Disney Afternoon Comics Idea-Critiques Welcome!

I thought it would be interesting to have different Disney Afternoon characters interact in the same comic, if Marvel ever decided to bring back the line of comics published by Boom! Studios, and if I ever got enough experience writing comics to work on those titles.

The main problem with having different DA characters interact with each other is that they all come from different shows with different continuities.  The Rescue Rangers live in a world dominated by humans; most other characters live in worlds without humans, dominated by funny animals.  The characters in Talespin live in the 1930s; everyone else lives in the present.  Getting these other characters together would be a problem.

One solution is suggested by Boom!'s Darkwing Duck comic, in their story called "Crisis on Infinite Darkwings." That story established the existence of other universes with alternate versions of Darkwing; why not have alternate versions of other DA characters in DW's universe?

The DA crossover story I'd like to do features Gadget from Rescue Rangers, Peg from Goof Troop, and Rebecca Cunningham from Talespin. The DW Gadget would be human sized, not mouse sized; she would be a professional engineer with a good understanding of technology, instead of a self-taught tinkerer with an imperfect understanding of human technology.  Rebecca would live in the present, and her husband would be alive. Peg would be the same as in her show, only maybe divorced from Pete.


Here's how I'd get these characters together: SHUSH shuts down, either because of budget cuts or because FOWL no longer exists. DW and Launchpad are forced to get jobs and go to work for a private superhero company started by Gadget and Peg.

Private superhero companies provide "paranormal" law enforcement services to states and cities that can't afford their own superhero teams or the expensive special equipment needed to fight supervillains, giant monsters, etc. The company, which may be called Super Security Inc., provides superhero services in and around St. Canard, nearby Cape Suzette, and other cities and counties in the area.

Gadget got into the superhero business after working at her mother's aerospace company for a few years. She got bored just improving the efficiency of jet engines, and thought she could make cool, Reed Richards-like devices and still help people.

She sought out Peg, who was her father's old friend; he was a test pilot who also worked for SHUSH with Peg, who was from Army Intelligence. Peg had just won a huge amount of money in a court case after her real estate properties were wiped out during a superhero battle. Gadget's money came from her inventions.

Peg and Gadget hired Rebecca as a secretary and the "tank" of the team. Becky used to work for her husband, an Egyptologist, by cataloging and doing paperwork for her husband's digs. Once he excavated an ancient temple of Sekhmet, Egyptian goddess of justice and divine wrath, when bandits captured him. To save him, she recited a magic spell that would give her the power of a servant of Sekhmet, and gained the ability to turn into a Hulk-like monster. She thrashed the bandits, saved her husband, and  went into the hero business to make a lot of money and support her family. In her monster form, dubbed "Werewitch" by Gadget, is as strong as the Hulk or the Thing, just as resistant to damage, and looks like a cross between a werewolf and Hannes Bok's drawing of Pickman's Model with Becky's features and hair.


DW and LP would have a rough time, because both Gadget and Peg would be hard on them, Peg because she has high standards and Gadget because it's funny. DW and LP are constantly on the verge of being fired, but they eventually prove themselves enough to be hired on full-time.

Peg tries to mentor Gadget and tries to keep her from doing something too crazy. They fight all the time and won't accept each others' bull, but basically they like each other. They both have so much money invested in the company that they'll both be ruined if they end their partnership before the company makes a big profit.

Becky is the "other sane person" besides Peg. Both of them are mothers, and both can talk about the crazy people they work with--Peg says co-workers can be just like kids. Becky thinks Gadget, DW, and LP are all crazy, but Gadget can fire her, so Becky tries not to do anything rash while transformed. She also doesn't like DW and LP.

However, all the characters always have each other's backs, and in the end, have to eventually get along.


Their HQ is a converted warehouse outside of town. It contains offices, a reception desk, a crime lab, the team's vehicles and equipment, and a training room that's tougher than the Danger Room. Gadget keeps a converted riot van called the Gadgetmobile and a converted VTOL aircraft here.


Most of their enemies will be already established enemies, such as the Fearsome Five, possibly the Air Pirates, and Mirage from Aladdin, who torments them when she's not tormenting Aladdin characters.

I came up with a backstory for Femme Appeal, introduced in DW #10. She's the black sheep of a noble family who will work for almost anybody unless they're really dangerous. She might work for our heroes on some cases.

Stop the Arizona birth control bill

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I just signed the following petition addressed to: Arizona Sentate, Arizona State Legislature, Debbie Lesko.

