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.
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.
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
Just in time for convention season, Iron Fist Clothing (not to be confused with Iron Fist, the Marvel superhero) has unveiled a Spring/Summer capsule collection entitled Super Bitches that features pin-up styled artwork of superheroines and villains. Known for their eclectic catalogue of monster-themed high heels and glam collaborations with RuPaul’s Drag Race, the LA-based clothing label collaborated with artist Lora Zombie to create this cheeky comic-inspired print to showcase fierce and empowered super-women in a shared feminine and feminist light.
Above: Super Bitches Dress ($65); Super Bitches print, by Lora Zombie (close-up); Super Bitches Shorts ($40)
Supergirl, by Cliff Chiang
Batwoman & Boston: Strong
As you may well be aware, I took on a few pre-con commissions last week, in preparation for Boston Comic Con. Due to the horrors that occurred in Boston last Monday, as well as the tense pursuit of the suspects involved, the convention was cancelled. I was however still left with a stack of drawings to do, which I’ve slowly been working my way through. Above is the first.
Please do contemplate donating to One Fund - Boston in support of those affected by the awful events of last week.
Some photos from Comicazi’s Not-The-Boston-Comic-Con Get-Together this past Saturday.
Clockwise from top left:
- Batgirl, by Ming Doyle
- Marceline, by Erica Henderson
- Scrooge McDuck, by Don Rosa
- Erica & Don Rosa
- Tim Sale & Ming
Check out my write-up on the event (as well as the rest of my photos) on ComicsAlliance!