Friday, March 20, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March 18 - Manga Edition

Hi, there! Because video games and comics have always gone hand-in-hand for me, I will be adding some linkage to gender issues in gaming. I hope that you will find these interesting, so please leave me some feedback.

Here goes my first attempt at link blogging -

Tantric Stripfighter Trina Volume 1

Manga Review: DHA

Manga science crammers infatuate students (Courtesy of MangaBlog)

Claymore 1 – 9 by Norihiro Nagi

High School Debut Book 8 — Recommended

Bouncing Boobs and Tentacle Rapes: Is it never okay?

Volume #361 ~ HitoHira #2

Love*Com 9 by Aya Nakahara: B+

Fire Inspector Nanase

St. Dragon Girl by Natsumi Matsumoto

Venus Capriccio Vol 1

Otomen Vol 2

Gender and Gender Relations in Manga and Anime

Will Akamatsu Change Content for Changed Readership?

Kurohime Vol 3 by Masanori Ookamigumi Katakura Manga Review

Video Games

A Clawful of Boobs

Why Don’t Women Make Games

Game Over: Gender, Race, and Violence in Video Games

Poll Results: Proposed Barbie Ban Sexist

Conservative Christian Site Decries Game of Life’s Gay Agenda

Slight Technical Difficulties

Dear WFA readers,

A few of you have noticed we are having slight technical difficulties. In tweaking our layout, it seems to have become incompatible with the Safari web browser. Rest assured, we are working toward a solution. In the mean time, if you are having difficulty viewing this site you can read full posts on our LiveJournal syndicated feed, or you can download the Firefox web browser for free.

Thanks for your patience,

Bonus Mini-Post: Nina Paley's Sita Sings the Blues

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Up And Running!

Hello everyone! This is our first post, put together by myself (Caitlin) and Maddy. It covers some backlog as well as news surrounding the Watchmen movie and Wonder Woman animated movie. Enjoy!


Because I Say So: ism is Bad...

Just Past the Horizon: The male space is just better hidden

Digital Femme: Black Women in Comics: Pt 3?

The Hooded Utilitarian: That's not Truth OOCWVG 9

Pennydrdful: Literary Kerfuffle

Supergirl Comic Box Commentary: Superman/Supergirl Maelstrom #1

Maid of Might: Why I won't be buying SUPERMAN/SUPERGIRL: Maelstrom

Comic Culture Warrior: Women in Comics

Atop the Fourth Wall: Double Feature! (Wonder Woman overview)

Atop the Fourth Wall: Amazons Attack #1 and #2

Atop the Fourth Wall: Amazons Attack #3 and #4

CyberNev Sundays: Fangirls! Attacking! Rar!


The Guardian: Sarah Palin Graphic Biography

Writes Like She Talks:Female Force Comics: Michelle Obama out in April, Clinton, Palin sold out


Punk Ass Blog: Who Watches the Watchmen?

Pai: Who Watches the Watchmen? (Spoilers)

Catseatdogs: I Watch the Watchmen. But do I like what I see?

Merry Swankster: Who do the Watchmen listen to?

Feminists SF: I will not die for your amusement.

Occupation-Girl: Watchmen

Trouble is a State of Mind: Who Watches the Watchmen? Apparently, Women do!

An Open Letter from WATCHMEN Screenwriter David Hayter

Fandom_Wank: He was also responsible for doing the voice of Solid Snake

Shakesville: Culture: Watchmen edition


Comic Book Resources: Wonder Woman: Virgina Madsen

Robot 6: y Amazons Ahoy! A Review of the New Wonder Woman Animated Movie

Adventures of Comic Book : A very comic booky weekend!

Adventures of Comic Book : Okay, having seen the Wondy Movie.


