Off-Panel: April 28, 2015

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“It might seem weird to seek superhero movie guidance from an astrophysicist, but when that astrophysicist is Neil deGrasse Tyson (whose voice you heard in the aforementioned trailer) you take notice. Especially when he starts describing the Batman vs. Superman plot and the main crux of the beef between these two superheroes.”

I’ll listen to whatever Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to say, but when he’s talking about superheroes? Aww yeah.

“So when DC put a helpless tortured Batgirl on the only all ages feminist comic in their lineup, it needed calling out and people did so in droves. It was a jarring tonal misstep that underlines how far comics have come and how far they still have to go.”

Panelteer Marcy writes about the (hopeful) end of the women-in-refrigerators era of comics.

“A super villain was prepared to destroy all the healthy foods in the world, until one hero, actually, several heroes stuck together to save the world’s vegetables!”

Yep. This is adorable.


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