Year: 2012

Guest Post: Let’s zap some ladies!

Ashley Clayson blogs about comics at Blah Blah Witty Comment. She’s contributed to rounds two and three of Women Write About Comics, and today she’s going to make a case for more science-based heroines. It’s worth pointing out that not only is there a dearth of science-based heroines in fiction, real female science heroes tend…

Planet Comic 01, digital comics museum

Round Four: Harassment and the Geek Blogosphere

Anita Sarkeesian’s (Feminist Frequency) Tropes Vs. Women In Video Games Kickstarter was met with some initial excitement and some predictable disdain. Then the harassment campaign hit. After thousands of comments threatening her with death and rape, the defacement of her Wikipedia page, and an attempt to have her pitch video flagged as ‘terrorism’ and removed…

Pitch me: Underrated comics!

This is the master list of responses to Women Write About Comics’ second round, Pitch Me: Underrated Comics. We hope that you will take the time to read all of these posts, to comment, and to take the opportunity to get to know each other, writers and readers all. Why you should read Finder, by…

Roundup three

After a bit of a delay, here’s our last batch of new posts for round two of Women Write About Comics: Favourite Stories Starring Women. Read! Comment! Enjoy all of these free recommendations! Favorite Stories Starring Women: Agent 355, by Erin.

Round Two, Roundup Two

Three posts (and three comics to check out, if you haven’t already) for your evening delectation! Today we’ve got Claire on iZombie, Ashleyon Death: The High Cost of Living, and Jess on Young Justice. Lots of juicy analysis here, about comics, storytelling female characters, and representation.

Round two: Favourite Stories Starring Women

IT BEGINS. Round two of Women Write About Comics starts now! (Actually, it started yesterday but your editor was held up by toilet paper couture, a fake Irish family dinner, and the finale of The Walking Dead). We bid you welcome, you lovely people who write and read about comics. All this week, your fellow…

Good Comics and Girls

Search for the best female characters in comics on Google. The top result is this list of the 25 Hottest Female Comic Characters. 80% of the best superheroes are dudes, according to IGN. Empire put together a list of the 50 Best Characters In Comics and 85% of them are male.

Part of the Problem

I remember being about 10, and playing the X-Men arcade game that was basically a ripoff of Street Fighter, only you could be Dazzler instead of Cammy. Over my shoulder, I heard a kid behind me say, “A GIRL?” Back then, it didn’t bother me. I wore it with a badge of pride. Yes, I…

Round Two: Favorite Stories Starring Women

Women Write About Comics Round Two: Favourite Stories Starring Women March 18 – 24 What’s your favourite comic book story with a female lead? Remember the time your favourite female character stole the show? What makes a good story? Does your answer change if we’re talking about good stories starring girls and women? From March…

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