“Howe suggests that some new readers have been drawn into the Marvel universe by the onslaught of blockbuster movies. Wilson notes the growing number of female retailers. But they agree that the biggest factor is the internet. Twitter, Tumblr and websites such as Comics Alliance and The Mary Sue, have enabled a more inclusive form of comic book fandom. All the female-led books sell better in digital format than in print.”
“Howe suggests that some new readers have been drawn into the Marvel universe by the onslaught of blockbuster movies. Wilson notes the growin...”
“Cosplay is an industry largely dominated by women; it opens up the world of comics—a world which has overwhelmingly felt exclusionary to gir...”
“There’s a thing that creeps into this conversation … that if you complain about the depiction of women [in comics], it becomes, ‘...”
“I just did an arc with Warren Ellis — and no one else on the planet could get away with this, because I think this is like harassment? — But...”
The Cost for Women Working in Comics
DEAR MEN IN COMICS: Hi, I’m Lea Hernandez, and I’m telling you this: THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO HIGH. You need to help lower the price of women doing business in comics and in comics fandom to only the hard work. Not the hard work plus ducking threats online an...
Sexism, Misogyny and the 75th Anniversary of Superman
I didn’t really anticipate that I was going to write about this today but enough people are talking about it that it’s time to break it down. There are some pretty serious and disturbing gender connotations to the way DC Comics is approaching the 75th anniversary of Superman. These gend...
Dear Gentlemen of Comics...Can We Talk?
Laying my sword down for a second. You’re safe here. I’m not going to hack you to pieces. For the moment, at least. (See? That’s a joke. I’m normal just like you. I make jokes too.) But I warn you, this is probably not something you want to hear. Don’t be scared though. It’s okay. Just stick a...