Monday, December 13, 2010

It's alive ... IT'S ALIVE!!

If the 17 previous multi-topic posts didn't give us away, I think it's safe to say that When Fangirls Attack is back in action. Apparently when life gets in the way of blogging, the Internet doesn't slow down, so we did, um, a lot of catching up. (Next week on Hoarders: Link-Blogging Edition...)

Big thanks my fellow Fangirl Bookwormwithanattitude, Laurel, and Thewherefores for helping code the preceding backlog of links, and to Ragnell for helping me fix up that last post.

Speaking of former WFA bloggers, Ragnell and Kalinara have started up their own brand new women-in-comics themed link-blog, Dispatches From The Fridge, as a sort of weekend supplement, so you'd best add that to your blogrolls.

As always, if you have relevant links to share, comments, questions, etc, you may send them to < womenincomics[at]gmail[dot]com >.

Happy Holidays and all that jazz.

Women & Gender in Comics

Women and Gender in Comics:

Women in Comics II (Conference, call for papers)

Women in Comics: Female Graphic Novelists Writing with Kids and Teens in Mind


Comic Book Experience on the Bus from college

Taylor Lautner, X-men First Class, Girls and Comics

X Women #1 - a homeless man saw me reading this outside, and thought it was a porn.

Meet Tory Woollcott, author of Mirror Mind: Growing Up Dyslexic

Sue Dibny

Lauren Montgomery

DC 30 Day Meme Day 8- My favorite artist

The History of Huntress’ costume

Batgirl #12

DC 30 Day Meme Day 10 -A title you wish you could bring back

On Being an “Angry Young Woman”

DC doesn’t want me to be angry either

rggh DC you sexism no wait I am actually happy

Felicia Day Talks 'The Guild' Season 4 and Its Next Comic Series [Interview]


Spotlight on Jillian Tamaki at Comic-con

Spotlight on Moto Hagio at Comic-Con

Review: Team Girl Comic Vol. 1

Review: Cat Burglar Black

She Wants to Talk. About Why She Kills People: Scarlet #1 [Review]

Blood Banks: An Interview with Vampire Huntress Author L.A. Banks

Artist of the week Jennifer Cruté

Your Manga Minute — Skip Beat!

The Crawlspace profiles Alexandra Sokoloff

Boom! (Kids) Could Be Dynamite

July: Skim, by Mariko Tamaki (author) and Jillian Tamaki (artist)

Magdalena #1

A Webcomic Worth Your Time

*Twin Spica Book 2 — Recommended

Brain Camp

*Paradise Kiss Books 1-5 — Recommended

The boys of manga: We love ‘em ‘cos they’re vague

Artist Nicola Scott Talks TEEN TITANS

Troublemaker Book 1

Barbara Gordon does it in heels and without a gym

I miss Rucka at DC.

SPIDER-GIRL Fans Beginning to Calm Down About New Series

Talking Comics with Tim: Jen Van Meter

Why a site like Scans_Daily is so important…

Disparate Creators Go "Beyond the Panel"

Rich Kreiner: Minis Monday


LBFA Presents: The History of Rachel Summers Explained [Comic]

CBR’s 100 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics - What’s missing

More Female Comic Readers: Modest Proposal #1 - Tap into the Girl Scouts

Join The Revolution!

Happy 10th Anniversary, Narbonic

Comically misunderstood

More Female Comic Readers: Some Modest Proposals

Feminist Dollars

Otomen Book 7

Shifting demographics mean harem manga is just no fun any more

What Makes a Jungle Girl Different? More on Savage Beauty

*Suppli Books 4 & 5 — Recommended

Trouble Maker Book 2 Preview

A Real Life Comic Book Superhero

Please Tell Me I'm Not the Only One Who Sees This

Supergirls Unite!

Book of the month: Tamara Drewe

In Certain Given Moments, All of Us Women Are Super-Heroines

Love On The Racks

Because I knew you: Do we need more friendships between young women in DC Comics?

Cathy to utter final “Aack!” after 34 years

Power Girl: A New Beginning

The Bechdel Rule And My Comics

Serenity: Those Left Behind

Dear Penny Arcade WTF

Artfully done - Good news for Bat-women

A Comics Pioneer and Some Reviews

Where is my red lantern ring?

Getting More Female Comic Readers: Modest proposal #3 — Those that Serve

Eartha Kitt As Catwoman

Acks All Folks

All Girl Issue

Comic book superheroines are out of luck

Publicly Reading

Put aside some money for this in November

Spotlight Rutu Modan

In Defense of Cathy

Panel of the Week 8/23/10

Read Comics In Public Day

November 2010 DC Cover Solicits In Three Sentences Or Less…

November 2010 Marvel Cover Solicits In Three Sentences Or Less…

Review: Daughters of the Dragon: Samurai Bullets

Review: Daughters of the Dragon Samurai Bullets

Women in Comics: Female Graphic Novelists Writing with Kids and Teens in Mind


Meet Tory Woollcott, author of Mirror Mind: Growing Up Dyslexic

Sue Dibny

Lauren Montgomery

After looking at the Batman announcements the last two days, a question occured…

Boys Only Batbooks

Batman: Cat and Bat

Nicola Scott

A Softer World: Rape Origin Stories

Amelia Rules! Returns With The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular and True Things (Adults Don’t Want Kids to Know)

Genius' Fights the Power [Review]

Really, Why Bother?

Fightin’ Femmes: Unmasking Female Superheroes with Comic Book Historian Mike Madrid

The Bechdel Rule and My Comics

I Would Read THE HELL Out of This!

Woman’s Eye View: Comics Week 7/21/10


Keeping Your Eye On the Ball

Take half a dirty dozen...and you get the Secret Six

Girlfriend Comics!

Finch Hawkgirl

Superheroes Poor Role Models for Boys

Women Still Secondary Characters in Comics

Comic Strip Shocker: Women Still Marginalized!

Fractured Franchise: Dark Horse Reclaims Angel to Go With Buffy

MAD MEN’s January Jones is Emma Frost in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Getting More Female Comic Readers: Modest proposal #3 — Those that Serve

Explaining Gender Difference

Talking Comics With Tim: Megan Kelso

Harley Quinn Preludes and Knock-Knock Jokes

Girls: Cameron Stewart

Are The Avengers a One-Woman Show?

Harem manga creator says harem and moe manga are so over

The 5 tsoM tnatropmI annataZ srevoC

Jamal Igle Drawing BIRDS OF PREY Starting In December?

You know the Knight time.

Crafting Comics: Getting Started OR Choosing Between Drawing Practice and Aquatic Larceny

August: Smile, by Raina Telgemeier

Hideous and Hilarious: Allie Brosh's 'Hyperbole and a Half' Webcomic

She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project, Part 2

Panel Of The Week – 10/6/10

Amber Love interview (part 1)

Amber Love interview (part 2)

Amber Love interview (part 3)

Teen Girls to Get Comics Magazine-- Based on Stereotypes.

Don't Be That Guy: Erik Larsen Blames 'All-Woman Jury' For Court Ruling

Nobody Wants a Girl Auto Mechanic! - Career Girl Romances #66 (December 1971)

Face Down In the Mainstream: What if? Astonishing X-Men is Astonishingly Good

Jane Wiedlin's Lady Robotika

Gluey Tart: Otodama: Voice from the Dead

STARSTRUCK Strikes Back!

Choosing a Career - The Romance Comic Book Way!

Bound Beauty by Mick Takeuchi

Character of the Week: Sooraya Qadir aka Dust

Nina Paley’s Mimi and Eunice webcomic

Superheroes are Bad for Boys. Or, Possibly Good for Boys.


Yadro joins Dark Horse

The Fifth Color | Rest in peace, Betty Banner


LIAN HARPER - Do I even have to explain this one?

Gendered or genred?

Panel Mania: EmiTown

Pretty Girls: Khari Evans

I was looking for Jean Grey & Emma Frost fanart and came across Adam Hughes’s deviantArt page.

She Has No Head! – Two Chicks Talk About Comics And Stuff

I'm with you on the boobs issue.

Just when I thought I couldn’t love Cliff Chiang any more.

This Graphic Novel Will Turn You Into A Teen Again

The Bechdel Test

A question that came to my mind last night that I didn't have an answer for.

Schoolgirl Rebel With a Razor Blade: New TokyoScope Talk Kicks Off SF J-Pop Summit Week

All Is Full Of Linky-Love: 3 Questions With Kris Dresen by Dale Lazarov

September: Madame Xanadu, by Matt Wagner et al.

