there are actual white heterosexual men actually complaining about the hawkeye initiative
I was actually just about to comment on that.
Because really, if you’re “upset” or “offended” by this creative means of commentary on the comic industry as a whole, you should probably take a massive step back and reassess the reasons you’re “offended”.
- Is it because you’re uncomfortable seeing a man contorted into physically impossible poses for the sake of emphasizing his “assets”?
- Is it because you’re uncomfortable seeing your own sex objectified for the consumers of the opposite sex? (Generalizations, here. Since the number of queer comic fans is actually massive.)
Welcome to the life of female comic fans the world over.
Believe it or not, but despite the overwhelmingly persistent notion that “COMICS ARE FOR DUDES!!!”, we’ve been there from the beginning, and have only begun making our voices heard in recent decades because we’ve finally managed to eek our feet in the doors of the industry to produce some of the content.
The “Hawkeye Initiative” is not derogatory, nor is it intended to mock male-identified comic fans. It’s a creative-oriented commentary on the hilariously sexist industry that is the world of comics.
What Brodinsons said. I remember reading some of the comments on the articles that addressed the Hawkeye Initiative, and thinking to myself, “Wow, can I just have a whole book of angry heterodude comments on the matter? I’ll laugh. I’ll cry. I’ll be an emotional trainwreck before I can get past the first chapter, so take that Twilight, etc.”
The comment that stuck with me the most (for whatever reason) was some dude saying, “Aw, why do the women have to pick on Hawkeye?”
….Really? …Is that really what you think we’re doing?
Yeah, an O’Malley variant cover. You heard.
wait is this for real
Not totally digging this art for it, but the other thing is, I was so sure the new girl on the team was going to be the girl Patriot married in the alternate future (the one where Billy ended up being the new Doctor Strange)… I might be a little disappointed, I really wanted them to expand on her.
Hurrah it’s done - the HAWK-BIRD!!! (based on Oskar’s hilarious + adorable drawings of the Avengers: http://milkydayy.tumblr.com/post/22669162100/okay-so-i-know-i-said-i-was-gonna-write-an )
And he doesn’t look anything like a hawk *dies*
CRIES HIS HAIR
Avengers Roll Call (2012)
Sweet baby Jesus tied up in a bowstring.
Concept art of Hawkeye’s arrows, quiver, and bow by Fabian Lacey. UNF.
Also, Hawkeye Ironman Disabler!?!?! Can’t say that SHIELD isn’t always prepared…
Everyone is always prepared for everyone. I bet Tony’s working on the Hulkbuster armor right now…
This is beyond useful. BEYOND USEFUL.
:D Yse, yes it is.
So, I friggin’ love archery, and this. Forever.
By near-unanimous agreement, if post-mission coffee occurs, it’s at Starbucks. The reason for this is simple: if they all went where they really wanted to go, they’d be scattered all over the city, and Steve is adamant that they bond. Bruce likes small, intimate places…
They totally got Hawkeye’s species wrong.
(Gifs aren’t mine, they’re nicked from around. You know how it goes.)
This. Everyone else go home.
Hrrr. Haha, wtf.