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As you will hopefully have noticed, there's a movie opening at the end of the week, and it's something of a big deal.

It's the first big screen female led superhero movie (Important addendum: following the first couple of posts below, let me amend that to "the first big screen female led superhero movie of the modern age" as I had overlooked a couple) and the first one devoted to one of the first female superheroes. I refer of course, to Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot.

The reviews have been universally positive, and those of you following her various creators on social media will have noticed that they all LOVED it.

Scans_Daily owes a lot to Diana of Themyscira, and this, we feel should be appropriate to reflect that, but honouring her with... well, it was originally going to be a "Week of Wonder", but nah, Diana deserves more so we're having a "World of Wonder instead

We're interested in seeing ALL the Amazon's who have contributed, so Diana is a given of course, but also Donna, Cassie, Hippolyta and Artemis, heck if you have an Io, Nubia or Phillipus scene that you want to showcase, bring it on!

Mortal associates like Steve Trevor, Cyndi Meyer and Etta Candy or scenes with her villains like the Cheetah, Dr Cyber or even these delightful scamps from Villainy Incorporated



So let's see lots of posts folks, Diana deserves it and we don't want to disappoint her, do we?

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Today is, as I hope many of you will have noticed, Free Comic Book Day, the 15th such occassion

We would encourage you to, if you are able, support your local comics shop, many of whom will be holding events to promote the comics, and the comics medium in general.

Personally, I managed to fail pretty much completely, as by the time I got to my LCS they were already entirely out of all the FCBD titles (Which irks me a little as I had been hoping to get the first Miraculous Ladybug comic (As opposed to a photomontage of images from TV episodes), but that's life) They DID have some leftover from last Halloween's giveaway comic day, but it just wasn't the same. :( On the plus side, they did have their first ever actual queue waiting for them to open up this morning, so they were very pleased with that.

A reminder that the normal 1/3 rule does not apply to FCBD releases, but we would ask they not be posted until tomorrow, since we do wish to motivate people to support their comic shop if they can. After tomorrow the comics may be available from websites etc, but
 

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 So I've only just realised that it's International Women's Day today and hadn't sorted anything out for scans_daily, which is a little embarrassing.

So whilst encouraging anyone to post their favourite female led moment (new or old), a quick straw poll might be interesting.

So, in this thread, name your favourite female character in comics and, if you can, why! It doesn't matter if someone has already named a character, let's hear your reasons too!

I'd say there was a prize for the best entry, but you'd never believe me, and because in this sort of situation, there are no losers!
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Hi again

Another chance to open up a slightly broader discussion than usual, any comic related TV or movie projects you have enjoyed, been annoyed at, or want to recommend to others.

Is Justice League Action action packed or a damp squib?

Is the notion of a Flash/Supergirl crossover musical episode with Darren Criss playing the Music Meister something to be embraced, or avoided?

Is TV Iron Fist's Kun-Lun being a multi-ethnic extradimensional realm enough to get it away from the "White Saviour" trope?

Feel free to share your opinions here.
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Hi again

Another chance to open up a slightly broader discussion than usual, any comic related TV or movie projects you have enjoyed, been annoyed at, or want to recommend to others.

Have you been enjoying Legends of Tomorrow?

Is Riverdale a guilty pleasure?

Is Legion any good, or too weird for it's own good?

Have you seen the latest live action Asterix movie?

Feel free to share your opinions here.
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It has to be said that this is a golden time for comic book adaptations into other media. Aside from the long established trend of video games, we have more movies, live action and animated series than would have seemed even plausible a few years ago.

And the range is impressive; we have Justice League Action for the kids (and the young at heart), Riverdale for those wanting a darker teen soap/drama take on Archie, Legion for the arty crowd (jk), CW is seemingly fuelled by DC shows like Supergirl, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, and Agents of SHIELD is still powering on. In the cinema we have everything from Snowpiercer to The LEGO Batman Movie!

It will never be a primary focus on scans_daily (the clue being in the name of course), and we do have the NS: multimedia tag, but it's not used overly much, so we thought it might be interesting to create a weekly post where you can discuss or dissect any shows you have enjoyed, are anticipating or want to recommend.

And don't feel limited to English language materials; Asterix movies, manga adaption, all are fair game. The more variety the better!

This will be a test run for four Sundays, if it proved popular we'll keep it going, if not we'll let it fade away.

Your input would be appreciated so, if you're interested in this as an idea, go for it!
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I think it's fair to say that 2016 has been generally held to not be the kindest year in recent memory.

Politically we've had the US elections leading to Trump's won, the UK's Brexit vote, Syria's ongoing turmoil and others .

