BY Sarah Thomasson
on Oct 27, 2014
This is the best news I have heard all week. One of my favorite actors, Ezra Miller, has been cast as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, in the 2018 movie by the same name. Miller is not only from my home state of scenic New Jersey, he is a feminist who regularly protests for reproductive rights, including at the One Billion Rising action at Times Square on Valentine's Day 2012. When asked about his sexuality, he identifies as queer, and told Out magazine, "I am very much in love with no one in particular."
I know you’re probably wondering why you should give a crap about this guy being cast. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 16, 2014
Through all of the coverage surrounding the Wonder Woman reboot, Marvel has been lying in wait with some seriously great news. Their new take on Thor isn’t going to be a rehash of the brawny, blonde-headed man with a hammer story.
Instead, Thor will be a girl.
Marvel editor Wil Moss said of the update that “the inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Read More
In an increasing effort to be more diverse, Marvel Comics will be releasing a new series this February whose lead character is a teenage Muslim girl named Kamala Khan.
Originally from Pakistan but living in Jersey City, Khan will struggle to not just combat super-villains with her kick-ass superpowers, (she can shape-shift!) but also address personal conflicts between her family’s expectations and her own desires.
Khan’s character originated from a conversation between two Marvel editors, Sana Amanat and Steve Wacker. 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 conversations about hair.” Yes, because that is exactly what I look for in a comic book. Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Jun 25, 2012
There are many reasons why the gay wedding I’m about to gush over for the next few paragraphs is worthy of attention. First, it blows New Girl out of the water in terms of adorkableness (I’m still a fan, Zooey!). Second, it follows on the heels of recent decisions by comic book writers to get on board with the gay. And third of all, June is Pride Month and that means every blog gets a little more colorful.
Ohio-based Scott Everhart, 39, never expected to be chosen for the wedding of a lifetime in a New York comic book store, the Huffington Post reports. Read More