Friday, August 05, 2011

Thursday August 4th


San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Recap (Episode II: Attack of the Princess Naked)

Should Anime Conventions Screen For Sex Offenders? Do We Really Have to Ask?

DC Comics:

Let me put it this way

DC Comics Reaffirms Commitment To Female Creators And Characters


Women in Comics: DC versus Women - Everybody Wins!

A DC Comics Dramatic Event That Makes Me Like Everyone Involved

L.A. Banks:

L. A. Banks has passed.

L. A. Banks Loses Battle with Adrenal Cancer

Honor the memory of L.A. Banks

Laurence Fishburne as Perry White:

Laurence Fishburne Cast as Perry White in MAN OF STEEL

Fear Of A Black Perry White?

The many faces of Superman’s Perry White

Laurence Fishburne to Play 'Daily Planet' Editor Perry White in 'Man of Steel'

Laurence Fishburne Cast in Man of Steel as Perry White

"Man of Steel" Hype: Larry Fishburne and a Super-Suit

LGBTQ in Comics:

The Power Within Anti-Bullying Comic From Northwest Press Featured in Towleroad and Bleeding Cool!

5th annual Summer Reading Guide

Loud, Proud, Tights and a Cape

The Legend of Hedgehog Boy

Comic-Book Industry Takes “It Gets Better” To The Printed Page With Anti-Bullying Comic

Unleash your Power Within!

He’s Not Just A Bear, He’s Wuvable Oaf!

Lois Lane:

Mary H.K. Choi on the Super Powers of Lois Lane

Lois Lane Watch for the Week of August 3rd

I Love Ya But You’re Strange – There’s Always an Amnesiac Around When You Need One

Review: Flashpoint Lois Lane And The Resistance #2

The last word on Superman...


The Case for #comicmarket and #comicretail

August: Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics by Stan Lee

SDCC ’11 | Listen to 15 panels and the Eisner Awards

The Man of Steel schools a Tea Party fink. June 1952.

Nancy Silberkleit:

Archie co-CEO accuses company of smear campaign

The Other Shoe Drops in Archie CEO Battle

Not Strictly Comics:

Will Rocket Join Young Justice?

The People You Meet When You Write About Race

Gender Bent Justice League to the Rescue!

Superhero Movies

Numbers on Women in Comics:

The DCnU's Female Troubles: Was Lack of Creators Overblown?

Newsarama’s Vaneta Rogers Does Not Care For My Stats OR Hey, I Got Mentioned By Name On Newsarama!!

Race, Ethnicity, & POC in Comics:

Hey, That's My Cape! – Comic Books, Race, Change, & Hate

Can comics that don’t star white men sell?

a jim lee joint

On Obama in Flashpoint...

First round's on me.

L. A. Banks has passed.

#2: Krazy Kat, George Herriman

Race and Diversity in comics

As a fairly young African American living here in the US it’s disheartening to read such negativity from people who are supposed to be fans.

Sailor Moon:

Wow, girlsbydaylight said everything I wanted to say about Mamoru

ngl this is one of my favorite pages of the manga


#288 “Changing Ways” and “Heroic: A Womanthology”

Womanthology: A Modern Cinderella Story – The Dirk Manning Interview

Female comic creators team up for "Womanthology"


Women & Gender in Comics:

How Sexism Operates in Comics

Sarah Leavitt talks about her Alzheimer’s memoir Tangles

Goodbye, Secret Six (Please Come Back Soon)

Do More Women Create Work for Younger Readers?

I Love Ya But You’re Strange – Kissing Cousins?


ComicsAlliance Reviews 'Catwoman' (2004), Part One

Power Artist: Amanda Conner

DC Relaunch: Nicola Scott And James Robinson’s JSA #1?

Happy 100th Birthday Jackie Ormes!!

LMC Tells You What To Read #2

I now have a big ol' list of Swedish lady creators...

Your Weekly Link Allocation, Citizen

Green Lantern Corps #62

Review: Hera

Review: Dork Diaries: Tales of a Not-So-Talented Pop Star

New Blog: No More Invisible Girls

Q&A #121: In honor of the Captain America movie, who is your favorite character (other than Steve Rogers) in the Captain America mythos?

Rita Farr Dayton (Elasti-Girl/Elasti-Woman)

First round's on me.

L. A. Banks has passed.

Possible Spoiler: Just who is Marion Cotillard playing in The Dark Knight Rises?

The all-female DC Comics’ team book that wasn’t


Women in Comics – Janet Lee

Gabrielle Bell Completes Daily Comic Project, We Award Her This Gift of “Major Props”

Upcoming 8/3/2011

The Josei Alphabet: Z

Gabrielle Bell finishes monthlong comics event

See Junko Mizuno’s original art for Cinderalla

Women in Comics Spotlight: Holly Golightly

Debra “Deb” Whitman

Wonder Woman:


The point of contention still is, as it always was, that people are getting tired of seeing all of the female leads drawn with body language and uniforms that make them appear less heroic, powerful, legitimate, and all-around able to be taken seriously than their male counterparts.


