Dear Disney, Please Make Sure Your Marvel Woman of Color is Of Color on Your New T-Shirt


Earlier today I posted about the “limited edition” Marvel female superhero t-shirt being offered by the Disney Store.

But there is one problem that a sharp eyed reader pointed out.

The image of Kamal Khan is taken from the Art Adams variant for the first issue.

That cover was “tweaked” before publication because Kamala was a little, well, white. See below the original and the final version.


The t-shirt uses the first one. Below see the shirt and the original cover with the final cover belwo.


Given that it seems Disney is making these to order (hence the limited edition and 3-5 weeks for delivery they should be able to correct this before they go into production. It’s an easily understood mistake but one that should definitely be corrected.

All-New, All… Different?

Assuming that the Bleeding Cool rumors are true, here’s a checklist of the All-New All-Different Marvel titles announced/rumored so far:

Officially announced:
All-New, All-Different Avengers by Mark Waid, Adam Kubert and Mahmud Asrar
Invincible Iron Man by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez
Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli
Doctor Strange by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo
Captain Marvel by Tara Butters, Michelle Fazekas and Kris Anka
Squadron Supreme by James Robinson and Leonard Kirk
A-Force by G. Willow Wilson and Jorge Molina
Totally Awesome Hulk by Greg Pak and Frank Cho
Uncanny Inhumans by Charles Soule and Steve McNiven
Ant-Man by Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas
Spider-Gwen by Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi
Contest of Champions by Al Ewing and Paco Diaz

Bleeding Cool rumors:
Web-Warriors by Mike Costa and David Baldeon
Daredevil by Charles Soule and Ron Garney
Deadpool by Gerry Duggan and Mike Hawthorne
Venom: Spaceknght by Robbie Thompson and Ariel Olivetti
Howling Commandoes of SHIELD by Frank Barbieri and Brent Schoonver
Angela: Asgard’s Assassin by Marguerite Bennett, Aaron Kim Jacinto and Stephanie Hans
Uncanny X-Men by Cullen Bunn and Greg Land
Extraordinary X-Men by Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos
All-New X-Men by Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley
Wolverine by Tom Taylor and David Lopez
Old-Man Logan by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino
Karnak by Warren Ellis and Geraldo Zaffino
The Vision by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Illuminati by Josh Williamson and Shawn Crystal
Spider-Woman by Dennis Hopeless and Javier Rodriguez
The Ultimates by Al Ewing and Kenneth Rocafort
Carnage by Gerry Conway and Mike Perkins
Scarlet Witch by James Robinson and TBD
Silk by Robbie Thompson and Stacey Lee
Uncanny Avengers by Gerry Duggan and Ryan Stegman
Agents of SHIELD by Marc Guggenheim and Mike Norton
New Avengers by Al Ewing and Geraldo Sandoval
Sam Wilson, Captain America by Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuna
Hawkeye by Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez
Star-Lord by Sam Humphries and TBD
Guardians of the Galaxy by Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti
Amazing Spider-Man by Dan Slott and Guisseppe Camuncoli
Howard the Duck by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones
Spider-Man 2099 by Peter David and Will Sliney
Drax by CM Punk and Ed McGuinness
Nova by Sean Ryan and Cory Smith
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona
The Mighty Thor by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman

Delevingne’s comments about female superhero attire is a little head-scratching, though. While there are plenty of problems with female representation both in films and especially on movie merchandising, the accusation that they are “normally naked or in bikinis” seems a bit baseless. Even though Marvel sticks to a heavily skewed gender ratio and tends to put women heroes in impractical high heels and wedge boots as a default, their characters never wear bikinis; Black Widow, Peggy Carter, Maria Hill, Sif, Gamora and pretty much every other heroine in that universe always go into battle wearing pants.

We’ve yet to see what Enchantress will be wearing in “Suicide Squad.” We have seen plenty of pics of the film’s version of Harley Quinn, who shows a bit more skin than many – or all – of her Marvel counterparts.

Yes, instead of concentrating on Cara Delevingne’s commentary about superhero movies being sexist in general, let’s turn this into a Marvel vs. DC thing. Never mind the fact that she specifically called out Wonder Woman in her actual comments, making it clear that she wasn’t taking sides herself. Never change*, comicsinternet. (*Of course, I mean the opposite.)

The Radical Faeries, one of the more idiosyncratic groups at San Francisco’s Pride, said the festival should dump Facebook as a sponsor because of the company’s ban on adopted names.

The policy was unfair to LGBT people who use adopted names to avoid homophobia or to express their true identity, they said.

“I don’t like anybody telling me who I am or have to be,” said Storm Arcana, 42, seated on a rug in the Faerie Freedom Village, a colourful camp near city hall.

“That’s anathema to my essence. I’m self-defined and self-described and that is my right.” He objected to Facebook sponsoring Pride. “There’s too much of a contrast between what they represent and what we represent.”

The strangest thing about this report is that I know Storm, and seeing him show up in the Guardian was entirely unexpected. (I do think the no-adopted-name thing on Facebook is problematic, though.)

From here.

With the explosion, both of the contractors NASA relies on to get critical food and supplies to the space station have now had explosions within eight months of each other.

With the retirement of the space shuttle, NASA lost its ability to fly astronauts form U.S. soil, and has been paying the Russians more than $70 million a seat to fly American astronauts to the station. But NASA hopes to use contractors to end that dependence, and last year awarded contracts to SpaceX and Boeing to develop a capsules that can carry astronauts to the space station.

Much of Covington’s influence on his followers comes from his novels, which are written in a style that reads like someone spilled a 50-gallon barrel of ethnic slurs all over a stack of early-draft Robert Heinlein novels. His choice of cultural icons dates his books considerably, even the recent ones, which are filled with up-to-the-minute references to Jane Fonda and Gilligan’s Island, but the author probably doesn’t care about these criticisms. The books are not primarily novels, anyway.

The Northwest novels “are not meant to be mere entertainment”, according to Covington’s website “They are meant to be self-fulfilling prophecies. The author wishes to inspire the creation of a real Northwest American Republic, and his novels are filled with a great deal of sound practical advice about how to do it.”

The online payment company PayPal appeared on Saturday to have disabled the account of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC), a rightwing organization that was cited in a manifesto linked to the South Carolina shooting suspect Dylann Roof and has given to prominent Republican politicians.