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Journey Into Awesome Has a New Logo!

a critical look at comics and cultureIn case you didn’t notice, Journey Into Awesome has a new logo!

The new look is part of a concerted effort to spruce things up around here and over at the official Journey Into Awesome Facebook page.

The logo and header was crafted by the very talented Nathan Pak, whose other work you should check out at Nathan Pak Illustration & Graphic Design.

We’re One Step Closer: Supreme Court Kills DOMA!

Northstar and Kyle about to kiss from Astonishing X-Men #51 coverEarlier this morning, the US Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional! In a 5-4 ruling, the court found the law “a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.”

Sadly, the court’s ruling failed to establish marriage as a constitutionally-protected right but it did strike down a key section of DOMA that denied federal recognition to legally married same-sex couples.

As Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his opinion joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan,

“the federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity. By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment.”

In a concerted effort to remain on the wrong side history, Justices Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, and Alito all dissented this historic ruling.

Journey into Awesome is Now on Facebook

facebook-iconIn case you haven’t noticed, Journey into Awesome is on Facebook!

If you haven’t already, head over to the Journey into Awesome Facebook page and give us a “like” to inject a little bit of awesome into your news feed. Hell, I may even share a few cat photos. The Internet still likes cat photos, right? Maybe I’ll find some dressed up as superheroes or something…

Journey into Awesome Has Been Featured on Freshly Pressed!

Superheroine Spotlight: Wonder Woman Freshy PressedIn case you hadn’t heard, Journey into Awesome was featured on Freshly Pressed this past Tuesday! (You can tell by the nifty new Freshly Pressed badge on the site.)

Seriously though, it’s an honor to have been featured and I’m overwhelmed with all the positive feedback I’ve gotten on my Wonder Woman spotlight. Thank you all for your congratulatory comments and kind words.

If you’re one of the site’s many new visitors, thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ll stick around!

Super Lame Moving Delays

The Justice League International #88I’m sorry I didn’t deliver the promised post on Ma Hunkel last week. I’m currently moving and things have been going less than smoothly.

The last two posts for the Women’s History Month Superheroine Spotlight series are in the works and I’ll be publishing them both this week.

Stay tuned and thanks for understanding!

Now I Know How Fury Feels

Ultimate Nick Fury holding gun

“Are you looking at my EYE?”

Last week something randomly blew into my right eye. After a few hours at the ER, they finally managed to remove it. Since then, I’ve been wearing an eye patch like Nick Fury. Let me just say that it’s not nearly as fun as it looks.

Unfortunately, it’s not healing as quickly as we had hoped. According to the ophthalmologist I saw today, the ER isn’t the best place to have a foreign object removed from your eye as they have a tendency to rub it around in there causing more damage.

Continue reading ‘Now I Know How Fury Feels’

I Can Haz Update?

Let me apologize for the lack of recent updates. I’ve been working on a few projects that have been taking up quite a bit of my time. The good news is that they’re going well and I hope to share them with you soon. In the meanwhile, Journey into Awesome will be returning to a more regular posting schedule, so stay tuned!

It’s Not Over Yet: Fight SOPA/PIPA

I’m a bad blog owner. I haven’t put up a single post about yesterday’s blackout, but that ends now!

As I’m sure you noticed, yesterday Wikipedia and thousands of other websites chose to blackout as part of a protest Continue reading ‘It’s Not Over Yet: Fight SOPA/PIPA’

The Fate of this Awesome Journey

As you know, I started Journey into Awesome to chronicle my research process as I got ready for the Comics and Popular Art Conference at this year’s Dragon*Con. Well, the con is almost here and I’ve been pondering the fate of this blog.

I have decided that after Dragon*Con I’m going to continue my research into the world of real life superheroes and keep the blog going. However, since there are so many comic related topics that I want to discuss, I’ve decided to broaden the blog’s scope a bit.

Now this won’t be the place to talk about who punched who. There are already plenty of sites like that. I’ll be researching and discussing sociopolitical issues, gender representation in comic, and things of that nature.

I hope you’ll continue reading through the transition. I’m really excited about the possibilities and I hope you are too.

What kind of comic related topics would you like to see discussed? Let me know in the comments and maybe I’ll do a little research.

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