n-a-blue-box:

hobosoldier:

chujo-hime:

So the fancy expensive Party City Captain America birthday set comes with a big Red Star Pinata:

and I am dying laughing right now

OH MY WORD

n-a-blue-box:

hobosoldier:

chujo-hime:

So the fancy expensive Party City Captain America birthday set comes with a big Red Star Pinata:

and I am dying laughing right now

OH MY WORD

comicbookactionsidekick:

sueishappy:

"and that is why pink ribbons are for boobies." -hank green

Things I did not know until now. DAMNIT HITLER.

Not actually true!

(think about it: Hitler picked pink because it was a feminized color, not because he just randomly wanted to pick a color, right?)

BEFORE BATGIRL, WEIRDER THAN WONDER WOMAN: LOST SUPERHEROINES OF THE PRE-CODE ERA

tinyloudmoron:

saladinahmed:

As I discussed in an earlier post, pre-Comics Code comic books are full of fascinating women superheroes who’ve been more or less forgotten in the decades since WWII. Born in the era of Rosie the Riveter, when there was a national campaign to get women into workplaces, these costumed heroines were brassy, hard-assed, snarky, and sometimes just plain weird. They displayed remarkable grit and independence, and were portrayed as better crime-fighters than the inept, sexist cops that got in their way.

Even removed from their intriguing, important place in sociocultural history, these stories are compelling bits of pure comics nerdery - eg, the fact that 1941’s Spider Queen was almost certainly the unacknowledged inspiration for Spider-Man. These characters deserve to be better known. Happily, the astonishing www.digitalcomicmuseum.org hosts full-issue scans of scores of public domain pre-Code comics. Which means you can read these comics right now, for free!

Here are a few of my favorite lost superheroines from the 1940s. Click on a character’s name to access an archive of their adventures!

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Fantomah!