futurerevolutions asked: What exactly are the approximate races of Alana and Marko? Like it's a fantasy/sci-fi deal so I know they're aliens but, let's be real, I seriously doubt the team would stray from this kind of question since they write a comic like this and the artist is an ~awake~ WoC?????

imagecomics:

fionastaples:

benrankel:

sagacomic:

“This is an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex. I thought we might be cancelled by our third issue.”

- Brian K. Vaughan (x)

Both Brian and Fiona have repeatedly said that their heroes are PoC. And of course it’s clear from Fiona’s illustrations that neither Alana nor Marko are white, but that Alana has darker skin than Marko.

The only featured/recurring character in the Saga universe who actually seems to have white skin is The Stalk.

However, I still come across white-washed Saga fan art and fancasting posts, which never cease to amaze and infuriate me. No matter how pretty the art, I will never repost that shit.

If people genuinely see these characters as white, they need to check their eyesight or their racism. And I doubt the optometrist will find any deficiencies.

Thanks for the ask. I haven’t had a good rant on this subject in a while!

Personal pet peeve is folks who think Marko is white. He ain’t.

Marko is meant to be Asian- more specifically, I combined features from a handful of Japanese models and actors when I was designing him. I can see why people sometimes mistake him for white, because I avoided using exaggerated racial markers (slanted eyes, rounded nose, etc). With simple cartoon drawings like these, a lot is left to the reader’s imagination. So I accept there will be some misidentification because I didn’t draw Marko’s family like Mulan characters, haha.

I see Alana as having mixed heritage. When I drew her father I was envisioning an Indian man. Her mother remains a mystery!

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CASTING CALL!

Brian K. Vaughan has said that he created SAGA to be “unadaptable,” but let’s daydream! Whom would you cast as Marko and Alana?

Image Comics Director of Trade Book Sales Jennifer de Guzman has always had a “thing” for Daniel Henney as Marko:

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And Fiona Staples once liked the suggestion of Freema Agyeman as Alana:

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dancys:

“Honestly, [the arrow necklace] was a choice that Scarlett herself made as her character. Her relationship with Hawkeye will become very clear in Avengers 2.” - Joe Russo

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kellysue:

hipnerd:

Anya and Stella take Wondercon!

There is that surreal moment when Kelly Sue Deconnick recognizes your daughter from Tumblr and calls her and her sister to the front of the line to take a photo — but I’m ahead of myself.

We decided to take the girls to Wondercon for spring break this year. We haven’t gone since it left San Francisco, but as the girls’ fandom has grown we thought they would enjoy a “real” con.

As they walked the floor, they got a lot of nice complements on their costumes. Carol Corps members in particular sought out Stella and got their pictures taken with her, proving once again that they are the best fans in fandom.

We were in line to get some of our Captain Marvel / Pretty Deadly books signed when Kelly Sue spotted Stella and recognized her from her photos on the Internet. Stella ran over and gave her a high five. Kelly Sue gave both the girls Carol Corps dog tags and came around the table to take a photo with them.

In all she was every bit as cool and nice in person as she had appeared to be in print and on the Internet. The girls were super happy and I was so glad that I was able to share with them some of the best of what the comic book community has to offer. 

Thanks to everyone who politely asked to take my girls’ photos and also to those who stopped to allow the girls to take their photo.

They had a wonderful time, and as a result, so did I.

You done good, Mom and Dad!  They’re awesome girls and I am SO GLAD they had a positive introduction to the comics community. 

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And, uh, Peter uses Google rather than Bing in this one, like an actual human being.
Indiewire, confirming what is no doubt the most important plot point of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (via miss617), (via selfmadesuperhero)
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dogshaming:

Too Enthusiastic at Easter Dinner

Humping of the dinner guests is an issue Max is working through. Luckily Mom and Dad’s dinner guest and parish priest was a super good sport about it!

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If you had a sword in real life, what would you name it?

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I just saw Captain America : The Winter Soldier and I just realized….

ferrific:

iamthedukeofurl:

cassieisnotapie:

Peggy Carter helped found SHIELD after Steve “died”. 

It was founded at the camp that Steve trained at.

On marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Agent Ward says “Someone really wanted our initials to spell SHIELD”

Guys. 

Peggy created and named the entire spy organization after STEVE’S SHIELD. 

OH MY FREAKING GOD.

it gets better.

Peggy Carter was motivated to further acts of heroism by the death of her love interest.

In the Peggy Carter story, Steve Rogers got Fridged. 

…literally

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zoewashburne:

i’m really glad you guys understand how important this is

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tastefullyoffensive:

Awkward Moment Seal [x]

Previously: Best of ‘Business Baby’

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