Scottyquick: Random thoughts on the WW Animated Movie

And to your left...:Wonder Woman, the Animated Movie

Wired: Review Animated Wonder Woman plays Card

Comics Worth Reading: Wonder Woman (the DVD Movie) Wonder Woman DVD Movie More Woman and Less Wonder

Hobo Trashcan: Review-Wonder Woman

noscans_daily: Christwire Reviews Wonder Woman

noscans_daily: assuming anyone has seen it yet...

noscans_daily: Review of WW Animated film. Warning SPOILERS

Monday, March 16, 2009

Meet the Newbies

Hi! We're the new team at WFA. We're excited to have this opportunity to maintain this blog, and to keep delivering links to interesting, thought provoking posts regarding gender in comics. Here's the new team:

Greetings. My name is Maddy. I'm an anthropology student who occasionally finds herself employed, and I love comics. I enjoy political debates, time travel, quesadillas, Simpsons references, walking fast, and arguing with nerds over the internet.

Hello to everyone! I'm Caitlin, known as nevermore999 on livejournal. I'm very into superhero comics (heavy on the DC side of things) and a feminist. Mostly known for my fannishness of Stephanie Brown (though I love a ton of characters, including the Runaways, Wonder Woman, and all the Blue Beetles), I have an LJ called The Adventures of Comic Book ( and I write a column and various articles for Big Shiny Robot ( I turn 18 in August, and that's also when I start college. I've been following WFA for many months and love the resource it provides, and am very excited to be able to contribute now. I hope to do my part and update frequently.

Hi, I'm Julie aka Manga Maniac, and I'll be tackling the manga side of things. I also run Manga Maniac Cafe (, and I contribute reviews to MangaCast ( I am a former Marvel junkie, and enjoy most genres of comics. I make my living as a bean counter for a computer company, which is a never ending temptation, because I am also addicted to tech gadgets. I like video games, too, so you can bet that I'll occasionally have some video game linkage. Since I am older than dirt, I'll keep that bit of information a secret, but I'm pretty confident that with my spiffy track shoes I can keep up with the younger staff.

Hey all, I'm Laurel aka PixieCorpse, a creative writer, pop culture scholar and feminist. I'm another fan of DC superheroes, particularly Wondy, but I also like indie comics/comix and webcomics. Other interests that might overlap with WFA include animation and cult movies, comic strips and book illustration. I teach English courses as adjunct faculty and tutor football players for my local university. I am old enough to remember being the only chick in the comics shop. I've read WFA almost since its inception and am honored to be involved with such a kick-ass project.

On with the fangirlery!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

So this is It.

We've found new management, and the transfer is nearly complete. We the Founders of When Fangirls Attack considered leaving a bittersweet goodbye with kind/diplomatic words for all our dear friends and enemies, and reminiscing on why we started this whole thing but that's just not the way this blog has been. It's been short, sweet (perhaps a little low on the sweet), and to the point since we began. That's how it worked best and we'd like to end our tenure here that way. Thanks to all of you who contributed your links and sent little comments of encouragement during this, even if we didn't get a chance to answer all of you.

We'll be around. Be nice to the new crew. --R.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


EDITED TO ADD: In case you found this through a search engine or missed the posts after it, the position's been filled. Thank you to all who showed interest and for all the kind words in the comments! --R.

Hello, Readers of When Fangirls Attack.

Those of you who still follow this linkblog may have noticed a sharp decline in the quality and quantity of posting here on WFA. Anna's always great manga posts are the notable exception, but sadly, she can't carry the weight for all of us.

The truth is that real life got in the way and got in the way hard, and we've come to some unpleasant truths. There's no way we can keep this linkblog going.

We're sentimental types though, and we like to think that WFA serves a purpose in the fan community. We'd like to see it continue and regain some of the relevance it had previously.

That's why I'm posting. We're looking for someone/some people who are interested in taking over WFA.

Please note that if you are interested and do agree to take on WFA, you would have carte blanche over the blog. Ragnell and I have no interest in being overseers or managers. If you take over WFA, you're taking it over completely. Which means you would be free to make any changes to our policies, scope, subject matter that you feel is necessary or desirable.

If you're interested, please message Ragnell at: