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Michelle Obama Is A Superwoman!

President Barack Obama’s inauguration was the focus of a special issue Amazing Spider-Man comic, which contained only five pages of the president and Spidey teaming up, but the First Lady is getting an entire comic book dedicated to her. Michelle Obama, who has graced the covers of just about every important culture magazine — People, Vogue, New York, and The New Yorker — will be the third superhero in Bluewater’s new “Female Forces” series. “Strong independent women is what we’re known for,” said Darren Davis, president of Bluewater, which previously featured Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin in comic books of their own. “So doing the ‘Female Force’ series was organic for us — we try to show women in a positive light and tone down the ‘T and A’ angles. They’re no different from a Wonder Woman type of comic.” Keep reading »

New Batwoman Is For The Ladies

Batwoman’s back! DC Comics is releasing an all-new series based on the crime-fighting superheroine, but things have changed a little for her. The first panel of the lady-in-black’s first full book since 1979 has just been posted on the inker Tod Klein’s blog and it’s clear that this time she’s not just woman-handling crime, she’s also a real ladykiller — this bad ass Batwoman is a lesbian. So, boys be warned, do not mess with her even if your intentions aren’t illegal. [Wired via Fark] Keep reading »

Buffy The Lady Killer

Buffy is going down! Don’t worry, not at the hands of a flesh eating vampire, just on another woman. Issue #12 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic (based on the hugely popular TV show), which hit stands yesterday, fulfilled everyone’s fantasy, especially that of creator Josh Whedon and writer Drew Goddard, who wanted to play with their plot line as much as they wanted Buffy to play with….her sexuality. Strangely enough, despite its popularity with readers, photo bloggers, and the media in general, hot girl-on-girl action is a rare storyline in mainstream comic books. Although sadly, the creators claim, much like the average hook-up, the lesbian love is just a one-time thing. Josh Whedon told The New York Times, “We’re not going to make her gay, nor are we going to take the next 50 issues explaining that she’s not. She’s young and experimenting, and did I mention open-minded? You do have to be careful about the message you’re sending out. It’s a double-edged sword. You have to be responsible, but you also have to be irresponsible or you’re not telling the best stories.” So true! [NY Times]
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