Friday, April 30, 2010

April 30th

Archie Comics:

Archie Comics' gay turn: An explainer

Op/Ed: ARCHIE's New Gay Pal Kevin is Fabulous

Dan Parent on Diversifying Archie

Archie Comics introduces first gay character; Shobhaa Dé Books; YA writing on bullying.

I’m gay, says new Archie comic character

DC/WB not making animated movies starring female superheroes:

DC Animated Projects Canceled

Semi-OT, But Relevant to Our Interests

Which Animated DC Comic DVD Movies Won't We Be Seeing?

Idris Elba as Heimdall in Thor movie:

Idris Elba defends Thor film role

Idris Elba Defends His Casting In ‘Thor’

Rainbow Bridge For Whites Only, Say 'Thor' Fans

Thor Fans Upset Black Actor Idris Elba to Play Role of Norse Diety Heimdall in New "Thor" Movie

Why Idris Elba Being Black Asgardian Doesn’t Bother Me

Idris Elba aka Stringer Bell of the Wire Catching Heat for Playing the Nordic God Thor

Idris Elba Defends Being Cast As A White God In “Thor”

Idris Elba Deserves To Be An Asgardian!

LGBTQ in Comics:

Gay Previews 6/2010

A Gay in the Life: Interview with gay comics author Jim McCann

The Great Gay Future


The Ideology of Kick-Ass: the Film vs. the Comic

Not strictly comics:

The Bechdel Test for women in movies

POCs and Race in Comics:

Belgian bid to ban 'racist' Tintin in the Congo

Marvel Comics

Week 12: Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese

Women and Gender in Comics:

Film Club - Catwoman (2004)

Get a clue! Say “happy birthday” to Nancy Drew.

Tim Gunn and Superheroes…I Think I’ve Died And Gone To Heaven

Interview: F*X*T Magazine: F*X*T Publisher Fawn Lau and Contributing Artists "Kickstart" a New Anthology

I'd totally buy a Kate McMillan & The Super Apes spinoff series

Comics Spotlight on The New Batgirl

Lights Top Five Ladies in Comics

Free Comic Book Day At Comicopia (Part 2): Ming Doyle

I'm Done With You

A Tale of Two Janets

Thursday, April 29, 2010

April 29th, Variety Funpack Edition!

Barbara Gordon/Oracle:

So, I just realized...

Why? Why does this continue?

Two Oracles


BATWOMAN Ongoing by J.H. WILLIAMS III Announced


New Batwoman Comic Series Coming

Batwoman Series on the Way with J.H. Williams III as Co-Writer

Project Rooftop's Batwoman Art Takes on a New Meaning

DC Comic's First Openly-Gay Character Gets Her Own Series

J.H. Williams III to write and draw Batwoman—is Pete Ross imperiled?

What happened to media's love affair with 'flame-haired lesbian' Batwoman?


Buffy S8, canon Sues, and the impossibility of socialism under Campbell: or Protagonist Privilege

Analog's Pick of the Week - Buffy Twilight Revealed!

Buffy the vampire slayer 34 (review and spoilers)

Diversity in Comics:

Korean Comics: A Society Through Small Frames

Comic book publisher praised for reflecting 'tolerance of Islam'

Leaping Windows: Mumbai's first comic book library

DC/WB not making female superhero movies:

No More DC Comics Superheroine Cartoons, Says Timm

Not enough *headdesk*-ing in the world...

DC Doesn’t Want to Animate Super-Heroines

Batgirl: Year One


So, We're Still Not Going To Get Catwoman 2, Are We?

Timm: Green Lantern, Wonder Woman animated sequel a no-go

Hope Larson:

*Mercury — Recommended

Hope Larson to Adapt 'A Wrinkle in Time' to Comics

Hope Larson to adapt A Wrinkle in Time


Extreme Makeover: Jubilation Lee

Is That VAMPIRE JUBILEE? Are You Serious?

Kate Beaton:

Kate Beaton does The Great Gatsby

Never Learn Anything From History

You know who should draw Aquaman? Kate Beaton.

Aquaman Defends the Seas from Small Children in Kate Beaton Comic

LGBTQ in comics:

It’s A Tie! Prism Comics Announces 2010 Queer Press Grant Winners Ed Luce and Eric Orner!

Out of the Closet and Up, Up and Away

An Interview with Doug Wright Awards Nominee Adam Bourret

Mary-Jane and Spider-Man's Marriage/Non-Marriage/whatever:

The Real Story Behind Spider-Man and MJ's Post-'One More Day' Breakup

Marvel's O.M.I.T: Bleeding Cool all but confirms that it's exactly what we all thought it was ...

O.M.I.T. Revealed: Spider-Man and MJ's Retconned Wedding Day [C2E2]



DC Hopes to Push Back Against Trade-Waiting: Will it Work?

Not Strictly Comics:

15 Nerdy Characters Who Could Easily Destroy You and Who Also Just Happen to be Gay

6 Stars Who Could Be The Next Female Action Hero

Do Kick-Ass Action Heroines Move Gender Stereotypes Forward or Just Perpetuate The Current Ones?

The New Pornographers

Disturbingly, this used to be called “The Baster”

Larry N. Sapp, Independent Filmmaker, Abilities United

Hollywood Still Behind the Times in Treatment of Women

PoC and Race in Comics:

Today's Twitter Question:

Battle for Asgard

Man of Steel, Man of Bronze

Renee Montoya/The Question:

DC Comics’ Lesbian Superhero

GCPD Rewind: Montoya Then and Now

The unsung champion of queers in mainstream comics: COMIC RELIEF / Batwoman's fiery lover, Latina police officer Renee Montoya, is getting all the plum roles

Ross Campbell:

Ross Campbell is too sexy for his comics

She Has No Head! - Interview With Creator Ross Campbell


*Smile — Recommended

Middle School Memories Make me Smile

Swamp Thing:

Muck Encrusted…: Power, Gender, Jeans: An Ode To Abby Cable

Muck-Encrusted Mockery of a Phallus

Wonder Woman:


Review: Wonder Woman: Trial of the Amazons

X-Men Misfits Manga:

X-Men Misfits No More

Is Marvel Manga no more? Title cancellations confirmed

Del Rey closes the book on Marvel manga

X-Men: Farewell


Yotsuba&!: The Cure for Depression

*Yotsuba&! Book 8 — Recommended

I don't even know:

Tax-Exempt Status in Danger

Much Ado About Kravitz

Johanna Draper Carlson Vs Valerie D’Orazio. Bring Popcorn.

April 29th, Women and Gender in Comics Edition

Women and Gender in Comics:

Diary of a Comic Book Goddess: The Gail Simone Interview

Spice and Wolf Volume 1

Female Positivity In Spades At The Second Annual Drink & Draw Like A Lady Event

The Diary of a Teenage Girl: The Play extends its run

Comics Marriage Done Right

"Women Don't Have Real Feelings"

Booze, Broads, & Bullets: Elektra Lives Again


Dear Joss Whedon: We Found You A Wasp

Romancing the Stone: I'm Gonna Snitch On The Littlest B****

Guest Reviewer Month - Johanna Draper-Carlson on Rapunzel’s Revenge

Woman Of Steele

Diamond Girl, Vol. 1

Man of Steel!

X-Ladies '88

Sportsmen take aim at Bluewater's DeGeneres comic

Joy Ang’s The Anthology Project

So Apparently The Motion Comic Didn’t Kill Spider-Woman, Scarlet Did

She Has No Head! - Superheroine Trifecta

Marvel Legends Tigra

She-Hulk turns 30

Analog's pick of the week - The Guild#1 (Spoilers)

Exclusive: One-Sheet For Technotise

Reading the Message: Because Girls Don’t Need Superheroes


The Tragedy Here Was the Marriage, Not the Divorce

Review: Little Adventures in Oz, Volume 1

You Know Your Friends are Always There

Kobato, Vol. 1

Clash of the autobio titans: Harvey Pekar & Alison Bechdel at UCLA

A second look at ChocoMimi


Finally! A Comic for the Ladies…Or Fans of Classic Literature

What are you reading?


