twTW: rape, sexual assault
Here’s an article about the Kickstarter-backed project to fund a book (a how-to guide, if you will) on assaulting women.
In response to the support (and churning publication) of this guide to “overpowering” women that’s been funded on Kickstarter, Shannon and I…
Brian K. Vaughan, the creative mastermind behind the hit series Saga is showing his support for CBLDF by personalizing copies of Saga Vol. 2 for CBLDF Supporters! When you donate $40 to the CBLDF between now and July 1, Brian will personalize a copy of the brand new Saga Vol. 2, or a copy of Saga Vol. 1 to you or the person of your choice! Get yours now!
Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, is the most acclaimed new series in comics, dominating both best of and bestseller lists. When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. Now you, the CBLDF donor, have a chance to get a copy of Saga personalized by Brian K. Vaughan himself!
Here’s How Personalization Works:
When you place an order with CBLDF for Saga Vol. 1 or Vol. 2, you can have the book personalized to one or two names, and Mr. Vaughan will sign and personalize the book on a high-quality CBLDF bookplate. When you place your order, please include the personalization request in the MEMO section, such as: “For Linus and Lucy,” or “For Rerun,” or “To The Van Pelts!” (Sorry, artists will not be able to provide messages beyond the examples.) Personalization requests are due JULY 1! Books will ship the week of July 8.
A Portion of Your Donation is Tax-Deductible!
Saga Vol. 1, personalized by Brian K. Vaughan is available for a $40 donation, $30 of which is tax-deductible.
Saga Vol. 2, personalized by Brian K. Vaughan is available for a $40 donation, $25 of which is tax-deductible.
CBLDF is recognized by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 institution, and donations are tax-deductible in the year in which they are given. Please contact us for information on deductible amounts for CBLDF premiums, and consult your tax advisor as to the extent to which your donation is tax-deductible.
*WE CAN”T STOP HERE, THIS IS SPOILER COUNTRY*
I’m not “review guy.” Not anymore at least. I love movies, I love comics, and I love when the two meet to create something that transcends each medium on its own. Something that brings comic nerds and ‘splodey movie enthusiasts together on common ground. It’s the greatest. I usually keep my shirt on about whether or not the Movie Types got it right or not, I typically keep things like “why is Peter Parker in a My Chemical Romance video?” or “I think Ryan Reynolds did a find/replace all with ‘have will power’ and ‘be super hot’” inside my pretentious little head.
But MAN OF STEEL… I just… don’t even…
Now, I’m not a Superman fan by any means. I have enjoyed Christopher Reeve, George Newburn, Tim Daly, and of course Morrison’s All-Star. Past that, he’s been a cookie-cutter-no-thanks-I’d-rather-read-Batman character for me. I understand that’s just me. I know what he stands for and what he, as a character, is supposed to be for people. I just never found a place where he fit into my idea of what the character should do or be. I was never C.J. Kirkblade. I’m just not that handsome and I certainly can’t grow facial hair.
Snolan’s MAN OF STEEL was my hope, my light at the end of the tunnel. Not just a hope for DC to finally move toward the “Marvel Model” or escape mistakes like DKR, Green Lantern, and Superman returns, but to give the world, and me, Superman. THE Superman. And for a moment there, I held it in my hands. It was Glorious. Then, something happened. Something, that hurt me. I have no clue what happened to me or why it was affecting me so heavily. I just know I felt violated.
Superman just doesn’t murder. Ever. Even power-hungry “A Better World” Superman just lobotomized dudes. It’s blatant and unnecessary character betrayal. Plain. Simple. There had to have been at least 30 or so suits that said yes to the last 15 minutes of the movie. And one of them was Chris Nolan. And that, amongst other feels, pours a miserable vomitous mass of an icing on top of my already trampled cake. I just wanted cake, guys. I just wanted cake.
I wanted to like this movie. I think a secret, deep down, part of me wanted to love this movie. And I did. And then I didn’t. And now I don’t. To the point where I’m VENTING ON THE INTERNET?! I’m sure you, person who’s still reading this, might have liked it, or even loved it, through and through. And that’s ok. I’ll just have to deal with the fact that I’ll never get the Superman I want. My Superman is dead. Not in Kryptonian sleep. Superdead.
I leave with this:
MAN OF STEEL
Not so good stuffs:
Inexcusably bad stuffs: