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  1. Teaching Girls to Be Their Own (Super) Heroes in a Time When Toy Aisles Teach Them Otherwise

    Marvelous.

    John Marcotte, founder of Heroic Girls and father of two superhero-obsessed daughters The Mary Sue has a great affection for, has a thing or two to say about showing girls that superheroes aren't "for boys." It's an incredibly important message, especially in a time when Marcotte says research has found that the toy aisles have never had a stronger gender divide—and that's just the tip of the gender normative iceberg.

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  2. Why FIGHT! Is An Important Zine For Women In Gaming And Comics

    I grew up on Sailor Moon, so my love for tough female characters started at a very young age. The last zine project I curated was Moon Power, which was a Sailor Moon fanzine, and after the success of that project I decided I wanted to do a new zine that focused on female characters and had original content from artists. I’ve always loved the character design and art direction behind video games such as Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Guilty Gear, Soul Calibur and others.

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  3. Fresh Romance: How I’m Helping Make Room For Women in Comics

    Having a company that mostly employs women, featuring primarily women protagonists, making comics that will hopefully appeal to women is my way of saying "I’m all in on women being a viable and important part of the comics industry."

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Another Wonder Woman Redesign

    It's been quite the week for comics. Here's a rad Wonder Woman redesign by Stephen Byrne.

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  5. DC Cancels Batgirl #41 Variant Cover Following “Threats of Violence and Harassment”

    In a cryptic official statement referencing "threats of violence and harassment," DC Entertainment announced last night that it would no longer be publishing that controversial Batgirl variant cover.

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  6. That Batgirl Variant Cover: What It Means To New Readers

    Sometimes, it's OK to not be beholden to all of comics history.

    By now, you know that there is a series of variant covers that DC Comics is putting out across all their titles in June to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of their most popular villain, The Joker (like the one above by Javier Pulido for Catwoman #41). He's certainly a complex, frightening villain who's worth celebrating. You might also have heard that, while many of these covers are great and creative uses of the character, there is one cover in particular that's been giving many people pause.

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  7. Chainmail Bikini Is A Comic Anthology About Women In Gaming And You Can Support It

    Women in comics! Women in gaming!

    Do you want to support ladies making comics? How about ladies who love video games? Now, thanks to a new anthology up for funding on Kickstarter, you can do both at the same time!

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  8. There’s A New “Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps” Comic Coming Your Way!

    LOOK AT THESE LADIES.

    We're already getting a Wild West AU and an all-female Avengers as part of Marvel's Secret Wars event this May; but if that isn't enough to get you to start a pull list at your local, you might be excited to learn about their all-new Carol Corps book for Captain Marvel fans!

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  9. Wait, Why’s There A Star Wars Variant Cover For Princess Leia #1 That Doesn’t Have Princess Leia On It?

    You nerf herder!

    Color me a bit naive, but when I'm buying a comic book named after a particular character, I usually expect that character to be on the cover. You know. Just as a general rule.

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  10. Dynamite Announces Massive Crossover Event All Between Classic Female Pulp Characters by All Female Writers

    THE FEMALE MENACE

    You've probably heard of Red Sonja and Vampirella. And these days you've probably also gotten wind of Dejah Thoris, the main lady lead in the John Carter of Mars stories, and perhaps even Mulan Kato, highly competent partner of the socialite/vigilante Green Hornet. Jungle Girl was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Miss Fury is basically a female Batman, but when we get to Masquerade, and Lady Zorro even I'm at a loss. But here's what they definitely have in common.

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