Lois Appreciation Begins!

Thanks to a series of strange and unfortunate events (some involving me weeping on the floor of a server room–the less said, the better), our celebration is getting off to a bit of a late start. But don’t worry, we’ve got a week of awesome Lois Lane posts queued up, and a blog carnival to…

Blog Carnival: 75 Years of Lois Lane

Celebrating 75 Years of Lois Lane (in May) Action Comics #1 was released in June of 1938. It featured the debut of not only Clark Kent and Superman, but plucky, independent reporter Lois Lane. Love interest, competitor, sometime thorn in Clark’s side, and full time journalistic superhero, Lois has been an integral part of Action…

News & Things: Clever title need not apply

Megan Purdy I’m not sure how to do a news update this week–the gutting of LucasArts and the passing of Roger Ebert (two thumbs down, cancer) obviously overshadow everything else. Instead I’ll just share an Indiegogo campaign, and a few choice reads I’ve collected over the past week. Kickstarter Indiegogo of the Week Caravan of…

stock: True War Romance 16, penciller Bill Walsh, digital comics museum

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…

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…

News & Things

Megan Purdy Guys, just a reminder that the Gender Through Comics MOOC starts next week. Liz and I will be taking the course, and from time to time, I’ll be chatting about it here. I’d love it if you would join me in these discussions. Course materials are available on Comixology here. How cool is…

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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