Happy V-Day, my beautiful readers
Gentlemen, were you one of those sensitive boys who usually felt a little out of the ordinary, a little different? Did this ever manifest itself in an ongoing fascination with the likes of lady superheroes or adventurer types? Whether or not you were even girly at all, did you still identify with the likes of Wonder Woman, the Bionic Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Spider-Woman, et al?
For an upcoming issue of Pink Mince, I’d really like to gather stories about what it was like for guys growing up with this particular kind of make-believe, and take a look at why so many of us seem to share it. If you want to contribute some writing, artwork, or photography, let me know. It'll be fun!
I found this little battalion of lead army vehicles — with one little soldier crouching behind some kind of shield — hiding in the pocket of an old jacket I bought on eBay. So tiny and fascinating! It's heard to get a sense of the scale, but the larger tanks are no bigger than my thumbnail. I love little surprises like this, little bits of treasure that appear when and where you least expect it.
[The post title comes from here, by the way.]
Barbara Eden, I Dream of Jeannie
Jean and Diana. Don't know why, but I feel it works.
- Uncanny X-Men #137
- Wonder Woman #47
xtra cover by john webster
Judging from the many, many house renovation projects going on in my area (Leyton — vicariously experience the charms by buying the typeface), people around here are making an investment in their homes. While that’s a good sign overall for the prospects of a pleasant neighborhood where I have a great deal on a room in a super flat with a super flatmate, it leads to some...irritation. Like this GIANT SKIP RIGHT OUTSIDE THAT WILL NEVER EVER GO AWAY as near as I can tell. Sure, it makes it easy to direct people to where I live, but it's kinda ugly, right?
The builders next door are gutting the former home of a sweet old lady who passed away a while ago, but apparently they do about an hour of work a day, and this damn skip will be eligible for protection as a historical feature soon.
Cathy Lee Crosby, Wonder Woman 1974
Lindsay Wagner, the Bionic Woman
"If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!" — John Waters
U Go Wondy!
- Uncanny X-Men #138
- Wonder Woman #269
Who ships a Peter Parker/Terry Long romance? I ship!
- Amazing Spider-Man annual #21
- New Teen Titans #50
This really didn't come out the way I wanted it to, but whatever.
STILL WONDERFUL. ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITES FROM VOLUME 6.
The moment that actually made me go Aaaw