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So, I have a question–it seems like there are NO female comic artists or writers. Where are they?
Whit there are actually quite a few of them. They’re just not as well known as the guys.
The low-fund heroes are probably sowing damaged costumes or something. tony stark and bruce wayne are probably out having drinks with the ladies though.
Well, the superheroes in my webcomic The Adventures of the S-Team almost never do anything during the week, either.
What kind of comics do you recommend, Anarchangel? We all know I’m not going to go buy their comic books, but at least I’ll go read *about* them. 🙂
Well, for starters, there’s “A Distant Soil”, by Colleen Doran…
Old stuff, by now, collected in GN format (mostly by companies with a distressing tendency to go bankrupt before they finish the series!), but the fw I read seemed pretty good…
First, do superheroes get the weekend off? I mean crime never sleeps, does it? But if they did, I’d have to say they’d probably do something mundane — hot dog cook out (Johnny Storm would have to hold it in, though), swim in the pool (Aquaman would have a tough time stepping away from his job) and fireworks (would be tough for Storm to step back here). The usual mundane things we humans do, I suppose…
IF a superhero were to take a weekend off, it would be to SLEEP. Catch some z’s, have a midnight power-meal, then turn on the NWO-police band for Monday morning’s crisis. That’d be me, though.
In other news, anyone check out Dynamite’s “The Green Lama #1” comic that just came out? He kicks butt. But in an enlightened way, not like The Spectre or Dr. Strange. Plus, the main baddie-lady’s in a thong, which only emphasises the need for the superhero to kick it. 🙂
I was going to try giving you a list of the major ones, Whit. Then I decided, hey, the wiki already has a pretty comprehensive list, so why should I go out of my way?
Sleep all day. That’s what i do.
On my opinion, most comic book heroes are adrenaline junkie fanatics, so most of them are probably either practising their combat moves or engaging in some other kind of action – which may or may not include screwing like rabbits. It just occurred to me that the reason why so many male heroes and villains seem to be having such huge groin area in their uniforms is because many of them might have a permanent hard on due to constant overdose of adrenaline and other hormones, so their free time may include lots of parental discretion advised-material. Adam Warren’s Empowered-comic brings this up interestingly – he is one of my all time favorite comic book artists. Another activity that he brings up is neurosis. Most super heroes have probably lots of trouble handling the psychological effects of being freak shows, so many of them might spend their weekends in therapy. After all, a guy has to be a pretty broken persona to put on a clown suit, jump on roof tops and beat up fellow human beings on regular basis – even criminals. That’s just not healthy behavior. Just think how often Peter Parker puts on his red and blue tights and goes looking for trouble just because he’s unable to handle problems in his personal life? How many prison dentists has had to quit due to burn-out just because he couldn’t find some non-violent way to handle stress?
Let’s see… my many personal characters, super-powered or not, would spend their off time as they would best see fit, catching up on their secret identity blogging (isn’t that a perfect way to fake off everybody, fitting right in with the norms?), meditating, concocting some new potion, or sharpening their skills with a little training. Ones who’ve forged their own weapons would try out that new design that’s been sitting in their head that they’ve been too busy to make yet.
As for superheroes in general… I think, on the weekends, when nobody’s watching, they leave the wheaties on the shelf and instead go for the lucky charms. Come on, even they have to cut loose, in their own subdued way 😀