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The Hawkeye Initiative

  1. Marvel A-Force Writer G. Willow Wilson Takes Issue with Jill Lepore’s New Yorker Op-Ed Calling Her Heroes “Porn Stars”

    So I was the last person on the internet to find out about this little op-ed by Jill Lepore. When Harvard professors are throwing shade on you from the rarified heights of the New Yorker, you have officially arrived in life, or at least in comics. So I was rather chuffed by this piece, though I do want to respond to some of the points raised, because they tie into some of the broader conversations we’ve been having lately in the comics community. I’d like to give a shout-out to Valkyrie Leia Cal

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  2. Interview: Talking The Hawkeye Initiative With Jeremy Renner


    For Cinema Blend, I sat down with Jeremy Renner to talk about his electrifying political thriller Kill the Messenger. Towards the end of the interview, I asked the man who brought Hawkeye to the big screen if he was aware of the superhero's unique branch of fan art known as "The Hawkeye Initiative." He was not. This outtake tells what happened.

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  3. Marvel, This Is When You Send An Artist Back To The Drawing Board

    Were you looking forward to Spider-Woman #1?

    How many days did we go without an incident like this?

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Brosie the Riveter Could Hang on Your Wall, Too

    Things We Saw Today

    If you liked the story of how Brosie the Riveter came to be, you can now buy his poster (along with his distaff counterpart) from WeLoveFine. It's up to you to decide which of your walls can actually handle him. He's a bit too much for our front page, even, so I've, uh, cropped him.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Normal Looking ’70s Beast and ?? Wolverine in ?? X-Mansion What Even

    Things We Saw Today

    If X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn't just have time travel elements, but full on time travel shenanigans, I'm all for it. (MTV Splash Page)

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  6. This WonderCon Cosplay Music Video Features The Hawkeye Initiative

    Why Not Do It With Some Style?

    I've said it before and I'll say it again - cosplay is more epic when set to music. Check out a wide-range of costumes from last month's WonderCon NerdReactor put together as a fun music video and see a live-action Hawkeye Initiative cosplayer busting some moves. (Click for more on The Hawkeye Initiative!) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  7. Guys, Someone Cosplayed as the Hawkeye Initiative at Emerald City Comicon

    Offered Without Comment

    If you need a reminder, the Hawkeye Initiative is what happened when artists got sick of the ridiculously sexual poses female comic characters are often drawn in and decided to draw Hawkeye in those poses instead. As for the cosplay... what is there to say, really? Just gonna leave it here. Edit: We've found his tumblr! (via: io9) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  8. Male Sci-Fi Writers Pose Like Female Cover Models and Vice Versa in This Two-of-a-Kind Print

    i'll just leave this here

    Fantasy author Jim C. Hines has been waging war against poorly photoshopped, exploitative fantasy and sci-fi novel covers for some time now, in the best way he can think of: by taking pictures of himself attempting to emulate the poses on them, and thus highlight and contrast the inherent sexuality that images of women are frequently imbued with against the power that images of men are. This time, however, he's pulled out all the stops: enlisting three other male science fiction and fantasy authors, and one female one to recreate a cover in its entire. If you're interested in owning a high quality signed print of the image on the right for, as Hines says: "your living room, your bathroom, or maybe on your bedroom ceiling. We won’t judge you!" two exist... and they're both being auctioned off for charity. Check here for updates on both auctions. Previously in Genderswap

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  9. The Mary Sue’s 10 Most Popular Posts of 2012

    The Mary Sue

    Yesterday we gave you our most commented on posts of 2012, but most commented on is not the same as most popular. And by popular we mean looked at. The number of time a specific URL was visited. And what holds true on the internet holds true here: people like galleries (as long as they're not too annoying). So without further ado, here's the ten most viewed posts we wrote this year. We would have had to go to twelve to reach a post that didn't have a gallery of some kind in it (although that post would have been the announcement of The Casual Vacany, J.K. Rowling's first post-Harry Potter novel).

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  10. Hawkeye Responds to the Hawkeye Initiative

    i'll just leave this here

    Poor Hawkeye. Those back-breaking poses can't be fun (or physically possible, but, y'know). The Mary Sue am sympathy, too. :(

    (Art by Noelle Stevenson, aka Gingerhaze, via her Tumblr)

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  11. Introducing: The Hawkeye Initiative


    Something special happened on Tumblr this weekend, as many of you reached out to tell us. To those of you who did, I want to say I already follow all of these people so relax we got this thank you. HoursAgo, whose fanart for Hawkeye, Sherlock, Supernatural, Community, and Good Omens you should really check out, posted this drawing (based on the cover to an All Ages Marvel comic featuring Hawkeye and Black Widow) where the two superheroes have swapped positions and poses. Which you might not think initially, since one might assume that the serious Natasha would be more likely to charge pragmatically feet first, while the more cavalier, showboating Hawkeye would be the one taking a trick shot just for the heck of it.

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