Galactica Fun Time Club

catbountry:

lawlspy:

areyouhappynowmatt:

Look who was in the latest Atomic Robo.

Bwah ha ha.

OMG

WWWWHHHHHHAAAAAAAT

mollyisanowl:

oldmanyellsatcloud:

I’m possibly going to get my head bitten off, but: I have to disagree with that generalized statement. Is it awesome that Atomic Robo is very open to all ages? Yes. Has DC and Marvel made very, very poor choices in how they represent not just individual genders, but characters in GENERAL? Oh ho ho yes.

But does that mean all comics should be for ‘everyone’? No, but lets be clear on what I mean by that.

It’s great that Gloria thinks Bobby Jr is great, and even better that Bobby Jr gets to feel great reading Atomic Robo. But does that mean that Bobby Jr is ready to read another comic like say, Watchmen or V for Vendetta or the Sandman series? That’s up to Gloria to decide, really, as Bobby Jrs gaurdian. But if she decides it ISN’T for Bobby Jr, does that mean those comics should be punished for not appealing to his age range? Of course not. There need to be good guidelines so people can know what type of content they’re getting into. And writers and artists shouldn’t be shackled by a fear of telling a good yet gritty story, and SHOULD feel protected by the use of guidelines to establish that ‘this is for all ages’ or ‘this content has adult themes’. Those guidelines should be protections, not shackles for viewers or creators. Artists and writers should be afraid of writing poor, one dimensional characters and creating poor visual representations of their ideas, and not be afraid of expressing a well-crafted idea or experience.

And thats why DC’s comment that “we have the age range classification for a reason” DOESN’T ADDRESS THE ISSUE AT ALL. A badly presented, sterotypical character is just bad, period.

Is the comic outside of kid’s age ranges? That’s up to the parents to decide. Kids can be pretty damn smart and handle a lot of complex ideas if you guide ‘em through it. It’s more about experience and understanding than age, and its up to the individual. But thats got nothing to do with creating one-sided characters who service a tiny demographic, and DC should be ashamed for trying to hide behind it like it does.

right opinions: the story of tom

michaelk42:

Action Science explained

michaelk42:

Action Science explained

You’d think Brian Clevinger would get more work….but then I remember that comics are still too grimdark right now. It’s what the audience wants, right?

You’d think Brian Clevinger would get more work….but then I remember that comics are still too grimdark right now. It’s what the audience wants, right?