Has DC been getting Wonder Woman wrong for 15 years now?

Ivan Reis NYCC poster offers more evidence to the pants/no pants mystery!

And more on the no pants/pants

Parting Shot: The Justice League -- Without Pants

Wonder Woman pilot


The 12 Labors of Wonder Woman - Part 10

Of course that is not to suggest the clothes are necessarily what make a character appear powerful or not, but I’d like to think most people can spot a pose designed to show off a character’s strength versus one chosen to make them appear more sexually appealing.

Things We Saw Today: Nobody Gets Pants (Except for Wonder Woman)

When male Justice Leaguers strike a (Wonder Woman) pose

I hate the way Finch drew and posed Wonder Woman on the cover of Justice League.

Wonder Woman by Sarah Pichelli

Many Links on Miles Morales, Ultimate Spider-Man

Ultimate Spider-Man:

Half-black, half-Hispanic Spider-Man revealed

Fear Of A Black Spider-Man

Spider-Man and Other Moments of Comics Discrimination (One in a Series of I Don’t Know How Many)

got the internet goin’ nuts: spider-man, racism, manga, & peanuts

Marvel Comics reveals the new Spider Man is black - and he could be gay in the future

Educating Larry

Grumpy-Man, Grumpy-Man, Does Whatever A Grumpy Can

My Bigot-Sense is Tingling

He’s Red and Blue

New Ultimate Spider-Man Is Back In (Half) Black [SPOILER]

No, The New Spider-Man Is Not Gay. Not That There Would Be Anything Wrong With That.

Can I kick it?

Do not click unless you want to see the new Ultimate Spider-Man

Meet the New 'Ultimate Spider-Man' [SPOILERS]

Why The New Spider-Man Matters

Marvel Introduces the New Ultimate Spider-Man

Donald Glover Inspires The New Black/Hispanic Spider-Man, Miles Morales = COMMUNITY QUOTE TIME!!!

Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Announcement: Could Spidey Be African-American?

The New Ultimate Spider-Man Is Revealed

No, Peter Parker Isn’t Dead, Black, Or Gay: Media Blatantly Attempts To Gin Up Outrage Over ‘New Spider-Man’

Marvel announces new Ultimate Spider-Man of a different color [SPOILERS]

Truth is dumber than fiction as Glenn Beck unravels Spidey conspiracy

How Donald Glover finally secured the role of Spider-Man

Quote of the day | The appropriateness of Marvel’s new Spider-Man

New Spider-Man

Media decide new Spider-Man also may be gay

Why the new Spider-Man matters

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: BLACK LIKE ME (Miles Morales) - Black Nerd Rants [Video]

How The Media Reacted To News Of A Non-White Spider-Man

Drudge Report Thinks New Spider-Man 'Could Be Gay,' Glenn Beck (and Colbert) Protest Diversity

Dear jackasses whining about non-white Spider-Man

Marvel Unveils New Look for Ultimate Spider-Man, Hints at Character's Future


'Spider-Man' to get a new costume, hero

No Commentary On This

Taiwanese animators tackle Miles Morales, the new Spider-Man

Glenn Beck: "Half-Black Half-Hispanic Gay Spider-Man" Looks Like Obama

MILES MORALES & ME: Why the new biracial Spider-Man matters

More comments on Multi-Culti-Ultimate Spidey from Colbert, Taiwanese animation, actual mixed race man

I don't get it...

New ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Gets Taiwanese Animation Treatment

Marvel's Mixed Race "Ultimate Spider-Man"

Finally, a Spider-Man nobody is allowed to joke about

Meet The New Spider-Man!

Glenn Beck Wants A Whiter Spider-Man

Spider-Man Spins a New Secret Identity

New Ultimate Spider-Man Is Half-Black, Half-Latino

Jenny Swensen and Miles Morales: Let Me Editorialize At You

Your NEW friendly neighborhood Spider-man

Spiderman Updated

The new Spider-Man will be a half-black half-Hispanic teenager

Spiderman Gets a Socially-Conscious Makeover

New ‘Spider-Man’ Swinging Into Comic Book Shops Following Death Of Peter Parker

New Spider-Man unmasked; Multi-cultural teen Miles Morales

New Spider-Man Revealed In ‘Ultimate Comics Fallout #4′

New Spider-Man, Miles Morales, is half-black, half-Hispanic (Photo)

Marvel Comics unveil their new Spider-Man (who isn’t Peter Parker)

Black-Latino Spiderman Miles Morales Takes the Ultimate Marvel Stage

New Spider-Man is half-black, half-Latino nerd

New Spider-Man is half-Latino

Meet the New (Ultimate) Spider-Man

Glenn Beck’s Newest Conspiracy: Spiderman is Black & Hispanic Which is Michelle Obama’s fault

The New Ultimate Spider-Man: Daring Risk Or Diversity Run Wild?

