Month: October 2013

Looking for a few good writers!

Are you a regular Women Write About Comics reader who’d like to join in on the fun? A feminist (social) media geek who wants to expand her platform? A recent graduate who wants to flex her social media and writing muscles? Then you might be who we’re looking for.

Poll: The final… final girl

Here’s your chance to weigh in on the final girls of horror. Who’s your favourite? Who kicks the most monster butt? Tell us in the comments! Whence the final girl? Some say it all started with Psycho. Others point to Texas Chainsaw Massacre. However it started, the final girl has had a strong presence in horror cinema…

News & Things: The Shadow Hero

Welcome back to News & Things! Today we have news on Gene Luen Yang’s upcoming project, the Earl of Lemongrab vs. Frankenstein’s Monster, why Charlie Hunnam dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey, and more! Read of the Week Cultural Gutter’s Carol Borden compares and contrasts Frankenstein’s Monster and Adventure Time’s Earl of Lemongrab in…

Roundtable: Race and Gender in Comics

The race and gender roundtable is here! Mixing it up were our resident writer Mai Pucik; Arturo Garcia, a writer for Racialicious; writer and comics publisher/editor Talisha Harrison; blogger and webcomic creator Jamie Kingston; and moderator Kelly Kanayama. In part one (of two), we talked about “diversity” characters in comics, the gendering of race, and…

What’s In A Codename

Marvel Comics has long been my oldest and preferred superhero reading material, but over the years it’s developed some patterns I can’t help but notice and wince at just a little. Codenames. I’m not griping that they exist; in the universe the characters run in, having a costumed identity separate from the regular “day to…

News & Things: Doctor Who Lost and Found

Welcome back to News & Things! Tonight we have the recovery of lost Doctor Who episodes, Adventure Time interviews, new Sandman merchandise, and more! Read of the Week ‘How The 1989 Batman Logo Helped Set The Course of Superhero Movies’ by Noel Murray: “Most importantly—to fans anyway—the logo looked super-cool. After the panic over the…

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