I have a question that you don’t have the answer to.
DC has a pair of Supermen who are Black in their established universes, Calvin Ellis and Val-Zod. The former was created by iconic writer Grant Morrison and is a major part of his Multiversity mini-series while the latter is the new face of Earth 2 and headlining that book and an upcoming miniseries.
And yet, the comic media hasn’t made a big to-do about these two characters the way they have for Miles Morales, the Spider-Man of the Marvel Ultimate universe.
Is it because Miles took over a fan-favorite role? It can’t be because Calvin and Val-Zod are in alternate universes (again, Miles is still limited to the Ultimate Universe).
It’s just weird seeing two versions of one of comic’s biggest icon not getting much shine. It’s DC’s fault. They don’t care about Superman.
The joke isn’t that they’re cruel or bad at parenting or have any particular disdain for the world at large. They aren’t unkind to their neighbors or to the animals and their deeply devoted to their children and to each other.
The joke is that they’re happy.
The Addams Family is missing a lot of the typical sitcom tropes. There’s no mother-in-law jokes, no arguing over who’s supposed to fill what gender role, both Morticia and Gomez spend roughly equal amounts of time parenting the children and the most remarkable is the relationship between Morticia and Gomez. You see Morticia Addams and it really highlights how rare it is in family films and TV sitcoms to see a wife and mom character who isn’t like this “dissatisfied housewife always mad at my big dumb husband but I love him gonna stay with him because this is the world and he’s the best I can get and I am always right because wifes are the smart ones hey you can relate to this average American I guess”. Morticia and Gomez in contrast are usually working together you know rarely party A will keep something from party B but for the most part the form little schemes together as partners both are heads of the household and they almost never disrespect each other - remarkable in a genre where that’s usually the joke.
But the reason the Addams are happy is really beacause they exist outside of society’s expectations. Gomez is a man child who plays with his trains and that’s fine. Morticia fences with her husband and plays with weapons often and it doesn’t occur to them to care what other people think.
I CONNECT WITH THIS KID ON ALL LEVELS
GO, MY SON, SPREAD THE WORD AND GLORY OF BETA RAY BILL
Dean Kamen’s DEKA Arm is an electronic prosthetic that mimics natural arm and hand movement with an amazing level of finesse. It’s controlled by electrical signals from the wearer’s muscles. This week, the DEKA Arm became the first muscle-controlled prostheticapproved by the FDA for sale to the general public.
In the FDA study, 90% of test subjects were able to quickly adapt to using the DEKA Arm for tasks that were impossible with traditional arm prosthetics, like brushing hair and using keys and zippers.
This is a cyborg we can all support.
FUCK ME?! NAW FUCK THAT FISH! YOU’LL BE THE BITCH OF THE SEA WHEN I’M DONE WITH YOU!
Art by Beanseller
Team Magma Leader and extras - Me
Team Aqua Leader / New Ruler of the Sea - Diepod