Superheroine underwear

It Coulda Been Worse: Ten Alternate Names for Marvel's 'Her-oes'

Janet Evanovich Previews Her First Graphic Novel, 'Troublemaker' [Exclusive]

The greener the berry…

Betty White in a Metal Bikini Wielding a Flaming Chainsaw While Riding a John Ritter Centaur

The Taurus Woman

Garo Exhibit at the Center for Book Arts

Palisades Amusement Park's Miss American Teen-Ager Contest

Romancing the Stone: Nobody Should Tell Her Cinderella Was A Mini-Series

YOUR MANGA MINUTE: “Straight from the Horse Show’s Mouth”

Craig Yoe’s Dan DeCarlo’s Jetta

*Make Yourself Happy — Recommended

Osaka Designates 8 Boys-Love Manga Mags as 'Harmful' (Updated)

Girls With Slingshots

Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown

April 29th, Archie Comics Edition

Archie Comics' CEO:

Archie Comics’ tough lady in charge

Archie Comics co-CEO meets Gert Boyle, 'One Tough Mother' who knows best

Archie Comics' New Character, Kevin Keller:


ARCHIE, Meet KEVIN, Riverdale's New Gay Student

Archie Comics to introduce gay character, cartoonist says [Updated]

Archie Comics To Introduce Their First Openly Gay Character

More On Archie's New Character Kevin Keller

Archie Goes Gay

New Archie character

Diary of a Comic Book Goddess: Archie Comics New Gay Character – Tokenism or a Step Forward?

'BETTY or VERONICA...or KEVIN?': First gay character enrolls at Archie's Riverdale [UPDATED]

Archie Comics introduces first openly gay character

Will Gay Comic Book Character Turn Kids?

Do We Need Gay Characters In Mainstream Comics?

Cheers For Archie Comics' Gay Addition

Archie Goes Gay

Archie Comics Introduces Openly Gay Character Kevin Keller

Archie’s First Openly Gay Character

Comic book shocker! Archie's Riverdale high school gets openly gay student, Kevin Keller


Sugar Sugar

April 29th, Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl Edition

Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl:

Don’t believe the hype.

"Morally Reprehensible": Mark Millar, Kick-Ass and the Failure of Criticism

Mark Millar, "Kick-Ass" and race-and-gender-fail ...

The Politics of Hit Girl

Kick-Ass and the Hit-Girl debacle

Kick-Ass: Violence And "Cunt" For Fun And Profit

A Response to Roger Ebert’s Review of “Kick-Ass”

Why Hit-Girl is a Role Model: A Review of Kick-Ass

Location, Violence, and Hot Chocolate

Quick, Kick-Ass-related question

Do You Know Chloe Moretz Yet?

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Thursday April 8th


So I guess there was another comics convention this weekend.

She Has No Head! - Greg Rucka And The Fate Of Batwoman...

Greg Rucka Departs DC Comics

Greg Rucka done with Batwoman and DC?

Has Batwoman reached the end of her Bat-line?

Bye Bye Batwoman

Disability in Comics:

Let me tell you all about my disability super powers

LGBTQ in Comics:

Newspapers Don't Want Gay Comic Characters

Justin Hall: The New Gay Interview


An open letter to CNN by Nogami Takeshi

Not Strictly Comics:

Lost on the Way Out of Broca’s Area? Depicting Differing Modes of Communication on Television

Zuko is Evil? – The Marketing of Prince Zuko in “The Last Airbender”

POCs and Race in Comics:

doc about comics and race in the works

African American History Month Reprise: Sgt. Fury 6 - "The Fangs of the Fox"

Racist Obama comics:

(Please note that these may be triggering.)

How The Left Enables the Right’s Racism: The Obama Rape Comic

Another Racist-Sexist Comic About Obama? Say it Ain’t So …

Regulation of Women's Manga and Yaoi in Osaka:

Osaka Considers Regulating Boys-Love Materials

Possible "Regulation" of Yaoi in the Works in Osaka

Osaka Considering Regulation of Female-Oriented Manga

Osaka Considering Regulating "Boy's Love" Manga

Women and Gender in Comics:

Manga: Comic romance is big in Japan

Caricature vs. Women’s Suffrage: Cartoonists and the Battle for Women’s Rights

Caryn A. Tate talks about Red Plains


The greener the berry...

