Is a female of the species
Lives in North East England
Is at times occasionally: angry, political, funny, self-deprecating, offensive, simple & introverted
Listens to too many genres of music to list; reads a lot of comics; spends a frankly incredible amount of time playing videogames.
(Is a super spy, but shhhhhhhhh!)
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Was anyone else a little bit disappointed that the kick ass Lady Counsel Member turned out to be Natasha? Still love Natasha, but for a few glorious seconds, it was awesome to see an older woman come out of nowhere to kick ass.
Oh hell yes. For one…
Yup. In the 30secs it tpok for the reveal I’dcalready invented headcannon for the character being a secret BAMF
that’s how you make armor for women, no bullshit boob cups.
Boob cups must be the most uncomfortable things on earth… What the hell are you supposed to do when one of your boobs slips out? Let’s say you inhale or move your chest somehow so your breasts get free from the cup and end up clipped on the edge?? You can’t even pull them like you can when your bra gets all screwed up! Like who wants to wear that while they’re fighting monsters and shit?
I hit reblog so hard I may have sprained my finger
Anthony Mackie being the first black superhero (and making Bill O’Reilly uncomfortable) on Jimmy Fallon (x)
I am so happy that Anthony Mackie is a person that exists.
For anyone who’s going: “But what about Storm/Hancock/Frozone/War Machine etc etc?”: they’re referring to the fact that the character Falcon was the first African-American superhero* created (debuted in Captain America #177 in 1969). If you’ve watched the clip, you’ll notice that Mackie corrects Jimmy Fallon when he says first black superhero. This is because the first black superhero was Black Panther - debuted in Fantastic Four #52 in 1966 - whom lives in the fictive African country Wakanda, and is thus not a citizen of the USA.
(* = the word “superhero” is usually not used for hero characters that pre-date Superman, nor actually very often used outside the mainstream comic book companies aka DC Comics and Marvel Comics. This is why such characters as The Phantom, created in 1936 aka 2 years before Superman, and whom wears spandex and a mask and punches evil guys in the face, is not generally dubbed a super hero. Anyway, the point of this asterisk is that I have no idea how many fictional, non-“super” hero characters there were of African decent before 1966)
As amazing as this would be, it just historically would not have happened.
The 1940’s were pretty dang racist. The government wouldn’t have picked an African American man as their ultimate American soldier.
I’m gonna have to disagree with you on this one, Momi. In the 30s, we did send a super powered black man to Germany to fight the Nazis.
And he won.
His name: Jesse Owens.
1. Read more Marvel - there was a precursor to Captain America who was black and had the super solider serum. His name was Isaiah Bradleyand his grandson is the Young Avenger Eli Bradley who (eventually) got a blood transfusion and his powers.
2. Read more history. There’s a lot that mainstream popular culture just won’t tell you about the hidden heroes, from female warriors right up to modern day soldiers who aren’t officially recognised by the “history books” so to speak.