DC has just announced that writer Gail Simone will soon be leaving "Wonder Woman" after over two years on the title, and while female creators ceasing to write books about superheroines is sort of the opposite of what we've been focusing on throughout Girl Week, Simone's plate is already pretty full with "Birds of Prey," "Secret Six" and a newly announced "Welcome to Tranquility" miniseries coming in July.
25-year-old cartoonist Lucy Knisley was recently asked what she wants to be when she grows up by a stranger at a train station, only to be informed by the gentleman -- whose son does merchandise design for Marvel -- that cartooning is a man's game, and that she should aspire to other vocations. Yes, for realsies. Knisley
The Asgardian warrior goddess Sif has typically played a supporting role in Marvel comics as the companion and millenia-long love interest of Thor, but she's about to fight a battle of her own in the upcoming "Sif" one-shot written by Kelly Sue Deconnick. Although Deconnick has spen
Marvel released the first issue of its three-part anthology series "Girl Comics" yesterday (you can read ComicsAlliance's review here) and in celebration of the release Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City hosted a signing for several of the book's creative team. Those on hand included artists Stephanie Buscema and Nikki Cook, writer Valerie D'O
One of the time-honored "Rules of the Internet" is that for every male character, there's a female version out there somewhere, and that's a lesson that the ComicsAlliance staff learned firsthand when our Girl Week research led us to the completely NSFWPortalComic.com. For the past few years, they've been producing month
Kathryn Immonen -- whom you may remember from such comics as "Runaways" and "Patsy Walker: Hellcat" -- is stepping up to the plateagain at Marvel Comics with artist Tonci Zonjic for "Heralds," a five-issue miniseries about an unlikely group of superheroines who team up to save the world from a female Herald of Galactus who has returned from the dead and landed on Earth looking for revenge.
It's Girl Week on ComicsAlliance, and as part of our celebrations of women in comics, we're taking a look at the women who actually are in the comics! Today, we're taking a look at a few of our favorite (and least favorite) super-heroines to see how they stack up, as ranked by CA Senior Writer Chris Sims!
The Queen Mother of all super-heroines, Wonder Woman was one of the first, and certainly the longest running female hero in comics, and in the years since her debut in 1941, she's been a feminist icon, the subject of Frederic Wertham's controversial scrutiny, and one of the core members of the DC Universe. Pretty impressive, considering that
As part of Girl Week here on ComicsAlliance, we'd like to celebrate the good and admonish the ugly when it comes to the role of women in comic books and popular culture at large. One area where this is a particularly common problem is the world of action figures -- rare is it that toy collectors actually get to see their favorite female heroes and villains represented in plastic form, and even when action figure manufacturers decide to fulfill those wishes, the resulting toys are often sloppily sculpted, whether due to a rushed job or just a blatant ignorance of how to accurately craft the female figure.
When people think about "women in comics," all too often the first names that come to mind are characters like Wonder Woman, She-Hulk, or Catwoman -- rather than the increasing number of female writers and artists in superhero comics who actually bring our favorite heroes to life
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