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Marvel Comics

  1. Here’s Your First Look At The “Women of Marvel” Variant Covers Coming This March

    Yay talented ladies!

    Despite the fact that DC Comics and Marvel are slowly, sloooowly geting better when it comes featuring different types of gender, racial, and body diversity in their books, the behind-the-scenes ratio of male to female comic creators leaves something to be desired. So it's cool to see that in March, Marvel will be doing a special variant cover event to highlight their pool of female artists. But is it enough?

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  2. Racist, Anti-Islamic San Francisco Bus Ads Have Been Awesomely Defaced With Kamala Khan

    EMBIGGEN!

    Some of San Francisco's buses are currently plastered with a series of Islamophobic "ads" that were paid for by the Freedom Defense Initiative, an anti-Islamic organization that has been labeled a hate group by the government of the United Kingdom. Some of San Francisco's citizens have edited some of those ads in a pretty awesome way.

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  3. Care to Discuss Marvel’s Big “Secret Wars” Announcement?

    Oof, that was a big one.

    Marvel announced their new Secret Wars storyline back in October, but in a livestream yesterday they announced a bunch of new details about the event, which will take place this May.

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  4. What Do Scarlett Johansson’s Scenes in the Age of Ultron Trailers Mean For Black Widow?

    "Oh boy."

    If the little bits and pieces we've seen of Natasha Romanoff in all of Marvel's Age of Ultron trailers are anything to go on, it's very likely we'll be seeing a lot of the character's origin story in the upcoming film. But is that a good thing for fans who want Black Widow to get her own solo film? (Big honkin' comic book spoilers abound, as well as possible Age of Ultron spoilers if I'm right WHICH I KNOW I AM.)

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  5. Ease Up on the Guy: Brian Michael Bendis’ Contributions to Marvel

    Writer Brian Michael Bendis is a polarizing figure in the comic book community. While many of the monthly titles are well-received, Internet chatter (Never read the comments!) suggests that a lot of the folks who keep tabs on the Marvel Comics mainstay either love him or hate him. However, despite your affection or distaste for the man, most of us would be hard-pressed to argue that Bendis has made a made a long-lasting impact on Spider-Man and his fellow heroes.

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  6. 10 Rules For Making A Modern Transgender Superhero

    I started this article originally to write about transgender superheroes in comics but that proved much more difficult than I first thought it would be. For a start there are, in my opinion, no transgender superheroes in a mainstream comic universe. You can find a list of DC trans characters here, and Marvel characters here.

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  7. The Mary Sue Exclusive Preview: Marvel’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2

    Marvel's The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 just hit stores this week (check out our interview with writer Ryan North!) but Marvel Comics just dropped a super-cool exclusive at our door - The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2!

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  8. Explore The Comic Book History of Peggy Carter With TMS Contributor Alan Kistler

    Learn yourselves!

    You might remember Alan from his stellar Agents of STYLE column or his recent op-ed about the problem with basing a movie on the new 52 Wonder Woman, but he also has a pretty great History in Comics series as part of the THINKAboutTheINK Youtube Channel. This week, he takes a look at the many female characters throughout Captain America's history as a comic book property, and how the Marvel Cinematic Universe borrows from all of them for their version of Peggy.

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  9. Interview: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s Ryan North Talks Nuts, Fighting Galactus, & Hazelnut Lip-smacking

    The all-ages friendly comic is in stores today!

    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, in stores and available digitally today, is being written by Ryan North (Adventure Time, Original Sins) with art by Erica Henderson (Bravest Warriors, Subatomic Party Girls). Just before the launch of the book, I email interviewed the dinosaur-loving (purely platonic) North for The Mary Sue. Find out what he had to say!

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  10. Pull It Together: Squirrel Girl, Peggy Carter, Lady Killer, and More!

    We've got issues. Lots of issues.

    Squirrel Girl! Peggy Carter! Ms. Marvel's creator takes over X-Men! Stepford Wives who are really hitwomen! COMICS!

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