DC women on ice that need to be dethawed

How To Make The Upcoming "Black Widow" Film Not Suck

Black Widow solo film in development

My two cents on Comic Shops and women

Pretty Girls: Barbara Canepa (and Alessandro Barbucci)

Die, Little Girls! Die!

damsel in transition

'Lost Girls' Cleared by British Customs Despite Law Banning Sexual Imagery [Exclusive]

Comics journalist Vaneta Rogers talks about the industy and her place in it

Nice Art: Jennifer Tong’s rainbow & i

31 Days of Halloween: Andrea Tsurumi

Walking about the comics beat with Heidi MacDonald

She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project, Part 1

Discussion Thread: Wonder Woman

Women artists: We’ve got our own club, thanks!

Breaking Into the Boys Club: The New Crop of Female Comic Creators (Part 1)

The rise of the fangirls: Love of superheroes, science fiction and comic books isn't just for guys anymore

How to make new comics readers: The Ladies Comics Project

Big Barda and some Female Furies

The First Lady of Gotham

Yaoicon, I hate you again >:(


*Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites — Recommended

Book of the Month: From Girls to Grrrlz

Review: Koko Be Good

Betta Recognize: Jackie Ormes

October: Octopus Pie, by Meredith Gran

Book Club #3: Power Girl


Cultural Education through Persepolis and Stuck Rubber Baby

Comics Read by Women

Three from Radical Comics

Comics shop comics: Some recent books that aren't on my pull-list but that I bought off the shelf of a strange comic shop I visited

Review: How I Made It to Eighteen

A Conversation with Khia! Jackson

Graphic Novel Fave - Castle Waiting

The Reading Pile – September 20

Review: The Popularity Papers

See Jennifer Camper, Joan Hilty and Abby Denson in Brooklyn, Thursday, September 30! Slide Shows! New Comix! Signings! Rude Jokes!

Okay then

Comic books are for girls - Essay Fiesta, September 20, 2010

Twilight & the Plight of the Female Fan

Turning Japanese: A Starter Guide to (Shoujo) Manga

Review: You’ll Never Know v.2: Collateral Damage

question of great importance

Book of the Month: Scary Godmother

Review: Chicagoland Detective Agency #1

In contrast to the last image, here are the women of DC.

I hate that I have do this, because respect and decency should be a common goal for people.

Making Light of Rape in the Purdue University Newspaper [TRIGGER WARNING]


Breaking Into the Boys Club: The New Crop of Female Comics Creators (Part 2)

So today I discussed Power Girl’s boobs with Amanda Conner.

Betty and Veronica: Battle of the BFFs

Thinking of Steph

No Mans Land - Huntress

No Mans Land - Huntress

No Mans Land - Catwoman and sex

Upcoming comics

Thursday thoughts

Shojo manga: a tangent

In which I seem to have spontaneously morphed into a grouchy old fanhag, and briefly sing the praises of Vampire Game

Doubly Good

Bite Marx

Overthinking Things 10/3/10

A Brief Post on Gender and Gun-Swords

She Has No Head! – Spotlight: Rutu Modan

Panel Of The Week – 8/23/10

She Has No Head! – Was Stumptown Worth The Wait?

She Has No Head! – Superhero Fashion Week Edition

She Has No Head! – J.H. Williams III and Dan Curtis Johnson’s Chase

Kitty Pryde

ICv2 conferees happily go digital

Webcomics and the living author

…Which leads to my favorite Maggie Sawyer scene ever

Why I love Ms. Marvel

I knew this was coming on that DC boys club post

Seriously, dudes. Check yourselves.

DC Comics & The Destruction of Mary Marvel

She Has No Head! – Ladies Comics Project, Part 3

The “Real Power” of “The Real Power of DC Universe”

Life in Comics: Graphic Novelists Anonymous

I Hate Luann So Much

Girls who love comics

The truth behind Power Girl’s bust

A character I really like: Starfire

This is why I haven't replied yet

Colleen Coover’s Batman and Robin

Les Femmes

Talking Comics with Tim | Jill Thompson

Margaret Atwood's Superhero Costume Designs

Johanna Talks on Women in Comics

Oracle and Superman #704: Who are these women?

Comics for Girls: Modeling isn't a real job! But adhere to model body standards!

D+Q announces Lynda Barry collection

Amazing Spider-man #647 Preview

Nairi Gardiner Named SVP, Finance, WBCP and DC Entertainment

Margaret Atwood Creates Superheroes Based on Her Twitter Fans [Updated]

'Ultimate Spider-Man' Artist Sara Pichelli Has Mad Skills to Spare

Review: Cuba My Revolution

Jen Wang Be Good

Marley Zarcone Draws Mystical, Manga and Malaise Equally Well

Women’s Issues LinkBlogging: Comic Sexism and the Demise of Superheroes

Let Them Eat Beefcake


The Point Radio: The Guild & Felicia Day - What's Next?

