
So a few weeks ago I was in a hotel in Savannah with my grampa in the hospital next door, Mom was over staying with him, and the battery in the smoke detector went out so every 5 minutes it would let off this loud, high pitched ‘CHIRP’.

It was annoying as fuck, so I called the front desk to see if they had a battery for it, and they said the only thing they could do was change rooms. We’d already settled in for the night, and needed the next door rooms for my uncles the next day, so I said I’d deal. My uncles had my car in the next town over, so I couldn’t drive and get one myself.

An hour later, I’m ordering pizza and have gone insane because the damn thing CHIRPS. SO. MUCH.

So I begged the pizza guy on the phone to stop and get me a battery, told him I’d pay for the battery, and give him an extra tip for it, and he was chill with it. This adorable fucker gets to my room with the battery, opens it, asks to see the smoke detector, CLIMBS ON THE BED, CHANGES THE BATTERY FOR ME, and tests it.

My pizza was only 20 dollars, but I gave him 40 and told him to keep the change.

I am clearly not fully utilizing my pizza delivery person…..

What’s next pizza delivery hitmen

included in this order for a large ground beef is a dossier containing information on your target. he is to be neutralized before delivery. do not let him reach the airport. no pepperoni.

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invisiblelad:

You know, it reminds me of something Republicans like to do when it comes to racial politiciking: come survey the damage, or visit with the NAACP at a press event and talk over them or at them and not to them. 

This man came to basically confirm the bias that all black people here, as everywhere, were what they had been assumed to be, and forgot that they a.) understand english and b.) can speak for themselves

I am so proud of my people right now.

marvel-dc-art:

Batgirl #4
pencil by Damion Scott / ink by Robert Campanella

Yes she was

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themarvelwayoflife:

Marvel Fact File #10 (2013). Dr. Doom Armor

lupinatic:

#called needy, whiny and weak by the fandom

Of course the fandom slags off Martha Jones. If she had been a blonde white girl, they would worship her lupinatic:

#called needy, whiny and weak by the fandom

Of course the fandom slags off Martha Jones. If she had been a blonde white girl, they would worship her lupinatic:

#called needy, whiny and weak by the fandom

Of course the fandom slags off Martha Jones. If she had been a blonde white girl, they would worship her lupinatic:

#called needy, whiny and weak by the fandom

Of course the fandom slags off Martha Jones. If she had been a blonde white girl, they would worship her lupinatic:

#called needy, whiny and weak by the fandom

Of course the fandom slags off Martha Jones. If she had been a blonde white girl, they would worship her lupinatic:

#called needy, whiny and weak by the fandom

Of course the fandom slags off Martha Jones. If she had been a blonde white girl, they would worship her lupinatic:

#called needy, whiny and weak by the fandom

Of course the fandom slags off Martha Jones. If she had been a blonde white girl, they would worship her lupinatic:

#called needy, whiny and weak by the fandom

Of course the fandom slags off Martha Jones. If she had been a blonde white girl, they would worship her lupinatic:

#called needy, whiny and weak by the fandom

Of course the fandom slags off Martha Jones. If she had been a blonde white girl, they would worship her lupinatic:

#called needy, whiny and weak by the fandom

Of course the fandom slags off Martha Jones. If she had been a blonde white girl, they would worship her

lupinatic:

#called needy, whiny and weak by the fandom

Of course the fandom slags off Martha Jones. If she had been a blonde white girl, they would worship her

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mermaiddreamsandkillerqueens:

snugglingcas-crowleyspancakes:

mermaiddreamsandkillerqueens:

Morning hair (:

Example of someone who wakes up perfect and beautiful in the morning. I need to know her sorcery.

I had my hair in a ponytail and it somehow ended up on the side of my head, haha xD no sorcery here 

You’re gorgeous, did you know that :3 mermaiddreamsandkillerqueens:

snugglingcas-crowleyspancakes:

mermaiddreamsandkillerqueens:

Morning hair (:

Example of someone who wakes up perfect and beautiful in the morning. I need to know her sorcery.

I had my hair in a ponytail and it somehow ended up on the side of my head, haha xD no sorcery here 

You’re gorgeous, did you know that :3

mermaiddreamsandkillerqueens:

snugglingcas-crowleyspancakes:

mermaiddreamsandkillerqueens:

Morning hair (:

Example of someone who wakes up perfect and beautiful in the morning. I need to know her sorcery.

I had my hair in a ponytail and it somehow ended up on the side of my head, haha xD no sorcery here 

You’re gorgeous, did you know that :3