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Nov 28 '12

Director of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”: UGH

You can go over to the Mary Sue and read more but here’s the short version. Over the last 24 hours a post the James Gunn, the director helming the next Marvel movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” created about “The 50 Superheroes You want to have sex with” was dug up.

And what a post it is! Filled with the kind of language I am sure the management of Disney who own Marvel will be thrilled to see!

Beware this is pretty awful slut shaming language with a extra dose of disgusting homophobia.

It goes on. 

And on.

And like many of these polls (such as one run by a “humor” site whose name I will not repeat as to not have their followers come back and harass me after I called them out and ended their fun.) it’s not funny. 

Of course, when the word starting spreading and the shit hit the fan the writer, director James Gunn, did what many people do when caught doing something that perhaps they regret - he deleted it.

Sadly, as smart a dude as he may be, he wasn’t aware of Google Cache.

So what to do? 

Well you could plan on boycotting the movie. But that won’t be out until 2014.

So in the short term perhaps a note to Disney and let them know your concerns. I would think this gentleman might be a good person to send a polite letter:

c/o The Walt Disney Studios500 South Buena Vista St.Burbank, CA 91521-7376

Oct 14 '12

Get Ready to Behold the Kick Assery of Michonne!

I’m at NYCC this weekend so my frequent contributor Elisabeth Pfeiffer has done a guest post. The Walking Dead fervor here is very high, the lines were snaking around the building for the panels.   I’m sure they would anyway but I’m think the fact the show premieres tonight helps as well. And in tonight’s episode we get our first full look at Michonne. And Lis is going to tell you all about it! Her thoughts follow (and WARNING Spoilers and mention of sexual violence.)

Sometimes we female comic fans get really frustrated that our favourite lady characters just don’t get the same kind of love from their publishers as they deserve. In a year where we’ve seen female characters be dissed, dismissed and dumped by a major comic publishing company, there’s also been a prime example of doing right by a lady character when it comes to promotion.

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