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What is the Comic Character of the Month?

Comic Underground and Disney Heroines co-host a special contest called The Comic Character of the Month contest. Every month, the head admin chooses a comic book character from Disney's Marvel films, and people submit artwork based on that character. All Comic Underground sponsored artwork in the Comic Underground Gallery based on that character is automatically included in contest, but please put all submissions be put in the Comic Underground Comic Character of the Month gallery folder. Similarly, all Disney Heroines sponsored artwork in the chosen character's folder based on that character is automatically included in contest, but please put all Disney submissions be put in the Disney Heroines Comic Character of the Month gallery folder. One winner is chosen from each group, and both winners get 10 deviantART point each, a permanent place for their winning work in the Featured section of the group they submitted it to. Everyone who submitted work for the contest will have their work in a group feature (which is this!) that appears in in the blog of both groups.

Thoughts on Pepper

Usually, ImpulsiveSpidercide writes a detailed description about the history of characters as the literature portion of the feature. However, that didn't work out this month, so I (SavvyRed) will give it a try!

- S.

Pepper Potts is somewhat of a neglected character in the Marvel film universe. In both the comics and the Iron Man trilogy, she is a secretary who works for Tony Stark (Iron Man) in Stark Industries and eventually becomes its CEO. In the comics, she later becomes a superhero named Rescue after donning a Iron Man type suit. However, the Pepper Potts of the film universe is little more than a love interest and a damsel in distress. In fact, Gwyneth Paltrow (who plays Pepper Potts in the movies) refused to be cast into the Avengers film series because of the passivity of her character. This is not surprising considering the highly patriarchal world of the Avengers film series and all the films associated with all their characters. In The Avengers, Black Widow is the only female on the team, and she has practically no powers and limited role. She also serves as a love interest. Scarlet Witch from The Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Avengers: Civil War has powers, but she seems to be stereotypically ruled by her emotions. Jane Foster in Thor is mortal and really just a girlfriend and a connection to the human world. Her sister was rather sassy and entertaining, and sadly, she didn't have much of a role and had no superpowers.

I think that Rescue would have made a great Avenger. She may not have been as famous in the comic book realm as Black Widow and Scarlet Witch, but it would be nice to see another female on the team who can fight as well as any of the male Avengers. Rather than being overemotional like Scarlet Witch or nearly powerless like Black Widow, she would be mature, hardworking, and thoughtful. I would love to watch a movie like that. I mean, wouldn't it be interesting to have a superhero played by Gwyneth Paltrow? It would be great to have a woman who wasn't a sexy siren, one with a good head on her shoulders and a professional demeanor. I guess she would be like Bruce Banner in some ways (without the Hulk part). And even though she and Tony have feelings for each other, I could see her butting heads with him because sometimes he can be kind of stupid for a genius! Ha! However, it doesn't look like that's going to happen. Still, one can hope!



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Civilians (Marvel Earth-616-19999) by LoganWayneeRescue - What IF - Possible Futures - non-canon by LoganWayneeA-Force - What IF - Possible Futures - non-canon by LoganWaynee
Marvel: Pepper Potts cosplay by dronninggChibi Collection - Avengers - Extras by Kiell-ArtAvengers Civies - Door Chibi Set by Kiell-Art


