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cornflakepizza:

Jason being a victim of sexual assault and possibly child prostitution has been covertly referenced in various comics, and some argue it’s also an underlying theme in Winick’s Under the Red Hood and Red Hood: The Lost Days.
From Battle for the Cowl:

From Green Arrow:



The first time Jason (possibly) breaks Bruce’s no-killing rule is to execute a serial rapist named Felipe Garzonas.


Update: One more example, which I alluded to but forgot to provide scans. This is (like the Felipe case) more anecdotal than “evidence”, but when taken in the context of the other parts of Jason’s history, it is thought provoking.
Despite Talia’s attempts to reach through to Jason and divert him from his "sociopathic" obsession with getting revenge on Bruce, the only thing that finally breaks through to him and gets him to put aside his (rather self-centered) plans is seeing children being sold as sex slaves.
First, in Red Hood: The Lost Days #2:




then later in The Lost Days #3:





Again, the fact that sexual violence was Jason’s breaking point (for the second time) doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s something he’s personally experienced, but if we accept the information from Battle for the Cowl and Green Arrow as proof of him having a history of sexual assault, it does act as further support and give a better picture of how that shaped his worldview as a vigilante.

cornflakepizza:

Jason being a victim of sexual assault and possibly child prostitution has been covertly referenced in various comics, and some argue it’s also an underlying theme in Winick’s Under the Red Hood and Red Hood: The Lost Days.

From Battle for the Cowl:

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From Green Arrow:

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The first time Jason (possibly) breaks Bruce’s no-killing rule is to execute a serial rapist named Felipe Garzonas.

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Update: One more example, which I alluded to but forgot to provide scans. This is (like the Felipe case) more anecdotal than “evidence”, but when taken in the context of the other parts of Jason’s history, it is thought provoking.

Despite Talia’s attempts to reach through to Jason and divert him from his "sociopathic" obsession with getting revenge on Bruce, the only thing that finally breaks through to him and gets him to put aside his (rather self-centered) plans is seeing children being sold as sex slaves.

First, in Red Hood: The Lost Days #2:

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then later in The Lost Days #3:

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Again, the fact that sexual violence was Jason’s breaking point (for the second time) doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s something he’s personally experienced, but if we accept the information from Battle for the Cowl and Green Arrow as proof of him having a history of sexual assault, it does act as further support and give a better picture of how that shaped his worldview as a vigilante.

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theartofbeingafan:

Of Science and Magic by ArtMagix

theartofbeingafan:

Of Science and Magic by ArtMagix

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Stand up, Flame Alchemist. It’s time for work.

#the idealist who became a living weapon and never forgave himself 

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BREAKING: The Situation in Gaza Has Taken a Horrifying Turn →

thebluelip-blondie:

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

The news: Israeli units attacked Gaza’s only power station, burning large sections of it to the ground. It made for a dramatic picture in Gaza, one that some on social media said looked like actual hell on Earth.

The bombing appears to have cut off both electricity and water sanitation for most of the Palestinian territory’s 1.8 million residents. According to the Washington Post, the damage will take months to repair and has left almost all of Gaza, including some hospitals, without utility access. Six of eight remaining power connections from Israel have been severed by the fighting.

But that’s not all. Later, an Israeli tank attack on a UN school killed at least 15 Palestinians, even though Gaza residents were told to seek safety there. Israel accuses Hamas of using schools as bases to launch rockets.

Here’s what you need to know: The death toll in the Gaza Strip soared past 1,200 Tuesday, with whole neighborhoods reduced to rubble as constant bombing killed as many as 100 Palestinians. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the Israel Defence Force’s campaign in Gaza would be “prolonged,” hinting that the Israeli invasion has taken on new objectives, Gazans cowered in fear from some of the most intense bombings yet seen in the area. 

The United Nations estimates that 70-80% of the dead are civilians. An additional 7,000 have been wounded. In short, the situation in Gaza is getting much worse very quickly.

Dozens of other attacks ravaged whole neighborhoods, with ferocious strikes targeting senior Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh’s residence, Hamas’ al-Aqsa TV headquarters, a finance building and several local mayors’ homes. Gaza City’s al-Amin Mohammed Mosque, which sits across the street from a house owned by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, was blown apart. Hamas and Israel blamed each other for shells which exploded in Jabaliya refugee camp, killing at least 10 people.

Bombs also fell near areas where international journalists were housed.

time lapse video appears to show an entire Gaza neighborhood totally annihilated after an hour of sustained airstrikes.

On the Israeli side, the threat of rockets sent some in Tel Aviv scrambling for bomb shelters. Bands of Hamas militants are somehow still finding their way through tunnels leading under the border. Five Israeli soldiers were killed in gun battles with one such infiltration force, bringing the total number of soldiers dead to 53. The IDF’s official propaganda channel has turned up the rhetoric, offering prayers to slain heroes and providing daily updates on the number of targets bombed.

Meanwhile, Hamas distributed some chilling propaganda of its own: A video of the tunnel attack, which appears to show the deaths of some of the five soldiers killed.

A ceasefire has so far failed to develop, with both Hamas and Israel blaming each other.

