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Things We Saw Today: Thor In A Plastic Bag

Things We Saw Today

U.K. artist Simon Monk is taking a look at the power of iconic male superheroes through his series of paintings titled “Secret Identity.” He writes, “Superheroes are icons of male power and potency whose comic book and film adventures see them engaged in epic battles across the universe, yet these mythic figures have another life as consumer objects to be found in commercial and domestic contexts. Placed in carrier bags and hung on a hook in a domestic space they become recently purchased objects, robbed of the enormous power they wield in their narratives, their dynamic energy stymied. Despite this reduction they remain irresistible in their cartoonish rage and pride.” He’s right. Thor looks awesome in a plastic bag. (via Robot 6)

What else did we see around the net today? 

  • Artist Kate Leth is toying with the idea of a Womanthology-type project of coming out stories. “Not preachy, not overly sentimental, but genuine accounts of the experience from people who lived it and lived through it in comic form, with creators from all letters of the LGBTQ acronym and then some!”
  • And hey, did you know that Kate Kane Batwoman is hot? So says Rolling Stone.

Today’s Ript shirt, NYAN TARDIS! (via Geeks Of Doom)

These Star Trek cufflinks make me wish I had a reason to wear cufflinks. (via Fashionably Geek)

  • Now you can buy Battlestar Galactica notebooks and playing cards. Yup, the ones with the funny corners. (via Nerd Approved)
  • A Belgian judge has ruled that Tintin in the Jungle is in fact, not racist and will not be banned. Well ok then. (via The Beat)
  • Comic book artist Joe Giella has had several pieces of art stolen from his home. Collectors and fans are asked to keep a lookout for the items possibly being sold. (via Mike Lynch)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."