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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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