The Monsters of Memphis
First thought on seeing this reminder of 80’s wrestling villiany:
"Please to rise for Fire Nation national anthem. Fire Lord, my flame burns for thee!"
More like smug little fucks
Ship with: Sue Storm. But not in a let’s-end-her-marriage kind of way. I just like Namor showing up every once in a while like, “We both know we have the hots for each other,” and being right.
brotp: Any of the Invaders. Namor, Steve, Bucky, and Jim are an otq as far as I’m concerned.
general opinions: A little Namor goes a long way. He’s starred in some stories I’ve liked, but mostly I enjoy him most as a foil for other heroes. He’s super-hot, knows it, and walks around in a speedo half the time. He’s also hot-tempered and thinks he’s always right. He makes every group dynamic more interesting just by being in the room.
I don’t care for him being an X-Man, though. When I was a kid he was an Avenger, and that’s still how I tend to think of him.
I love Namor when he’s just being a dick. Not when they try to make him an anti-hero or tormented or crap like that, just when he’s irritable and powerful, and going to tell you that you suck. And in the Avengers movie in my head he and a giant octopus take down the helicarrier because it is annoying him.
The cover to Saga’s first hardcover collection. And some quotes from the creators on just why they decided to give comic book retailers across the country a few more grey hairs after the cover of the series’ first issue and tpb got them so much flak:
Just doubling-down on our breastfeeding stance, aren’t we? – Fiona Staples
Some stores won’t even rack the first volume because the breast-feeding is controversial, but…fuck them. – Brian K. Vaughan
Just fabulous, really. <3
The Beat’s coverage of the SDCC 2014 Saga panel is here.
Betty Cooper should come out as bisexual. Not because there’s been solid subtextual evidence thus far that she is bisexual, but because her stories and the Archie world as a whole would become so much richer and more interesting if she were bisexual.
I was thinking about the lack of…