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Posts by Jill Pantozzi

    Jill Pantozzi — Editor in Chief

    Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of 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."

  1. Marvel A-Force Writer G. Willow Wilson Takes Issue with Jill Lepore’s New Yorker Op-Ed Calling Her Heroes “Porn Stars”

    So I was the last person on the internet to find out about this little op-ed by Jill Lepore. When Harvard professors are throwing shade on you from the rarified heights of the New Yorker, you have officially arrived in life, or at least in comics. So I was rather chuffed by this piece, though I do want to respond to some of the points raised, because they tie into some of the broader conversations we’ve been having lately in the comics community. I’d like to give a shout-out to Valkyrie Leia Cal

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  2. The New Crimson Peak Trailer May Make You Wee in Your Pants

    Fair warning.

    We already had a feeling the Guillermo del Toro directed film, starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver, would be scary but this kicks it up a notch.

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  3. Director Ava DuVernay Rumored for Marvel’s Black Panther & Captain Marvel, Which Are We Supposed to Root For?

    This is like, so mean.

    And before you even say it—no, she can't direct both. Black Panther has a release date of July 6, 2018 and Captain Marvel is set for November 2, 2018.

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  4. The Mary Sue Exclusive Preview: Fables: The Wolf Among Us Chapter 23

    Vertigo Comics' digital first series Fables: The Wolf Among Us has a new chapter available for download tomorrow and we've got a sneak peak!

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  5. Luc Besson Readies French Graphic Novel Valérian and Laureline for Space Opera, Time Travel Film

    Luc Besson's recent sci-fi blockbuster Lucy didn't have many fans at The Mary Sue but it did make $458 million worldwide. Interestingly enough, The Fifth Element writer/director revealed on Twitter today he's read try for yet another sci-fi story, this time an adaptation of the French graphic novel, Valérian and Laureline. And he's already announced the leads!

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  6. On Brains And Surviving: iZombie As An Allegory For Surviving Sexual Assault

    Take all things explicitly zombie out of the formula, and you realize that Liv Moore's story is the same story thousands of women experience every year. Liv is a coded survivor of sexual assault.

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  7. Emilia Clarke to Channing Tatum & Wife: “Please, Can We All Have Something Sexual Together?”

    Also, Beyoncé might own one of the actual dragon eggs from Game of Thrones.

    YAAAAAS KHALEESI.

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  8. Game of Thrones Recap: “Kill the Boy”

    More like Game of OMFG DID THAT JUST HAPPEN, amirite?

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  9. Milo Manara Uses His Sexy Artist Powers For Good in His First Dark Horse Cover For Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out

    Yes, that Milo Manara.

    You may remember Milo Manara from such internet controversies as "Holy hell that's an inappropriate cover for Spider-Woman" and "oh dear, he doesn't understand why." You may also remember us discussing how we felt Manara's work was beautiful when displayed in better context. Well he's put his particular skills to work for Dark Horse for the first time with a cover for Alex de Campi's Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out and we've got your exclusive, NSFW reveal.

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  10. The Mary Sue Exclusive Preview: Archie Comics’ Veronica: Daddy’s Little Rich Girl

    Some very unattractive behavior from Ms. Veronica in the latest digital exclusive preview from Archie Comics...

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  11. Gamer Equality: The Non-Existent Cognitive Disparity Between Genders in Gaming

    "Real Gamers" and brain plasticity.

    Girl gamer. It’s what all women who play video games are being called. With the “girl” comes the mentality that we’re not “real gamers” and could never survive in an environment where the real gamers (i.e. men) are carrying AK’s and swearing at each other over their headsets. Girl gamers are supposed to like pretty games where we get to use our social skills, because that’s all we’re good at, right? Talking and being pretty?

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  12. The Mary Sue Exclusive Preview: BOOM! Studios’ Giant Days #3

    BOOM! has given us an exclusive look at Giant Days #3 by John Allison and Lissa Treiman. And if you hadn't heard, the series has recently be extended from an initial 6-issue run to 12 issues!

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  13. Brienne & Sansa Are Deep in Thought in the Latest Game Of Thrones Episode Photos

    Plotting the demise of evil people. Just another day in Westeros!

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  14. CW Arrow/Flash Spinoff Legends of Tomorrow Gets Series Order, As If You Had a Doubt

    Oh thank god, we can finally stop calling it "Other CW Superhero Show."

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  15. BBC America Announces Surprise Return of Ingrid Oliver’s Osgood to Doctor Who!

    ::takes hit off inhaler::

    Steven Moffat doesn't hate fandom after all!*

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  16. The Mary Sue Presents: “Remembery Day”

    By Sarah Pinsker

    The Mary Sue is pleased to present strange, beautiful new fiction from Apex Magazine each month. This month’s story, from Apex Magazine’s current issue, is “Remembery Day” by Sarah Pinsker. Take a look…

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  17. Marvel’s Agent Carter Renewed, Agents of SHIELD Gets a Season 3

    They know her value.

    Let's go to work.

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  18. Twin Peaks Newbie Recap: “Double Play” & “Slaves and Masters”

    There's nothing like a good weenie.

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  19. What We Should Have Learned From Jurassic Park

    The Internet is Jurassic Park IRL.

    The Internet community is the Jurassic Park of our society. Both manmade inventions which began as really cool theories executed with enthusiasm and precision, and they were complete disasters from the start.

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  20. [UPDATED] Leaked Suicide Squad Photo May Reveal Harley Quinn’s Stabby Profession

    In the immortal words of Dr. Ian Malcolm, "Boy, do I hate being right all the time."

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