Culturally we lost David Bowie and Alan Rickman in January and it's been pretty much downhill from there it seems, Umberto Eco, Harper Lee, Sylvia Anderson, Garry Shandling, Zaha Adid, Victoria Wood and culminating with the recent double loss of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, within a day of each other.

We've also had comics, some good, some not so good and some downright excellent. We've had DC's Rebirth, Marvel's Civil War II, and IDW's Revolution. We also lost talent like Darwyn Cooke and Steve Dillon (Just so comics fandom wouldn't feel they had been ignored or overlooked by 2016)

Personally from DC I've enjoyed the end of Grayson and the Rebirth Nightwing titles, the return of the original Teen Titans to their place in DCU history, IDW's Jem and the Holograms and their ROM and Micronauts relaunches. Marvel I've not, personally , really found much to enjoy of late though I did find myself liking the New Avengers more than I expected.

And yourselves?
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Recent political events in the USA have caused a great deal of confusion and for some, outright fear.

The President Elect of the USA has gone on record with comments that are racist, sexist, Islamophobic, and generally playing on nebulous societal fears. The Vice President Elect has made homophobic and mysogynist comments.

What all of this augurs for the future is as yet uncertain, and we don't want to engage in scaremongering, but caution seems advisable for now.

In the meantime, the Mod Team wish it to be known that Scans_Daily has, and always will be, a haven from such things. We will challenge and call out examples of bigotry and hate, and will never endorse them.

However, in the meantime we feel we need something more than that right now, something constructive. Our community exists to celebrate and share comic scans and that’s what we’re going to do, in our own special way.

So we are launching a new Theme Week right here and now; “Inspiration point”.

We are looking to you for examples from comics of any format, of characters or moments that inspired you. That gave you hope, or comfort, or the will to go on during trying times.

Has Ms Marvel as an independent young Muslim woman given you confidence? Wonder Woman reminded you that women have a strong voice? The X-Men made you realise that being different is okay? Have Midnighter and Apollo kissing on panel made you happy? Or a shared moment of recognition when Blaze of the Misfits came out as trans to the group? A fanart that struck a chord?

You have scans of this sort of thing that have meaning for you? (and we appreciate the examples above barely scratch the surface) bring them on, if they worked for you, who knows who else they might help.

If you would also care to share WHY they inspire you that would be awesome too, though we're not asking you to share anything that would make you uncomfortable.

We support each other during such times. We are a community: We are women, men and the glorious spectrum in between and beyond. We are cis, trans, gay, straight, queer, asexual. We are from all over the world, young and old, with faith or without. We are your community and we are stronger because you choose to be here!

Stay safe, share scans, and as be excellent to each other!

The Scans_Daily Mod Team
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What happened yesterday in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida was a tragedy and I know I speak for the other Mods and everyone on scans_daily when I express our sympathies with the family and friends of those who died or were injured.

But it was more than just a tragedy, it was an act of deliberate terrorism directed against the gay community.

Read more... )
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Greetings all,

In light of some questions that have been put to us of late your tyrannical, yet adorable, Mod Team have been pondering a few things about the nature of reality and, more importantly, the nature of Scans_Daily.

Our primary focus is, and will always remain, the sharing of comic scans to promote the medium and to discuss them in an LGBTQ-friendly, anti-racist, anti-ableist, woman-friendly and otherwise discrimination and harassment free way, but we do feel that it’s time to reorganise things just a little.

Posting Rules

Our basic rules about posting, and civility, remain as they always were. They’ve served us well this long, we see no need to amend them.

No_Scans

The most important change is that, given that it has seen a decline in posting for a couple of years and nothing at all over the past five months, we will officially retire the NoScans_Daily comm effective immediately.

We created NoScans_Daily when we migrated from LiveJournal back in 2009, so we would keep a presence there, but we no longer feel that it is necessary to do so and, as a forum for discussion, LJ has been superceded by other social media sites.

However, we don't want to lose the concept completely, and rather than set up a separate NSD in Dreamwidth, we thought we’d rather try something new, and so we’re going to try expanding the limitations of Scans_Daily by incorporate a new category of post, “No_Scans”.

These will be used for posts relating to comic news and media rather than comics themselves. There will be no need for the dread “Legality scan” in such posts. Other relevant images and media, such as video links may be posted, but these must ALWAYS be under a cut, no preview images allowed. Please always try to use a cut for your No_Scans posts, so they do not take up too much space on the comm page.

All such posts must be clearly tagged so that other posters can easily find these posts when searching through the comm.

