I think that Rayhan Mazin is one of my favorite characters from the old DCU, and in fact, one of the biggest signs of what’s wrong with the New 52. He only showed up for a brief, 2-issue story in Power Girl v2 (issues 24 and 25). A Muslim-American metahuman, he’s got essentially Storm’s powerset from Marvel. He’s shown to be very patriotic and loves his country, despite knowing what people think of him. He’s on a plane that’s about to crash, and uses his powers to save the plane, even knowing that it will look like he was the one causing the problems. Even after being unfairly imprisoned, he only breaks out when he is denied an update on his dying father’s health. Power Girl and Batman eventually “bring him down,” though it’s more like talking him down after he is able to stay with his father through his last moments. He’s given a probationary position on the JLI, and Batman works to punish (in and out of costume) the splinter-extremist group in the government hoping to bury the facts about Rayhan to use him as an excuse for more power.
A great, self-contained story with an upbeat ending, likable characters, and an overall positive message. These two issues are representative of the place the DCU used to be - a dangerous kind of place, but one where, even in the face of all odds, good people doing things for good reasons get to say their piece and are eventually given a good ending. DC needs more characters like this, even if they don’t really appear again - small side stories to break up the big plots, that just make you feel good reading them.
Reblogging because this post has been getting a bit of exposure.
Some gift art for Cake
Cassie & Humphrey are sure fun characters to draw
I don’t even know how to properly comment on these, given how much I love each one. ;w;
I feel like Duke and Cassie would be adorable friends. Thanks again dude, I love em all!
ALSO CASSIE UNDERBOOB
Oh my god Humph kicking one of the hands away is SUPER ADORABLE
I was walking Zeke, minding my own business and this teenage girl sneaked up like a ninja and started hitting on me. She asked me if I had a “kick” and I told her sorry, I don’t know what that is. When she heard my voice (apparently surprised that it was girly) she scurried away back to her friends giggling maniacally.
I got home and Googled it. Apparently “Kik” is some kind of instant messenger. Sorry, confused teenage girl, someone already put a ring on it.
I bet that if more people were informed and educated about non-binary genders the cis population would go down a lot
if you dont have me on facebook you are probably not missing out on any posts but the comment section is important too lmao
I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior. I had a real sword with me, too. I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion. Some woman walks by, with her little girl. The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight. But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.” You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?” And the girl looked around and saw me. I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood. So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?” And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating. Like she thinks I’m going to say no. So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her. And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.” I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.
My contribution to the Souls fandom of the ridiculous idea of a Souls High School AU.
Commissioned from the most talented JenPenn!
Got commissioned to draw Pinkamena, Spike, Discord, and Zecora.
i like how these turned out.
That Dischord has Tim Cury written all over it. Love it.