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  1. The Mary Sue Interview: Comic Historian Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson on Her New Book & Women in Comics

    If you’ve ever read a DC comic, you owe a thank you to Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson for founding the iconic company, and paving the way for the comic book as we know it today. If you’re unfamiliar with his name, I have good news for you: His granddaughter, comic historian and writer Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, is dedicated to preserving the memory of her grandfather and getting his incredible story of comics, publishing, story-telling, and life as an American soldier to the masses.

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  2. “It’s [Not] Okay”: How Women Die In Comic Book Movies

    It's super not okay.

    Tropes are not intrinsically bad - so armed with Netflix, a library card, and a horde of comic-book-loving friends, I sat down and looked at every single live-action adaptation of an English-based comic book or graphic novel filmed after 1990.

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  3. The Mary Sue’s Worst Moments in Female Fandom in 2014

    On the upside, we got to snark a lot. On the downside... everything.

    We try to see the positive in all situations around here at TMS, but occasionally, some things happen in fandom that we just have to call out. 2014 had a series of moments in which it didn't feel super-awesome to be a female fan of things like comics, cosplay, and video games, so let's take a look at the whole horrible list.

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  4. The Perfect Comics For Gifting (To Friends, Family, And Yourself) This Holiday Season: Adult Edition!

    Ultimate List of 2014 Easy-To-Be-Addicted-To Comic Amazingness PART TWO

    Even in these modern times, getting into comics (or getting others into comics) can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What’s even good? All important questions - and even more important with the winter holidays coming up, when you have the perfect opportunity to pass on your nerdy passions to your friends and family. Here's the best comics to gift to your adult friends (AKA Big Kids).

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  5. The Perfect Comics For Gifting (To Friends, Family, And Yourself) This Holiday Season: Kids Edition!

    Ultimate List of 2014 Easy-To-Be-Addicted-To Comic Amazingness PART ONE

    Even in these modern times, getting into comics (or getting others into comics) can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What’s even good? All important questions - and even more important with the winter holidays coming up, when you have the perfect opportunity to pass on your nerdy passions to your friends and family. First up - the best comic gifts for kids (or kids at heart!)

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  6. The Mary Sue Interview: Kelly Sue DeConnick At The Bitch Planet Launch Party

    #noncompliant

    Last night, the Silver Snail Toronto hosted a launch party for Kelly Sue DeConnick's new excellently-feminist comic, Bitch Planet, and The Mary Sue was in attendance to bring you all the very best details about the non-compliant.

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  7. The Mary Sue Exclusive: She Makes Comics Documentary Tackles Conventions & Fake Geeks

    The Mary Sue is proud to present an exclusive clip from Respect! Films' new documentary, She Makes Comics!

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  8. Spider-Gwen Writer Jason Latour Talks About The New Series

    Spider-Gwen, Spider-Gwen, is way cooler than spider-men

    The first issue of Marvel's new Spider-Gwen series debuts on February 25th, but writer Jason Latour has some spiderful details for us all if you're curious about our girl's new ongoing series.

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  9. Gail Simone Will Make Sure Nightwing’s Butt Gets Featured In Her Convergence Miniseries, For Feminism

    Good. Good choice. Yes.

    The Secret Six and Red Sonja writer also spoke with Comics Alliance about the importance of diversity in comics, her own writing process, and her wonderful experiences working with artists and comic publishers. But c'mon. Like we're not going to lead with butts.

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  10. Why Captain Marvel Was The Right Choice For Marvel’s First Female-Led Film

    There is not a doubt in my mind that a Black Widow standalone film would have been incredible, and I would have loved it. I’ve enjoyed watching the way her character has developed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and in my opinion she is one of the best characters to grace the Avengers line-up so far—so I was disappointed and outraged along with half of Tumblr when Marvel didn’t include her in their ten-year plan.

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