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BH6: Tony and Pepper Stark by Aileen-RosePepperony by malengilPepper by maya-NotliketheotherRescue by MichaelLinkJr
Dressup Avengers by Arlequinne by ElinTanAvengers Iron Man - to the Moon and back by The-GreenGoblinRESCUE Pinup by nrrorkIron Man-Pepper Potts Avengers Sketch Comic Cover by DenaeFrazierStudiosAvengers Ladies by Harmoniah94Trdl1523 Pottshalloweenz by TRDLcomics
Loss by AlpacachinoYoung Pepper Potts by TouchedVenusHeroes by VyllaRescue cosplay 90% complete by ArtisansTheoryMarvel's Rescue / Iron Girl /  Iron Maiden by cyehraR.E.S.C.U.E. by AngelaBermudez
RotBTD - Marvel by JOSGUIFavorite Comic Couples by SilverBullerMorning, boss by Aiko04
Tu No Eres Para Mi by DEZYMAX''The one thing that I can't live without...'' by Aileen-Roselistening the mechanical heart by EveryberyMeriblack Widow and Rapunzel Potts by JOSGUIMarvel - (Fill-N the GAPs).....July 2016 by 2countSif and Her Six Tiny New Friends by Vylla
Tony x Pepper - The only light I need is you by VoydKesslerTRDL- Pepper Potts by TRDLcomicsPepper Potts by luleiyaPepper Potts by MariaBruggeman
Iron man 3 - Rapunzel Potts and Tony Rider by JOSGUI
Empty Eyes by Alpacachino
Partners in illness (AU, Avengers/Deadpool)Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Tony Stark and Wade Wilson were talking in the hospital. But before that, they had to meet somehow.
So when Wade was diagnosed with cancer, his fiancé was present. It happened that way, that he was left alone in the waiting room, while Vanessa was talking with the doctors. (“But how can he be saved?” - “Can he even be saved?” would have been a better question. Anyway, the answer is no.)
Well, he was not completely alone in the room, because there was a man with only one hand, who was just sitting, staring in front of him, because he was obviously waiting for something (for someone) but looking at his face it was obvious he didn't believe in miracles. Just like Wade.
So there was a topic. And the introduction was like:
“Hi.” Too enthusiastic? After all, he was just told he'll die, he should be dejected. Should be. Somehow he casted sadness away. “Who are you waiting for?” ‘Cause quivering was okay.

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Lately, I've noticed that a lot of people are trying to submit Moana fanart to Disney Heroines' gallery.  I'm guessing it has a lot to do with summer and the fact that the movies sounds pretty damn awesome.  However, we are not accepting Moana art  ... yet. 

We don't accept artwork from upcoming Disney films that have not yet been released in the US.

This is because Disney sometimes changes things before the movie hits theatres.  And, if it helps make up for the lack of Moana in our gallery, here are some examples of Disney movies that made changes before they hit theatres:

Before the movie came into theatres, Time magazine wrote a lengthy article about it.  Originally, the movie was proposed by a woman who heavily based it on her relationship with own daughter.  It was a tough sell because Pixar had never done a Disney princess movie before, and a lot of people felt that princesses were far overdone by Disney.  However, she was able to convince them to accept her concept, and she was the first director of the film.  Sadly, they eventually fired her.  I'm not really sure why, and it probably was for something stupid.  So they added a new director who was this weird guy who liked to wear kilts, and he was proud of adding more bear hunting scenes (which, of course, is more important than a touching and relatable story about a girl and her mother *rolls eyes at Disney*).  Disney ended up citing both directors in the movies' credits, but they made it seem more like they were co-directors.

Many, many years ago (maybe about fourteen or fifteen), Time magazine wrote a little snippet article about Disney's plans to make a Rapunzel movie.  Apparently, the movie was supposed to be called Rapunzel Unbraided.  The movie took forever for them to be accepted and completed, and they changed the name to Tangled (which is a better name, you must admit).

The Princess and the Frog
Another announcement in Time magazine from many years ago mentioned that Disney was going to have its first African American princess, and her name was Addy.  For some reason, they changed her name to Tiana.  I'm not sure why, but I do have to admit that it was a much better name (perhaps it had something to do with American Girl having an African American character named Addy?).

Beauty and the Beast
Okay, let's step away from Time magazine for a second.  In Beauty and the Beast, there were originally three different suitors for Belle.  Eventually, the character Gaston was created as a solitary suitor instead of three.  He was designed as an effeminate dandy French nobleman.  In addition, Belle was supposed to have an aunt named Maguerite, but they eventually cut her out.  Later, one of the people working on the film decided to change Gaston's character into a macho man hunter.  She said she based on some ex-boyfriends she had (poor woman!).

There were a lot of changes made in the film (which makes sense considering Disney wanted to make this movie since the 1930's).  Here is a link with some more of its changes: Gaston and other Beauty and the Beast alterations

This movie was inspired by The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.  If you've ever watched both the movie and read the story, you already know they have almost nothing in common.  Originally, the film's plot was going to be closer to the fairytale.  Elsa was supposed to be evil, and Anna was not her sister.  As Disney developed it and included the song Let it Go, they realized that Elsa and Anna would makes the most sense as siblings and that Elsa was a very sympathetic character who should be on the side of good.

