JASON MOMOA EXCITED TO REPRESENT POLYNESIANS AS AQUAMAN
“Whitewashing,” the practice of casting of white actors to play characters who were other ethnicities in the source material, has been a highly controversial Hollywood practice over the past several years. But what about when the reverse happens, and someone who isn’t white is cast to play a character who has long been portrayed as white?
Well, at minimum it can help correct an historic imbalance in superhero comics; in the specific case of Aquaman, it may also make him a lot cooler. The actor who plays Aquaman in DC’s upcoming slate of superhero movies is Jason Momoa, who was born in Hawaii and is of partly Polynesian descent — and Momoa fully intends to embrace his Polynesian heritage in his portrayal of the character.
QQ drawing from a little while back
This needs to be on a T-shirt, and postcardsfromspace needs to be wearing that T-shirt.
Yes, and yes.
Today’s comic book special guests are:
- Skottie Young (Illustrator of the New York Times Best Selling and Eisner Award winning adaptions of L. Frank Baum’s Oz novels including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, The Road to Oz, and The Emerald City of Oz. Also the writer and artist for the current Rocket Raccoon comic, and cover artist for Marvel Comics)
- Bill Willingham (Eisner Award-winning creator/writer of Fables, Elementals, Fairest, The Literals and Jack of Fables, plus writer of numerous books, including the Sandman-related series Thessaly, The Thessaliad, Taller Tales, Merv Pumpkinhead: Agent of D.R.E.A.M. and The Dreaming, plus House of Mystery, Warriors Three, Angel, Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure and more)
- Derek Fridolfs (Writer and Inker, whose recent work includes Batman and Robin: Futures End, Dexter’s Laboratory, Batman Eternal, Legends of the Dark Knight, Secret Origins, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman: Li’l Gotham, Adventures of Superman, Batwoman, Suicide Squad, and Batman: Arkham Unhinged)
- James Harren (Artist on Wolverine and the X-Men, Hawkeye vs. Deadpool, B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, 2000 AD)
For more information on all our special guests, please visit our website.
I really don’t have words anymore for this man just please stop him
Tomorrow!!! Storm #4!!! Looks so good!
This book needs every dollar it can get. We asked for Storm to have her own book for years, Marvel delivers, and now by issue 3 its sales were already near the cancellation line. Now I’ve said many times before that you can’t judge sales until you get to issue 4 since it takes three months for retailers to order their books so that’s how far it takes for them to say “Oh that’s how well it’s selling? Well then I better order this many.” But still, the fact that by issue 3 its sells are that low means retailers didn’t have faith in this book, and retailers can be pretty stubborn. So if you want this book to succeed then you need to go and in a great number show them that you want to read this book.
I’m not kidding at all when I say I’ll be incredibly disappointed by all of you if Storm gets cancelled. And I will express my disappointment in a very vocal, very loud way.
I buy 2 copies of this book at every comic book store I go to. I’m trying man
Old World Language Families Map
Oh look, the dialect they speak in Frankonia is a language of its own. I did suspect that…
Look at Suomi out there on its own….
GREG PAK (w) • VICTOR IBANEZ (a)
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
• Over the course of her recent adventures, Storm has made some powerful enemies.
• And now they’ve pulled some strings and had her branded Public Enemy Number One!
• Can Storm evade the authorities long enough find out who’s gunning for her and clear her name?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
BY THE GODDESS!!!!
I’m not the first to make this joke and by god I won’t be the last
OH MY GOD
More details about Disney’s Moana
Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans today for Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. In theaters in late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, Aladdin).
In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.
“John and I have partnered on so many films—from The Little Mermaid to Aladdin to The Princess and the Frog,” said Clements. “Creating Moana is one of the great thrills of our career. It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania.”
“Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself,” Musker said. “She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.”
So cool they’re finally making a windwaker movie
Please don’t screw this up. Please don’t screw this up. Please don’t screw this up. Please don’t screw this up.
WARNER BROS IS DOING A LIVE-ACTION STATIC SHOCK DIGITAL SERIES!
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