Late last night, as the clock crept towards the witching hour, this was posted to Tumblr: Since then the post has been spreading like a virus, you could even say it’s gone viral. At this point in time, sixteen hours after the initial post, it has 2, 089 notes.
In the maelstrom that is San Diego Comic Con, a glimmer of something intersectional and awesome has emerged. Not only will SDCC feature more female friendly content, but this year there will also be the first ever trans-specific panel in the history of the con, titled Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends … Continue reading
My cocktail party introduction of myself is basically, “I’m a religion scholar working on a dissertation that uses a comics to interpret religious text.” Maybe it’s not the smoothest handshake, but it’s a place to start. When I tell people this, I occasionally get quizzical looks from strangers who wonder … Continue reading
Or, at least, shocked and horrified. That is, if you were a denizen of the Newsflesh-verse. The series, launched in 2010 by Orbit Books, is written by Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire) and explores multiple aspects of the world during and after a global zombie outbreak. The main trilogy focuses … Continue reading
In need of more female-led superhero movies? The Soska Sisters have got you covered: Jen and Sylvia Soska have signed up to direct a film adaptation of Painkiller Jane. The cult hit comic created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada features a cop who finds herself with “preternatural regenerating abilities … Continue reading
Ms. Marvel #5 G. Willow Wilson (W) Adrian Alphona (A) Marvel Comics In this issue, Kamala takes on Doyle, the shiftless teen in charge of the other shiftless teens Vick has gotten involved with.
Fighting evil by moonlight? You’re not alone. Sailor Moon made history as one of the most popular shoujo (traditionally, manga and anime targeted towards a younger female audience) manga ever released, and 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the Senshi.
Life With Archie #36 Paul Kupperberg (W), Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash (A) Archie Comics Life With Archie # 36 opens slow, with the eponymous everyteen hero, Archie Andrews, looking back on his life and adventures in Riverdale. Life With Archie is not the Double Digests you might remember, … Continue reading
In the not too distant future, humanity has turned into a species of space travelling, sexually repressed squares. People no longer engage in fluid exchange for sexual pleasure, but have instead replaced physical intimacy with drugs and hand holding. One adventuring astronaut on a mission to save humanity rediscovers the … Continue reading
Dark Dungeons movie premiere at GenCon According to the GenCon newsletter, the world premiere showing of Dark Dungeons will take place on August 14. Based on the 1980s comic, about two college students innocent to the dangers of playing role playing games. Nintendo Gaming Lounge at SDCC If you’re lucky … Continue reading
Dark Horse Comics has confirmed that they will be printing a sequel to Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club. The 10 issue series, illustrated by Cameron Stewart of Sin Titulo and the new Batgirl, will be released next May and will focus on the same narrator 10 years later, now married to … Continue reading
Forbes released its Highest Paid Actors List yesterday and Robert Downey Jr topped the list with $75 million. Not surprising given his very profitable role as Iron Man in 4 Marvel films, two of which joined the very exclusive billion dollar club. According to Variety: Forbes says it compiles its salary figures based … Continue reading
Dani Jones is a graphic artist and writer with a gorgeous portfolio. Her book publications include Monsters vs. Kittens, My Sister the Freak, and Zombie Bunny. Jones’ work maintains a consistent theme of scary things mashing up with cute things, with an end result of everyone ending up adorable. The … Continue reading
Two pieces of news yesterday exploded the brains of fan-casters everywhere: first, that your role-model and probable girl crush Lucy Lawless will join Season 2 of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, and, secondly, that The Rock will be playing a DC hero “with the power of Superman,” which…has to be Shazam, … Continue reading
The Major, or Motoko Kusanagi, is the protagonist of each incarnation of the Ghost in the Shell manga-anime-merchadise franchise. If you care to google, Motoko Kusanagi is autocompletes to “a man” and “is hot,” then “in bed with a boy” and “in bed.” For a science-fiction philosophy character named for her military … Continue reading
Valiant’s Archer and Armstrong Bound for the Big Screen Seems like Hollywood producers have been catching up on their indie comics lately! Archer and Armstrong, newly revived in 2012 by Fred van Lente and Clayton Henry, has been picked up by the Sean Daniel Company, a.k.a. the production company that did … Continue reading
Grayson #1 Tim Seeley and Tom King (W) Mikel Janin and Jeremy Cox (A) TW: sexual harrassment, rape I don’t mind coming in “in media res.” That’s a grabby way to start a story.
According to a Variety article (and the SDCC program), there’s more programming for female geeks than ever before through panels such as Female Heroes, Then And Now and spotlights on female creators like Mimi Pond (Over Easy) and Fiona Staples (Saga).
According to Variety, Women in Animation will be launching their six month mentorship program in October until March as a pilot program. The goal of the project is to help mentor women in the arts, science and business of the animation industry and their focus will be inclusion of women in … Continue reading
Do you love sequential art? Do you also love fine arts? And bookmaking? And the ways they all intersect? Oh, hey. You might just be our new arts editor!
Are you all about crafting, DIYing, sporting, or adventuring? Do you you give all of your hobbies a geeky twist? Are you looking for a new challenge? You might just be our new Lifestyle Editor! #jazzfingers
There’s a new miniseries coming from Dynamite Entertainment, and like the recent Legends of Red Sonja miniseries, this one will also be pioneered by Gail Simone. Under the working title “Women of Dynamite” this new crossover will bring together three of Dynamite’s notorious leading ladies; Red Sonja, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris. … Continue reading
io9 announced Friday that author Kelly Thompson’s book The Girl Who Would Be King will be turned into a movie via Logan Pictures. The book takes on an interesting twist of the superhero mythos about two young women with super powers - Bonnie and Lola - and was more than successful in its … Continue reading
The Fourteenth Goldfish Jennifer L. Holm Random House Books for Young Readers I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. The Fourteenth Goldfish is about valuing the natural order of life. Youth, puberty, young adulthood, regular adulthood, and old age are each equally as valuable … Continue reading
Latino Review has released an interview with David Hayter about the rumored Black Widow film he’s working on according to IMDB. He sets the record straight: For ‘Black Widow,’ I wrote [a script] ten years ago and I was attached to direct it then. Then a few female action movies came … Continue reading
Monday again! This has been quite the week for Marvel — LadyThor (wait, we aren’t supposed to call her that) and Fal-Cap caused a significant amount of Internet rabble rousing. What else has been going on at the House of Ideas?