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  1. The Mary Sue Exclusive Preview And Interview: BOOM! Studios’ Steven Universe: Greg Universe Special #1

    Steven Universe has been getting waves of praise lately, mostly for its portrayal of diversity in its female characters - and it's well-deserved praise, every bit. But SU doesn’t leave its male characters in the shallows either. Case in point: Greg Universe, former rock star, current van-dwelling car wash owner, and great dad.

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  2. The UN Is Holding a “Gender Equality: Picture It!” Comics Competition

    UN Women, a group within the UN whose mission is to work towards global gender equality, has announced that they'll be holding a competition for comics about gender equality!

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  3. AGENT OF S.T.Y.L.E. – Black Widow Goes To The Movies

    It's all about the details!

    A while back, we did an Agent of S.T.Y.L.E. dedicated to the many comic book costumes worn by the Black Widow. Natasha Romanova has had a long history in the comics, so it's natural that she's felt like changing her suit now and then.

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  4. Pull Wisely: The Mary Sue’s Weekly Comic Counsel And Chat

    Spider-Woman, Princess Leia, Halogen, and more!

    Susana has tragically departed TMS, and we miss her constantly - but no more so than Tuesdays, when there is a Pull It Together-sized hole in our hearts and on our website. While I don't hope to live up to her awesome standards in comic taste, I'm going to be starting a new series here at TMS called Pull Wisely, where we give you short snippets of our comic recommendations for the week - and then ask for yours in the comments.

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  5. New Rat Queens Artist Stjepan Šejić Explains The Science Of Female Fantasy Armor

    Ah, those skimpy outfits make perfect sense now!

    Armor for women in fantasy and comic book settings is either dangerously impractical or just entirely nonsensical. Or is it? Rat Queens' new artist, Stjepan Šejić, thinks he knows the secret, and wants to share it with all you clueless dudes out there.

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  6. Comics 201: Small, Mighty, and Super Weird; or, A Brief Guide to Indie Comics

    The 1980s was a time of great upheaval and change for Western pop culture. MTV was new and relevant, car phones were a thing, Return of the Jedi came out and they never made any more Star Wars films ever at all shut up and let me dream, yours truly was born, and comic books entered their ninth-grade-goth phase.

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  7. Comics 201: Nobody Else Knows Either; Or, Why Comics Continuity Does and Doesn’t Matter

    So Asgard is in Oklahoma now. Or it was in Oklahoma, but now it’s on the moon? Who knows what’s going on with those crazy Asgardians.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: I Would Watch the Gender Swapped Big Bang Theory

    For REAL, though.

    Not pictured: evil Wilhelmina Wheaton. (via JuliaJm15 on Tumblr)

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  9. From Diana To Danvers: What Can We Expect From The New Female-Led Comic Movies?

    It’s the dawning of the age of the superheroine. With comics like the new Ms. Marvel, starring the kick-ass Kamala Khan, making bold and potent statements, it’s not surprising that the movie moguls are taking notice. Shortly after the Wonder Woman movie was chalked up on DC’s slate for a 2017 release, Captain Marvel was announced for the following year. Both, it seemed, had been waiting for the other to step out onto the dance floor.

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  10. Comics 201: My Comics Can Beat Up Your Comics; Or, The Great Publisher Debate

    Every subculture has its great rivalries. Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Creature effects vs. CGI. Mac vs. PC. That one sports team vs. that other sports team. If you’re tapped into comics culture at all, you know that the great comics rivalry is between Marvel and DC.

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  11. Comics 201: Crisis In Infinite Issues; Or, How To Read A Crossover Event

    It’s happened to many of us: You’re reading a comic series, enjoying all the superhero shenanigans, when suddenly: BAM! random issue that has nothing to do with the story and other heroes are showing up and things are happening and what the actual hell?

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  12. Whoa, Guys, The Mega Man Comic Got Dark

    The Mega Man comic has been chugging along comfortably for the last three years under the Archie Comics label, which has been undergoing a slow evolution with some genuinely new and surprising ideas and storylines.

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  13. Five Vertigo Comics Begging to Hit the Small Screen

    DC Comics is making a full-steam-ahead effort of translating several of its Vertigo comic book series to the small and big screen. Let's look at other Vertigo properties that are begging to be given the live-action touch for television.

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  14. Comics 201: What To Know After You Know You Want To Get Into Comics

    On Wednesdays we buy comics.

    If you’ve ever been in a comic book store, there’s a good chance your first thought as you stepped inside was probably something like, “What the hell is all this stuff?”

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  15. Things We Saw Today: Falkor Is The Tastiest Luck Dragon In All Of Fantasia

    Cake? Did somebody say cake?

    If you'll excuse me, I need to go talk to some sugar about my nostalgia.

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  16. Things We Saw Today: Genderbent Sherlock Cosplay

    *standing ovation*

    Um. I. Uh. Someone send help. I have forgotten how to words.

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  17. The Mary Sue Interview: Nick Tapalansky and Alex Eckman-Lawn’s All-Ages Thanatos Diver

    Thanatos Diver, from writer Nick Tapalansky and artist Alex Eckman-Lawn, is about a young woman whose whole life has been spent on an island. But exploring the sunken city surrounding them is about to expand her horizons in the most unusual way. We spoke with the dynamic duo to find out the background of Thanatos Diver, writing female characters, and giving babies comics.

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  18. Attention All Hands: The Humble Star Trek Bundle Offers A Full Complement Of Comics, For Charity

    Resistance is futile.

    The first comic book I ever read was a Star Trek comic. It was given to nine-year-old me by a gentleman down the street who was handing out kid-friendly monthlies for Halloween instead of candy. That, my friends, is an upstanding citizen.

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  19. The Mary Sue Exclusive: Nick Tapalansky and Alex Eckman-Lawn’s Thanatos Diver Art

    If a JRPG and a comic book had babies, it would be this awesome thing.

    Nick Tapalansky and Alex Eckman-Lawn are creating an all-ages comic for Th3rd World Studios called Thanatos Diver. It's the JPRG, that isn't really a JRPG, that you should be reading! Well, once it's released anyway. Take a look at some exclusive promotional images the team has gifted us with.

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  20. “I Guess Comics Aren’t for Me”—My Own Story of Childhood Gatekeeping and Why Just Making Girl-Friendly Comics Is Not Enough

    With a special guest appearance from Animorphs!

    August was certainly a busy, complicated, and frustrating month for women in nerd culture, wasn’t it? So guess who decided to write an article about her own experience with gatekeeping and why she didn’t get into comics until her 20s. I have either the best or worst timing for this.

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