Fantastic Fangirls vs. the Girlfriend Lists

An Interview Wherein I Try to Prove That I Will Not Someday be Played by Kathy Bates

The Guild #1

Diary of a Comic Book Goddess: Women in Refrigerators (WiR) Edition

The man deserves a proper send-off, after all

An Interview with Toronto Cartoonist Nina Bunjevac

How Kick-Ass' killer Hit Girl is like Alien's Ripley

Review: Bride of the Water God, Volumes 1-5

Spell Checkers

'Big Bang Theory' Drags On With Hilarious DC Universe Superheroine Cosplay

Hope Larson & Raina Telgemeier

A Conversation with Alison Bechdel

The Look of Love


Claremont Unveils "X-Women"

These aren’t your dad’s horny Manara X-women

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Sunday April 4th

Amanda Waller:

Race + Fandom Roundup: M. Night on Airbender, and Tales of Two Amandas

Character Spotlight: Amanda Waller

Is Angela Bassett's Amanda Waller Set for a Nick Fury-Like Role In the DC Movieverse?

Angela Bassett cast as Green Lantern’s Amanda Waller

Batman wishes he was as hardcore as Amanda Waller.

Angela Bassett plays Amanda Waller

Amanda Waller is in the House!

Angela Bassett to Play Dr. Amanda Waller in GREEN LANTERN

Bassett Cast as Amanda Waller in "Green Lantern"

On the Awesomeness of Amanda Waller


Williams on Batwoman: 'I don't know if that's going to happen'

Greg Rucka Finished At DC, Off Batwoman [Wondercon]

UPDATED: Greg Rucka done with Batwoman and DC?

WonderCon | 'DC is firmly committed' to Batwoman, J.H. Williams says

J.H. Williams Says DC Remains 'Firmly Committed' to Batwoman

Disability in Comics:

A Paralympic Pledge from Alpha Flight's Box - Part One: Differently Super-Abled Superheroes

A Paralympic Pledge from Alpha Flight's Box - Part Two: Handicapped Heroes and Wheelchair Wonders


Book-A-Day 2010 # 47 (3/22) -- Empowered 3 by Adam Warren

Book-A-Day 2010 # 48 (3/23) -- Empowered 4 by Adam Warren

Girl Comics:

Girl Comics #1

Girl Comics: Marvel’s Girl Comics #1

Agenda: Heroine chic

Girl Comics 1 and Lost

Girl Comics #1


Review: Girl Comics #1

Reviews Girl Comics #1

The Guild:

Felicia Day takes her 'Guild' offline and into comics

Comics: The Guild Issue 1

'The Guild' #1 Goes to the Heart of the Web Series [Review]

Kitty Pryde:

She Has No Head! - Kitty Pryde: Saviour Of Everything?

LGBTQ in Comics:

The 10 Most Important Gay Moments in Comic Book History

Can We Stop This Right Now, Please?

Printer refuses to print Doug Wright Awards Nominee's Work

Off the Cuff: Little Butterfly

When I’m Stuck With a Day That’s Gray and Lonely

Lian Harper and Cry for Justice:

Get a grip people

Retcon This! Justice League: Cry for Justice


Rated M for Mature Linkblogging

Batman would do it.

Hard Question for a Soft Target

Not Strictly Comics:

Underrepresentation of Women in Hollywood

In defense of Mo'Nique's Oscar speech

Reasons Why She Might Not Be So Awesome

Strong Women Characters

Feminism and Complex Female Characters

Guess What? Women Buy More Movie Tickets Than Men

Women Still Fighting for Screen Time’s Top 50 Lesbian and Bisexual Characters

Decolonizing the Imagination

Doctor Who and the Evil Wheelchair Users of Evil

Always The Sidekick

POCs and Race in Comics:


Talking Comics with Tim: Ho Che Anderson

Dark Horse Announces Comic With Levar Burton [ECCC]

Black + White = Heartbreak!

Race & Fandom Roundup: Kato Steps Out, Green Lantern Casting, Maggie Q & Dwayne McDuffie

Media Monday: Secret Identities

Follow Friday: Deric A. Hughes

Media Monday: Jim Lee

On the Unlikely Whiteness of Imhotep

Your video of the day | Trailer for Shades of Grey

The aliens are coming: Young cartoonist creates new worlds with a pencil

Power Girl:

Judd Winick Taking Over 'Power Girl'

What Do You Think About Judd Winick On Power Girl?

