• The DC Daily Planet: 11 Year Old Girl is the Hero We All Need

    The DC Daily Planet: 11 Year Old Girl is the Hero We All Need

    Happy Friday, crusaders! Are you still reeling from last night’s meme storm? I had white-and-gold llamas trotting through my dreams all night, and woke up with a great new design for Nightwing’s costume. Remember when straight-shootin’ 11 year old Rowan wrote DC a letter to tell ’em how it is? Well, DC finally responded this

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  • Windblade Returns in Transformers: Combiner Wars

    Windblade Returns in Transformers: Combiner Wars

    In 2014, artist Sarah Stone and writer Mairghread Scott brought a brand new character to life in the Transformers comics, through the Transformers: Windblade miniseries. Its four issues saw Windblade, an idealistic and pacifistic woman, try to help the planet of Cybertron with the aid of her fellow robot from Caminus, Chromia. At the same

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  • Illustrating the new Thor: Interview with Marguerite Sauvage

    Illustrating the new Thor: Interview with Marguerite Sauvage

    By now you’ve likely heard the news. In the current run of Thor, his hammer has passed to a woman. We still don’t know her identity but it’s already time for her to make her first appearance in an Annual. And Marvel didn’t hold back when signing on the creative talent to produce this issue.

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  • Bitch Planet #3 Review: Bitches Be Like….

    Bitch Planet #3 Review: Bitches Be Like….

    Bitch Planet #3 Kelly Sue DeConnick (W) Robert Wilson IV (Guest Artist) Image Comics February 18, 2015 Third issues are hard. DeConnick mentioned in the previous BitchFest (the first afterward that follows the comic itself) that they plan for Bitch Planet to be roughly 30 issues collected into five trades.  While comics writers are masters

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  • Drink Your Comics: Comic Character Concotions

    Drink Your Comics: Comic Character Concotions

    For this month’s Drink Your Comics, we decided to take our cue from Dark Horse. The company recently teamed with Rouge Ales to create a Hellboy inspired boozy beverage. The result: Right Hand of Doom Red Ale. Thus, I prompted our staff and contributors to create and/or share their own alcoholic concoction based on one of

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  • [TW, NSFW] Spontaneous, Inevitable, Habitual, by Rachel Masilamani

    [TW, NSFW] Spontaneous, Inevitable, Habitual, by Rachel Masilamani

    Content Warning for miscarriage. NON PARTUM, a fictionalized memoir of the cartoonist’s journey with fertility is nicely complex–it spans decades of Rachel Masilamani’s life, and complicates narratives of middle class motherhood. In “Plan B-200,” Masilamani looked back at her high school years in order to juxtapose teen pregnancy and adult fertility difficulties. In “The Subject,” Masilamani looked

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  • James Roberts on IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye

    James Roberts on IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye

    James Roberts, writer and mastermind, talks robots, disguises, and the scope and humanity of IDW’s Cybertronian comics universe. Robot gender, robot psychology, and entry points for new readers — this sprawling conversation with WWAC staffer, Rachel Stevens, has it all. — Megan

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  • Jason Momoa: Wet Naked Poster Child For The Narrative Revolution

    Jason Momoa: Wet Naked Poster Child For The Narrative Revolution

    On Friday, Zack Snyder dropped new photographs of Jason Momoa as Aquaman and, as I’m sure you all have realized, it is everything we deserve. There was a lot of talk on Twitter about how the new Aquaman was sexy—to his detriment to some but to his improvement for others—and, for some people, to whom

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  • Nobrow Gets The Digital Switch Right

    Nobrow Gets The Digital Switch Right

    Since e-readers and smart phone apps began turning our tangible reading material into ones and zeros there has been push back. Many claim a deep human need to smell, touch, and hold their comics, books, and newsprint. And let’s not forget the apocalyptic rumbles that our embracing of e-reading will lead to the eventual demise

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  • Books That Broke Our Hearts

    Books That Broke Our Hearts

    Last Saturday was Valentine’s Day, a celebration dedicated to love and romance. Leading up to it, Women Write About Comics contributors got into the spirit by sharing their dream dates with their favourite comic book characters. But now that Cupid’s holiday has passed us by, we thought we’d look at the other side of the coin–heart break.

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  • The Twin Peaks Log: S.2 E.4

    The Twin Peaks Log: S.2 E.4

    Ginnis (in a low whisper) I have a weird attraction to Harold. OMG, I can’t believe I admitted that. I’m like one of those women who write serial killers in prison! (runs away and hides in shame) Kayleigh

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  • Sexy Sex Criminals is coming to your living room!

    Sexy Sex Criminals is coming to your living room!

    Super fantastic comic book writers Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction will be adapting the comic series Sex Criminals to TV.  They are open about this being a plot to pave the way for more great comics to become TV adaptions, thus spreading even more comic book awesome everywhere. They have a two year deal with Universal

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  • Kon, Not A Con: Satoshi Kon’s Actual OPUS

    Kon, Not A Con: Satoshi Kon’s Actual OPUS

    What is the relationship between creators and their work? Once released into the world, audiences consume the creation and make of it what they will, and the creator loses control. But what about the work itself? Surely, within the boundaries of the piece, the artist’s will holds sway. Right? Right. Or, not right.

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  • Cook Your Comics: Big Bertha’s Big Molasses Muffins

    Cook Your Comics: Big Bertha’s Big Molasses Muffins

    Not familiar with Bitch Planet? Check out our other coverage of this series and read all about it! As soon as I read Bitch Planet #3, the origin story of the indomitable Penny Rolle, I wanted the recipe to make the muffins that were such an integral part of the story. I also felt like

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  • Wanna Hear A Grown Woman Rant About POWER/RANGERS?

    Wanna Hear A Grown Woman Rant About POWER/RANGERS?

    Okay, Power Rangers was always a bootleg. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, as you probably know, began life as Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, a Japanese Saturday morning show, latest in a long line of similarly colour-coded superhero shows stretching back to the seventies. One per year. Saban took (yes, they paid, it was a business agreement, so

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  • Incredible Indie Tuesday: Invader Zim Coming Back in Comic Form

    Incredible Indie Tuesday: Invader Zim Coming Back in Comic Form

    Hot Topic Fans Rejoice: Invader Zim Coming to Comics Invader Zim, for those not in the know, is a cult-classic Nickelodeon show only ran for two seasons, but in the decade since its cancellation it’s gained a huge following.  The story follows Zim, a pint-sized alien invader who disguises himself as a human in an attempt to conquer Earth solo,

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