Simon Willem Maris
Portrait of a Young Black Woman
44 x 29 cm.
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
Huskies make the best faces
nothing pleases me like X-Statix #24 on my dash
this comic you guys I DON’T EVEN KNOW BUT IT’S MAGICAL
I have no idea what’s going on but I don’t even care because it’s FOOKIN BEAUTIFUL
She showed up at a Children’s Hospital. Dressed as Sif.
Yes yes yes, lady!
Damn. Good on her.
Loki’s new design based on Tom Hiddleston’s Loki from the first Thor movie.
What Each Degree of Steak Doneness Should Look Like
Therefore how long to cook a steak to achieve desired doneness.
#oh no #nope #nein #this was completely and utterly unnecessary #why is this #I mean #now of course I want all the rule 63ed Frollo #gaunt sharp-edged implacable Mistress of Justice #she wanted to be a martyr but Rome fell long ago—she wanted to be a mystic bride of christ but the visions never came #so instead she is this—Sophia and Justita; blind and never-stinting #her flesh mortified and her will righteous #but then #Esmerelda #dancing on the rue de la cite #the love is still terrible and twisted; the shame is still burning under Frollo’s skin however she tries to fisplace it #…but god do I want that story
It was just going to be a sketch and then my hand slipped
oh my actual god yes yes yes
The first action hero in the first DC comic ever published, Sandra didn’t have any superpowers. She was an agent of the U.S. Secret Service, and she had a variety of espionage-style adventures over her brief 35-issue publishing run in 1935-1938. She had guts, quick wits, and a knack for disguises and hand-to-hand combat.
Here she is catching a crook after figuring out he’s hiding in a trunk.
—"Sandra of the Secret Service" in More Fun Comics #31 (1938) by Will Ely
"Sandra of the Secret Service" was the lead feature in New Fun: The Big Comic Magazine #1 (1935), the first comic book ever published by National Allied Publications (later renamed DC Comics), predating Superman by three years.
I think it’s weird that this isn’t a more celebrated fact. —?
I’m going to post just a few panels of this character tonight, but it’s very hard to find anything other than low-quality microfiche scans. As far as I know, there are no affordable reprints (although an issue of