Friday, May 24, 2019

Comics and cats

It's a bold strategy.
IDW Publishing announced a brand new Marvel Action comic title, Captain Marvel.

“Carol Danvers’ quiet night with BFF Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) takes a catastrophic turn when Manhattan’s bodegas are suddenly overrun by a host of angry felines! And not just any felines—Flerkens, the most terrifying, pocket-dimension-holding, tentacle-devouring kitty-look-alikes in the entire universe! Can Captain Marvel overcome the formidable foes before it’s too late?”

“I feel so privileged to help launch Captain Marvel’s solo title for Marvel Action,” says Sam Maggs. “Carol has always been my favorite super hero; I love how she’s truly come into her own, culturally, and is finally being widely-recognized as the star that she is. Being able to write for Carol is the most exciting and terrifying thing that’s ever happened to me. I can’t wait to share this arc with everyone!”

Maggs also noted the book will have lots of cats.
We'll see how it works out for them.

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Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey May 24, 2019 11:11 AM  

Is that satire? I just cannot tell anymore. Stuff is so out of control.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother May 24, 2019 11:12 AM  

Marvel Comics presents: Lesbian Dorito Night

Blogger mgh May 24, 2019 11:13 AM  

Now that is funny!

Blogger David Ray Milton May 24, 2019 11:15 AM  

Comics for spinsters. Duh.

Blogger TheMaleRei May 24, 2019 11:23 AM  

This will surely set sales records and such...

For fewest sold and how quickly an arc got a title cancelled...

Blogger Nostromo May 24, 2019 11:24 AM  

As a person who lives with a nascent cat lady, and has had to rescue dozens of kittens I am offended by the light hearted treatment of cats given here. You ever grab a wild kitten? It's like sticking your hand in a blender! But on the other hand, yeah, a woman with powers equal to Superman, that's about right.

Blogger Nathan May 24, 2019 11:26 AM  

IDW? Does Disney have them on the menu next, or is this a sign that Marvel Comics might share the same fate as LucasArts?

Blogger mgh May 24, 2019 11:27 AM  

#4 "Comics for spinsters." Huge untapped market.

Blogger Steve Canyon May 24, 2019 11:27 AM  

What does she do? Use a laser pointer to get all those cats into her apartment and adopt them?

Blogger peacefulposter May 24, 2019 11:50 AM  

Not surprised to hear that the Intellectual Dark Web is publishing such woke stories.

Blogger Desdichado May 24, 2019 12:09 PM  

Nathan wrote:IDW? Does Disney have them on the menu next, or is this a sign that Marvel Comics might share the same fate as LucasArts?
Marvel has been contracting out some titles to IDW for some time now. Disney was licensing out specifically Disney-IPW titles like Scrooge McDuck and whatnot even before that.

Blogger MJ Meyers May 24, 2019 12:10 PM  

I suggest they integrate a winery into the storyline. Perhaps Carol and her S.O. are on a date at a winery when the evil felines attack. The felines kidnap the winery owner, a 40-something woman, and Carol rescues her but is torn between her newfound love for the wealthy winer owner and her nonbinary superhero S.O. This'd add a wonderful sense of drama. It ends with a polygomous marriage between the three and the felines being forced to give their evil profits to a battered woman's shelter.

Blogger sammibandit May 24, 2019 12:14 PM  

Illegal aliens camafloged as animal that single, barren, sandy witch women are attracted to, terrorizing stores that are probably owned by illegal aliens or Muslims with suspect ties at home. Write what you know.

Blogger Matt May 24, 2019 12:15 PM  

O.G. Ilk

Blogger Wraithburn May 24, 2019 12:15 PM  

Who wants to bet by the end she adopts one of the hellspawn.

Blogger Cinco May 24, 2019 12:16 PM  

And queue the bull-dyke sidekick in 3... 2...

Blogger dc.sunsets May 24, 2019 12:25 PM  

No long-term collector value, though, because none of the buyers will leave descendants.

The slow boat to a Darwin Award self-nomination strikes again.

Blogger J Carlton May 24, 2019 12:26 PM  

Alien cats against New Yawk rats might actually be a good comic. This will be diversity goodness and mahvalous

Blogger widlast washere May 24, 2019 12:38 PM  

Cap Marvel turns into a cat lady, whouda thunk.
The world is getting weirder every day.

