Marvel’s ‘Girl Comics’ Coming In March
This March marks both Women’s History Month and the first appearance of the Jade Giantess She-Hulk, making it an ideal time for the release of Marvel’s newly-announced “Girl Comics,” a three-issue anthology celebrating its female creators.
The Beat broke the news this morning with an exclusive interview with series editor Jeanine Schaefer, who shared her hopes for the project:
“My original hope with this was to show that women in comics are already creating just as diverse a range of stories as men. I think the characters and the stories will draw in just as many men in as women, and will get people thinking that good comics aren’t about the gender of the writer or artist, it’s about where what you like to read intersects with what they like to create.”
Even though the anthology will be created entirely by women, the lineup reads a bit like 1992’s Men’s Summer Olympics USA Basketball lineup, which is to say, like a friggin’ dream team for either sex. Just look.
“Contributors include Kathryn Immonen, Marjorie Liu, Devin Grayson, Ann Nocenti, Trina Robbins, G. Willow Wilson, Stephanie Buscema, Amanda Conner, Jill Thompson, Louise Simonson, Valerie D’Orazio, Colleen Coover, Molly Crabapple, Nikki Cook, Ming Doyle, Abby Denson, and Carla Speed McNeil.”
This book is totally going to beat Croatia for the gold. You heard it here first.