BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 09, 2014
Wonder Woman pretty much epitomizes the ‘strong, female character’ that is sadly rare in current media. She battles bad guys (and gals), she is confident, and she is a powerful person. Basically, she is a wonderful feminist role model.
David Finch, the artist who is taking over the drawing of the DC Comics hero, recently said that he wants the heretofore feminist icon to be “strong.” But ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jun 01, 2014
Kate Beaton is a Canadian comics artist and the creator of “Hark! A Vagrant,” a hilarious history inspired comic strip. Some of her feminism-based comic strips include “Strong Female Characters 1 and 2,” which stars Georgia O’Queefe, Susan B. Assthony, and Queen Elizatits, 3 empowered superheroes who are “Fighter Pilots. Feminists. Friends.” (As well as proud members of the Mile High Club!) Together, the 3 battle ... Read More
At their best, comic books are about outsiders and underdogs; their heroes are so powerful because of their ability to overcome adversity, to fight for humankind and for equality. So it’s surprising that even in comics, a field that has the potential to be so inclusive, women and other minorities are underrepresented.
But one amazing lady, a superhero in her own right, aims to change that. Kelly Sue DeConnick writes the Captain Marvel ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Sep 23, 2013
With Halloween just around the corner, every store is bursting with the same lame costumes they have every year...Batman, Spiderman, and of course their barely-there female counterparts!
These skin-tight and ultra-revealing looks got me thinking...If you're going to be fighting bad guys (or good guys!) you would need some serious comfort and breathe-ability instead of latex lingerie.
Illustrator Celeste Pille was thinking just the same thing when she used ... Read More
For years, creators of superhero movies have shrugged off questions addressing the scarcity of women stars, echoing the sentiment, “Comic books are for boys.” But in recent films, I have noticed a shift. I was thrilled to see Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard) in The Dark Knight Rises; both were complex, powerful, terrifying yet sympathetic heroines (or anti-heroines, if you prefer). Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 06, 2013
In case you’re just tuning in, Batwoman and her girlfriend are engaged. In fact, they have been since Issue #17 (aka February). With the fictional wedding of the decade just around the corner (no comment to Game of Thrones fans), it looks like the biggest clam jam to the whole affair isn’t a mad scientist who grew twelve legs after an accident in a stem-cell research lab, or even a nutjob mother-in-law, it’s none other than the publisher of the ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra
on Jun 05, 2013
My X-Men love affair just got way more intense. Last week, Marvel released X-Men #1, the first all-female comic in the X-Men series’—wait for it—50 year history. For the company to have waited this long to give Storm and Kitty Pryde the spotlight is beyond, well, pretty much everyone.
But according to series writer Brian Wood, the new comic was created in hopes of squashing any fears readers might have over, you know, “shopping and ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Jan 28, 2013
Yep, you heard that right! BUST is partnering with the Athena Film Festival to give our readers a free pair of tickets to one of the following movie screenings:
WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 PM, Held Auditorium, Barnard College
Tracing the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and superheroines in film from the birth ... Read More