Author: Jamie Kingston

A Little Wonder in Another Woman?

There’s been a lot of casting speculation since the rumor was confirmed that the sequel to Man of Steel will have a Wonder Woman role. Last week we learned that Israeli actor Gal Gadot was chosen for the role. In the words of director Zack Snyder, “We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first…

What’s In A Codename 2: The DC Ladies

Last time, we explored the problems of codenames for Marvel superheroines, and how much agency they get in-story and out.  It’s DC’s turn now, starting with the problems that can come from a company that builds on family and legacy. Daughters of Legacy: Supergirl, Batgirl, Batwoman, Hawkwoman/girl, Jesse Quick:  Building on family and legacy tends to…

Marvel on the Street Beat!

The world was all abuzz when news hit in 2009 that Disney, the Mouse that Walt built, bought Marvel Entertainment. Speculation was fast and furious that good things were on the horizon, and so far, speculation has been right. It’s been four years, and things have been percolating in the background and popping into the…

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…

Marvel Roundtable–part two

Mary Jane, Miles, and the diversity dance in comics. Megan Purdy In part one of WWAC’s Marvel Roundtable, I talked to Skalja of @#$% Yeah, Spider-Wife!, Corrina Lawson of Geek Mom, RonchRonchRonch, and webcomic creator Indigo, about romance, mental health, and motherhood. In part two, we talk about Superior Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, and more generally,…

State of Marvel Roundtable–Part One

Marvel romance, mental health, and motherhood. Megan Purdy Bendis is off Avengers! Marvel’s partnering with Disney-owned Hyperion to put out romance novels! Miles Morales is super popular! It’s a (brand new) day! Maybe. With Captain Marvel, Fearless Defenders, the all female X-Men, and the upcoming She-Hulk and Rogue romance novels, Marvel is putting its female…

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