deantrippe:

Goran Parlov illustrated this moment of Batcave hospitality.

deantrippe:

Goran Parlov illustrated this moment of Batcave hospitality.

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asker

Anonymous asked: Is Teddy Roosevelt really as awesome as his depictions in pop culture has lead us to believe?

benito-cereno:

He’s kind of more awesome, really.

While in pop culture it’s easy to reduce him to a caricature of robust masculinity (I have to include myself among such offenders, but Tales from the Bully Pulpit was always intended to be a clash of cultural iconography, not actual historical figures), the fact is, the dude was multi-multi-multi-faceted and just completely amazing.

He pursued his vigorous lifestyle as a way to keep himself alive: he had terrible asthma as a child, and so developed his strenuous regimen to build up his health.

But while many people focus on this aspect of his life—his vigor, his time as a soldier, etc—the fact is, he had a lot more going on. He fought like a motherfucker on ecological and conservation issues. His biggest policy was the Square Deal, which was based on three issues he called the three Cs: 1) conservation of natural resources, 2) control of corporations, and 3) consumer protection.

I don’t know about you, but I’d say we could use another person like that in charge.

Also, people tend to focus on the “big stick” part of his famously repeated axiom, but forget that the first part was “speak softly”: diplomacy first. TR won a Nobel Peace Prize for basically single-handedly orchestrating the end of a war between Russia and Japan. Sure, I’m not huge on the idea of military expansionism, but the idea is that it’s big so that you never have to use it, and I can at least understand where that’s coming from.

Was he perfect? No, of course not. Certainly some of his positions would not be considered enlightened or even acceptable today. For example, as a young man he had some fairly appalling views of Native Americans, and also harbored some ideas about the sterilization of criminals that seem ghastly today.

(Though: his views on immigration and race are more progressive than you might expect. He was strongly in favor of a welcoming immigration policy as long as the immigrants properly assimilated into American culture, and he said of African Americans, “ the only wise and honorable and Christian thing to do is to treat each black man and each white man strictly on his merits as a man, giving him no more and no less than he shows himself worthy to have.” He also appointed the first Jewish cabinet member. But…still. Some of his views would still be pretty abhorrent today. Are they worse than those held by some currently active members of Congress? Certainly not, but it’s not a contest, I suppose.)

Anyway, in short: was he awesome? Yes. Was he as awesome as pop culture makes him? More so, but for reasons pop culture rarely gets into.

You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it. — Maya Angelou (via theremixkid)

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jessidee:

Spotted this adorable Batgirl at #DragonCon today!

jessidee:

Spotted this adorable Batgirl at #DragonCon today!

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hellyeahhorrormovies:

Michael Myers

hellyeahhorrormovies:

Michael Myers

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twentypercentcooler:

GET READY! RADICAL GUARDIAN SKATER X #1 DROPS THIS WEDNESDAY!
That’s right everbody, it’s an all-new, all-action tokusatsu adventure series from me, joebloodyhunter and twobitjusticeleague, with a logo design by bigredrobot, and it’s out on Comixology on Wednesday, September 3!
It’s the first issue of an ongoing series that’s a loving homage (well, that’s the nice way to put it, anyway) to Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, with all the high school drama and rubber-suited monsters that you could possibly want:

Written by: Chris SimsArt by: Joe HunterLettered by: Josh KrachBy: Dylan ToddPrice: $0.99Available: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Sequence 01: The Break-Fist Club KICKFLIP INTO ACTION! Ramp City High School has a big problem: students are turning into monsters whenever they’re faced with stress — and for teenagers, there’s stress around every corner. Good thing skateboard champ Theo and tech whiz Ria are there to stop them, but when the mid-term menace of Testor tears up the library, will they be thrashed before they even start?

Catch the full issue and spread the word, Action Agents! The Ramp City Revolution starts now!
(Well. It starts on Wednesday, but you get the idea).

I DID A THING WITH THESE DUDES I LIKE!
Get it Wednesday!

joebloodyhunter:

twentypercentcooler:

GET READY! RADICAL GUARDIAN SKATER X #1 DROPS THIS WEDNESDAY!

That’s right everbody, it’s an all-new, all-action tokusatsu adventure series from me, joebloodyhunter and twobitjusticeleague, with a logo design by bigredrobot, and it’s out on Comixology on Wednesday, September 3!

It’s the first issue of an ongoing series that’s a loving homage (well, that’s the nice way to put it, anyway) to Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, with all the high school drama and rubber-suited monsters that you could possibly want:

Written by: Chris Sims
Art by: Joe Hunter
Lettered by: Josh Krach
By: Dylan Todd
Price: $0.99
Available: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sequence 01: The Break-Fist Club
KICKFLIP INTO ACTION! Ramp City High School has a big problem: students are turning into monsters whenever they’re faced with stress — and for teenagers, there’s stress around every corner. Good thing skateboard champ Theo and tech whiz Ria are there to stop them, but when the mid-term menace of Testor tears up the library, will they be thrashed before they even start?

Catch the full issue and spread the word, Action Agents! The Ramp City Revolution starts now!

(Well. It starts on Wednesday, but you get the idea).

I DID A THING WITH THESE DUDES I LIKE!

Get it Wednesday!

brianmichaelbendis:

Citizen Wayne by Brian Bendis & Michael Gaydos

My only DC work…. for now :)

Another time, Jack took a call. A voice on the other end said, ‘There are three of us down here in the lobby. We want to see the guy who does this disgusting comic book and show him what real Nazis would do to his Captain America’. To the horror of others in the office, Kirby rolled up his sleeves and headed downstairs. The callers, however, were gone by the time he arrived.

Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics (via nerdhapley)

It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, so here’s that story of him being bad ass all of the time.

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waitwhatpod:

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby.

waitwhatpod:

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby.

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bludd61:

From Final Crisis #1.

bludd61:

From Final Crisis #1.