The Little Mermaid
When movies are made, there are usually scenes and characters cut from the final production because there simply isn't enough time.  In this film, there was supposed be a character named Harold the Merman.  He was a nerdy, sweet guy who made a deal with Ursula and was unable to hold up his end of the bargain.  Harold was turned into a polyp (one of those "Poor Unfortunate Souls" who Ursula collected and turned into a gross little seaweed-like creature).  He was intended to be included in order to show what happens if a person didn't fulfill their due with the sea witch in time.  Although he was very beloved by the Disney creative team, ultimately there just wasn't enough time to put him in the movie.

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
Jodi Benson reprised her role as the voice actress of Ariel.  When she read the script, she felt that Ariel should reflect more of her rebellious personality that was so crucial to the story of the first movie.  Disney did make some changes, although I don't think they did enough because Ariel wasn't rebellious at all in the movie (just very, very repressed).

In the 90's, Disney was looking to make a movie about an Chinese Disney princess.  They started production on a movie called China Doll about an "oppressed" Chinese girl who fell in love with an American and found her happily-ever-after from running away with him to the West.  Long story short, they chose to make the movie based on a Chinese poem about a secretly female soldier.  Later, they decided to change the animation style that planned for Mulan into one that was closer to that of traditional Chinese art with watercolor and simpler color scheme.

(My family is Chinese, and my dad and I love to paint.  His paintings are very realistic, but they also show smooth, solid colors while mine tend to have more shading and light effects.  His preference comes from Asian aesthetic influence).

Although mostly people remember this movie because its chatterbox genie, the film was very controversial.  It was made during Operation Desert Storm, a war between the US and Iraq.  The film was supposed to be set in Baghdad, but they had to change the name to the fictional kingdom of "Agrabah."  Many people felt the film was racist against Middle Easterners, and some of the more offensive lines in the film were removed.  One of the edited lines that were changed included a description of Agrabah in the merchant's introduction song where he says that the kingdom is a place "where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face."

Toy Story
Disney wanted the movie to include Barbie as one of the toys and Woody's love interest.  They weren't able to get the rights to the character from Mattel in time, so they invented the character Bo Peep instead.  They were able to secure the copyright for the second and third movies, but they kept Bo Peep as Woody's girlfriend and put Ken as Barbie's love interest in the third movie.

Interesting fact about Barbie: the woman who invented the toy named Barbie and Ken after her daughter and son.  Barbie and Ken were supposed to be brother and sister, but I guess that changed . . . which is rather gross.

The Avengers
Technically The Avengers is a Disney movie because it came after the company purchased Marvel Comics and was a Disney production.  In the first versions of the script, there was no female Avenger in the film.  Black Widow was added to the cast after pressure to have a superheroine in the movie and to try to prove that the Avengers were not a team of gay men.  (Sadly, they picked a character who had no superpowers and tended to be used more as a love interest.  I think she was better in Age of Ultron, which included another female character named The Scarlet Witch).

In the film, Columbian singer Shakira is the voice actress of Gazelle, a female animal pop star.  Gazelle was completely based on Shakira herself.  When Shakira first laid eyes on the initial design of her character, she noticed that there was something missing.  She insisted that her character be more curvy, and the animators heeded her request.

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dronningg Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hi there! :D 

Thank you a lot for adding my Natasha's cosplay here Love 
SavvyRed Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!  I love your cosplays! :D :highfive:
Tenshi-Yoru Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting me in the group Hug 
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!  Welcome to Disney Heroines! :hug:
ArielKuran Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
Thank you for requesting my Ariel photos. I'm sorry they expired, but I'm having internet problems since June, and it appears they won't solve them before december... If you can send me the requests again, I'll try to accept them from my phone. :hug:
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok sure!  I'll do that now! :hug:  Thanks!!! :)
ArielKuran Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Many, many thanks to you! [i]: free cactus bun icon 
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! :iconbunnyglompplz:
dronningg Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
Thank you so much for adding my Elsa cosplay to Your gallery! Plotting 

And also thank you a lot for featured my Black Widow cospay :happybounce: :excited: :love: 
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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