Posts tagged "comic books"

The Incredible Hulk Was Inspired By A Woman

Um, super cool: It turns out that the Incredible Hulk was inspired by a woman who lifted up a car to save her baby. From a 2011 interview with

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 31, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Frisky Reads: The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy By Sam Maggs

I guess you know you’re a fangirl, no matter how reluctant, when you read someone saying that “with ‘Doctor Who,’ you can start with the 2005 reboot pilot ‘Rose’, or…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 13, 2015 - 9:50 am

Holy Inclusivity, Catwoman Is Bisexual!

When I was a kid, I wanted to be Catwoman when I grew up. My mom even made me a Michelle Pfeiffer-style Catwoman suit for Halloween when I was four.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 27, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Gwen Stacy Is Your New Spider-Man, Oh I’m Sorry, Spider-Woman

Marvel just unmasked its newest superhero and the big twist isn’t just that it’s a woman — it’s that Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman.

Beejoli Shah | February 26, 2015 - 5:00 pm

White Americans Don’t Think Race Played A Part In The Deaths Of Mike Brown Or Eric Garner

There is a tremendous divide between Black and White perceptions of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, with the majority of White Americans convinced that race did not…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Fox Picked Up A “Subversive” New Show Based On The Archie Comics

Ooooh, there’s going to be a new live-action Archie show called “Riverdale,” written by Archie writer and Archie Comics CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Berlanti Productions, which is the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 24, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Check Out This Timeline For Comic Book Movie Release Dates Through 2020

In case you’re wondering how many more comic book movies you either get to geek out over or have to endure trailers for over the next six years, depending on…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 21, 2014 - 9:00 am

5 Genre-Busting Comic Books For People Who Think They Hate Comic Books

Until I was in my early twenties, I was never that into comic books. See, I have a lot of trouble being a “dabbler” when it comes to things that…

Kate Conway | June 1, 2014 - 1:00 pm

All Hail Wonder Womanatee!

Too cute! Wonder Womanatee and her superhero manatee pals are the brainchild of artist Joel Micah Harris, who is selling his quirky crime-fighting sea creatures on T-shirts and stickers. God…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2012 - 1:40 pm

The Shameful Past Of Extrano, DC Comics’ Gay Superhero

The Internet! Sometimes it can teach you a thing or two. Like I didn’t know that DC Comics had a legit gay superhero in the ’80s. Well, let’s rephrase that.

Julie Gerstein | May 28, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Introducing Spider Girl!

Meet Spider Girl, Marvel Comics’ newest character! Anya Corazon is a 16-year-old Latina high school student who moonlights as a superheroine. Her writer said the comics company wanted a…

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Comic Book Artist Proposes To Girlfriend With Comic Strip

Leigh Gallagher is a professional comic book artist. His girlfriend’s name is Niki. The two met several years ago at a speed dating event. They’ve been together ever since. Now,…

Susannah Breslin | November 4, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Today’s Lady News: Betty White, Comic Book Star

Betty White joins Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama in her very own “Female Force” comic book, debuting in stores this November. A hipster collector’s item or spawn…

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Wonder Woman Gets A Makeover

Most 69-year-old women are chasing the grandkids, but Wonder Woman is still chasing bad guys — and she’s got a new outfit for the first time ever! Wonder Woman will…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Check This Out: Kiehl’s DIY Online Comics

Your favorite beauty company Kiehl’s has jumped on the fashion comic-book marketing bandwagon that’s all the rage with the young’uns. (Marc Jacobs is selling a Lady Gaga-inspired comic book, while…

Leonora Epstein | October 1, 2009 - 1:20 pm

Agent Provocateur Dresses Comic Book Characters To Sell Lingerie

The women in comic books have a tendency to be scantily clad, buxom babes (i.e., Barbarella). Lingerie brand Agent Provocateur is capitalizing on this rule of thumb by creating its…

Catherine Strawn | September 29, 2009 - 4:20 pm

Play Time: “My Wonderful World Of Fashion” Coloring Book

Well color us charmed! My Wonderful World of Fashion: A Book for Drawing, Creating and Dreaming by Nina Chakrabarti adds another to our list of cool coloring books for the…

Leonora Epstein | September 23, 2009 - 1:09 pm

Oprah Gets A Comic Book

When I heard about an Oprah comic book, I snickered. Not the classiest reaction ever, but I thought it was kinda funny that Oprah had sort of already conquered the…

Ali Jawin | July 1, 2009 - 7:10 pm

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…

Annika Harris | March 18, 2009 - 2:00 pm

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…

Simcha | June 20, 2008 - 12:00 pm