Marvel's Victoria Alonso said some very important things this weekend. Let's make sure everyone hears them.Read More
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RUN, TUMBLR, RUN!
For Cinema Blend, I sat down with Jeremy Renner to talk about his electrifying political thriller Kill the Messenger. Towards the end of the interview, I asked the man who brought Hawkeye to the big screen if he was aware of the superhero's unique branch of fan art known as "The Hawkeye Initiative." He was not. This outtake tells what happened.Read More
We Shouldn’t Be So Excited by This Commercial Featuring a Real Life Comic Book Loving Lady, but We Are
A comic book lady is a person in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood, in your neighborhoooood...
The SPIRE Federal Credit Union serves residents of Minnesota and Wisconsin, so that would explain why us New Yorkers have never heard of it before. But it's already found its way into our hearts, by choosing a lady who likes comic books for one of those "look how homey and personal and not a capitalist edifice we are" commercials. Comic book loving ladies: they're just like us! No really, they're just like us.Read More
It's so beautiful.
OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD.Read More
Must be a day of the week ending in "Y."
It's Monday and we can only spend so many brain cells being frustrated with DC's marketing and licensing department on a regular basis, so let's try to ease you slowly into the annoyance you're about to feel. Here is the good news: they made a shirt designed for young female wearers, and another shirt for men that has Wonder Woman on it! Let's just bask in that vague knowledge for a second before actually looking at the shirts and aaaaaargh.Read More
You tell 'em, sis.
We here at The Mary Sue are all incredibly excited for the new Thor - but it's great to hear that the folks at Marvel are stoked about it, too. Super-rad redhead Lorraine Cink, host of Marvel's "The Watcher," took this week's episode to tell us all why the new female incarnation of Thor is important, both to women and to comics. Frigga would be proud.Read More
This is not a costume. These are my clothes.
I heard a rumor. I wasn't sure if I wanted to believe it or not. But I checked with some people and my sources say it's happening - a Supergirl TV show.Read More
“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.Read More
We can't imagine what those mixed messages might have been.
So, you might have heard that Marvel is releasing Spider-Women #1 in November. You may also have heard that the first issue will have a variant cover by Milo Manara which is, to say the absolute very least about it, precariously bootylicious. We (and many other people) were pretty upset about it - and Marvel is finally speaking out.Read More
NSFW for 3D rendered nudity and nightmare fuel
We already heard from three gymnasts who tested whether Milo Manara's Spider-Woman cover is anatomically possible, and now Redditor dinoignacio is getting involved with a 3D rendering that shows what wall-scaling, butt-popping Spidey would look like form the side. It's... not pretty. You've been warned. Full image (complete with 3D rendered butts 'n' boobs) is behind the jump.Read More