Superhero Sex and the City

“Previously, D-Man’s sister’s long-lost clone…”

To the Cute Girl in the Comic Shop

How to get women into comics: Part a Billion

Dale Eaglesham’s original designs for Gail Simone’s Secret Six and some thoughts on Scandal Savage

Heralds: Baby's on fiyah, betta throw her in the watahh

Lady or Lad? A Guide for Readers

How Talia al Ghul is written at DC

November: Doctor Who: Oblivion, by Scott Gray and Martin Geraghty, Lee Sullivan, John Ross, Robin Smith & Adrian Salmon

Chris Claremont On The X-Men's Female Fanbase

Talking Comics with Tim | Janet K. Lee

Theme Week: Dick Grayson, the man who loves DC women who kick ass

Dick and Donna and “Who is Donna Troy?”

Why do comic fans get stereotyped so much?

Hellen Jo Draws Pretty Ladies and Their Inhuman Companions

I never hated Talia, but I didn’t particularly like her either

I think I’ve mentioned before that I thought the only good thing to come out of Cry for Justice was Mikaal and Congorilla.

Dick Grayson Loves Women: Dick shows his respect for Donna and his lust for Kory

"I'm not jumping on the hating bandwagon or anything but as a female comics fan it actually hurts me to buy a comic with a cover by Greg Land.

Dick Grayson Loves Women: Kory and the power of sexual healing

Day One: Favorite lead female character

My 13 Comic Birthday Wishes

Dick Grayson Loves Women: Babs and Dick - romantic friends

NY Times Manga Bestsellers: Bakuman, D.Gray Man and Otomen Debut

Marvel’s SHE-HULKS Now a Miniseries

Nolan Looks for "Dark Knight" Female Leads

Really DC? Really? Cover for Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors 7

Six by 6 | Six x-rated comics you can read without shame

The Fifth Color | The Ladies and the Little Guys

Ugh, it only just occurred to me that Talia al’Ghul could be a strong contender thanks to Ra’s’s appearance in the first film

Speaking of the boob things...

Pretty Girls: Kenichi Sonoda

The Perverted Needs of Forty-Five Year Old Men

The Gender of Costumes: A Tart Roundtable on Male vs Female Versions of Costumes

Women and Street Harassment

Lady Spanking: From Kiss Me Kate to Comic Books

This is the very first appearance of Katma Tui,

Chloe Sullivan, welcome to the DC Universe

Strips out for the lads

Purdue Student Paper’s “Sex Position” Cartoon Prompts Outrage, Apology

Stick figure comics and the default human

Chicago Comic-Con 2010: Jill Thompson


Unpopular opinions/not so much love letter to comic fans:


A Conversation with Khia! Jackson

She-Hulks #4

Lady Creator Profile Friday: Kim Yale

Why Comics? Why?

Only 13% of November Comic Book Releases Include Work by Women?

She Has No Head! – My 20 Favorite Comics Females

Cliff Chiang Draws One-Page LADY GAGA Comic for GQ

Because purple looks better than pink?

Rogue Element #66: Chicago Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Dredd would be proud

Tim Drake: Celibacy Icon?

Six Starlettes Up for Lady Friend and Lady Foe Roles in 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Jennifer’s Writing Round-Up

Kid’s Stuff: Making Comics for All Ages

Chantaal’s Favorites: Civilians

Comic shop comics: Oct. 27-Nov. 3


Nut up or shut up with Squirrel Girl T-shirts

Gabrielle Bell, Peeping Tom

The wisdom of Julia Wertz

Six by 6 | Six x-rated comics you can read without shame

The Fifth Color | The Ladies and the Little Guys

Start Reading Now: Stop Paying Attention

Joelle Jones’s Troublemaker sketches

Gorillas Riding Dinosaurs | Getting to know Kelly Sue DeConnick

Collect this now! Sweet Cream and Red Strawberries

Children and women last, again

3 Chicks Review Comics Debut Episode!

I read a book recently called “Women in Comics” or something

26.Nov.2010 The C-List: Complete Lynda Barry at D+Q

Review: Graphic Women

Scarlet Witch Costume Retrospective Part IV

[...] you’ve done nothing but disrespect Felicia

The most memorable moments in DC history for female characters

The Inevitable Wonder Woman Post

Wonder Woman:

Full of Sound and Fury!