Blogger Stilicho May 24, 2019 12:39 PM  

Captain Marvel--finally a comic book heroine for cat ladies! This historically underserved market will now have the products they've been demanding. Not that they intend to buy the comics, you understand, they're just upset that no one has made them a comic that they aren't going to buy before now.

Blogger Servant May 24, 2019 12:41 PM  

Ther statements always read like they are given under gunpoint

Blogger Redbeard May 24, 2019 12:49 PM  

The quote after the synopsis makes me want to vomit.

Blogger lowercaseb May 24, 2019 1:01 PM  

"PLEASE BUY OUR BOOKS!" In spite of my best interests, I feel bad for that bunch of sad sacks. How many times can the smash their head into the wall before they realize that this demographic does not buy comics...

If this was an image would be the placeholder of skinny Cap saying "I can do this all day!"

Blogger Lance E May 24, 2019 1:01 PM  

I was sure that the hyperlink would take me to the Onion, or Babylon Bee, but no, this is a real idea that they actually plan to make into a real comic.

Check out Sam Maggs's Twitter feed, you won't be disappointed.

Blogger Jab Burrwalky May 24, 2019 1:01 PM  

Like so much out of the "entertainment" industry these days, this reads like an April Fool's joke... But it's May 24th...

Blogger thalios May 24, 2019 1:02 PM  

The stuff these people create is disgusting. If you search for the three "womyn" called out at the beginning of the article (Sam Maggs, Sweeney Boo, and Brittany Peer), you'll find much deviance being celebrated in their work.

I'm sure this will be a smashing success with the look-at-me-I'm-so-woke-and-smarter-than-you segment of comic world (aka failure before publish).

Blogger Snidely Whiplash May 24, 2019 1:13 PM  

lowercaseb wrote:...this demographic does not buy comics...
No, they sure as hell don't. But they write a lot of them.

Blogger Damn Crackers May 24, 2019 1:19 PM  

She will defeat her foes with a four-pack of chardonnay and a bubble bath.

Blogger Avalanche May 24, 2019 1:27 PM  

Awww, how sweet! Makin' comics JUST for the cat ladies!! Bet the 'tame' them with kitty treats and under-the-chin rubbing?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan May 24, 2019 1:35 PM  

Not a computer guy by a very long shot, but aren't these white chicky SJW just about approaching singularity with twitter? I say that because their version of reality must be pretty small by now, a few city blocks if they stuck themselves in a blue hive and surrounded by "vibrant" D-party voters.

Blogger Daniel May 24, 2019 1:43 PM  

I mistook this for a post on Theresa May.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 May 24, 2019 1:45 PM  


They were even able to draw Brie Larson's trademark perpetual bitch-face in the promo-art.

Blogger Argus Bacchus May 24, 2019 2:10 PM  

"Maggs also noted the book will have lots of cats."

Plus lots of Xanex, wine coolers and Sex and the City reruns.

Blogger Rough Carrigan May 24, 2019 2:30 PM  

Share what arc?
What arc? You created a character who's as infinitely powerful as needed in any way at any moment. Where's the uncertainty? Why would she change?

Blogger Lovekraft May 24, 2019 2:38 PM  

Each comic should come with a tampon.

Blogger The Bechtloff May 24, 2019 2:38 PM  

About 10 years ago there was a really solid Power Girl series at DC. Power Girl had a pet cat that would feature regularly in the book. I remember liking it because it was a humanizing element and artist Amanda Conner was such a fantastic visual story teller she could give the cat a ton of personality despite it being just a background element. I just think of this because I'm sure I'm bound to have some soyboy tell me I must hate cats if I don't buy this book.

Blogger JG May 24, 2019 2:41 PM  

Interesting, isn't it, that, just as the comics world loses its mind, Arkhaven Comics becomes the next great comics house.

Proud to have backed both Alt★Hero and Alt★Hero:Q.

Blogger Zander Stander May 24, 2019 2:44 PM  

Oohhh, but how does this intersect with "Maus"? I see a master's thesis in studies-studies right here.