Miles Morales - the new mixed-race Spider-Man

Entertainment News: Biracial Spider-Man [Video]

Race Matters: Spider-Man Is Black And Latino Now But… He Might Be Gay Too!

In Pictures: Hot new Spiderman is Black, Hispanic, Hot

Spider Man‘s Mask Comes to new Racial face: Multi disciplinary in nature

The New Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Is A Pop Culture Phenomenon!

Donald Glover will get to be Spider-Man after all (sort of)

The New, Improved, and Politically Correct Spiderman

Ultimate Spider-Man 2 Revealed to be Black-Hispanic

New Spider-Man Comic Debuts With a Twist

Glenn Beck Blames Michelle Obama For Blatino Spider-Man. LOL Wut?

Marvel Denies New Spider-Man Is Gay

‘Spiderman’ new mixture Hispanic – Black

A black Spiderman

Marvel Reveals New Multi-Racial Spider-Man

Why is Ultimate Spider Man black?

Beck blames Michelle Obama for new bi-racial Spider-Man

New Ultimate Spider-Man Is Half-Black, Half-Latino

Marvel debuts half-black, half-Hispanic Spider-Man

The New Spider-Man Is A Mixed-Race Kid From Brooklyn

Marvel Introduces Biracial Spider-Man [Video]

New Spider-Man is black teen from New York

Marvel Comics reveals the new Spider-Man is black

Behind Spider-Man’s mask — a new, multi-racial face

Behind Spider-Man’s mask — a new, multi-racial face

Marvel Unveils New Mixed Race Spider-man To Replace Peter Parker

New Spider-Man is half-black, half-Hispanic

Spider-Man Is Starting to Look More Like Donald Glover

Voices & Vibes: Biracial Spider-Man could start a trend with super heroes

New Spider-Man is racially diverse, Marvel comics is run by a bunch of assholes.

Race Matters: Spider-Man 2 Is Black And Latino Now But He Might Be Gay Too!

New Spider Man is Black Man

Spider-Man Is Now A Half Latino, Half African American (Possibly Gay) Man

New 'Spider-Man' Gets An Afro-Latino Twist

Monday, August 01, 2011

The SDCC Special Edition


Gender Bent Justice League: It’s “More Than A Group Cosplay”

Can A Woman Lead Two Lives? Awesome Two-Face Cosplay

I meet a lot of awesome little kids at conventions, and honestly, they are one of my favourite parts of those weekends.

San Diego Comic-Con Cosplay Spotlight: Gender Bent Justice League

DC Comics:

DC Female Creators at SDCC: Table for One, Redux

'Justice League' Panel: Ryan Choi, Power Girl, Diversity, Batman on Two Teams [Comic-Con]

DC can't find female creators: sign this to help them out!

DC Comics: Hire More Women-- Here's A Few To Get You Started

Petition: DC - Hire More Women

Reblog if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Dan Didio.

It’s not my story to recount, but a friend of mine was once visiting a friend of ours who worked at DC at the time

Going to have to disagree.

In regards to my “Reblog if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Dan Didio” post.

I Was The Batwoman At The Sunday DC Panel

I’m a huge fan of the original Question, and I’m pissed.

Sexism, Courage, and Heroism: truth to power isn’t bullying

A Statement of Purpose

Answering Dan DiDio: The Problem With Having Only 1% Female Creators at DC Comics

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

A Sample Letter To A Retailer

Rules Of Engagement

We Want the Best, How Should We Have Hired?

Women in Comics

Women in Comics: The New 2 and the Batgirl of San Diego

I’m pretty sure the creators can help what gender the characters are.

Gender doesn’t matter, you say?  Well!

DC at SDCC: Being Rude to the People Who Pay You (Part 1, Thursday)

DC at SDCC: A Lesson in Good Business Strategy (Part 2, Friday)

3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 022

DC Comics contact information - tell them how you feel about Dan Didio’s recent behavior

So, wait a second.

I agree with hiring for quality, rather than any other factor.

This is an audio clip of Dan Didio at SDCC.

Why even go to a public place like SDCC and then ask for fan questions if you had some serious ego-bruising topics you wanted to avoid at all costs?

Oh, DiDio, as much as I love to see a man like you squirm, I wish the satisfaction were coming from something else.

If you didn’t know, DC Comics is going from 12% female creators to -50% (female to male gender reassignment) with their new 52-themed relaunch in September.


hey dan didio hire me i’m good at giving people advice and i could give you some

This is a good idea, but the point has been made elsewhere that complaining to DC directly, at whatever level, is unlikely to have much effect (though one should certainly speak up anyway so that they can’t claim ignorance).

DC Comics contact information - tell them how you feel about Dan Didio’s recent behavior

The only way Lois is a trophy wife is if they mean that she brings her trophies, such as Pulitzers, into the marriage.

DC Comics SDCC panels: uncomfortable questions about female creators/characters

A comment about the post about DC’s SDCC panels

New details on Simone’s Batgirl

An Interview with the Batgirl of the SDCC panels

How to Handle DC Comics If You’re Unhappy With Them

This is one of the rewards from Womanthology’s Kickstarter (currently at $69,139 with 10 days left!)

The Batgirl of San Diego: Diversity in the DC Universe

"Where are the women?"

The Hard Numbers Say There are Less Female Characters in the DCnU As Well

I was thinking about all the conversations regarding women working in comics at DC this past week, post-SDCC.

A Letter To Time-Warner

Womanthology, and Batgirl speaks out

SCOOP: What really happened at the infamous Dan DiDio/Hire More Women incident

We hear you

DC Comics makes statement on female characters, creators

Ha! Forgive me being cynical, but I’m feeling this all like ‘cover our lady-hatin’ butts with slick and appeasing press release so them uppity womens shuts the fuck up’. 

This is nice, but pretty much the bare minimum, if that.

Look, I think it’s great DC acknowledged the women creators thing

Good Work DC!! More Female Characters And Creators Are Coming

Batgirl’s one-woman crusade yields results: Lee and DiDio acknowledge quest for diversity

As Goes Lian Harper, So Goes.......?

Why Grant Morrison doesn’t understand Lois Lane and Clark Kent

Grant Morrison on Superman’s costume: “A 17 year old wouldn’t want to wear a suit his mother knitted”

Quick thoughts on Supergirl art at SDCC

Link: Interview with the Batgirl of the SDCC “DC New 52″ panels

DC to readers: “We Hear You”

SDCC ’11 | Listen to Dan DiDio respond to the fan who told DC to “hire women”

Lee, DiDio on female creators, characters: “We hear you”

Why the DCnU will not succeed like it should.

SDCC ’11 | Lady Luck revealed as mystery Justice League member

How Batgirl took on DC Comics: the anatomy of a PR crisis

My (*possibly wildly inaccurate) Armchair Analysis of the Comics Industry

Fantastic news still dripping in from San Diego!

Hawk and Dove are currently members of Birds of Prey, which is to say, they are characters currently associated with and enjoyed by fans of Gail Simone.

Project: DCnU Ladyprojects

DC Comics SDCC panels: uncomfortable questions about female creators/characters

SDCC: On the return of Ryan Choi, the existance of Cass Cain, And More!

The Batman Panel: Jason Todd's Hair Color, Batgirl's Age and Fighting Delays [Comic-Con]

Yes, Actually, I Do

Comic-Con announcement reaction-o-rama!

'DC: The New 52': Wonder Woman's Pants and the Final Fate of Wally West [Comic-Con]

'DC: The New 52' - Teen Titans Live, Lady Luck, Female Creators and 'Batman: Odyssey'

Jim Lee Draws Wonder Woman Without Pants, Asks Dan DiDio to Make Up His Mind [Video]

'We Hear You': DC Comics Responds to Concerns About Few Female Creators

Newest female member of the JLI is finally identified

SDCC Day One: why I’m kinda sad

Interesting tidbits from the Justice League panel

Women of Comic Con talk about Wonder Woman

Women in the DCnU - more or less? Why it matters and who cares?

New art, new insight into the design of Batwoman

The DCU Relaunch: Tough On Female Creators, Tough On Female Characters?

DC Co-Publishers on Female Creators: “We Hear You”

Women in Comics: The New 52 and the Batgirl of San Diego

on voodoo, ron marz, black women, & comics [somebody call sandman sims]

So just to recap all the SDCC stuff

This post is called “Nev has quit DC and has anime and manga instead and is a happier person"

This is so fucking vile I want to throw up and cry.

hey you

DC Comics Listens To Batgirl, Makes Changes

A Follow Up to the DCWKA Interview, Part 1: Female Creators - Counterpoint

This is from Gotham Central 32.

A woman is in charge of Didio now with Time-Warner, right?

It's Official Guys

DC Clarifies Stance on Female Creators & Characters

Dwayne McDuffie:

The Comic Con Shuffle Part 3, by Michael Davis – Straight No Chaser #228

S.D. Comic-Con News: The Dwayne McDuffie Tribute That Wasn’t


So why this is A Thing

Don’t Touch Me: Harassment at San Diego Comic Con

Love Advice for Nerds


“A fan asked why all of the Marvel Studios movies so far have starred white male characters.

SDCC 2011: Women of Marvel

Marvel developing female led TV properties


Prism Comic-Con 2011 Wrap-Up!

Glee Updates, Archie‘s Gay Wedding, Lesbian Batwoman Finally Arrives And Other Gay News From Comic-Con 2011

Comic-Con 2011: LGBT Writers, Artists Win Big (SLIDESHOW)


Archie's Gay Character Kevin Keller to Get Married, Have Ongoing Comic Series [Comic-Con]

Race, Ethnicity, & PoC:

Quick question:’s San Diego Comic Con Panel!

