New Marvel T-Shirts Tell Boys They Can Be Heroes, And Girls That A Hero Will Save Them
By Joseph Hughes
Following the success of the Avengers film, and with Iron Man 3 set to hit theaters next month, the characters who make up Marvels Avengers team are more recognizable than ever. Naturally, the publisher is taking advantage of that fact via merchandise, including the two t-shirts pictured above.
Of course, aside from the cut of the shirts, the second you look at them you instantly know which is meant for boys and which is for girls, and therein lies quite a problem.
These are Marvel’s characters, the foundation of their company. As such, these products represent them, not the manufacturers. When people see this, and are (rightfully) bothered by it, they aren’t going to care what middle man made the shirts. They’re going to instantly direct their ire toward Marvel, as it it will look to them as if Marvel is telling boys they can be heroes, and telling girls that, if they’re lucky, a hero will come save them.
Best Art Ever (This Week) - 04.26.13
By Andy Khouri
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.
Check out this week’s Best Art Ever on ComicsAlliance!
David S. Goyer: Wonder Woman Is ‘A Difficult Character To Crack’ In Movies
By Matt D. Wilson
Not really fan art, since it’s a variant cover, but maybe some inspiration for your MORNING GLORIES fan art. Be sure to submit it by Friday!
Jamie McKelvie (PHONOGRAM, YOUNG AVENGERS) cover for MORNING GLORIES 027.
If you want this cover, let your retailer know! Diamond Order Code MAR138125
Featured on Best Art Ever (This Week) - Superman 75th Anniversary Edition:
Supergirl, by Cliff Chiang