• Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: So far I hate it

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. opens with a soft-toned, unimpassioned voiceover: o brave new world, that has such super-people and super-agents in it. (No exclamation mark). It moves from there to a series of familiar situations, peopled with familiar characters. The sassy hacker. The loner super spy. The down on his luck dad-turned-hero. The tough girl agent

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  • Review: Battle of the Atom #1 & All-New X-Men #16

    Battle of the Atom #1 & All-New X-Men #16 Marvel Comics Brian Michael Bendis Frank Cho & Stuart Immonen In 1980’s “Days of Future Past,” Kate Pryde travels through time to change the events that lead to her dark, Sentinel-overrun dystopian future. The year of that dystopian future? 2013. Now that 2013 is actually here—and

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  • Interview with Joan Reilly

    Joan Reilly is a fantastically talented artist and half of the amazing team that put together an anthology discussing feminism in, and through, comics. The Big Feminist BUT: Comics About Women, Men and the IFs, ANDs & BUTs of Feminism came out July 8th and is available online. Her work has appeared in Studs Terkel’s

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  • All Star Lois Lane: Superman, icons, personhood and love

    A look at All Star Superman, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Clark’s current date calendar

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  • Review: The Wolverine, The Softer Side of Awesome

    I’m going to say it. The Wolverine was my favorite X-men movie thus far (sorry, X-men First Class). Those who enjoyed the campy, super-power driven earlier movies might be disappointed though. The movie took its time, and took itself very seriously. That’s probably best for a movie that features atomic bombs and suicide.

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  • Interview With Kate Leth

    Kate Leth is a renaissance woman of the internets: cartoonist, comic shop employee, trendsetter. Now she’s adding retail crusader to the list. Between creating comics and working a regular gig as an employee of the Strange Adventures comic shop, Kate Leth has been quietly recruiting. A few tweets here, a Facebook post there; nothing that

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  • Review: Batwoman #21

    Batwoman #21 DC Comics J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman Francesco Francavilla Sometimes the best way to get to know a character is to see them through their villain’s eyes. That’s the case in DC’s Batwoman #21, written by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman and drawn by Francesco Francavilla. The story focuses

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  • Guest Post: Interview with Dan Jurgens

    “We tried to portray a Lois who cared about people and their plight,  who was committed to her job and loved it, and saw it as a way to give something to the world.” Mary A Writer and artist Dan Jurgens helped guide some of the most successful Superman narratives of the last 25 years,

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  • What is geek culture?

    What is geek culture?

    What we talk about when we talk about fake fangirls. Back in the day–the non-branded, power-to-the-people, halcyon days of geek culture–being a fan was being a geek, was being an outcast, was being a fan. Or so I’m told. Everyone who could be said to be participating in geek culture was by definition a little

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  • Our first podcast! Our SECOND interview with Hannah Chapman of Comic Book Slumber Party

    Here at Women Write About Comics we’re unfailingly organised – mostly. Each moving through local comic connections Megan B and Claire both arranged interviews with Comic Book Slumber Party’s Hannah Chapman… and didn’t realise there was crossover until each were complete! Luckily we’re a gestalt of one thousand varied interests, and both interviews took different

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  • 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,

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  • Interview with Hannah Chapman of Comic Book Slumber Party

    Organize: Making space for women in comics. Megan Byrd Two weeks ago in a modestly sized pub in Bath, UK, an intimate gathering of comic book creators and fans came together for the inaugural Comic Book Slumber Party. The one day event, organized by Hannah Chapman, included all of the trappings of a much larger

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  • 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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  • State of the DC Universe

    DC Comics: But where have all the women gone? Megan Purdy The New 52 debuted in August, 2011. A year and a half later, many of the original 52 titles have reached their 16th issue, while others quietly faded into the comics ether. But while DC dominated sales in 2011, Marvel took back the top

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  • Interview with Philippa Rice

    Mixed media comics, cuteness, and cartoons: Claire talks to Philippa Rice about her webcomics My Cardboard Life and Soppy, and the process of self-publishing. Claire Napier Philippa Rice is a mixed media cartoonist and animator. Her webcomic My Cardboard Life can be found at MyCardboardLife.com or on Tumblr, where you’ve also probably seen her comic-turned-book

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  • Interview with Jeremy Whitley of Princeless

    When I initially describe Jeremy Whitley’s Princeless (Action Lab Comics) to people, I explain it as if we got to continue seeing the adventures of Princess Elizabeth from Robert Munsch’s The Paper Bag Princess. That story, published in 1980, was quite a feminist gold standard for the time: the young princess rescues her prince, and

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