Stop the Arizona birth control Bill

If this bill passes the senate then women of Arizona would be forced to provide documentation that birth control is for medical purposes only. The "company" would not be required to cover birth control if it was for prevention of conception. Additionally this bill would give companies the right to fire women if they discovered that she was using a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy


Cluegirl note: Please don't roll your eyes and click past because you're tired of this nonsense. We're all tired of this nonsense. We're exhausted with the Tiny White Men That Other White Men Seem To Insist Need To Live In Our Ladyparts, and we're tired of being treated like cattle and chattel just because we're capable of conceiving life, but WE CANNOT IGNORE SHIT LIKE THIS! We must speak up, in our thousands, and we must speak up EVERY DAMN TIME! We must roar and shake the bars because every time even one of these appalling little incremental atrocities passes without uproar, then the Tiny White Men use it as a platform from which to to launch another, only slightly more atrocious attack.

Don't get tired, get mad. Talk about it. Yell about it. SCREAM about it. Deny nay-sayers sex over it. Do. Not. Be. Worn. Down. Because once the chains go on, it takes a lot of blood to get them off again.

This signal needs to be louder than all the 'stop internet limitations' signals. This Conservative Agenda includes the enslavement of better than half the human race. It really, really is more important.

Act like it.






I can't even.

How is this remotely conscionable to anyone that isn't a giant pile of hate and slime. Fucking FIRED for NOT WANTING TO CREATE LITTLE HUMANS.

This law is just on the hair side of reproductive coercion. When you take away a woman's choice to whether or not she doesn't have to get pregnant, odds are good that she is going to be impregnated against her will. Which is called reproductive coercion (or rape, depending on the situation) and such things are generally known as abuse. ABUSE okay people?


What the hell.

*rubs forehead*

Don't do this shit. Just. You and you and you and you and all of you and all of the people you know. Don't do this kind of stuff, okay? This is a bad thing. Don't do bad things. These lawmakers are trying to do a very bad thing and there is no acceptable reason behind it.



...Feminist Hulk got nothing to add to that.

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Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.

And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take up CISPA later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it.

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick.

So those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

Don't let them push this back-door SOPA. Click here to demand that your lawmakers oppose CISPA.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations.

That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements.

And perhaps worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose CISPA when it comes up for a vote this month.

Thanks for fighting for the Internet.

-Demand Progress

Seven Subjects

Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

kevinjdog gave me: animation, debates, your dream house, bad restaurants, favorite jokes, things or people you consider perfect, cars.

1. Animation

Animation has been a legitimate art form for many decades, but many fans of animation, especially most historians and critics, have an inferiority complex about it. One of the worst things an animation critic can do is say, "Anything made after year X [for example, after Termite Terrace closed], is worthless."  This is not the way for animation to go forward.

2. Debates

Real debates, like those in schools, can be enlightening. Presidential debates are just joint press conferences. Shouting matches are not debates, but will stay on the air until people stop responding to them.

3. My Dream House

My dream house would be like the one my sister had in Atlanta. It was a tiny little house in a cul-de-sac that had two floors, a huge living room, a complete kitchen, several bathrooms and bedrooms.

4. Bad Restaurants

Most buffets are not very good, and most fast food places trade quality for convenience.

5. Favorite Jokes

Cartoons have spoiled me--great gags like the ones in Looney Tunes or Ren and Stimpy make me laugh out loud!  I can still appreciate verbal humor and more subtle gags.

6. Things or People You Consider Perfect

Perfection is impossible in this life, but the people I love come pretty close.

7. Cars

Cars will break down if you don't give them regular service, but that's hard when you're poor.

Three Weird Ideas about South Park

Three crazy ideas about South Park:

1. The reason why everybody in South Park is crazy is because the town was cursed by a witch who was part of a team of pioneers who were misled over Hell's Pass by the townspeople.  South Park was founded as a copper mining town and the miners wanted to keep all the land open for mining.  Any non-miners who came to town were told there was better land over the pass, and ended up getting lost and starving to death.  The witch was forced to eat her own children to survive, and before she finally died, she cursed all the adults in town to be stupid and perverse enough to do worse things than what she was forced to do.  South Park has been messed up ever since.

2. The real reason Cartman hates Kyle is because Kyle keeps forcing Cartman to face the truth about himself, and that destroys Cartman's delusional beliefs about himself.  Cartman has come to hate everything Kyle is: Jews, gingers, even hats like Kyle wears.

3. The real reason why Butter's dad is abusive is because he is gay and desperately doesn't want to be gay.  He thought that having a child would cure him, and when that didn't work, he subconsciously took it out on Butters.

Happy Halloween!

Enjoy your candy, everybody!

I've decided to make some changes to this LJ.  I will post some of my ideas for comics featuring my characters, Disney characters, and superheroes.  So watch this space!