WW’s that Could Have Been

Wonder Woman's dowdy fashion makeover


More wonderful Wonder Woman art from Wonder Woman day

Just A Thought | Wonder Woman’s New Look

Why does DC want to make Wonder Woman have less “Wonder”?

Rumor: David S. Goyer, 'Wonder Woman' Film, 2013, Go!

Wild Guess: Gina Carano as Wonder Woman?

Lasso Yellow nail polish? Invisible Jet lip gloss? Amazon eyeliner?

This is for the ladies...MAC and DC team up!

Wonder Woman and MAC lasso a cosmetics deal

Proof a Wonder Woman movie could kick ass

The New York Post and I agree on something!

DC Women Kicking Ass: The New York Post and I agree on something!

Review: Wonder Woman 601

Ben Caldwell's Manga Wonder Woman Pitch

More of Ben Caldwell's Manga Wonder Woman Pitch

Wonder Woman's New Costume

The All-New, All-Different Wonder Woman

A Prediction About Wonder Woman

She Has No Head! – Is Wonder Woman A Gateway Drug? Could She Be?

Hey That's My Cape! - Wonder Woman Day 2010

Full of Sound and Fury

WWs That Could Have Been

Wonder Woman Wardrobe Fail

Wonder Woman Sex

Visions of Wonder Woman: A Tart Symposium on the Amazing Amazon

The All-New, All-Different Wonder Woman

Caring For Your Wonder Woman garden

Ben Caldwell’s WONDER WOMAN Pitch Features Unlikely Slant

Some quick thoughts on WW #602

Why DC Needs Ben Caldwell’s Manga Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman 600 review

Bound to Blog: Wonder Woman #20

Bound to Blog: Wonder Woman #21

Won’t Anybody Think of the Pants: Wonder Woman’s New Look

World Government is Sure to Follow

Jo Chen's Wonder Woman Pencils From Her Mystery Project Astound

The Clothes That Maketh the Woman

Why we need to show female heroes too

X-Men producer begs DC Comics: Let me do Wonder Woman

David E. Kelley Working on WONDER WOMAN TV Series

Wonder Woman headed to small screen once again

David E. Kelley to Take on "Wonder Woman"

Thoughts on the Wonder Woman TV show news

Maybe Lightning'll Strike Twice?

Desperately Seeking Wonder Woman

Ten Reasons No One Cares About Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman to return to TV

Lucy Knisley’s ’30 Wonder Women’

Oh, ew. No.

Review: The "Ends of the Earth" arc from Wonder Woman: Ends of the Earth

Wonder Woman to Return to TV

Grumpy Old Fan | TV superheroes, David E. Kelley, and the new “Wonder Woman”

Bound to Blog: Wonder Woman #22

Bound to Blog: Wonder Woman #23

A Brief Post on Gender and Gun-Swords

Wonder Woman

"Are we forgetting who exactly Wonder Woman is or something? What she stands for?"

Wonder Woman day art auction now open

The Legacy of Wonder Woman: An enlightening look at the feminist ideals that informed this American icon

The birth of Wonder Woman

Recently Rediscovered Letter Shows Wonder Woman's Earliest Costume

Wonder Woman Day Unleashes Awesome Art for a Good Cause This Sunday

Wonder Woman Day Raises $40,000 for Victims of Domestic Violence

South African Actress Tanit Phoenix For Wonder Woman?


Tanit Phoenix Named As Candidate For Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman to have a fill-in issue too? Is it time to get concerned about JMS’ Wonder Woman?

Well, at least someone is making a Wonder Woman movie

Why David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman Must Succeed

I am not optimistic here.

Monday Night Murals: If at first you don't succeed...*

So, About Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman on cover of Justice League: Generation Lost #15

EW looks at attempts at Wonder Woman films, Joss Whedon says Angelina Jolie was his pick

Entertainment Weekly on Wonder Woman movie; no green light “anytime soon”

'Wonder Woman XXX: A Hardcore Parody' to Exist

Wow, Wonder Woman!

And Speaking of Wonder Woman

Lights, Camera, Wondy!

Phil Hester drops more hints about his Wonder Woman run

The 99, Vanessa Davis, Women of Marvel, Women Read Comics in Public Day, & Young Justice

The 99:

TED talk on Superheroes inspired by Islam

99 Problems But a Cape Ain't One: Conservatives Attack Islamic Superheroes

The 99 update

Muslim comic books in controversy shocker

Meet the Muslim Superheroes who are Ready to Indoctrinate American Kids [Warning for Islamophobia and xenophobia]

Vanessa Davis:

SDCC ’10 | A womanly chat with Vanessa Davis

Vanessa Davis Keeps It Complicated

Panel Mania: EmiTown

Women of Marvel & X-Women:

X-Women, aka Yet Another Male Masturbatory Fantasy

X Women #1 - a homeless man saw me reading this outside, and thought it was a porn.

