Horizon by Baptiste
And what I like best is that they were able to sort of do a midway update to all the character models. And the animation is a pretty big step up compared to the DragonsTV show.
John Oliver has definitely given us an amazing thing by giving us the Supreme Court dog re-enacters.
"Ron Weasley’s character is consciously written as somewhat racist. Not as racist as Malfoy, of course - he doesn’t scoff at mudbloods and halfbloods, and he doesn’t see himself as superior at all. Still, he unquestionably accepts the inferior position of house elves (they love serving), when he finds out that Lupin’s werewolf his reaction is not only scared but also disgusted (Don’t touch me!) and he is clearly very uncomfortable finding out that Hagrid is half-giant (giants are wild and savage).-
And this is brilliant. Because it demonstrates that racism isn’t only present in clearly malicious and evil people, in the Malfoys and Blacks - it’s also there in warm, kind, funny people who just happened to learn some pretty toxic things growing up in a pretty toxic society. And they can unlearn them too, with some time and effort. Ron eventually accepts Hagrid’s parentage, lets Lupin bandage his leg and in the final battle, he worries about the safety of the house elves.
Some people are prejudiced because they are evil, and some people are prejudiced because they don’t know better yet. And those people can learn better, and become better people. And that’s an important lesson. The lesson taught about discrimination shouldn’t be “only evil people do it”, because then all readers will assume it doesn’t apply to them. Instead old JK teaches us “you too are probably doing it, and you should do stop ASAP”."
"Er—yes, I think so" said Ron. “I think Mum’s got a second cousin who’s an accountant, but we never talk about him." Literally the first conversation Ron and Harry have, and he says something off color about muggles.
January 2015 Solicitations
SPIDER-VERSE TEAM-UP #3 (of 3)
CHRISTOS GAGE &
TOM DEFALCO (W)
DAVE WILLIAMS & RON FRENZ (A)
Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
• A whole group of Spiders team up, but what mission takes FIVE Spiders?
• The SPIDER-GIRL team reunites for a story about Mayday and a mystery Spider!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Yes people. Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz, the men who first pioneered Spider-Man’s alien symbiote costume back in the 1980s, are so awesome they gave the symbiote a character arc and emotional send off!
And they did it by even retroactively explaining how and why the symbiote seemed to corrupt it’s later hosts, which was only something done in the comics later because of the 1994 Spider-Man cartoon.
Tom and Ron basically in this issue put the final touches on a story and arc they both began about 20 years before hand (with a few interruptions in between).
That’s pretty damn cool.