The Monthly Read – October 2nd

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have the return of Patty Jenkins, Todd Chavez and Asexuality, and a cosplay to cancel all other cosplays.

1. Patty Jenkins Closes Deal to Direct ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel | Variety
“Patty Jenkins has closed a deal to direct the sequel to the summer hit “Wonder Woman.”

Gal Gadot has already signed on to return in the title role. The film is slated for release on Dec. 13, 2019.”

Locked and loaded.

2. Todd Chavez Is TV’s First Out-and-Proud Asexual Icon | Dot and Line
“Todd Chavez always gives his all. Even if “his all” isn’t materially impressive — he doesn’t have a home or a steady income to speak of, though he does have a lot of shit to clean up — the fourth season of BoJack Horseman sees Todd stepping up again and again. In only the third episode, for instance, he scrambles to the stage of a classical performance to place the triangle part for a band in need of a player.”

There are BoJack Horseman Season 4 spoilers in the article.

3. How ‘Bojack Horseman’ Forced Me to Face My Body Image Issues | Vice
“I recently found myself crying at an episode of Bojack Horseman. This is not news: The show is famous for its nuanced portrayals of depression, anxiety, sexual identity, addiction, and all sorts of heavy topics that are guaranteed to fuck you up. I am not the first person to cry at the horse cartoon.”

Spoilers for S4 BoJack, specific to the episode titled “The Judge” but otherwise ;_;

4. Retired couple that cosplays together is the very definition of relationship goals | Mashable
“You’re never too old to start doing what you love. 

Retired couple Steven and Millie Tani first stumbled onto cosplaying three years ago, when they were in need of a costume for a Halloween event. The couple, who have been married for 27 years, haven’t stopped since.”

#RelationshipGoals #SoCute #Crying

5. The Future of Fashion | Slate
“How have a century of movies imagined what we’d wear in the future? They vastly overestimated the size of our present headwear, for one thing. The video above traces more than a dozen sartorial visions of the future on film, from the dramatic wares of a 1924 silent picture all the way to the chic dystopian stylings of this fall’s Blade Runner 2049. Let’s just hope capes come back in time to catch us up to Rollerball’s inspired ideas for 2018.”

A nice overview video of future fashions. Do you think they are an accurate interpretation or completely off the mark?

6. In Search Of The Black Queer Male Voice In Comics | Medium
“The absence of Black queer male (BQM) characters and stories are severely noticeable in comics. You would think in a world where dragons speak and multiple universes exist, Black queer men could be leads, right? And it’s not just the characters, there is a lack of Black queer male creators as well. Although there are several of us out here, it feels like nobody’s checking for our input or ideas. So, what’s problem? Why are we so absent? Well, I have a few thoughts about this issue.”

A thought to think when reading your next comic series.

7. ABC Wanted to Cancel ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ but Disney Wouldn’t Let Them | mcuexchange
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans, you aren’t going to like what follows.  Recently Variety shared some behind the scenes information on how things are going over at ABC.  Generally, the news was pretty negative.  A good chunk of the article details the problems Inhumans has had, but there isn’t much new to share there.  What did come out, however, is that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was in a very precarious situation before it was finally renewed for a fifth season.”

If you’re a fan of Agents, get your schedules freed up and watch it on time or get your PVR recording. If you’ve been on the fence, lemme tell ya the last season was FIRE!!

8. Graphic Novel ‘This One Summer’ Tops 2016 Most Challenged Book List | NBC Asian American
“Created by cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, “This One Summer” was released in 2014 and follows a teen named Alice as she navigates the start of adolescence and her parents’ sometimes rocky relationship in the company of her friend Windy.”

If you’ve read this manga, good for you. If you haven’t read this manga, GO READ IT NOW.

9. Bronze Age Women Traveled The World While Men Stayed At Home, & We Only Just Found Out Because Of Sexism | Bustle
“You know how people are always talking about the Stone Age as if it was full of cavemen calling the shots while cavewomen gathered nuts and berries? Well, it looks like that whole concept might be total bullsh*t. According to a new study, led by Professor Philipp Stockhammer of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, European women of the early Bronze Age traveled the world, while European men stayed close to home.”

Who run the world? *snapsnapsnap*

10. James Gunn’s #NationalComicBookDay list | Facebook
“In honor of #NationalComicBookDay I’d like to share with you guys just a few of my favorite comic book/comic book runs of all time!”

Last month on September 25th, it was National Comic Book Day. In honour of the day, James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy and super nerd, posted an “All Time Favourites” list like chill man, there still really great comics coming out.

11. THE CUTEST COSPLAY AT EDMONTON EXPO THIS YEAR HANDS DOWN COSPLAY IS CANCELLED | Twitter

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A la @SamMaggs twitter feed

I mean really, all other cosplay is cancelled.

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