And there’s more where this came from. ;-)
Batman / Superman Annual #1.
I twittered about this earlier, but sometimes it feels as though talking about misogyny in this industry is like dealing with Groundhog Day: there seems to be a continuous reset, a collective male amnesia around the issue. As if, when a woman speaks out, it’s for the first time and everyone is shocked. Just shocked, I tell you. Sexism exists? OH MY GOD.
Brian why does it seem that there is such hostility towards woman creators in the comic industry?
Because no matter what we do there will always be unevolved cowards among us. and the anonymity of the Internet brings out some people’s worst instincts.
please read my words carefully… I said some people. and its only some people. but those people seem really awful.
truthfully, it is not just female creators. a lot of people take weird, hateful shit from weird people. truthfully, honestly, a lot of us get showered with lovely thoughts all day as well but the sickening stuff stands out because… it just does.
but I think that all of us would hope that we would have gotten to a place as a society where our mothers, sisters, daughters and wives could go on the Internet without having to worry about being called a whore for having an opinion.
I think what rattles most of us in the comic book community is the fact that someone could read a bunch of comic books, with very specific, simple moral themes with highly moral characters, fighting the fight for good, and COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT.
you know what Capt. America would never do? he would never go on the Internet anonymously and slam anyone.
the point of the stories, the good ones :-), is to show us what we could be. not to waddle around in the minutia of comic book science but to enjoy a world were someone is fighting the good fight. a world we hope we could live in one day.
just because you are posting anonymously doesn’t mean that those thoughts are not yours. it is not role-play, it is not a character, that is who you really are. that is the energy you are putting out in the world. this isn’t some mask you are hiding behind… this is who you REALLY ARE.
and if who you really are is a bully, anonymous or not, I truly feel bad for you. I really do. I feel bad that you’re hurting so badly that you think you need to do this.
but there is NO excuse to attempt to punish others under the cloak of anonymous. none.
Have you ever bought an action figure of any character you created?
Yep! The big Planet Hulk and Skaar figures. They’re AWESOME.
Also the little mini cartoony versions of Planet Hulk, Skaar, and Hulkbuster Iron Man.
Gotta say, it’s a pretty awesome thing to hold those in your hand.
Still holding out hope for an Amadeus Cho figure, though. ;-)
Really proud of this issue of ETERNAL WARRIOR. Hope you check it out.
VALIANT PREVIEW: ETERNAL WARRIOR #8
Is the Eternal Warrior finally out of time?
Every moment in the centuries-long life of Gilad Anni-Padda has led to this moment. Far removed from the modern day, standing resolute at the last tattered edge of the civilization, the Eternal Emperor of 4001 A.D. is about to make the hardest choice of all – and two thousand years of Valiant heroes will feel the fallout. Don’t miss a moment as the very first vision of Valiant’s all-new future timeline reaches a milestone turning point!
ETERNAL WARRIOR #8
- Written by GREG PAK
- Art by ROBERT GILL
- Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
- $3.99/T+/32 pgs.
- ON SALE 4/23/14
Hey Pak, it'd be an dream come true to have you with Superman for a extended time and I know that's all dependent on sales so my question is how can we boost comic sales? Though I was picking it up consistently, we just lost Adventures of Superman out of the blue and I'd be positively crushed if that happened to you on Action.
Thanks for this question!
The number one thing you can do to help keep a book alive is to PRE-ORDER it with your local comics shop.
Not even kidding. If you love a book, pre-order it and encourage your friends to do the same!
To pre-order, just call or visit your local comics shop and ask them to set up a pull-list for you. A pull-list is just a list of books you’re promising to buy every month. Ask them to put ACTION COMICS and BATMAN/SUPERMAN (and any other books you want) on your pull-list.
The comic shop then knows it has guaranteed sales of those books and has the incentive to order extra copies of those books each month.
If enough people do that, sales of the books can actually increase, which is nearly unheard of in monthly comics.
Someone told me that if I disagree with you on Tumblr or Twitter, you'll block me. Is that true? And, if so, why would you do that?
I don’t mind people disagreeing with me or not liking my work. What I don’t appreciate (and will block people because of) are insults and general asshole behavior. In my experience, most of those folks aren’t really interested in disagreeing or having a discussion anyhow. They just want to show off their mad douche-baggery skills. There are sad, sad corners of the Internet where they should be welcomed, but not on my feeds.
I’ve also, while doing searches for my name (because I’m self-absorbed like that) found people who were following me who have said things like “Cullen Bunn annoys me”, so I’ve helped them out by blocking them. They must not have realized they were following me all along.
But… please… if you want to talk, agree, disagree, praise me as a old god returned from the black vastness of time and space… hit me up! As long as you’re cool, I’m cool!
I like Cullen a lot and absolutely support everyone’s right to block people for insults and trolling.
Life is too short.
Loving Action Comics. Right now, I see you as the definitive voice for Superman. Will we see more Clark moments out of future Action Comics in your run, like day job, relationships, etc? I really liked what you did with the back up on Action #25, and I know your first real arc didn't really lend itself to that sort of Clark Kent story.
You’re very kind. I love Clark as Clark as well. And yes, I’ll do more of that eventually.
Seems like a lot of folks are asking this, so I thought I'd ask you and get it out of the way if possible. According to the solicitation of Action Comics #33, you are now (or then, actually) calling Superman Superdoom. How come you decided to call him that -besides the obvious reasons-, considering Superdoom made his debut in Grant Morrison's run? I hope you guys are not ignoring his stuff because there is barely any reference to his work, by anyone. Thank you.
Thanks for the question. But I’m pretty sure Grant’s character was named “Super-Doomsday,” not Superdoom.” They’re different characters.
For what it’s worth, I’m a big fan of Grant’s run and have used a number of elements he introduced, particularly from his first year on the book. And I’ve got a few other things up my sleeve that touch on things he introduced.
But yes, SUPERMAN DOOMED is taking a look at the Doomsday mythos from a different angle from Grant’s run.