Women's Realm

Women of Marvel, featuring TITS

Women Read Comics in Public Day:

Read Comics in Public Day - Ladies, let’s show them!

Women Read Comics In Public

Tomorrow (Saturday) is International Read Comics in Public Day

Wrap up

Dear everyone in Comics, dammit.

Read Comics In Public day—Ladies, let’s show them!

Vigilantism.: I’m going to go ahead and say this, and if someone has an issue with...

Comic Royale: I don't get why Read Comics in Public day couldn't have just stayed what it was...

But you don't know me, you don't know what[...]

Those Nasty Minorities Read Comics In Public Day II: Electric Boogaloo

Read Comics in Public day!

Young Justice:

Whoops, did Cartoon Network let Artemis’ identity slip?

“Young Justice” premiere is very light on females

San Diego Comic Con, Spider-Girl, Starstruck, Smallville, & Superman/Batman: Apocalypse


Westboro Baptist Church To Picket San Diego Comic Con

Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church Headed to Comic-Con

The SDCC "God Hates Fags" counterprotest had the best, nerdiest signs ever

Comic-Con protesters get owned by Comic-Con fans

God Loves Gay Robin – Comic-Con Vs Westboro Baptist Church

Super Heroes vs. the Westboro Baptist Church

Cosplayers make fun of Westboro Baptist Church bigots

Westboro Baptists Plan to Picket Comic-Con

Counter-Protesters Outside Comic-Con

DC Female Creators at SDCC: Table for One

God Loves Batman

10 Tips for Getting Some Action at SDCC


While all the women came and went

DC Comics at SDCC by the numbers


Her Universe at Comic-Con: Focus on Female Fans

Westboro Baptist Church to Picket San Diego Comic Con

DC Female Creators at SDCC: Table for One


Women Who Went to SDCC and Drew Comic Strips About It

Girls at Comic-Con Find Marketers Ready for Them

SDCC Notebook: Creators’ Spotlight

SDCC Notebook: The Fan Diaspora & Eric Wallace on diversity in DC Comics

LGBT Comics and Books from Comic-Con Report #5! Final Report? Tim Fish, William O. Tyler, Abby Denson, Fanboys of the Universe, Walter Meyer, Charles "Zan" Christensen, and Sina Grace!

The Writing Queer panel…at SDCC

Comic Con 2010: Day Four

Women of Marvel: Panel Footage

SDCC Notebook: Creators’ Spotlight

SDCC Notebook: The Fan Diaspora & Eric Wallace on diversity in DC Comics

While all the women came and went


Your Friendly Neighborhood Araña: The State of Latinidad in Marvel Comics

First Look: The New Spider-Girl Is Less Sexed-Up, More Kick-Ass

33 Years of Spider-Girls and Spider-Women

Tough, new age Spider-Girl is no sexed-up superhero

Spider-Girl Fights Evil on Twitter With the Help of Paul Tobin [Interview]

Spider-Girl’s Twitter account previews upcoming comic


STARSTRUCK Strikes Back!

The Big Bang of STARSTRUCK: The Roots and Branches of Elaine Lee & Michael Kaluta's space opera


Supergirl 53 Review

Supergirl On Smallville

I’m Anything But Ordinary: A Supergirl Fan Looks Back At What Made Supergirl “Super”

The changing of the Supergirl teams and Oracle by Bernard Chang

Smallville: Supergirl

Supergirl #53

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse:

If you’re woman and you’re thinking of buying the Batman/Superman Apocalypse DVD you should know …

Summer Glau talks being Supergirl and what lies ahead

Superman/Batman: Apocolypse or, let's not publicise what the story is actually about

So that Superman/Batman movie coming out …

Because we all wanted to see Batman swing an axe: a review of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

I’m so pissed at how they are marketing this

Hide the girl! The troubling approach to movie marketing

Runaways Casting, Sailor Moon, Sarah Glidden, & Scott Pilgrim

Runaways Casting:

"Runaways" Movie Casting Breakdown

Race + Comics: How Open is Marvel’s Runaways Casting Call?


