Posts tagged vintage

Watch Wonder Woman exit the golden age, enter the post-war era…. and morph from an active, standing character to a seated, passive love object.

Her shift from active hero to a passive object of male interest coincides with the massive displacement of women from the work force after 1945. The last three comics reflect the renewal of cultural pressure for women to resume their domestic roles now that male soldiers were home from the war.

This montage inspiration comes from Daniel Amrhein and Dragon Con’s packed Monday afternoon Feminism in Comics, featuring kellysue. The presentation looked at the ways Wonder Woman’s status as an icon for women has changed and evolved over the decades.

Afterwards, the DC comics track hosted this excellent panel on current trends in the comic industry. (Spoiler: they’re much better than this one.)

The most pristine copy of Superman's debut in existence is selling on Ebay

…and the bidding is currently up to $1.75 million.

There are about 100 Action Comics No.1’s still in existence. So what makes this one so special? It’s the grading given by the Comics Guaranty Company, a third-party comics grading service. This particular book sits with a 9.0 out of 10 rating. There is only one other 9.0 rated Action Comics No. 1 out there in the wild. But according to the eBay page, at least, this one’s the best.

The comic has “perfect white pages”—hard to fathom considering it was published in 1938.

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natgeofound:

Two men struggle to free their scooter from a barbed-wire barricade in Saigon, South Vietnam, 1965.Photograph by W. E. Garrett, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

Two men struggle to free their scooter from a barbed-wire barricade in Saigon, South Vietnam, 1965.Photograph by W. E. Garrett, National Geographic Creative

It was absolutely stupendous, the ultimate, utmost! I cannot fathom how you could fit so much action into so few pages. It will live forever as one of the greatest F.F. comics ever printed, ergo, as one of the greatest of ALL comics.

Then there’s your cover boast—THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE! You were just about the World’s worst mag when you started, but you set yourself an ideal, and by gumbo, you achieved it!
Who is ready for some live Super Bowl GIFs from Challenger and the Daily Dot? 

Who is ready for some live Super Bowl GIFs from Challenger and the Daily Dot? 

thisistheverge:

Robot Wars: An oral history of the birth and death of BattleBots - SBNation.com
The second Robot Wars competition in 1995 was bigger and better, including 49 creators and their machines and a professional announcer. Attendance nearly doubled. Most importantly, with a year of combat and practice under their belts, designers focused on perfecting their methods of destruction. Ingenuity took a quantum leap forward. It’s ironic, then, that the robot that made the biggest impact that year lacked an actual weapon. 

thisistheverge:

Robot Wars: An oral history of the birth and death of BattleBots - SBNation.com

The second Robot Wars competition in 1995 was bigger and better, including 49 creators and their machines and a professional announcer. Attendance nearly doubled. Most importantly, with a year of combat and practice under their belts, designers focused on perfecting their methods of destruction. Ingenuity took a quantum leap forward. It’s ironic, then, that the robot that made the biggest impact that year lacked an actual weapon. 

life:

Gotta love this shot by LIFE’s John Dominis — a female performer skips rope above Chicago in 1955.
(John Dominis—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

life:

Gotta love this shot by LIFE’s John Dominis — a female performer skips rope above Chicago in 1955.

(John Dominis—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

"They all started as cheerleaders.." [via]

"They all started as cheerleaders.." [via]