comicsalliance:

REVIVAL, REINVENTION, RESURRECTION: THE POWER OF GREAT SUPERHERO COSTUME DESIGN
By Andrew Wheeler
We live in a time of awesome superhero costumes in comics. The rise and rise of cosplay culture, the emergence of comic artists with a savvy understanding of fashion, and the slow diversification that’s making heroes palatable to a broader audience, have all contributed to a costuming culture with more to offer than capes and pants.
Superhero costumes have always been an asset to the industry, because iconography helps establish character and create a brand. But the value of costumes in reaching audiences and reinventing characters seems to be recognized now as never before, leading to the rise of artist-designers like Jamie McKelvie and Kris Anka, who don’t even need to be on a particular book in order to be called in to make-over the characters. This is a great leap forward in understanding just what a good costume can do — and the special skills required to do it.
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comicsalliance:

REVIVAL, REINVENTION, RESURRECTION: THE POWER OF GREAT SUPERHERO COSTUME DESIGN

By Andrew Wheeler

We live in a time of awesome superhero costumes in comics. The rise and rise of cosplay culture, the emergence of comic artists with a savvy understanding of fashion, and the slow diversification that’s making heroes palatable to a broader audience, have all contributed to a costuming culture with more to offer than capes and pants.

Superhero costumes have always been an asset to the industry, because iconography helps establish character and create a brand. But the value of costumes in reaching audiences and reinventing characters seems to be recognized now as never before, leading to the rise of artist-designers like Jamie McKelvie and Kris Anka, who don’t even need to be on a particular book in order to be called in to make-over the characters. This is a great leap forward in understanding just what a good costume can do — and the special skills required to do it.

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iverly:

Even a stupid jerk Reptoid understands how to be sort of decent. 
Approaching a solution the the RSS situaiton! In the meantime, enjoy the selection of merchandise at TopatoCo!

I love the Mole-Mens

iverly:

Even a stupid jerk Reptoid understands how to be sort of decent. 

Approaching a solution the the RSS situaiton! In the meantime, enjoy the selection of merchandise at TopatoCo!

I love the Mole-Mens

(via dilettantepickle)

zdarsky:

what a time to be alive

Chip is the best step-dad in the world

zdarsky:

what a time to be alive

Chip is the best step-dad in the world

ninjasexfarty:

Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

(via wonderali)

Iverly is a new comic by an old friend. You should check it out, there are more pages after this and it’s just getting started. It’s delightful.

thechrishaley:

The Summerween Trickster is very scary so I gave Dipper some backup!
The backup is Superman!
Much as Dipper enlisted a super-friend to help, I enlisted the aid of my super-friend, jordangibson to color this joker!
Hope you like it!

Chris and Jordan, sitting in a tree, D-R-A-W-I-N-G

thechrishaley:

The Summerween Trickster is very scary so I gave Dipper some backup!

The backup is Superman!

Much as Dipper enlisted a super-friend to help, I enlisted the aid of my super-friend, jordangibson to color this joker!

Hope you like it!

Chris and Jordan, sitting in a tree, D-R-A-W-I-N-G

comicsalliance:

COMICS ALLIANCE PRESENTS ‘KATE OR DIE’ IN ‘TOP PICK’ FOR BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE
By Kate Leth
Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate explains why the film adaptation of Archie Comics’ Josie And The Pussycats is the best movie ever.READ MORE KATE OR DIE EXCLUSIVELY AT COMICS ALLIANCE

comicsalliance:

COMICS ALLIANCE PRESENTS ‘KATE OR DIE’ IN ‘TOP PICK’ FOR BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE

By Kate Leth

Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate explains why the film adaptation of Archie Comics’ Josie And The Pussycats is the best movie ever.

READ MORE KATE OR DIE EXCLUSIVELY AT COMICS ALLIANCE

comicsalliance:

GIRL FIGHT: THE MARVEL/DC RIVALRY FINALLY EXTENDS TO WINNING THE FEMALE AUDIENCE
By Andrew Wheeler
Marvel launches the eighth of its nine solo titles with a female lead in November with Spider-Woman #1, and the book sadly already has a cloud over it. A variant cover by master erotic artist Milo Manara stirred enough controversy last week to garner mainstream attention. The cover featured Spider-Woman with her apple-shaped butt raised high in decidedly unheroic manner. It was exactly what one would expect from Manara, who’s created a number of superheroine illustrations for Marvel, but the image suggested a particularly overt tone of sexual objectification that could alienate the sort of readers who attended the Women In Marvel panel at San Diego where the series was announced.
As far as I can recall, Marvel has more female solo titles now than ever before, with a ninth title, Angela: Asgard’s Assassin, launching in December. On paper, that suggests a laudable effort to reach out to superhero comics’ growing and under-served audience of female readers. Yet the Manara incident serves to remind us that books about women can very easily be targeted to a male audience.
There’s currently an unspoken contest between Marvel and DC to see who can produce more comics aimed at a female audience. It’s possible the contest only exists in my head, as I’ve been keeping a tally of solo titles with female leads for the past several months — but I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that editors at the two publishers have also been keeping track.
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comicsalliance:

GIRL FIGHT: THE MARVEL/DC RIVALRY FINALLY EXTENDS TO WINNING THE FEMALE AUDIENCE

By Andrew Wheeler

Marvel launches the eighth of its nine solo titles with a female lead in November with Spider-Woman #1, and the book sadly already has a cloud over it. A variant cover by master erotic artist Milo Manara stirred enough controversy last week to garner mainstream attention. The cover featured Spider-Woman with her apple-shaped butt raised high in decidedly unheroic manner. It was exactly what one would expect from Manara, who’s created a number of superheroine illustrations for Marvel, but the image suggested a particularly overt tone of sexual objectification that could alienate the sort of readers who attended the Women In Marvel panel at San Diego where the series was announced.

As far as I can recall, Marvel has more female solo titles now than ever before, with a ninth title, Angela: Asgard’s Assassin, launching in December. On paper, that suggests a laudable effort to reach out to superhero comics’ growing and under-served audience of female readers. Yet the Manara incident serves to remind us that books about women can very easily be targeted to a male audience.

There’s currently an unspoken contest between Marvel and DC to see who can produce more comics aimed at a female audience. It’s possible the contest only exists in my head, as I’ve been keeping a tally of solo titles with female leads for the past several months — but I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that editors at the two publishers have also been keeping track.

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intofluro:

eeeeeee!

intofluro:

eeeeeee!

gailsimone:

jasonlatour:

First Look: EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (featuring GWEN STACY, SPIDER-WOMAN) by Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez & Rico Renzi.

I really, REALLY like the look of this.

Me too. Damn, how this costume keeps growing on me.

(via robottriceratops)

Kreon by Stijn.