Winick, Basri to take over Power Girl with issue #13


Spider-Woman's Cancellation, or, I Would Have Rather Had Another Arc Than the Motion Comic

Bendis comments on end of Spider-Woman


(Super)Girl Power?

Warner Bros. goes after girls market with Supergirl clothing line


Dear Fandom: Please Grow Up.

Review: Twilight: The Graphic Novel V. 1

Twilight: The Graphic Novel turns besteller lists all sparkly

Twilight graphic novel sells well; sun to rise in east tomorrow

Graphic novel puts 'Twilight' in a new light for Meyer's fans

Three for the letters: Twilight, Thoughts, Breath

Twilight: The Graphic Novel

TWILIGHT: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL “smashes sales records,” pleases fans

Women and Gender in Comics:

Do Female Mangaka Draw the Perviest Series?

Cat Week Begins! An Interview With Tigra Superfan #1!

Kelly Sue DeConnick Interview

Straight for the art: Erika Moen's got you covered

A first look at Pride and Prejudice and Zombies graphic novel

Toth’s Phallic-Sensitive Staging & Other Notes

I'd totally be on board for a 'Lil Scarlet Witch series

So there was a comic book convention this weekend.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits — 3-15-10

How does a nice girl like me end up in a place like this? Or, I got nabbed in a porn comics raid!

Noted Women of Manga

Drink & Draw Like a Lady

Q&A #62: Redesign a Favorite Character’s Costume

Writer’s Talk interviews Lynda Barry

Early Frost: Valerie D'Orazio on X-Men Origins: Emma Frost

Various Vampirella Reactions

Lucy Knisley Interview


Emerald City Comic-Con 2010

Betty the Vampire Slayer to Take on Vampironica?

The Top Seven S&M Covers of Lois Lane. Seriously.

Review: Tough Guys in Love

Comic Con: A lot more than comics

Comic Con Q&A with Wonder Woman, Gail Simone

Kickstart my art | Help Athena Voltaire return to print

'I'm better than you, you son of a bitch': a review of The Diary of a Teenage Girl: The Play

Manga Moveable Feast: Emma

The Girl Who Runs Through Time

Graphic Novels: About Women. By Women.

The War at Ellsmere: Send in the Tropes

Alice in the Country of Hearts

Not your daughter's Ginger Fox

Miller vs. Millar: A Rant About Cynical Superhero Storytelling

Stories that matter: Amruta Patil

Full Throttle

Cutting out the middleman

Kate Beaton loves Lost

Scans! Glorious scans!

Character Spotlight: Cecilia Reyes

Character Spotlight: Arisa Hines

Character Spotlight: Jasmine Callihan

Character Spotlight: Boy

Character Spotlight: Geneveive Cray

Character Spotlight: Aletheia

Character Spotlight: Mandy

Character Spotlight: Amanda Shane

Character Spotlight: Sam Jones

Character Spotlight: Sistah Spooky

Character Spotlight: Dhalua Strong

Character Spotlight: Lightning

Character Spotlight: Charlotte Beck

Character Spotlight: Nea Garvin

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Sarah Oleksyk’s Ivy

Dilton Doiley - Madman

Fleet’s Favorite Comic Book Adaptations Part. 5

Why I Love Dragon Age, By Colleen Coover

Manga Tech Friday: Girl Geeks Represent!

C.C. Colbert on "Booth"

Week 9: Alison Bechdel, Fun Home

Talking to Strangers

Fourcast! 39: Harley & Ivy

Immonen Summons Her "Heralds"

A look at Molly Crabapple's character designs for The Puppet Makers [Updated]

The Boys: The origin of the Female

Zombies Are Coming…OMG! It’s Totally Happening!

Are comics the last hope for boys?

Peter Kuper’s ALICE

Archie’s married life examined

The Fifth Color | The first anniversary of your 29th birthday

Tomorrow. Tomorrow. I love you, Tomorrow.

Undervalued Spotlight #31: All-Star Comics #5, DC Comics, June/July 1941

WonderCon | Buffy's 'more concise' Season Nine should debut next spring

Ron Marz Has Patience For "Magdalena"

Throwin' a Bone

Wonder Woman:

With Superman and Wonder Woman, is JMS set to join DC's creative trinity?

Gloria Steinem on Wonder Woman (Pt. 5)

Wonder Woman: Amazon. Hero. Icon.