BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 30, 2015
Okay, this isn’t a new conversation. I think a lot of us are on the same page about the sexism of superhero movies. If a superhero movie features a woman, she’s usually cast as someone that needs to be saved or a romantic distraction to the male lead. If she has a more dynamic role, as either a hero herself or a villain, more often than not, she’s dressed in some pretty impractical spandex or leather. Read More
It's no secret that over the years super heroines have gotten really crappy representation in the media and in the toy department. Even now, as Age of Ultron is getting hyped up, there is still an underproduction of Black Widow toys (despite her being the female face of the extremely popular Avengers). Thankfully, DC and Mattel have assembled to produce a line of female action figures.
So far, the characters announced are: Batgirl, Katana, Bumblebee, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Mar 09, 2015
Supergirl. It is a name that carries a long history, but it is largely unknown outside of comic book circles. To think that Kara Zor-El (the OG Supergirl) is just a Superman female counterpart ignores the more than fifty-plus-years that the character has been a part of the DC Comics world. While there is no way to fully delve into the long history of the Girl of Steel, with the upcoming show on CBS, she becomes one of the few female heroines to be leading a show on her own. So, we wanted to at least give you a taste of Kara Zor-El, the Girl from Krypton. Read More
It’s been a big week in female superhero universes. First Gwen Stacy was bitten by a radioactive spider, and now Catwoman has come out of the closet as bisexual!
In issue 39 of the Catwoman comics, Batman’s anti-hero kisses another woman. Genevieve Valentine, who took over the character’s spinoff in October, couldn’t be happier that she’s established Selina Kyle as a “cannon bisexual,” which she describes as an “indispensable beat. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Apr 24, 2014
This Post may be contain content that is triggering to survivors of sexual assault.
Whether you’re into the world of comics or not, you know that it’s not a friendly world for women. Whether it’s the impossibly buxom women characters or the (mostly male) die-hard fan base, it’s hard to be a lady and like comics.
Janelle Asselin, a former employee of DC Comics and total comic fangirl, recently wrote a controversial article for the website Comic Book Resources. Asselin describes herself as a total comic junkie, saying:
“I live and breathe the medium. 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 comic itself: DC.
A recent blog post by Batwoman writing team W. Haden Blackman and J.H. Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar
on Oct 05, 2010
Lynda Carter made television history when she played Wonder Woman from 1975-1979. Can such an iconic portrayal ever be lived up to? It will have to be, because word is out that David E. Kelley, creator of "The Practice", "Ally McBeal", and "Boston Legal", is on board with Warner Bros for the return of a Wonder Woman TV series. Little is known regarding details of the show, except that it might focus more on Wonder Woman's alter ego, Diana Prince, as a "single woman in a man's world", and that it might follow the style of "Smallville". Read More