Posts tagged "comics"

Superhero Movies Are About To Become Passé (Or Maybe Not)

Financial analyst Vasily Karasyov is predicting that superhero movies are going the way of the dodo. “The nature of any IP re-exploitation cycle (be it DVD, CDs, iTunes or superheroes) is such that despite how long it lasts, it ultimately fades,” he says, and the film industry is now at the “tail end

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 25, 2015

Frisky Rant: What We Need To Stop Talking About When We Talk About Funny Women

Why is it, whenever a woman becomes well known for being funny, we get the “disproving the theory that women aren’t funny” line?

This is not an idea anyone needs to disprove.

Robyn Pennacchia / April 22, 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!
In Catwoman #39,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

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,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

Spider-Woman Is Sexy, Sexy, Sexy

This week, the site Comic Book Resources got an exclusive  look at the covers for some upcoming comics, including Spider-Woman #1.  It’s very cool of course (see one of the covers after the jump), but one of the variant covers released by Marvel (above left) is a real head-scratcher. You can see how Spider-Woman i…

Jessica Wakeman / August 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…

Kate Conway / June 1, 2014

Lena Dunham Will Write An Archie Comics Series

Lena Dunham is writing a four-part comic for the Archie series to be published in 2015. Apparently, Lena is a major fan of the comics. But is she a Betty or a Veronica? [People]
The “Duke porn star,” a.k.a. the Duke University freshman who has been paying for her college tuition by working…

Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2014

Oh Dear: Study Finds Comedians Have “Psychotic Personality Traits”

Comics have high levels of psychotic personality traits, according to a new study which should come as a surprise to exactly no one who spends time around comedians. In other breaking news, comics also have trouble paying their bills on time. …

Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2014

9 Women Who Write Webcomics You Should Absolutely Be Reading

There are approximately one thousand billion independent comics out there on the Internet and I am a fan of almost all of them. Crudely-drawn one-panels or intricately inked, sweeping stories — there’s something out there for everyone, really.

One of the things I love most about webcomics is how accessible they are. They’re…

Ashley Perks / October 6, 2013

Check Out This Trailer For The Calvin And Hobbes Documentary, “Dear Mr. Watterson”

Calvin And Hobbes was everything in my childhood. Everything. I read the strip every day in the my parents’ newspaper and had all the Calvin And Hobbes books. Okay, they were my brother’s books and I stole them, but that’s besides the point. I loved to pretend that my teddy bear, Gregory, could come alive…

Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2013

Marvel Sells “I Need A Hero” T Just For Women

It’s rad when women are into comics, a sphere that suffers under the stereotype of being just for the Kevin Smith set. So you’d think Marvel might want to encourage to women and girls to dig their comics, right? Sometimes they do a good job, but sometimes it’s just an epic fail.  Whoever made thi…

Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2013

Ladies, Meet Your Bras

Most of us have a lingerie drawer that’s overflowing with bras that serve a very specific purpose, from making our breasts look three sizes bigger than they actually are to smashing them into an immovable uni-boob for our trips to the gym. A great comic called “Bras We Have Known” has been making the round…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 9, 2013

Unexpectedly Awesome Ways To Dress For Your Body Type

If you’re a woman who has spent any amount of time reading fashion magazines, you probably know the (usually fruit-related) name of your body type and which clothing is most effective at covering up the “flaws” that come with being shaped like an apple, pear, or cinnamon stick. Cartoonist Madéleine Flores has some different ideas about…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 29, 2012

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.  []…

Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2012

It Ain’t Easy Being Busty

I’ve written before about the pros and cons of big boobs, so I’m really excited to see Busty Girl Comics illustrate the plight of busty girls so perfectly. Large breasts may be sexy, but trust me, they also make simple activities — like walking down stairs, washing dishes, or even crossing your arms — a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 13, 2012

“Doonesbury” Comics On Abortion Banned By Newspapers

Several newspapers in Oregon and Florida are refusing to print “Doonesbury” cartoons this week, which skewer anti-abortion lawmakers; other papers in Kansas City and Los Angeles are running the comics in the op-ed pages. In cells of the comics seen online, cartoonist Garry Trudeau mocks the state of Texas, which is considering a bill similar to Virginia’…

Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2012

What Your Snacks Talk About When They Talk About Critical Theory

Kim Funk is an awesome illustrator and comic maker I met this week at the opening of the art show BIG MOUTH: contemporary voices in feminist art + illustration. Her comics are smart, funny and unapologetically feminist. Check out more of her work on her rad Tumblr, and if you’re feeling inspired, crack open a…

Julie Gerstein / August 13, 2011

Clark Kent And Lois Lane Are Dunzo. Plus Other Iconic, Fictional Couples Who Broke Up.

In the past few years, we’ve seen many celebrity couples split that we really thought would be in it for the long haul. Get ready to add another iconic pair to the list. Apparently, after sniffing butts since 1938 and finally marrying in 1986, Clark Kent and Lois Lane are dunzo. DC Comics is planing…

Does The Internet Need A Geek Culture Site For Women?

The Mary Sue, a new geek culture blog, just launched a hot second ago, and in one of the very first posts, a staff blogger explains to readers why a geek site “for women” is really necessary. It was an explanation I needed, frankly, because at first blush, I saw an Oscars roundup and a

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2011

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…

Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2010