The Extra-Large Racialicious Guide To San Diego Comic-Con 2011, Part I

The Extra-Large Racialicious Guide To San Diego Comic-Con 2011, Part II and co-hosting a panel at Comic Con 2011!

Black Hollywood Descends Upon Comic-Con 2011

Women & Gender:

Ladies Winning Eisner Awards

Yes, Actually, I Do

Comic-Con: TV's 6 Most Wanted Women

Oh, You Sexy Geek! Panel Recap from the Ink-Stained Amazon

SDCC 2011: Panel Report: "Oh You Sexy Geek"

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Catching Up, Part Eight: Women & Gender in Comics

[Note: Links to posts about SDCC and its aftermath should be along soon-ish.]

Women & Gender in Comics:

The World Has Already Changed LinkBlogging: Women, Collectibility, Miniseries, and Gary Groth

Women in comics: They’re now, they’re wow — get used to it

Next cosplay idea:

HEY UGO, quit being assholes!

Character Spotlight: Princess Adrienne

June 19, 2011

Barda’s relationship with her body is interesting

Now, when I first posted this panel

I’d interpret this as saying that comics are currently being written to appeal to men in a way that alienates women readers

Soapbox: Women’s Manga

Josei manga considered

Ruffled Feathers and Jerked Knees

The Misadventures of a Newbie Superhero Girl


Remember how Tom Brevoort made this big thing a few months ago about how diversity is important but teams like the Avengers need to be composed of A-list heroes first and foremost?

Women in Comics: Regressive Storytelling and Iconic Characters

She Has No Head! – Life With Mr. Dangerous

Women in Comics – Spotlight series!

Pakistani Women Create Comics To Deal With Harassment

Life After Marriage: Is there life after marriage in comics?

DC-Women-Kicking-Ass Tell DC: Pick Up the Money Sitting on the Table

On Gender & Race In "Fear Itself" # 4 & "Flashpoint" # 3 :- "Don't Say That's Just For White Boys."

Frank Miller Owns Batman: “no hope at all”

New 'Huntress' and 'Penguin' Miniseries Join DC's Batman Titles in October

3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 021

Women in Comics Spotlight – Kim Yale

When I was reading up on Storm the other day I was super impressed with her storylines

13. X-23

Trina Robbins on Comics Heroines, Feminism, and Lacy Underthings


She Has No Head! – Koko Be Good

July 4th Edition:





Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett Launch Lady Sabre

The Problems Of Not Being Male Or White In Comics Crossovers

Good Comics Out June 22

A Timeline of Josei Manga in the U.S.

Aki Alliance: Free Online Schoolgirl Graphic Novel Is Great!

March on Earth Books 1-2

Arisa Book 3

DC Spinner Rack: Batgirl #23, Birds of Prey #14, Frankenstein #2, Unwritten #27

Summer Shojo Chibis: Rasetsu 9, Library Wars 5, Story of Saiunkoku 3, Butterflies, Flowers 7

Review: Gingerbread Girl

Jim Balent's Catwoman Is 'The Mona Lisa of Comic Art,' Priced at Nearly $500K on eBay

The Complete Story of Harry Potter Illustrated in 8 Posters by Lucy Knisley

Kate Kane Is Bad to the Bone in 'Batwoman' #2 [Exclusive]

Comics We Love: The Day-Glo Sci-Fi Adventures of 'Miranda Mercury' [Interview + Preview]

DC Female Creators at SDCC: Table for One, Redux

Huntress gets a mini come October

Can someone tell me why this woman is not on a top tier book?

Girls who love Cap help “Knock out the Red Skull!”

Five Kick Ass DC Women who don’t have to get dressed-up for the fourth of July

Lady Liberty, she’s practically a DC woman

J.H. Williams III on Batwoman: “a wild ride”

Courtney Whitmore (Star-Spangled Kid II/Stargirl)

Karolina Dean (Lucy in the Sky)



Suzanne “Cissie” King-Jones (Arrowette)

Win Volume 1 of A Bride's Story!

Gallery Time: Emma Vieceli

Charlaine Harris plans original GN series!

Double Decker Linkspam

Drawn to comics: Literary scholar Hillary Chute frames a career with graphic narrative.

Interview: Emi Lenox Pt. 1

Graphic Nonfiction: The Life, Art and Death of Ana Mendieta

Know Your New Yorker Cartoonists: Roz Chast

How To Make Webcomics Characters Grow Up: A Conversation with ‘Girls With Slingshots’ Artist Danielle Corsetto

Review: Brain Camp

Preview: Betty & Veronica Double Digest #192

Interview: Colleen AF Venable

Squee! Of the Week: Leia Meets Mucha

July: Bad Machinery, by John Allison

Persephone Pioneers: Lucy Knisley

The first female superheroes

Review: Book of Lilah – Kickstart

Women in Comics – Spotlight series!

Women in Comics – Updates and Updated List

Women in Comics Spotlight: Adriana Blake

Women in Comics Spotlight: Camilla d’Errico

Women in Comics Spotlight: Conjoined Comics

I See How it Is

Don’t Worry Though!

