The Triumphant Return of Mockingbird’s Feminist T-Shirt

Roughly one year and five days ago, a group of socially maladjusted mouthbreathers drove writer Chelsea Cain off of Twitter because she put a cover they didn’t like on a comic they didn’t read. That comic was Mockingbird #8, the last issue of the critically acclaimed series.

Mockingbird #8

What set the misogynistic misanthropes off was the t-shirt that Bobbi Morse a.k.a. Mockingbird wore on the cover of that last issue: “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda.” Hate mail poured in and Cain, wisely, decided Twitter was not worth the abuse and just left.

Then came the backlash to the backlash. #StandWithChelsea was a trending hashtag on Twitter. Women and allies rallied around the cover because, scientifically speaking, it’s freakin’ awesome.

But after issue #8, Mockingbird and her shirt disappeared … until last weeks’ Amazing Spider-Man #789.

After going bankrupt and getting evicted from his place, Peter ends up crashing on Mockingbird’s couch. After he wore the last of his clean clothes, he grabbed one of Bobbi’s shirts to wear while doing laundry. She commented that “it wasn’t a good look for him” — giving us one of the greatest bits of meta continuity in recent Marvel history.

Frankly, I think Pete wears it well.

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Wonder Woman (2017)

‘Wonder Woman’ Just Passed ‘Spider-Man’ to Become the Highest-Grossing Superhero Origin Movie of All-Time

According to website Box-Office MojoWonder-Woman broke another record, becoming the highest-grossing superhero origin movie ever. With a projected cumulative box-office of $404,008,376, the Amazon princess slipped by the former champion, 2002’s Spider-Man, which ended its run with a cumulative total of $403,706,375.

While Wonder Woman is already in first place, it isn’t quite done making money and should build on its lead over the next few weeks as it slowly moves out of theaters.

The record does come with some caveats. The totals are not adjusted for inflation, and many sequels to superhero movies have made more. But they have never adjusted for inflation and sequels always make more — that’s why they are counted separately. By the only metric that anyone in Hollywood cares about, Wonder Woman is the champion.

source: Box Office Mojo

Miles Morales Rumored to Star in His Own Animated Movie

One of superhero project that has been floating under mos people’s radar is an animated Spider-Man movie in development at Sony. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) the animated Spider-Man movie was announced by Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group at last year’s Cinemacon.

When he announced the movie, Rothman made it clear that it would not tie into the live-action Spider-Man, who is now a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.

So the animated Spider-Man would not be the same Spider-Man that Tom Holland is portraying in the live action movie. Now Hollywood Heroes is reporting that the animated Spider-Man will not be Peter Parker, but Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man instead.

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man
Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man

After Peter Parker died in the Ultimate Universe, Miles Morales,  a half-black, half-Puerto Rican teen was bit by another radioactive spider that was developed in an attempt to recreate Parker’s powers. Taking up the mantle of Spider-Man, Morales became New York’s protector.

Writer Brian Michael Bendis was inspired to create the character om Morales by his own mixed-race family and the campaign to get Sony to cast African-American actor Donald Glover as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man movie. Although it ultimately failed, the campaign culminated in Glover wearing Spider-an pajamas on an episode of Community.

Bendis said of Glover, “I saw him in the costume and thought, ‘I would like to read that book.’ So I was glad I was writing that book.”

Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso also cited the election of Barack Obama, the first African-American president as a catalyst for the creation of Morales.

“When we were planning Ultimatum, we realized that we were standing at the brink of America electing its first African-American President and we acknowledged that maybe it was time to take a good look at one of our icons,” he said.

After the events of Secret Wars, Morales has found himself in the mainstream Marvel Universe, Earth-616, and has joined the Avengers.