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    LB Royal

    LB Royal is a project manager that spends a lot of time thinking about gender representation and intersectionality in geek media. She holds an MBA and an MA, and tries to use her powers for good (mostly). You can find her on twitter @laurabeastly

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  • Virtual Soldiers and Heroes “In Real Life”

    Virtual Soldiers and Heroes “In Real Life”0

    In Real Life Cory Doctorow (w), Jen Wang (a) First Second Released: October, 2014 In Real Life is one of the most underrated graphic novels of 2014. By Cory Doctorow  and Jen Wang and published by First Second, In Real Life is a story about how to be your own hero, and make the world

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  • Fanmade Bitch Planet Movie Trailer is Non-Compliant As Hell

    Fanmade Bitch Planet Movie Trailer is Non-Compliant As Hell0

    Amalgam Studios has bestowed upon us the best-worst gift of all; a radical trailer for a comic-to-film adaptation of Bitch Planet that should exist, but probably never will. Fall to your knees and shake your fists at the heavens and lament with me; why are are we getting Ant Man but NOT THIS? Because life

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  • Rejoice! Ms. Marvel and Thor Are Gems: Diamond’s Best Comics of 2014

    Rejoice! Ms. Marvel and Thor Are Gems: Diamond’s Best Comics of 20140

    According to Diamond Comic Distributors, two of the most successful comics of 2014 were female led solo titles: Ms. Marvel #1 and Thor #1. Let that sink in. Has it sunk in? Oh, excellent. Let us continue. If you’re wondering what the Diamond Gem Awards are, Diamond describes them as awards that are “…recognized within

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  • Bitch Planet is All of Your Orwellian Mojo World Nightmares Remade Anew

    Bitch Planet is All of Your Orwellian Mojo World Nightmares Remade Anew0

    • December 12, 2014

       Cover: Bitch Planet #1, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro. Image Comics, 2014. In the slough of excited tweets, glowing reviews, and general fervor surrounding the premier issue of Bitch Planet, written by 2014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee Kelly Sue DeConnick and drawn by Valentine De Landro, I encountered but one naysayer. Let’s

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