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.
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)
Romwe currently has a selection of unlicensed swimwear and leggings featuring DC Comics and Marvel, featuring the work of Carmine Infantino, Francis Manapul, The Dark Knight promotional artwork, and various panels from Batman: Knightfall. Here are some of my favorite pieces from Romwe’s catalog, but head over to Romwe to check out the rest of the selection.
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I’m hoping to have a similar design available through Topatoco sometime in the near future, but I’m having these done by a local company (managed by a former employee of my comic shop, which is kind of perfect) so they’ll be real on time for May!
This purse is a must-buy for 2013 ♡
By Bethany Fong
Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble) has collaborated with WeLoveFine to guest curate a collection of t-shirts featuring Marvel Comics superheroes such as Captain Marvel and Spider-Woman. The showcase includes bright pop art designs and straight-from-the-pages artwork of two of Marvel’s favorite heroines. DeConnick will be donating her curation commission to Girls’ Leadership Institute, a nonprofit organization that seeks “to help foster and give voice to the heroines of tomorrow.”
When the new X-men lineup was announced I, of course, thought it was amazing and refreshing and about damn time. It wasn’t until a friend of mine brought the new team up again that the idea for another X-fashion developed. It really was a “duh” moment for me - they’re ripe for a fashion piece, and not just because they’re women but because they are some of THE biggest female names of the X-men. So I went for it. Wanted something a little more dynamic than X-fashions of the past. My main thought going in was more pants, less dresses and frippery. Of course there’s still bling and heels - you can’t take away all the fun - but I wanted fashion that was a bit more street, more real, a little more badass.
Rachel is grunge. Love her jacket, not so happy with her shirt.
Psylocke is NYC fashionista tomboy. Dip dyed hair (so trendy) and a butterfly print blouse.
I’m really happy with Kitty’s dragon t-shirt and bad ass heels. Had to get a shoe in there somewhere, people.
Storm is my 80s executive realness. Her earring is fashioned after the one Willi Ninja bought (he has the receipt) in Paris is Burning.
My southern belle is in a loud print and hose - she’s the only one in a dress. I wanted her in printed leggings but she was already such a patterned mess I decided against it.
And Jubes is just all over the place. Bikini and hot pants and a bedazzled jacket.
The original will be going up in the store as soon as tomorrow. Prints as well - in TWO sizes :) Hope you guys like it, let me know what you think!
This is what perfection looks like.
A+, Kevin Wada.