Blogger Skyler the Weird May 24, 2019 3:03 PM  

If they can force you to buy health insurance or pay a tax soon they will do the same with government approved comics.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother May 24, 2019 3:13 PM  

Rough Carrigan, her arc into super pozz lesbian SJW status, obviously.

Blogger Ingot9455 May 24, 2019 3:22 PM  

Power Girl has long been one of those characters that the 'suits' don't care about. So the writer and the artist have a lot of free rein.

Blogger KG May 24, 2019 3:23 PM  

Marvel Comics capitalizing on that Down Syndrome market niche yet again.

Blogger Uncephalized May 24, 2019 3:44 PM  

@18 J Carlton do you mind if I shamelessly steal that idea from you? It just spawned an epic story in my head a la grimdark sci-fi Redwall.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len May 24, 2019 4:17 PM  

@24 - I think the multiple tweets about her being on the cover of the alumni rag proving her college boyfriend was a complete loser for dumping her gives us a solid preview of the story for this comic.

Blogger dc.sunsets May 24, 2019 4:25 PM  

Interesting...we're moving from "Profit-over-Humanity-or-Honor" to "Profit, who gives a sh**?"

As I often note, organizations (firms, clubs, states, governments, etc.) are all under full-scale attack from within, almost like they're all experiencing an auto-immune disease on an industrial scale.

Also interesting to read about who "Bounding Into Comics" claims to be, esp. that it's all (purportedly) male and most of its fans are 35+ men (not one of which, I'd wager, has touched a woman in years, if ever...without money changing hands first.)

Is comics today just another tent in PT Barnum's freak show?

Blogger Silent Draco May 24, 2019 4:43 PM  

Zander Stander, "Maus" almost made me snort beer. That turns her into ... Sturmbanfuhrer Marvel, in Hugo Boss leather.

Bad dog, have a whole box of biscuits!

Blogger Robin May 24, 2019 4:59 PM  

So, these Flerken creatures devour tentacles? I can’t tell if that’s just really bad prose, or the lonely cat lady’s subconscious hentai fantasy.

Blogger JonM May 24, 2019 5:32 PM  

"Being able to write for Carol is the most exciting and terrifying thing that’s ever happened to me."

I believe it.

Blogger Balam May 24, 2019 6:25 PM  

Virtue signaling is a strange thing. Keep in mind this is the 5th time the comic is being 'relaunched' because people keep not buying it. Why do they keep doing it? They could have just let it fail once or twice and quietly never done it again.

It's not a loss leader because it's not valuable, it's not self-immolation because SJWs subverted an existing character so they don't lose anything when it bombs, it's hardly propaganda because the plot is too stupid to be glorifying any view in particular.

I suppose it's just a sinecure position for their pet SJWs, who then vent out their delusion and madness on ink. I almost prefer just paying the graft straight up because it wouldn't waste my time or the company's paper.

Blogger Kristophr May 24, 2019 6:54 PM  

At least they recognize that cat-brides are evil.

But they will probably have the cats win.

Blogger matveidaniilovich May 24, 2019 7:39 PM  

I was going to pitch this same premise to Arkhaven. Strange synchronicity.

Blogger peacefulposter May 24, 2019 7:55 PM  

@44 - I think the multiple tweets about her being on the cover of the alumni rag proving her college boyfriend was a complete loser for dumping her gives us a solid preview of the story for this comic.

She says her boyfriend dumped her for being a failure.


Blogger HouellebecqGurl May 24, 2019 7:58 PM  

Dusty wombed cat ladies fight scary pussies, lol.

Blogger Servant May 24, 2019 8:22 PM  


I believe and is appropriate here

Blogger Rhys May 24, 2019 8:59 PM  

Of course soyboys somehow manage to make big cats uncool...

Blogger tublecane May 24, 2019 9:45 PM  

Assuming this isn't a joke, it's weird how they refer to her as "Carol." Like most people know who that is.

Even for characters who could be identified by their Christian names, can you imagine a new hire on Batman saying "I'm so excited to write for Bruce!"

Blogger Frank Ness May 24, 2019 10:25 PM  

OT -

Irony, if only Noah had a lawyer on retainer...

Blogger Ska_Boss May 24, 2019 10:26 PM  

I can't tell if they know their audience and are catering to it or if they are just committing financial seppuku. Only time will tell I supppose.

