The title has also been steadily shedding readers, even allowing for the post-Brubaker, post-“this is the first issue it will be worth money must buy extras” frenzy. It’s one of Marvel’s oldest books, starring one of its two or three oldest characters (Cap is behind only Namor and the original Human Torch at this point for longevity), and it’s what, selling about 35,000 copies each month?
Worse than the sales figures, though, is this simple fact: there is going to be a new Captain America movie coming out in April. The fannish interest has been building steadily, and the non-fannish buzz is that this is going to be a very, very strong entry in the MCU, possibly up there for quality with Iron Man and the Avengers. A lot of people who haven’t picked up a Captain America comic book are going to stop by the comics store or the newsstand and take a look -And will probably put the book down without buying it, or maybe - *maybe* - pick up a trade paperback of the Winter Soldier collection that Ed Brubaker wrote almost a decade ago. This is especially true for women, teenagers, and girls who want to see more of Natasha Romanoff (they’ll go to her new book) or Sharon Carter (who won’t appear at all because not only is she dead, NONE of her alleged friends or co-workers has mourned her except in relation to the pain that Steve is experiencing thanks to her death). I also don’t think female readers will particularly like the fact that Jet Black (what a horrible name!) is supposedly around 14-15 and dresses like a stripper in a bondage club, and has breasts that the average 20 year old would envy.Is this really what Marvel wants its fans to see when they like the movie and want to read the comic? Really?
We have 8 inches if snow so far! by Bob21. Now sleet is coming down:(
The Asiatic cheetah (now critically endangered) used to range as far north as Russia, and a larger, now-extinct species of cheetah used to live in Europe, too. So this photo, while it may appear unusual to those of us used to seeing cheetahs on grassy plains, isn’t without precedent!
i accidentally looked up baby alpacas and well sweet jesus this brought tears to my eyes oh my god
it looks like a stuffed animal
It is a stuffed animal.
run and hide, run and hide
An Australian Christmas illustration, featuring a terrified child with emu, Victorian (via)
if u sleep with a bra on first of all why second of all how
Because otherwise they’ll escape…
How many spies does it take to change a lightbulb?