As Earle Bergey is to Barbarella, Allan Anderson is to Xena Warrior-Princess.
While Bergey’s cover girls were all cutesy miniskirts & ray guns, Anderson’s were chain-mail & badass battle-axes. And none more so than his Black Amazon of Mars.
Planet Stories, March 1951.
And Leigh Brackett, Leigh. Eff-ing. Brackett. Known as the “Queen of Space Opera”, one of the best and most prolific of all the women pulp writers, she wrote dozens of short stories & novelettes for Planet Stories, Startling Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories throughout the forties & fifties before starting a jaw dropping screenwriting career.
Her first hollywood gig? Co-writing the adaptation of The Big Sleep…with William Faulkner. She then wrote a series of westerns for John Wayne before returning to the works of Raymond Chandler with Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye.
Her Final hollywood work? A little flick called Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
The Queen of Space Opera? All hail the Queen.
The Arabic letter ﻦ (“nun”) has become a symbol of solidarity with Iraq’s Christians ever since I.S.I.S. began marking Christian-owned properties with the letter with the intent of seizing them later. Worldwide, Assyrians and Christians (as well as others) have used it on protest signs, artwork, info-graphics, and as markings on their own bodies. The phenomenon even has its own hashtag on Tumblr and Twitter: #wearen.
From top to bottom:
Assyrians demonstrate in Ankawa, Iraq. (Photographer: Twitter-user AssyrianGrlProb)
Australians demonstrate in Belmore Park, Australia. (Photographer: Richard Milnes)
Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International presenter Dima Sadeq wears a shirt bearing the symbol. (from L.B.C.I.; screenshot from Daily Star)
An Assyrian-American boy, Ezra, wears a shirt bearing the symbol. (Photographer: Paul Benjamin)
French Catholics demonstrate in front of the National Assembly in Paris, France. (Photographer: Paul Malo - Aleteia)
The Multiversity #1
SO HENRY CAVILL…ABOUT THAT ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
Can we get Henry Cavill to the the ALS ice bucket? :D— DH78 (@DH__78)August 20, 2014
Henry has now been nominated a minimum of 4 times for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Mark Hughes, Forbes blogger, is the first challenger that we know of. He nominated the entire Trinity. Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot completed their challenges on Monday and Tuesday respectively. Alain Moussi, Henry’s Immortals stunt double nominated Henry, Luke Evans, and Jean Claude Van Damme. Luke completed the challenge yesterday, and he ALSO nominated Henry.
Henry Cavill has been nominated for the ice bucket challenge. Thank you, @TheRealLukevans.— Alice Banks (@AliceBanks_)August 20, 2014
luke evans nominated henry cavill for the ice bucket challenge. PRAISE THE LORD.— Karen Moy † (@karenmoyyy)August 20, 2014
And then today, Batman, that’s right, Batman nominated all of the living Supermans, including our very own Henry Cavill.
The nominations are rolling in.
Did we mention that Gal Gadot nominated Zack Snyder and he did the challenge today? See it here.
The fans are waiting. Some think no one has challenged him.
Why has no one challenged Henry Cavill to the ALS ice bucket challenge? Right! Who do I have to talk to in… http://t.co/OisKmYbMX3— Rachel Brookes (@RachelBrookes_)August 21, 2014
Everyone is wondering and hoping…
After Tom Hiddleston’s bucket challenge, all I’m waiting for is Henry Cavill’s turn. 👌— Nemesis☽ (@ItsLenaGold)August 21, 2014
These Ice Bucket Challenges got me occassionally like HAHA but still meh… UNTIL Luke Evans challenged Henry Cavill ;-) *fingers crossed*— Natasha S. Gomez (@SHEWOLF795)August 20, 2014
Luke Evans nominated Henry Cavill for the ice bucket challenge PRAISE THE LORD— Seraphina. (@seragonz)August 19, 2014
Please Lord. All I want now, is for Henry Cavill to complete the ice bucket challenge!! PLEASE LORD!! <3— Autumn Raine Davis (@rainedancer95)August 20, 2014
Are you sensing a theme here?
When it happens fans are prepared. Notice we said when…
*sets up Google alert for “Henry Cavill ice bucket challenge”*— Sandra (@sweet_sami)August 20, 2014
Henry isn’t the last one. There are still a few other hold outs.— Fandom Obsessed (@Fandom_Obsessed)August 20, 2014
Maybe this person is on to something? Hmm…— Becki Dobson (@froggiepops)August 20, 2014
Henry recently adopted two official chariteis. He has adopted The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and will be running the Gibraltar Rock Run on October 25, 2014.
Click the picture to visit JustGiving.com and find out how you can support Henry’s run.
Henry is also the first official ambassador for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, located on his home island of Jersey. Henry started his first official website in concert with Durrell Wildlife.
Click the picture to visit CavillConservation.com to find out how you can join Henry’s mission and become part of his Durrell family. We are happy to support Henry’s official charities, but we know Supes has room in his heart for one more.
It is clear that Henry is busy filming his next cinematic outing as the Man of Steel in Batman v. Superman. We have seen the pictures.
If you missed them, see all the fantastic photos of the new suit here.
The new Supersuit is another brilliant piece of work by Michael Wilkinson and his team. But it looks hot. Henry probably needs to cool off. What better way than the Ice Bucket Challenge?
When #HenryCavill does the ice bucket challenge, let me know. Anxious.— Julien R. Fielding (@BodhiGrrl)August 20, 201
You can count on it! As soon as Henry does the challenge, we will post it on all of our sites.
Really want Henry Cavill to do the ice bucket challenge ❤️❄️💦— jodie (@jodda3)August 19, 2014