The Casting Call For Runaways

Casting Calls of Runaways

Marvel Does Right By Runaways

“Runaways” Movie Casting Breakdown

Race + Comics: How Open is Marvel’s Runaways Casting Call?

SDCC Notebook: The Fan Diaspora & Eric Wallace on diversity in DC Comics

The Racialicious Comic-Con Preview

Why Marvel's Runaways Won't Be Another Airbender

Marvel Responds to Runaways Casting Concerns

Keke Palmer Is The First Cast Member For The Runaways

Marvel Does Right By Runaways

Online News Coverage – fights for Asian American Runaways Casting

Sailor Moon:

Here’s Venus being her ditzy self and. Mars reaction is priceless. But just wait for what comes next…

And here’s the pivotal moment of badassery.

“It’s just what I’d expect from a Sailor Scout (Senshi).”

This page is awesome on so many levels it is hard to begin

And here’s another moment in Sailor Moon

“That’s right, there’s no time to cry over boys”.

Gwenfrankenstein: THIS THIS THIS.

Okay, time for some closing ramblings about feminism and sailor moon

Okay, my last rant about Sailor Moon for the time being

So I realize last night...

Sailor Moon Wishes

Someone just made a reallly good comment on my Sailor Moon post.

Comment that inspired my lil' friendship in Sailor Moon rant


Sailor Mercury!

Enter Sailor Mars!

Masquerade Ball Interlude

Enter Sailor Jupiter!

Sailor Moon Chapter Six

Sailor Moon Chapter Seven

Sailor Moon turning gender roles on their heads

Sarah Glidden:

Sarah Glidden Explains 'How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less' [Interview]

Review: How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

She Has No Head! – Sarah Glidden’s How To Understand Israel In 60 Days Or Less

Interview: Sarah Glidden on "How to Understand Israel"

From minicomics to mainstream, by way of MoCCA

Scott Pilgrim:

Girls On Film: Is Scott Pilgrim Misogynistic?

No It's Not Twilight For Boys

Knives Chau vs. Bad Character Development

What if Scott Pilgrim wasn’t a straight white male?

Scott Pilgrim is popular...why?

Pet Peeve

Scott Pilgrim continued


and here’s knives’ character development

Ramona Flowers

Wallace Wells vs. The World: Examining "Scott Pilgrim"'s Gayness Factor

No, it's not "Twilight for Boys." Scott Pilgrim and the Bizarre Comparisons.

Stereotypes: Axe Cop creator's SECRET ATTACK?

Flip the Gender and Redesign

Scott Pilgrim vs. the Accusations of Sexism


Scott Pilgrim; musings on misogyny

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim Vs My Sanity (spoilers)

In defense of Scott Pilgrim (and, by extension, uncreative post titles)

Knives Chau vs. Bad Character development

Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim vs. The Box Office

Girls on Film: Is 'Scott Pilgrim' Misogynistic?

Likeable Jerks and Passive Women: The Gender Politics of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

October Links Part the First: Machete, Resident Evil, Scott Pilgrim

'Scott Pilgrim' Versus The Unfortunate Tendency To Review The Audience

Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Debate

Race, Ethnicity, & POCs in Comics:

Secret Identities:

announcement: secret identities volume 2: shattered

Secret Identities: Shattered Seeks Contributors

Racism and "Jungle Girl" comics:

What Makes a Jungle Girl Different? More on Savage Beauty

Why Do I Even Try?

Race, Ethnicity, & POCs in Comics:

G3 Guest Essay: DC’s Legacy of Legacies

Batman and Superman as Indian Chiefs?

Fred VanLente on "The Weapon" casting

'Chew' heading for the small screen?

[LinksRoundup] Always got something to say like an okay player hater

Collecting Black Comix: African-American Superheroes and the Luke Cage Problem

[LinksRoundUp] Since I left ain’t too much changed

The Millions Interview: Gene Luen Yang

Marvel’s Black Panther motion comic removed from iTunes

Image to Adapt Chinese Action Comic 'Daomu'

4×4 Elements: Icon: Mothership Connection

Tea Party Comix: Interpretations and Intent[WARNING for racist caricatures and references to rape]

What Makes a Jungle Girl Different? More on Savage Beauty

Why Do I Even Try?

Meet Me At The Total Experience

Ain't No Uzis Made In Harlem

Stop Jockin’ Jay-Z [Thunderbolts 147]


Immigrants in Comics, Secret Identities Sequel News

I'm a woman of color...

SDCC Notebook: Creators’ Spotlight


Stop Jockin’ Jay-Z [Thunderbolts 147]

Guest Post: Why do the Japanese Draw Themselves as White?