Why you should care: While the rest of the world appears pretty shocked by the images coming out of Gaza, most Israelis either aren’t shocked or accept them as the cost of dismantling Hamas. The Washington Post reports between 87% and 95% of Israeli Jews generally support continuing the operation, while four out of five oppose a unilateral withdrawal. Hamas’ merry band of fanatics remains obstinate despite horrifying losses in manpower and resources. As of now there doesn’t seem to be a short-term impetus for either side to change the course of the ongoing conflict, which means continued devastation of this scale is sadly likely.

Source: Tom McKay for World.Mic

Jesus help them please

this is horrible

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professorthorgi:

This is the most realistic male bonding I’ve ever seen in a comic.

professorthorgi:

This is the most realistic male bonding I’ve ever seen in a comic.

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theartofanimation:

Jorge Jacinto

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uhouse:

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rectumofglory:

NOTHING IS BETTER THAN GOOD RICE LITERALLY NOTHING

NO RICE NO LIFE.

finally people understand me .

i need this right now

uhouse:

nobledrewali:

chipcococafe:

rectumofglory:

NOTHING IS BETTER THAN GOOD RICE LITERALLY NOTHING

NO RICE NO LIFE.

finally people understand me .

i need this right now

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mothsbymoonlight:

thighhighs:

I love comics. Frequently, it doesn’t feel like they love me back—but I, like most fans, can take it. I can weather the bloated crossover events, the gimmicky romances, the deaths that you know won’t last before the bullet even leaves the gun. I can take artists who only draw three faces and X-TREME BLOODSHED and a million animal sidekicks.

But god almighty, I am so tired of crappy fashion in superhero comics.

Call it a nonissue. Call it a frivolous concern. I call it a massive missed opportunity and offer the critic an insouciant flip of my hair. When Bryan Lee O’Malley tweeted this a while back, I nearly stood up and cheered: “A cool thing about comics is FASHION = CHARACTER. you can convey personality through clothing. Why do 90% of western artists ignore this.” He gets it—and unsurprisingly, Scott Pilgrim is one of the only Western comics I can think of that uses fashion to effectively convey characterization. Through a character’s clothes, the reader gleans insight into their insecurities, ambitions, social status and more—y’know, the basics of subtle characterization. The titular Scott is a slacker geek dude in reference-happy t-shirts and jeans. Flighty, jaded Ramona is a mercurial hipster pixie with ever-changing hair. Wry Wallace Wells dons monogrammed polos and boxer briefs. Knives Chau starts out a meek schoolgirl in kilts and an overgrown ponytail, then graduates to a slightly-less-innovative version of Ramona’s wardrobe and a big red streak in her hair when trying to win back Scott’s affections. The cast of background characters actually look like the Vertigo-reading, concert-going, Banksy-coffee-table-book owning chic geek set of today and the story is more emotionally resonant because of this immersive realism. THIS MATTERS, YOU GUYS.

But year after year after year, the comics industry ignores it. Male characters are dressed as blandly as possible, or come clad in weird, baggy approximations of early 2000s fashion. Female characters exist in a world where—surprise!—most clothes are tight and sexy, albeit oddly out of date and in clashing colors. Their civilian lives seem more flat and unreal as a result, their emotional entanglements more eyeroll-inducing  because honestly, they look like the cast of an old daytime soap. Fashion impacts our lives every day, at every turn—we judge people based on what they wear, where they wear it, and where they bought it, even if we aren’t consciously doing it. When I say I want more thoughtful fashion in comics, I don’t mean that I need every character looking like they stepped off a runway—I mean that I want comic creators to think about who their characters are, what they would be most likely to wear, where they would buy it, their relationship to their body, and how they want the world to see them. I want them to think about their characters on a deeper level. I want them to make good comics.

Good examples of fashion in comics are so rare that I remember them by individual issue, and one such example comes to mind now. Cliff Chiang is a fantastic artist in general, and as I discovered at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, a pretty stylish dude himself. His current work on Wonder Woman features a lot of mindful clothes, but it’s a comic he illustrated in 2010 that really comes to mind. Brave and the Bold #33 featured a melancholy story about Zatanna foreseeing Barbara Gordon’s wheelchair-bound future, thus inspiring her to take Babs and Wonder Woman out for a ladies night of dancing and drinking. It’s a lovely issue for a lot of reasons, but I found myself truly impressed by the way he dresses the three women for their night on the town. They each wear cocktail dresses that actual real life women would wear today, but moreover, each dress fits each woman. Barbara, pretty young thing that she is, sports a hot pink bandage dress. Zatanna’s look is, appropriately, a little more witchy and avant-garde. Diana wears a draped piece that incorporates more structured, Grecian elements without screaming IT’S WONDER WOMAN SHE’S A GREEK AMAZON, GET IT?! It captures who they are, how they see themselves, and the world they live in simply  and succinctly and the issue shines because of it.

Fashion matters. Clothes matter. They inform our social lives, our self image, our class consciousness and our goals. Comic creators owe it to their art to care about this more—there’s a reason other entertainment industries devote entire departments of people to this task. For now, we wait—cringing at a world where every female character owns thirty midriff tops, every little girl has pigtails and puffed sleeves and men can only be the Everyman Hero in jeans or the Billionaire Hero in a generic business suit.

AMAZING THANK YOU OH MY GOD YES I hope you guys read this especially if you draw characters like this is so important. you think my characters feel so real here is a HUGE contributing factor.

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fuckyeahlavernecox:

Laverne Cox corrects Gayle King on CBS

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