I can understand people wanting to forget the sweater uniforms, but don’t go throwing this out with them. Don’t get me wrong - I really like the new movies, and there is truth in the depiction of Captain Kirk as ladies’ man and guts-forward genius action hero (among many other things: again, much of the Pine incarnation characterization is good).
But let us not forget that James T. Kirk was a top student and bookworm at the Academy with a reputation for kicking ass and taking names as a teacher. Because quite frankly, that’s awesome.
In issue 185 of Captain America Red Skull kidnaps Gabe and Peggy and subjects them to severe torture because of their relationship.
In a response to a letter printed in issue 190, the editor explained why they included that storyline and it’s kinda cool.
Gabe/Peggy is so so important and ngl, if we don’t get them together at some point in Agent Carter, it’s just going to be such a disappointment for me.
Wow, this is absolutely awesome. I am not that familiar with the Cap comics from before the movies - I was an avid comic reader in the 90s, but it was 99% the X-titles.
When they had the line in TWS that Peggy married someone that Steve rescued from the Hydra facility, I was going to put money on it being DumDum Dugan because he was the most conventional character and I know the Hollywood machine - kind of eye-rolling all the while.
But being Gabe? That’s awesome. I REALLY hope that this gets worked into the Peggy Carter series.
And I LOVE Marvel’s response here - even back then - likening their bigoted readers to Red Skull’s own complaints. Here’s hoping they have the balls to be that progressive now, decades later with unconventional pairings.
This would mean that Antoine Triplett is Peggy’s grandson, too. Now I need the fic where he and Steve meet, and he fills Steve in on all the years of growing up with Grandpa Gabe and Grandma Peggy. Right now.
Edna St. Vincent Millay was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. She was openly bisexual and had affairs with other women and married men. When she finally married, hers was an open marriage. Her 1920 poetry collection A Few Figs From Thistles drew controversy for its novel exploration of female sexuality. She was one of the earliest and strongest voices for what became known as feminism. One of the recurring themes of her poetry was that men might use her body, but not possess her or have any claim over her. (x)
You know what’s awesome? Innocently looking at wedding blogs for work-related purposes (I work for a wedding photographer now, so that’s a legit professional activity), and stumbling across Brendon Urie. Like, I saw wedding pics as a fan, but it’s so surreal and fun to just see them at work, as a work thing. Their photographer’s blog post was lovely, btw.