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cornflakepizza:

theangryravenclaw:

prokopetz:

agnol:

ilikecomicstoo:

mcfuzzy20:

ilikecomicstoo:

Proof. Twitter.

Just because it sells doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

I didn’t mention anything about quality, only sales figures.
But since you brought it up, I’ll note that the first issue has received the highest marks across the board. ;)

This is fantastic. I love it. There are guys out there who are so threatened by the prospect of a female-led title doing well that when it does do well their response is “well it’s probably not any good.”

Fun fact: throughout the bulk of Western history, commercial success was considered a mark of quality for a piece of art. Disdain for commercial success curiously came into vogue in Western critical circles at about the same time that female creators started making major inroads in producing commercially successful art and literature - and many historians believe that this is no coincidence.
In other words, dismissing commercially successful works on the grounds that commercial success is no measure of quality is not merely a typical response to works by female creators: it has been argued that the very notion of holding commercially successful works in disdain simply for the fact of that success was, itself, invented in order to shift the goalposts and keep women out of the “real artists” club.

I still need to read this series so bad

I love how as soon as someone mentions that, in contrast to what comic bros claim, a WoC-centric title that doesn’t cater to straight white cis men is selling incredibly well, all of a sudden they’re concerned with whether or not the comic is “good” or “quality”. LMFAO ok.

cornflakepizza:

theangryravenclaw:

prokopetz:

agnol:

ilikecomicstoo:

mcfuzzy20:

ilikecomicstoo:

Proof. Twitter.

Just because it sells doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

I didn’t mention anything about quality, only sales figures.

But since you brought it up, I’ll note that the first issue has received the highest marks across the board. ;)

This is fantastic. I love it. There are guys out there who are so threatened by the prospect of a female-led title doing well that when it does do well their response is “well it’s probably not any good.”

Fun fact: throughout the bulk of Western history, commercial success was considered a mark of quality for a piece of art. Disdain for commercial success curiously came into vogue in Western critical circles at about the same time that female creators started making major inroads in producing commercially successful art and literature - and many historians believe that this is no coincidence.

In other words, dismissing commercially successful works on the grounds that commercial success is no measure of quality is not merely a typical response to works by female creators: it has been argued that the very notion of holding commercially successful works in disdain simply for the fact of that success was, itself, invented in order to shift the goalposts and keep women out of the “real artists” club.

I still need to read this series so bad

I love how as soon as someone mentions that, in contrast to what comic bros claim, a WoC-centric title that doesn’t cater to straight white cis men is selling incredibly well, all of a sudden they’re concerned with whether or not the comic is “good” or “quality”. LMFAO ok.