I really hate how white-washed the female hero population of the DCU is.

And people wonder why I say DC alienates me.

Nation’s Only Black Staff Editorial Cartoonist Laid Off at ‘South Bend Tribune'

Racism and Comic Book Readers

Racism, Comic Retailers, Mark Waid And High Rollers

Buyers’ Remorse

Batman Vs. Racism

Yeah, there’s no way of getting away from this

No More Mutants by Andrew Wheeler #3 – The Secret Asians

"I wish there were more characters that looked like me"

SDCC Notebook: The Fan Diaspora & Eric Wallace on diversity in DC Comics


[LinksRoundup]‘Nation’s Only Black Staff Editorial Cartoonist Laid Off’

Are all green cartoon/comic book characters ethnic?

[LinksRoundup] Ain’t got much time left, I’ve got to funk you now.

[LinksRoundup] Ain’t got much time left, I’ve got to funk you now.

[LinksRoundup] Boy genius grown up

How to Dismiss Claims of Racism [TRIGGER WARNING]

The 25 [Most] Momentous Black Comics Characters

guest post: the illustrious and superlative fu chang

[LinksRoundup] People still thinking what’s happening is a joke


More Anti-Columbus Videos

Quote of the day | Grant Morrison on diversifying the DCU

It’s not just that I’m upset about the treatment of Asian characters like Cassandra Cain[...]

Exotic, Perilous, and Inscrutable: A History Of East Asian Portrayals in Comic Covers

Exotic, Perilous and Inscrutable: A History of East Asian Portrayals in Comic Covers « The Hooded Utilitarian

That Birds of Prey cover in particular is like a punch in the gut.

Deadpool Takes on Racists in 'Deadpool MAX' #3

The Top Ten Black Presidents

I don’t think it’s too much to ask at all, I think it’s the bare minimum that should be expected at this time in history.

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Aliens In America


Know the Ledge: Verisimilitude, Race, & Comics

Diversity Is Not The Problem, You Are

Supermen! Revisited [Warning for racist caricatures.]

The Experience [Shadowland: Power Man 02]

Cartooning the U.S. Chinese Exclusion Act

Black Comix: African American Independent Comics Art and Culture

The Black and White Universe

Alliterate November 14

Tea, Over-steeped, Luke-warm

Canaustralian Ahoy! 15 November 2010

Ape in a Cape 15 November

Alliterate: Your Friendly Neighborhood Arana

icons: the dc comics & wildstorm art of jim lee

Open Thread: Jay Chou In The Green Hornet

Who Needs Some Black Comix?

Not Strictly Comics, NYCC, & Penny Arcade

Not Strictly Comics:

Finally- "Yellow Face" Avatar Documentary Released!

How Angelina Jolie fought to keep Salt from becoming "pretty"

Signal Boost: Surfing the Third Wave: The Present-Day Feminist Movement Online

“It’s Not Real”

Is 'Glee' a Little Bit Racist?

Avatar Returns!

The Bechdel Test Becomes A Bigger Deal

Blackstar Warrior and the Secret Legend of Lando Calrissian

diversity in film and television article

Hannah Montana is the First Real 21st Century Superhero

Why You Should Be Concerned About Frank Miller’s Gucci Ad

Tomorrow's media needs to be wired, inspired and for women

Why Books By Women Aren't "Serious"

Studio diversity of the past decade

The harsh reality behind fairytales

Can a Woman Be a "Great American Novelist"?

In things with magic and stuff, there seems to be this inclination to make it so all the people with powers who are mistreated are cis white, straight, abled, middle class people or they’re all mistreated exactly the same as anyone with other marginalizations and powers.


New Study Reveals Lack of Characters With Disabilities on Television

Connecting with female characters in geek television

The gender of our news

Strong Feminine Female Characters

An Open Letter to Wired Magazine

Why "Eat, Pray, Love" Makes Me Want to Gag

Race, Gender, and Book Reviews

Depictions of Gender and Ethnicity in The Last Airbender

Gendered Toy Advertising


Oookay… tasteless?

Some highlights from NYCC

Quick notes from DC Universe Panel


Wrong on the Internet, Part One: The Penny Arcade Kerfluffle

Rape is Hilarious, Part 53 in an Ongoing Series

How not to reply to an accusation you think is unfair

Breaking It Down

Penny Arcade surprised to find that rape jokes offend people

Penny Arcade Markets Rape Culture