Blogger MichaelJMaier May 24, 2019 10:35 PM  

Last week, I spent hours driving to and from a concert with a friend who has owned a comic shop for over two decades now. I totally forgot to bring up the comic industry to see what his thoughts were.

His political views aren't as extreme as mine, but he's definitely more on the right than most.

Blogger Troushers May 25, 2019 12:01 AM  

I don't think I could ever develop the contempt required to offer something like this to a female audience in all seriousness.

Hey, do you like CATS? Do you like CAPTAIN MARVEL?

It reminds me of that "Ocean's Menstruation" all female remake which injected a fashion show and shopping into the format because women need fashion and shopping to enjoy a heist film, right?

A female audience is treated like drooling simpletons, unable to enjoy normal drama or plot.

Blogger Remo - Vile Faceless Minion #99 May 25, 2019 5:20 AM  

You simply can't make this stuff up... MS MARVEL NOW WITH *EVEN MORE CATS*!!! Vox I hope you're up to take the mantle from Stan Lee because its either you or the guy behind the 7-11 straining isopropyl rubbing alcohol through toast. You should be able to buy the rights to pretty much any Marvel character you want in a few years just so they can keep the lights on - I hope you've planned accordingly. I'd love to see Captain Europa forced to fight against something like the Hulk (insane non-cucked version).

Blogger Zwiebel May 25, 2019 7:55 AM  

German has a good word for that: Realsatire.

It's when something should be satire, but it's actually true.

Blogger binks webelf May 25, 2019 9:24 AM  


"As I often note, organizations (firms, clubs, states, governments, etc.) are all under full-scale attack from within, almost like they're all experiencing an auto-immune disease on an industrial scale."

You forgot the accompanying dementia & Alzheimer's. That's why it's always Year One, Month One, Day One, Hour One for the Radical Left.

Blogger Tars Tarkas May 25, 2019 10:36 AM  

Troushers wrote:A female audience is treated like drooling simpletons, unable to enjoy normal drama or plot.

Because they hire freaks and outcasts to do the work.

Blogger LP916 May 25, 2019 11:11 AM  

I kinda liked Michelle Phieffer as a catwoman in Batman in the 90's. I do adore Michelle P overall and its rare I ever like Americans acting.

Cats in comics is so so pajama soyboy. yeecats, spiders, cats, no!

Thumbs down, its so true that sjws burn everything down. At least its not live cats, those poor creatures.

Happy the DS's are chat free most times. Great active listening.

Blogger LP916 May 25, 2019 11:13 AM  

64 post literate society of medicated drooling women that do in fact want their obesogenic junk food, loser office jobs, and nothing *ever* cerebral so spiders and cats along with bed bugs is what they deserve.

Blogger kurt9 May 25, 2019 2:53 PM  

Well, there are different kinds of felids, in both fact and fiction. We could have a comic version of the Kzinti. How many of these uber women would relate to them?

Blogger Raker_T May 25, 2019 3:21 PM  

Your comments are awesome, on par with the blog itself. I'll go out on a weird limb here, it might be the only way they can stay afloat. I once read that in Japan, there are, or were many daily comic strips, each trade had their own. Being the son of a USAF sergeant, I was there in 1967. There was no American television, but The Japanese TV had really short commercials, like 5 or 10 seconds each. They would string a bunch of these together, it was amusing. So take the two ideas, and issue a single comic book with every aspect of leftist loonyisn.Loony tunes two. Think about it, you could really fill out each episode, and that doesn't even get into multiple genders. Then again, there would be gender issues overlapping everyone from basement Antifa types, to aging Gloria Steinem wannabes. The big rainbow tent. So personal, yet unifying, so idealistic, yet rationality fluid.
(that's what pro-choice really means, choose your own reality)

Blogger MichaelJMaier May 25, 2019 11:56 PM  

Zwiebel wrote:German has a good word for that: Realsatire.

It's when something should be satire, but it's actually true.

Vielen Dank!

Blogger Zwiebel May 26, 2019 6:46 AM  

Gern geschehen! :)

Blogger Daniel May 27, 2019 6:34 AM  

Hey at least the drawing has decent boobs

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