These new tags are;

ns: news
ns: interview
ns: multimedia
ns: comics-related question
ns: misc

All No_Scans posts MUST clearly indicate what the topic is about in the title;

NEWS – DC announces new titles based on potato chip flavours

INTERVIEW – Frank Miller discusses his upcoming My Little Pony miniseries

and so on.

Off Topic Tuesday

Another thing we'll be bringing back from the No Scans comm is "Off Topic Tuesdays", a Mod Post each week where members can discuss anything they want to get off their chest, though let it be known the rules of conduct will still apply.

Clarifications/Reminder

Just to update what an earlier version of the Rules didn’t make clear:

The “Four pages of a new issue” rule is cumulative, No more than four pages may be posted in total until a comic is no longer considered to be a new issue (Four weeks, or when the next issue is published), no matter how many posters are involved.

So if one poster shares two pages, then another poster may share no more than two pages. If a poster shares four pages, no more pages from that comic may be shared until it is no longer considered to be a new issue.

Scans which are posted from official previews, if they are posted on scans_daily, count towards the four page rule.

The 1/3 rule remains and, as before, applies to any individual story within an issue, not the comic as a whole

No links to sites relating to pirating or torrenting comics may be posted.


Tags

As many have commented, we’ve long since run out of room for new tags, which given we have 5000, is really saying something about the range of materials we’ve had posted!

We are looking to implement a housecleaning in the near future based on the following rule.

Any tag which has been used on three or fewer occasions in total, and which has not been updated in over a year or so, will be deleted.

As an example, we have a “char: Violator” tag, which has been used three times, and the last time was 2009. With apologies to fans of Violator, this seems like it is just taking up space we could use elsewhere. Ditto the likes of "char: vladrushka" who appeared once, in 2010.
 
Where a character is uniquely linked to a single group, the “group” tag supercedes the individual character.

So we don’t need individual character tags for Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee and so on, just use the “Group: Transformers” tag. We’ll be merging existing tags in this way and would ask you to bear this in mind when tagging posts. There are also exceptions, so whilst it’s unlikely that Roulette or Jetstream of the Hellions will ever need a tag of their own, Warpath did go on to join other teams and so can remain a solo character tag.

We will welcome questions or concerns about these amendments and will answer them as best we can. Please bear in mind some may take a little longer to answer than others depending on level of Mod Team discussion required and time-zone differences.
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As part of their marketing strategy for promoting their comics debuting in June, DC Comics will be releasing a series of 8-page previews throughout this month for their upcoming titles.

We were recently inquired about how much of these previews can be posted to the community given our 1/3 rule, which is a very good question. After discussing it over on the mod comm, we've all reached the consensus that because DC Comics officially approved the free distribution of these pages to promote their new comics debuting in June, we will actually allow the previews to be posted in full.

We do want to emphasise, however, that when the actual comics do get released, the 1/3 rule still applies. If the previews are part of the main full issue, posting all 8 pages will fulfil the 1/3 rule (and a page more) of our community, and you will not be able to post more pages from the comic when it gets released. If you are absolutely confident that all of the best moments of the new comic are in the preview pages, you are welcome to post them all. If you feel that there could be better moments in the full issue, you are still welcome to only post a few pages from the preview with a link to the rest of the preview if you want to save space for future pages.

If the 8-page preview turns out to be a standalone story completely independent of the actual issue, you are free to post all 8-pages with the goal of promoting the new series like DC intends. When the actual issue gets released, any pages posted from the full issue will follow the usual 4-page per poster rule, or until 1/3 of the issue has been shared by various posters. We won't penalise anyone for posting all 8-pages of the standalone preview story in addition to 1/3 of the main issue.

On a similar note, we would like to remind everyone that when posting preview panels or pages outside of the cut, they must be no bigger than 400 x 300 pixels. Any size above that must be place underneath the cut.

Thanks everyone, and have a marvellous weekend!
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Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night (depending on timezone) all,



2nd May 2015 is Free Comic Book Day, a day when your Local Comic Shop will be stocking (hopefully) a wide range of comic books produced every major (and some not so major) publisher.

One of Scans_Daily's primary reasons for being is to promote comic books through our shared love of the medium and today is a great day for that

So if you feel you might want to pop down to your Local Comic Shop today, just on the offchance, do try. Many of the larger ones host events today, so you might want to check out those too.

We'd also encourage you to look through all the titles rather than just the big names. You may well find something new you've never tried before, and what better opportunity is there to do so than when it's free?

Oh, and if you happen to want to leaf through the selection of back issues, manga, GN's (or even action figures and the like if such be your tastes) and the like that your LCS might have in stock we'd also suggest that too, LCS are a rarer breed than they should be and we should all wish to see them prosper and grow into suitably enlightened places to visit and deal with.

