• In Defense of Dick Grayson: Objectification, Sexuality, and Subtext

    In Defense of Dick Grayson: Objectification, Sexuality, and Subtext11

    I’ve gotta be honest with you all—Dick Grayson is my favorite comic book character. Cards on the table for this one: I’ve loved him since I was in high school and though our relationship has been a little bit rocky in the past, I always come back to him. So romantic, right? I know! Now this

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  • Gin & Kate’s X-Files Nostalgia Roadtrip: Detour into Crossover Land

    Gin & Kate’s X-Files Nostalgia Roadtrip: Detour into Crossover Land0

    The next stop on Gin & Kate’s IDW X-Files Roadtrip is another detour while we wait for The X-Files: Season 11 to be collected and released in trade. Last month we looked at The X-Files: Year Zero, which we loved. This month, IDW graciously gave us a review copy of the trade collection The X-Files: Conspiracy,

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  • Women In Refrigerators (2)

    Women In Refrigerators (2)2

    We’ve got some great posts by smart ladies for you today… and some thoughts on WiR from guy (yes, we promised we’d link to your contributions too, guys). First off, certainshadesoflight reflects on the difficulty of just responding to the issue:

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  • Women In Refirgerators: 13 Years Later (1)

    Women In Refirgerators: 13 Years Later (1)11

    Our first roundup post is short on links, but not on ideas. First off, didyoueverstoptothink of Tumblr and WordPress reflects on the difficulty of responding to this week’s theme, Women In Refrigerators 13 Years Later:

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  • Women Write About Comics: Round One

    Women Write About Comics: Round One1

    Women In Refrigerators, 13 Years Later January 22nd – 28th, 2012 In 1999, writer Gail Simone and some like-minded friends created a controversial site, Women In Refrigerators. The site hosted a fairly comprehensive list of female comic book characters who had been killed or maimed, usually to generate emotional trouble for a male lead. The

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