Alters #1

Sep. 18th, 2016 03:54 pm
[personal profile] history79



JOE CORALLO: Chalice’s story appears to be linked to her transitioning and while this is happening, coincidence or not, she is gaining great power. Other stories in different media as well as in the news have used transitioning as shock value and to exploit the trans community for the purpose of entertainment and to feed an inappropriate curiosity. What makes Chalice’s story different?

PAUL JENKINS: I think part of the answer to this is covered above. I certainly understand your point, and have found some of the coverage appalling. Of course, the coverage of the U.S. election/Brexit/terrorism and just about everything else these days is equally appalling. I’m not going to agree that we are somehow taking advantage of trans people simply by writing a character who is trans, especially because we have other characters dealing with different issues and I haven’t heard you complain about us addressing bipolar disorder or the issues facing someone who is quadriplegic. Every single character in our book is presented for the purpose of entertainment, Chalice included. I am in the business of entertainment. But I happen to be a research fiend, and I’m always going to be worried that a trans reader will find my character unrealistic. I feel the same way when I am writing detective fiction – I hope that actual detectives would find my stories plausible, and I try to research them that way. I will take the same approach with our bipolar character, our homeless character, our PTSD characters and so on…

I hope what makes us different from those who would try to exploit the trans community is that we’re focused on story first, and have only a minor secondary agenda in terms of shining a light on various people who are dealing with disadvantage in our society. I think the diversity of our creative team helps. And I’d like to make it quite clear before anyone tries to find fault here that we are absolutely not equating transgender with, say, disability. Our series addresses people who are dealing with disadvantage. Being marginalized by society, misunderstood, bullied, harassed and exploited by the media certainly qualifies for being at a disadvantage. Other characters will have obvious physical disadvantages. Others may have less obvious disadvantages (such as the character with vertigo).
And this leads me to the other issue I had with your previous article – the complaint that this is yet another view of transgender through a cis lens, as if I am disqualified from writing a trans character. You casually mentioned that we do have a core team member who is trans but “that’s not a position with creative control in a narrative sense.” That is an assumption on your part. You don’t know Tamra’s input, so you can’t make that assumption. Now, we each have our jobs on the creative team and it’s not as though I have Leila or Tamra’s artistic expertise. And while you happen to be partly correct – as the writer I am the initial creator of the story – I happen to be a very collaborative writer, and always have been. It has stood me in good stead over the years I have been working in this industry. I invite input, and truly believe that comics are a collaborative medium.

To address the point: where would we be if we were forced to write only what we are? We’d be without Othello, for one thing because Shakespeare was hardly a black, Muslim dude from Venice. I would be forbidden to write people from different ethnic backgrounds than my own, and I would never be able to write a female character. The argument that this series must have a requisite trans writer is specious and absurd: I hope that trans writers create tons of material that will hit the mainstream. I hope a trans creator makes the next popular superhero character, and that no one gives a royal shit that they are trans or otherwise, as it should be. My audience is anyone who wants to read the book. If they happen to be trans I hope they like Alters, and feel we have done a halfway decent job with the trans character, especially.
I’m not one to pay lip service to things – I do understand your concerns and any concerns of the LGBT community who are worried that Chalice is being created in part by some middle-aged straight white guy. I hope (and believe) that we are doing our best to address those concerns. The work should be judged for what it is, not pre-judged for who is creating it.

Source: http://www.comicmix.com/2016/07/05/joe-corallo-the-paul-jenkins-interview/


Read more... )
cyberghostface: (Doc Ock)
[personal profile] cyberghostface
Probably not the best father/son relationship but here's a scene between Norman Osborn and his father. I may post a Norman/Harry one later but I'm still looking.

cyberghostface: (Spider-Man)
[personal profile] cyberghostface


Couldn't think of any specific stories that fit a 10th anniversary, so I figured I'd just repost an old one; a story from Paul Jenkins, who's run on Spider-Man IMO was one of the best.

Scans under the cut... )
superboyprime: (pic#396052)
[personal profile] superboyprime
'If you go back to the Marvel Knights days, they just handed us the keys to the castle and said, “We really don’t know what to do, go ahead do whatever you want to do.” And that’s what made for really wonderful comics. That’s the attraction.

'I understand the fan appeal of DEATHMATCH would be, “Can the Hulk beat Superman in a fair fight?” They love that stuff.'


- Paul Jenkins



This issue: Not!Batman vs. Not!Iron Man. To the death, as usual.