FCBD issues are exempt from our usual 1/3 limit as they are classified as giveaways. If you do post them, we ask you to include a link to the publishers website, especially important if it's a smaller, lesser known company who deserves some attention.
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All members of the Scans_Daily please read the following, as it involves an additional rule for posting.

We have been approached by the legal representative for Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, the creators of Atomic Robo, as regards our usage of the character on Scans_Daily.

At Scans_Daily we have always strictly adhered to the policy that we would remove any copyrighted content if the owner (or their representative) requested us to, and this is such a situation.

As a result of the amicable discussion which was had, the Mods have conferred and feel a new rule should be established for Scans_Daily posts, relating to ALL serialised webcomics which are made available by the creators on freely accessible websites (This includes creator owned websites and DeviantArt etc).

In short; No more than 4 pages IN TOTAL are permitted from any serialised webcomic story, regardless of the length of the story, and in addition to the usual 1/3 rule.

Please note we say story, rather than series. When a clearly-defined new story starts, the 4-page rule re-applies.

With 1-page or 2-page stories, and REALLY long form narrative with no clear story breaks, then it's best to contact the copyright holder (usually possible through the website) to ask if you can post more.

A link to the originating website remains a requirement in such posts.

Traditional format newspaper comic strips (like say, Dilbert or Foxtrot etc) available on the Web are exempt from this rule, since they normally contain done-in-one, or very small scale story arcs. We are talking specifically about long form stories here.

We hope that four pages would be enough to allow community members to decide if they want to see more and, as the web publishers are dependent upon their own on-site advertising etc, we recognise that there is nothing to be gained by us posting more here, when the whole thing is so readily available.

Special Note
Whilst this new rule applies effective immediately, there is one special case: Any pre-existing posts containing Atomic Robo material must trim it to no more than 4 pages of any 22 page story.

These stories can be found here;

http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/tag/char:+atomic+robo

and

http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/tag/title:+atomic+robo

but if you have posted Atomic Robo, possibly without tagging it, please ensure your posts conforms to the new rule too.

If you wish to delete the post rather than edit it, that is also permitted on this occasion, in abeyance of our usual preferences.

If posts have not been so trimmed/deleted by midnight GMT on 20th February, then the Mod Team will delete them without further notification.

There is no blame to be attached to any poster about this, this was not a personally directed contact by the creators, so no one should feel responsible or singled out about it.

There is no animosity to be expressed toward Messrs Clevinger and Wegener (or their representatives) about this decision. They have acted courteously in this matter, we hope we have responded in kind, and we would ask the same of you all.

Many thanks

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Hi all

In light of Saturday being Valentines Day, and in the spirit of l'amour, your ever-lovin' Mods thought it might be nice celebrate this weekend of romance and passion with a weekend dedicated to those very topics.

By this we mean you posting your favourite scans of any characters, any situation, celebrating that crazy thing called love!

Of course, this being Scans_Daily, we have no interest in limiting such things to purely "boy meets girl" (though we have no objection to that of course). We want to see girl meets girl, boy meets boy, girl meets genderfluid person, queer boy meets alien being of indeterminate gender, girl meets android and android brings friend along.. in short, the whole spectrum of people and love and romance as it has (hopefully) been depicted in the comic book format!

Scenes of flirting, kissing and cuddling are also encouraged (That applies to ost of us in life as well as in the scans, but that's your business and none of ours) but of course platonic love is entirely acceptable for those who cherish such things above all others.

We see this as being a weekend event, so from now (ish) until Monday, go for it! (If you miss those deadlines, what the heck, post them anyway).

Other posts are, of course, acceptable too, we're not being exclusionary here!

Have fun, mes chere amis!
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Well, 31 Days of Scans was our first themed month in quite some time, and I feel confident in proclaiming it a great success!

I know I speak for my esteemed Co-Mods, when I express our sincere gratitude to all those who made posts and/or commented.

We had well over 70 posts made (And I'm not even including our 31 "Main Post" entries in that number) and many, many comments and discussions, and that was over a time period that is usually full of distractions.

We hope that you all enjoyed it, and a Happy New Year to all!
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I have plenty of favourites into his arena too, from Lois Lane/Clark Kent to Wonder Woman/Steve Trevor to Mary Jane/Peter Parker. But if there's one that provides me with warm feelings all over, it has to be this one:



True Romance Indeed! )
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Happy Christmas to all who celebrate!

Today is a special day. Not just because many people are out with their friends and family celebrating a major holiday, but because today is the one day where we make an exception to our 'we are a comic scans' community rule and actually post other media.

Oh yes. Today is favourite 'other media' day!

And you know which media did it best?

The DC Animated Universe! )

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