Women: Threat or Menace?

Reality vs. Bodice Ripping: The Truth About Victorian Underwear

Huntress Somewhat Unbenched in the DCnU, Will Receive Her Own Mini-Series


So I’m guessing I’m the only one who knows Gwen Stacy was Peter’s first love…

Happy Birthday Gail Simone

The Josei Alphabet: Y

The Josei Alphabet: X

The Josei Alphabet: W

From the stack: Maid Shokun vol. 1

Magic Knight Rayearth, Vol. 1

A First Look at Soulless

Rogue Mirror

The Jillian Tamaki Interview

Exclusive: Kim Harrison’s Blood Work Blog Tour

Nice Art: Lauren Weinstein’s Sit Down Test

Indigo Kelleigh Kickstarts Ellie Connelly

Spend the month with Gabrielle Bell

The Art of Amanda Conner coming in January

Comics colorist Christina Strain writes The Fox Sister with artist Jayd Aït-Kaci

SDCC Wishlist | Amy Mebberson’s Green Lantern/Muppets mash-up

SDCC Wishlist | Joëlle Jones’ vintage ad prints

Preview: Sail the high seas with Betty and Veronica

Colleen Doran returns to comics

Robot Review | Olympians: Hera – The Goddess and Her Glory

Comics A.M. | Charlaine Harris’ new graphic novel; the origins of Epic

Brooke Gladstone will be on The Colbert Report promoting her graphic essay on media literacy “The Influencing Machine” TONIGHT!

My Collection of All-Lady Comics Anthologies!


ProFile Friday: Melinda Gebbie


Vixen: Return of the Lion

Review: Ivy

Valeria Richards

Joan Mason

Clarice Ferguson (Blink)

And if that Mockingbird don’t sing?

Fangirl Friday: Lisa

Gingerbread Girl

I Recommend: Magic Knight Rayearth

Any supposed Sequential Art professor who cannot think of a single female artist ~worthy~ of being featured is not himself worthy of his post.

Interview: Sally Pascale – Comic Book Reader, Feminist, Blogger… and the Internet’s most outspoken ‘Green Lantern’ fan

Emi Lenox Fills Her Sketches With Sweet Goodness [Art]

Arkham City adds Talia al Ghul; debuts Penguin video

Karen Zachary Wang Renders DC's Crimefighting Families [Art]

Happy Birthday Nicola Scott!

Happy Birthday, Gail Simone!

Three other interviews about women and comics to read this week

Saturday Manga edition for July 23 2011



Drawing Crazy Patterns – Flash Stories Ending With Iris West Complaining About Barry Allen

Drawing Crazy Patterns – Jean Grey “Dying”

3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 022

An Elegy for Amelia Johnson

*Stardrop — Recommended

Cover of the Week – 7/20/11

Bits and Bytes: June 29, 2011

I Recommend: Pyongyang

Characters of Colour in superhero comics - the X (wo)men

K: “Right on time.”

krazy komiks konvention

Barda’s relationship with her body is interesting

My 9-year-old niece and legality scan

Catching Up, Part Seven: Strong Female Characters, Womanthology, Wonder Woman, & more

"Strong Female Characters"/"Sexism is Over!":

SEXISM IS OVER: Kate Beaton's 'Strong Female Characters' [Webcomic]

Sexism is over!

'Strong Female Characters' Inspires Strong Female Fan Art, Animation

War Rocket Ajax #5: ComicsAlliance's Podcast Talks Dr. McNinja, Strong Female Characters


Womanthology raises $27,000 overnight. Are you listening, Marvel and DC?

Womanthology offers a new way for to showcase and support Women in Comics


WOMANTHOLOGY need your help!

VIDEO SHELF FRIDAY: ‘Womanthology’ roars, ‘Batman’ soars — and News of the World is floored

The Womanthology has just over $7500 to go, and it just went live last night!

THE WOMAN BEHIND ‘WOMANTHOLOGY’: Renae De Liz sees inspiration blossom for 140 female artists

Kickstart Womanthology!

Womanthology: A Massive, All-Female Comics Anthology

VIDEO SHELF FRIDAY: ‘Womanthology’ roars, ‘Batman’ soars — and News of the World is floored

The Rapid Rise of "Womanthology"

WOMANTHOLOGY: An Indie Sensation Before Publication

Womanthology Project Blows Up on Kickstarter


Womanthology News!

Anthology of Showcasing Female Comic Creators Needs Funding

Womanthology offers a new way for to showcase and support Women in Comics



WOMANTHOLOGY: An Indie Sensation Before Publication

Womanthology reaches funding goal in less than 19 hours

Women Comic Book Creators Find a Home on Kickstarter


Womanthology, and Batgirl speaks out

Announcing: Womanthology

Female comic creators unite for a cause in Womanthology

Wonder Woman:

DC Puts Wonder Woman on Sale Online

Gene Colan Week - "A Bold New Direction for... Wonder Woman"

An interesting discovery on how Wonder Woman was perceived in WWII comes through the Google News Archive.