Read more... )
superboyprime: (Default)
[personal profile] superboyprime
"I don't want to work with DC or Marvel, at least not right now. I don't fit into what each publisher wants to do because sadly, we are not judged by the quality of our work as far as the publishers are concerned. We are judged by our our ability to adapt to what they want from us. Most damning is the lack of consequence to any of the stories that can be done right now. I am doing Deathmatch for BOOM! Studios right now, where a bunch of heroes and villains are killing each other. The characters can stay dead. In fact, that is a light-hearted requirement from me to the publisher."

- Paul Jenkins
Read more... )
superboyprime: (Default)
[personal profile] superboyprime


"Deathmatch actually comes courtesy of the folks at Boom who approached me with a basic premise: fans are forever talking about the relative power of heroes and villains in comics – what if we actually set that up and let the characters battle it out, tournament-style?

"I took that idea and ran with it, proposing an entire new world of heroes and villains, our own universe that might be presented in the style of, say, Watchmen or Astro City. I miss seeing those kind of rounded, fleshed-out universes."
-- Paul Jenkins

3 pages from #3, 4 from #4 )
superboyprime: (Sun)
[personal profile] superboyprime


Sure, we're using the lowest common denominator if you look at it in some ways. It's "Who's the strongest: Hulk or Batman? Who wins?" I'm OK with the relatively visceral examination of "Does Superman beat Batman in a fair right?" -- Paul Jenkins

Four pages from each issue )
superboyprime: (Default)
[personal profile] superboyprime
'The one concept seeming to generate a ton of interaction between fans is the idea of "Who would beat whom?" There are message boards dedicated to superhero rumbles and so on -- it's really pretty extraordinary the passion these arguments bring forth... So with "Deathmatch," we have committed fully to the idea of fights between characters to the death.' -- Paul Jenkins

4 pages from the first issue )
sandfire: (Raraku the Hurricane)
[personal profile] sandfire
Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos are self-publishing an independent comic series called Fairy Quest using fan-funding methods. Fairy Quest #1 was sold on a limited, convention-only basis a year ago, and the two creators want to reprint it so they can bring it to a wider audience and continue the series.

Fairy Quest #1 - Outlaws

We don't want to be in our story anymore, and you can't make us! )

Paul Jenkins calls this the series Humberto Ramos was born to draw, and I agree. Beneath the cut you'll find their officially released six-page preview (I also got permission from Paul just in case), and here you'll find links to their Kickstarter (fan-funding project page) and FQ homepage if you want to help!
salinea: Magneto going *?* (wtf)
[personal profile] salinea
This week's release of X-Men : Season One made me want to post the last time Marvel did a similar exercise. (Well, I think it's the last one, maybe there were some in between :p).

To quote wikipedia:
Mythos is a six-issue series of one-shot Marvel comic books written by Paul Jenkins and fully painted by Paolo Rivera, each issue is based on the origin story of a particular character or group within Marvel's collective universe.

Jenkins remarked in several promotional interviews that the project was to be used to bridge the gap between the comics and more recent movie adaptations as a means of introducing the new readers with little knowledge of these characters comic histories.

The first Mythos book, Mythos: X-Men #1, was released March 2006 and featured an adapted version of the story first seen in The X-Men #1 (September 1963). However, the themes in the story were slightly altered to match with those that have become the general overall tone of the X-Men comics, with Magneto noting that Cape Citadel is actually a facility being used for anti-mutant purposes during a conversation with Professor Xavier which never took place in the original story which saw Magneto attempt to steal Nuclear Weapons.


Both the date (2006) and the influence of the first X-Men movies are pretty obvious on it. The overall tone is strikingly different from Season One :)

7 pages from Mythos: X-Men )
chocochuy: Following the steps of the Gentleman Ghost, Kobato becomes into a more Elegant Lady (Kobato the Lucky Lady)
[personal profile] chocochuy
Greetings, Mortals!

Today I welcome this day by opening another Pandora Box of the DCnU. What you are about to see may produce some shocks into your system as a revelation is done in the newest issue of Batman : The Dark Knight.

Bane Redux? )

Profile

scans_daily: (Default)
Scans Daily

Extras

Founded by girl geeks and members of the slash fandom, [community profile] scans_daily strives to provide an atmosphere which is LGBTQ-friendly, anti-racist, anti-ableist, woman-friendly and otherwise discrimination and harassment free.

Bottom line: If slash, feminism or anti-oppressive practice makes you react negatively, [community profile] scans_daily is probably not for you.

Please read the community ethos and rules before posting or commenting.

September 2016

S M T W T F S
     1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27282930 

Most Popular Tags

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags