The Devils Advocate

Merrick, Male, child of the 80s, this blog is for comics, movies, and whatever nonsense I feel like posting about.
Jul 23 '14

Okay I’m outta here for a bit.

I do have a new high score on life after all.

(Yes, I stole that phrase for birthdays from Towritecomicsonherarms

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Jul 23 '14

eisenbergandelephants asked:

no absolutely! but it's nice to see a disabled superhero who doesn't actually have superpowers still kicking ass, you know? with no extra help. like, daredevil still has super heightened senses which directly compensate for his disability, which is also sort of =/. idk, i'm rambling but i'd love for you to make a post talking about disabled folks in marvel & dc :)

Yeah, I can see what you mean. 
Comics do really need both the powered minority of all sorts folks and the non-powered but still badass ones too.

I’ll actually see what info I can find on both companies disabled characters and see if I can put together a post on them soon.

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Jul 23 '14

xandgunn asked:

I really enjoyed your post about progressive steps being taken by Marvel and DC. I actually disagree with a lot of it. But at least you said it in a productive, non-insulting manner. It seems to have lead to a lot of neat discussion.

Thanks, and I’d love to see your disagreements.

From what I’ve seen of the discussion I do kinda wish to note 

It was more aimed at people who respond to news of Female Thor with “Your move, DC” seeming to forget DC already has a woman as one of their “Big 3”. 


Not to pretend DC is the true haven of progressiveness while Marvel has completely sucked at it, which is sadly how I’ve seen some take it. Both companies could easily have posts just as long describing both their positives and their screw-ups.

But I’m always glad to cause some actual discussion rather than just folks yelling at each other. 

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Jul 22 '14
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Jul 22 '14

Okay peoples, thanks for all the discussion and notes.

It’s interesting having a taste of tumblr fame :p

But I’ve got stuff to do and tomorrow is the anniversary of my arrival on this planet, so I’m cutting off my notifications for now

I’ll probably be on a bit tomorrow, and then return to normal blogging after that.

New followers, pleasure to meet you all, I’ll check out your blogs when I return to regular blogging :) 

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Jul 22 '14

ohmygil asked:

Sil recently showed up in the latest issue of New Warriors, but it seemed like she was only there because her abilities were useful at the time. She was there for all of one panel

Well at least she turned up.
Maybe some writer will remember she exists and give her something to do. (not likely, but we can hope) 

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Jul 22 '14

eisenbergandelephants asked:

i wanted to bring up oracle disability because she isn't a mutant and has no super powers to 'compensate' or whatever ppl call it for her disability. like, silhouette has shadow related powers, and oracle doesn't, which is why i think oracle is a bit better representation wise

I can see where you’re coming from there.

Though I’d say Sil isn’t bad either, since going “Well, disabled people can’t have superpowers” would also be ‘problematic’.

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Jul 22 '14

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Jul 22 '14

stayawesomegotham22 asked:

Can I just thank you for that progressive / regressive post about DC and marvel! I agree with everything and its nice seeing people pointing out that DC isn't as bad as what majority of tumblr says it is I'm a DC fan and I'd like to thank you! :)

You’re welcome :)

I’m a fan of both companies, I love them both, have tons of comics and merch from both (and some indy companies), but the swing lately of “Marvel us super progressive and perfect, DC sucks and needs to catch up” just got on my nerves and I had to rant on it.

Neither company is perfect, but neither is really horrible either.


It’s just DC really tends to have it’s every screw-up pointed out (and exaggerated) whereas Marvel does much better PR.

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