Is Ralph Cosentino’s Story of the Amazon Princess a Wonder Woman who actually works?

Wonder Woman is alone?

All of these folks got reboots before Wonder Woman ever had a single film.

Wonder Woman Web

Wonder Woman Loses Her Pants in DCnU?

DC Puts Wonder Woman on Sale Online

Comic Book Easter Eggs – A Trio of Wonder Woman Easter Eggs!

'Wonder Woman' TV Pilot Storyboards Surface, Give a Glimpse of Paradise Island

Wonder Woman: A Look Back at the Controversial Take on the Amazon Princess During the '70s

Is the classic Wonder Woman costume back in the DCnU??

The surest sign that Wonder Woman with pants is the status quo

Original sketch of NBC Wonder Woman costume; designer explains process

No pants! This is indeed the cover to Wonder Woman #1

Storyboards from Wonder Woman pilot

That Wonder Woman Pilot: No wonder this didn’t get picked up

Didio and Lee: More to come on the Wonder Woman costume

Lego and DC extend agreement; Wonder Woman, Superman to get sets

New Wonder Woman items designed for younger fans

Wonder Woman OGN to be released in the fall

Sale on digital “Wonder Woman 101” comics

Apropos of nothing, here's an Art Baltazar drawing of Wonder Woman riding her kanga Jumpa:

Wherein I talk about Wonder Woman’s underpants.

DC Retroactive: Wonder Woman – The 90s Cover Revealed

No More Pants For Wonder Woman?

October 2011 Solicits: Wonder Woman #2

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #2 Preview

The First Look Inside Wonder Woman #1!!

Lego Wonder Woman (How Awesome Is That?!)

A Look At The New Wonder Woman From Justice League Dark #1?

Colleen Doran’s Sketches For A Lost “Fantasy-Oriented” Wonder Woman

A Second Cliff Chiang Page From Wonder Woman #1!!

Wonder Woman Pilot Review OR Now I Understand Why It Didn’t Get Picked Up

Three Pretty Extensive Clips From the Failed Wonder Woman Pilot Remind Us Mostly of TV in the Nineties

Some Wonder Woman Concept Art You Haven’t Seen

DC Inexplicably, Quietly Changes Wonder Woman’s Costume… Again

Storyboards Give Us Another Taste of the Wonder Woman Pilot

DC Comics Gives LEGO Permission to Make Tiny Wonder Women

Breaking: Wonder Woman is still wearing jeggings

10 Things I hated about the Wonder Woman Pilot

Wonder Woman, Red Sonja, and Xena: Warrior Princess walk into a girls’ locker room…

Is this the triumphant return of Wonder Woman’s star-spangled shorts?

Ben Caldwell on Paradise Island

Colleen Doran’s JMS Wonder Woman that you didn’t see

New Wonder Woman action figures for the youngest of fans

Has the great Wonder Woman pants/no pants question been answered?

The Wonder Woman We Didn’t See

Frank Miller Owns Batman: “he’s a rube.”

X-Men: First Class

Why X-Men: First Class has issues

Magneto and Professor X Had Sex at the Movies This Summer—Did You See It?

July Link Love: X-Men First Class, Green Lantern, and Other Tidbits

Fantastic Fangirls Podcast # 3: X-Men First Class

Catching Up, Part Six: Raina Telgemeier, Race, Ethnicity & PoCs in Comics, Sailor Moon, & more

Raina Telgemeier:

Raina Telgemeier announces Drama!

Raina Telgemeier follows Smile with Drama

Raina Telgemeier’s Smile Followup Called Drama

Race, Ethnicity, & PoCs in Comics:

DC’s racefail, featuring Cass Cain

On Gender & Race In "Fear Itself" # 4 & "Flashpoint" # 3 :- "Don't Say That's Just For White Boys."

In case you weren’t aware of the fact that Connor isn’t 100% white.

Bryan Lee O’Malley Takes Next Graphic Novel To Villard

Eric Wallace on MR. TERRIFIC

BlackJack Returns With Your Support

PBS Looks Into Comics’ Racial History

The Problems Of Not Being Male Or White In Comics Crossovers

Civil War Webcomic Freedman Follows Former Slave

Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Lost Adventures

'Mythomania': Derek Kirk Kim's Live-Action Cartoonists [Video]

Read this: O'Malley, Takekuma, and Aihara mega-interview!

Dustin Nguyen

Characters of Colour in superhero comics - the men (part 5)

Man this discussion of non-Japanese PoC in manga gives me a lot of new titles I want to try!

Bits and Bytes: June 29, 2011

Characters of Colour in superhero comics - the men (part three)

Characters of Colour in superhero comics - the X (wo)men

Characters of Colour in non superhero Comics


Black Superheroes On The Web

Black Age of Comics Convention XIV: July 8-10, 2011

Blade Anime Opening

Black Dynamite Tease Coming Soon

Sailor Moon:

My “Sailor Moon and Chibimoon’s birthday” tag


Awww 3.

I think it’s important here that the misandry/straw feminism was shown

Yeah, there are issues all over the place here

Could really do without the fatphobia

It’s kind of hilarious how Chibiusa isn’t like “but men are all right”

Oh hey are they giving her her Japanese name this time around

Is Sailor Moon poised for a comeback?

To be completely fair, in the manga both Usagi and Chibiusa kissed Mamoru and Helios respectively when they were unconcious as well (to wake them up using magic though) in deliberate reversal of the trope


Adoring Supergirl

Back Issue: Supergirl #24

Interview with Supergirl Writers

October Solicits

Supergirl comics through August 2011

Newsarama interview with SUPERGIRL writers Mike Johnson and Michael Green

Tell DC to send Supergirl to high school

A female centric DC project that will pay off for a long time

Supergirl #66

Fables #107

Superman #712 & Sharif:

Kittens or Keffiyehs? The truth behind Superman #712

Superman #712 Not Changed Over Muslim Content. But Over Kitten Content.

What’s missing from SUPERMAN #712?

Why Did DC Cancel Superman's Team-Up with a Muslim Hero?

What’s missing from SUPERMAN #712?

"things are so passionate, times are so real"


Sharif encounter

DC cancels Superman’s team-up with Muslim superhero

DC says Superman canned due to kitten love; what would DC do to Wonder Woman?

Superman with Cats: You Will Believe a Man Can Haz Kittens

Superman #713 Published Despite 'Controversial' Kitten-Rescuing Content

DC Shows That Superman LOVES America And Doesn’t Associate With Muslims, So Please Nobody Say Anything Bad About DC

Quoted: Comics Alliance on DC Comics Benching A Muslim Superhero

Catching Up, Part Five: Nancy Silberkleit, Lois Lane, other media, & more

Nancy Silberkleit:

Lady CEO Of Archie Comics Accused Of Shouting About Penises

Archie Comics Sues Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit for Sexual Harassment

TMZ: Archie Comics co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit liked to yell out words for genitalia

TMZ: Archie Filed Legal Papers Against Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit

Archie Attempts to Oust Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit With Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

TMZ: Archie Comics co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit liked to yell out words for genitalia

Report: Archie Comics sues Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit

Lois Lane & Supermarriage:

False: Lois Lane is a typical damsel in distress.

Lois Lane Verse

Thoughts on the Super-Marriage Officially Being Erased

Lois Lane Watch for the week of July 20th

Superman Loses Lois Lane, Flight and Two Sets of Parents in DC Relaunch

Superman: no parents, no wife, no flying, no costume

Except Lois and Clark were already engaged in the comics before Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman had even began to air.

Rewriting the history of the supermarriage by rewriting the history of the supermarriage

Mary H.K. Choi on the Super Powers of Lois Lane

DC: “Lois Lane is dating a colleague at the DAILY PLANET (and his name isn’t Clark Kent) and she has a new position with the paper.”

More info on Lois’ new job

Review: Flashpoint Lois Lane And The Resistance

The End of the Super Marriage is Big News

SDCC ’11 | Lois Lane’s new boyfriend revealed [Updated]

I’m on Team Lois

Superman Gets Super-Cuckolded: A Look at Lois Lane's New Boyfriend, Jonathan Carroll

Meet Lois Lane’s new boyfriend in Superman #1

Superman #1 Lois’ new boyfriend - readable pages

Drawing Crazy Patterns – You Could be Lois Lane’s Twin!


Help bring back the Secret Six!

Comics, Marketing, and Me

Not Strictly Comics:

Where the Boys Are Not: Does the lack of men in publishing hurt the industry?

Why I Like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

From a queer slasher: FUCK YOU.

It's not because you're pretty...

On this ridiculous Harry Potter v. Twilight debate

Agency and ladies in fiction

things that still baffle me everyday

Dogs and Smurfs

Rambling thoughts on ATLA and Legend of Korra

I think that what may possibly be my favorite thing about the Legend of Korra
In praise of Joanne Rowling’s Hermione Granger series

How Not To Eliminate Sexism At Your Battlefield 3 LAN: Ban Women

British MP Calls Attention to the Scourge of “Pink and Princessy” Girls on TV

Dragon Age Anime Feature Releases First Artwork — Of a Female Protagonist?

Joss Whedon Talks Avengers, Female Characters, and Machoness

Sigourney Weaver: “Every Woman You See Has a Secret Action Heroine in Her”

The Ol’ Switcheroo: A Consideration of Gender-Bending in Geek Culture

Form Follows Function: Dressing Your Video Game Characters, and Other Concerns

Canadian LGBT Gamers March in Toronto

20 Reasons to Be Excited About Brave (As If You Weren’t Already)

Mass Effect brings diversity vote to fans


Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett