I feel like half my comic posts are I expect demand better of you. Come on.






In The Not So Distant Future, Glow-In-The-Dark Trees Could Replace Street Lights

Is that… is that even healthy?

There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.

I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.

nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.

In which case







(I like glowy things)



compilation of their dumb  reactions

I actually did my make-up today, you are not going to make me cry stupid book that just killed off the lead’s father and had her reading a heartfelt message from him after the funeral.


I got eyeliner on today. No smudging  the war paint.

I think you are missing the point of the original post, it's that how female led books written by men vs written by women seem to be having a very different presentation and by extension a very different affect with audiences. So no one is "throwing Hopeless under the bus", it is pointing out a pattern, a pattern Hopeless is a part of (though this isn't his fault, but that doesn't change that he is part of this pattern). You are derailing an important conversation to make it something it's not.


I think you make a point worth thinking about.

(To make the point clear: I do think it’s derailing. It was meant as a minor point, as it bugged me Dennis was even in it at all, but clearly became another thing, which was not the desire.)

I like frequently like Gillen’s writing, but he is really derailing the fucking point to defend his buddy who no one was attacking.


These male comic creators are all about talking up how much they support women until some dude in the industry is actually individually criticized
Then they close ranks
SURPRISE sexism isn’t a faceless problem
Comics aren’t sexist because they’re under a magical curse
They’re sexist because of the men creating them

Comics. One step forward. Two steps waaaaay the fuck back.

Let’s try to engage more female readers with a book starring one of our superheroines!

Audience: Yay!

Proceeds to hire a male to write it.

Audience: *sideeyes* Okay…

Proceeds to hire GREG LAND to draw the interiors.

Audience: …The guy infamous for tracing porn for faces and poses?

Releases issue 1 cover promo solicits with the alt cover by an erotic artist who chose to forego the costume for what must be body paint (not even spandex works that way folks) and reuses an old erotic comic pose of a nude woman “presenting” her vagina to a crowd of male onlookers.

Audience: Okay, what the ever loving hell? NO.

What’s you’re problem? You’re over reacting! Why are you throwing my friend under the bus by criticizing a work he’s connected to and the overwhelming habit of superhero comics to hire male writers to tell female stories!? You people are just being hateful and unfair!

Audience: …I need a rolled up newspaper to beat you with.


Wow, it’s so hard to understand why a woman-written comic about a female superhero who wears a sensible costume, writes fanfic, and stuffs her face with tasty gyros is so popular and trendy, while a cover for a forthcoming male-written book that portrays its female superhero as sexxily posing for porn sexxx in a suit that clings to every anatomical feature of her 22-inch waist and ass is widely derided. I mean, the thing is that it’s just really mysterious. It’s like how audiences say they’re interested in Black Panther and Ms. Marvel movies, when really what they want is even more white male superheroes. People are so confusing!