Posts tagged "comic books"

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 you can skip directly to 2011 and go with Matt Smith’s first episode ‘The Eleventh Hour’,” and you think to yourself, What?! NO! Ditto that…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 13, 2015

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. Now it’s closer than ever to being a reality: Catwoman is coming out as bisexual! Hooray, and welcome to the club, Selina!

I…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

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.

By: Beejoli Shah / February 26, 2015

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 play a part in either case at all. [Pew Research]
The mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who was shot and killed in Cleveland…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

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 production house for “Arrow,” “The Flash,” and the upcoming “Supergirl.” It’s going to be a “subversive” look at small-town life, featuring Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

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 your preferences, ComicsAlliance has a handy-dandy timeline of comic book movie release dates through 2020. Midnight movie-goers, start planning your cosplays now!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 21, 2014

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 captivate me. A coworker of mine recently joked that he’d want me to be president of his hypothetical fan club, because he knew that I’d…

By: Kate Conway / June 1, 2014

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 bless you, Tumblr, for the random shit that comes across my dashboard.  [TheAtlantic.Tumblr.com]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2012

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. DC Comics had a gay superhero, but he was definitely not legitimately written. And in fact, was actually something of an abomination.

By: Julie Gerstein / May 28, 2012

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 strong female character who wasn’t “sexualized” or a “trophy” girl — and Marvel stressed she is not Spider-Man’s girlfriend! Spider Girl comics are currently o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2010

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, Leigh has something important to ask Niki. You know where this is going, right? Yep, he created a multi-panel comic strip and posted it to…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 4, 2010

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 for the next generation of “Golden Girls” fans? [MSNBC]
If you are a woman running for elected office in Afghanistan, prepare to have fellow Afghani…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2010

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 debut her makeover today, in Issue No. 600 of her monthly comic book. Gone is the golden eagle-encrusted bodice, star-spangled boy shorts and, shocker, 80…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2010

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 Agent Provocateur just released a sexy superhero tale.)

Chez Kiehl’s, they’re promoting a new line of products made with açaí, which is supposed to…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 1, 2009

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 own graphic novel with characters that wear the label’s skimpy bedroom clothes while saving the world from extinction. (According to the plot line, the ladie…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 29, 2009

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 grown-ups. Chakrabarti, an artist who has worked with Vogue and French Connection, now shows off an indie zine vibe with pages filled with handwritten note…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 23, 2009

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 world, but now was going to be illustrated doing so in a cape. While I still think a caped crusader-style Oprah would be nifty, it…

By: Ali Jawin / July 1, 2009

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,…

By: Annika Harris / March 18, 2009

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&#8217…

By: Simcha / June 20, 2008

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…

By: Simcha / March 6, 2008