There has been a dearth of good news on the “superheroes are for girls, too” front of late. A female-led Marvel movie isn’t on the cards as far out as 2017, which will bring the tally of Marvel Cinematic Universe films headlined by male actors to female actors up to an impressive 15:0. Wonder Woman will finally make a big screen debut in 2016, but only by playing third fiddle to Batman and Superman. Female characters get left off of team t-shirts and out of toy sets. The situation as a whole is an egregious mess, which is why it’s so nice to get some good news once in a while, and the good news this time is that CBS has greenlit a Supergirl TV series. More
To kick off Comic Con the right way, I scoured the internet looking for adorable cosplay kids, which is a strenuous and backbreaking job, I know. But I do it for you guys, okay? In the course of doing this, I came to the conclusion that really, cosplay is the only reason to have kids at all. More
I can remember being around five-years-old and my mom took me to a grocery store opening so I could meet and get an autograph with Spiderman and it was like the biggest deal of my life. I thought Spidey was the coolest ever. And then a few years later I had a book featuring the Marvel universe characters giving health and grooming tips for kids and I remember Spiderwoman’s section was all about brushing her hair before bed and I wanted to be just like her so I did the same thing. I love that Stan Lee is still around and still bringing joy and fun to kids. I never had a grandfather so I am going to pretend that Stan is mine.
Growing up in suburban Chicago in the 1980s and 1990s, I read the comics pages in the Chicago Tribune every day in a very precise order, starting with the boring ones (âThe Lockhorns,â âPeanutsâ â sorry, Franzen â and âCathyâ) and working my way toward my favorites (âFox Trot,â âBrenda Starrâ). The very last comic I read every day was Lynn Johnstonâs âFor Better or For Worse.â
âFox Trotâ was funny, but fundamentally gag-based, and the family never aged or grew; Jason scares Paige with his iguana over and over and over, and she never gets a clue. âBrenda Starr,â told stories about its âgirl reporterâ heroine, but Brenda, too, never aged, and the strip was dramatic, not funny. More