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Posts by Susana Polo

    Susana Polo — Editor at Large

    Susana Polo thought she'd get her Creative Writing degree from Oberlin, work a crap job, and fake it until she made it into comics. Instead she stumbled into a great job: founding and running this very website (she's Editor at Large now, very fancy). She's spoken at events like Geek Girl Con, New York Comic Con, and Comic Book City Con, wants to get a Batwoman tattoo and write a graphic novel, and one of her canine teeth is in backwards.

  1. Pull It Together: Rat Queens, Black Widow, and the Debuts of Gotham Academy and Thor, the Goddess of Thunder!

    We've got issues. Lots of issues.

    Welcome to Pull It Together, where the goal is to narrow the massive field of comic book titles to the ones you shouldn’t overlook. It isn’t about what’s on my pull list, it’s about what could be on yours!

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  2. Sailor Moon Newbie Recap: “The Boy Who Can See The Future” and “Usagi and Mamoru Get Closer”

    NEW TITLE SEQUENCE?

    Honestly, you guys have are lucky I even noticed this, I've been skipping the title sequence lately.

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  3. Pull It Together: New Lumberjanes, Saga, Sonja, Storm, and Big Savings on Batgirl!

    We've got issues. Lots of issues.

    Welcome to Pull It Together, where the goal is to narrow the massive field of comic book titles to the ones you shouldn’t overlook. It isn’t about what’s on my pull list, it’s about what could be on yours!

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  4. Sailor Moon Newbie Recap: “Jupiter, the Powerful Girl in Love” and “Restore Naru’s Smile: Usagi’s Friendship”

    Jupiter Power... Make Up!

    *snffff* Ahhhh. Do you smell that? Smells like a brand new arc.

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  5. Pull It Together: Leaving Megalopolis, The Wicked + The Divine, and… Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman?!

    We've got issues. Lots of issues.

    Welcome to Pull It Together, where the goal is to narrow the massive field of comic book titles to the ones you shouldn’t overlook. It isn’t about what’s on my pull list, it’s about what could be on yours!

    Read More
  6. 16 Women on Television Who Challenge The Male Gaze

    Orange is the new dismantling male dominated media.

    As described in “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” Laura Mulvey’s seminal work on the objectification of women in film, the "male gaze" refers to female characters fulfilling the role of attractive, passive playthings for men. Yet many contemporary shows rebel against this model by presenting multi-layered women who demand the audience’s attention. Here are 16 characters currently on the air who do just that.

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  7. Sailor Moon Newbie Recap: “Naru’s First Love,” “Nephrite Dies for Love”

    Dammit, Naru... NO, Naru... NARU, STAHP.

    Oh my god guys, did Sailor Moon swap me from hating Nephrite to kind of feeling bad for him? I... I'm not even sure. Let's get started.

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  8. Pull It Together: Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Future’s End, and a Bunch of Joss Whedon for a Dollar

    We've got issues. Lots of issues.

    Welcome to Pull It Together, where the goal is to narrow the massive field of comic book titles to the ones you shouldn’t overlook. It isn’t about what’s on my pull list, it’s about what could be on yours!

    Read More
  9. Does the Marvel Cinematic Universe Play to the Female Gaze?

    Let's take a look. His eyes are up here.

    There's a moment when watching Thor: The Dark World when the titular character comes on the screen shirtless for a wash. The camera follows Thor, panning up his biceps and his abs, lingering for a solid minute. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has its hero in increasingly tight shirts. Welcome to the female gaze.

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  10. Sailor Moon Newbie Recap: “Friendship Through Anime,” “Usagi’s First Kiss”

    This Week: Jazz Hands Youma

    This week: probably a lot of inside jokes that I don't entirely understand but am still amused by, and then everybody in the show has face blindness and Tuxedo Mask smooches all up on an underage drunk girl.

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