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Jill Pantozzi — Associate Editor

Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s the Associate Editor for the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

Posts by Jill Pantozzi

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

Pre-New 52 Amanda Waller Stars In The Batman: Assault on Arkham Animated Feature

Missing the previous version of DC Comics’ Amanda Waller? You might want to take a look at the new trailer for Batman: Assault on Arkham, a new Warner Bros. Animation feature set in the Arkham video game universe. The Wall is in full effect. And yes, that is Kevin Conroy voicing Batman, just like in that Darwyn Cooke short we posted yesterday.

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Meanwhile...

Young Women Are The Fastest Growing Demographic According To New Comics Retailer Survey

“While many stores report that their children’s comics sections continue to grow, the demographic that seems to be growing the fastest is young women, aged 17–33. Image titles like The Walking Dead, Saga, and Pretty Deadly have gotten their attention, but Wayne Wise reports that at Phantom of the Attic there are “a lot of young women who are really invested in Marvel and DC titles, as well as the Indies. New titles aimed at this group are an important part of this. Books like Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Young Avengers have been particularly successful.’ Data from a reader survey by digital comics vendor Comixology supports what retailers are seeing. Chip Mosher, Comixology’s v-p, communications and marketing, confirmed that 20% of its new customers in the third quarter of 2013 were females ages 17–26.”Shannon O’Leary writing for Publishers Weekly on findings in a recent comics retailer survey.

Previously in Women and Comics

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Why Not Do It With Some Style?

Baby Predator Steals The Show In Our 2014 WonderCon Cosplay Gallery

Power Rangers, look out! I mean, seriously, look out, there’s an adorable child cosplaying Predator and you might step on the cuteness! Sigh. Our very own Alan Kistler attended WonderCon in California this past weekend and sent us a bunch of fun cosplay he saw including characters from Doctor Who, Disney, comics, and more!

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Suddenly

Several Women Arrested For Writing Fanfic In China

Quick! Hide your fic! 

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Bloody Good Fun

Bad Stuff Is Happening In The New Teaser For The Final Season Of True Blood

The last teaser we got for True Blood was pretty much that – a tease. This new one actually features footage from the new and final season! And um, looks like Bon Temps is in a bit of trouble.

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Awwwwww

That Doctor Who Fan Proposal Was Caught On Video

Remember those completely adorable images of a Doctor Who proposal done in front of stars Karen Gillan and Matt Smith at a recent convention? It was caught on video too! The audio isn’t great but it’s cute to see the actors faces in action.

Previously in Doctor Who

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Spoilery

The Mary Sue’s Orphan Black Season 2 Premiere Liveblog!

Season 2 of BBC America’s hit series Orphan Black starts TONIGHT! To celebrate, we’re trying out our first episode liveblog. Would you join us, Clone Club? 

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My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

Sorry, Paul Rudd, Antboy Beat You To The Adorable Superhero Movie Punch [VIDEO]

Seriously, what are the odds Paul Rudd will look this adorable in his Ant-Man movie costume? The synopsis for this directed film is as follows, “Twelve-year-old Pelle leads a dreadfully dull life in his small Danish town, until a bite from a very special ant endows him with incredible powers. With the aid of his nerdy, comic book-obsessed classmate Wilhelm, he adopts the cape and cowl of a new, headline-grabbing superhero: Antboy! But, as Pelle soon discovers, with great power comes great responsibility — and when a villain named Flea begins to terrorize his town, he must mature into a new and extraordinary role. Will he realize in time that sometimes your uniqueness is your greatest strength?” In theaters this weekend!

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Marion Cotillard & Michael Fassbender In Macbeth

Our first look at a new version of Macbeth we previously told you about, starring Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender as “The Macbeths!” (via ComingSoon.net)

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Hello Sweetie

Doctor Who Fan Uses Karen Gillan/Matt Smith Convention Photo Op To Propose

I don’t know who was more surprised, the girlfriend or Karen Gillan and Matt Smith. At the Louisville Comic Con in March, one Doctor Who fan decided he was going to propose during his photo opp with the Who-Crew. The picture evolution is fantastic.

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