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  1. WeLoveFine’s Awesome Spider-Gwen Collection Hits the Jackpot

    ♫ Spider-Leth, Spider-Leth ♫

    WeLoveFine's Spider-Gwen line just became available for pre-order, and holy heck is it bad-ass.

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  2. Marvel A-Force Writer G. Willow Wilson Takes Issue with Jill Lepore’s New Yorker Op-Ed Calling Her Heroes “Porn Stars”

    So I was the last person on the internet to find out about this little op-ed by Jill Lepore. When Harvard professors are throwing shade on you from the rarified heights of the New Yorker, you have officially arrived in life, or at least in comics. So I was rather chuffed by this piece, though I do want to respond to some of the points raised, because they tie into some of the broader conversations we’ve been having lately in the comics community. I’d like to give a shout-out to Valkyrie Leia Cal

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  3. Milo Manara Uses His Sexy Artist Powers For Good in His First Dark Horse Cover For Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out

    Yes, that Milo Manara.

    You may remember Milo Manara from such internet controversies as "Holy hell that's an inappropriate cover for Spider-Woman" and "oh dear, he doesn't understand why." You may also remember us discussing how we felt Manara's work was beautiful when displayed in better context. Well he's put his particular skills to work for Dark Horse for the first time with a cover for Alex de Campi's Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out and we've got your exclusive, NSFW reveal.

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  4. The Mary Sue Interview: My So-Called Secret Identity‘s Creator On Why Smart Is A Superpower & The Future Of Women in Comics

    Last summer I learned of a Kickstarter fundraiser for a comic called My So-Called Secret Identity. Being a fan of My So-Called Life in the '90s, I was compelled by the title. As I clicked through the website, I felt an instant draw both to the comic and to protagonist Cat, whose mantra “smart is a superpower” made me burst with pride.

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  5. Kickstarter Campaign for Janet Lee’s Illustrated Pride and Prejudice Enters its Final Hours

    No zombies allowed.

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that Eisner Award-winning artist Janet Lee is incredibly rad, and if you're a Jane Austen fan who'd like to see Lee bring the Bennets to life, now's the time to head over to the Kickstarter for her illustrated Pride and Prejudice!

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  6. The Mary Sue Interview: Gail Simone Talks Pulp Women and Badass Match-Ups in Swords of Sorrow

    "It’s all the toys, all the best toys."

    Gail Simone's latest comics project, Swords of Sorrow, from Dynamite, drops tomorrow! The Mary Sue had the chance to speak with Simone in anticipation of Issue #1. She gave us her thoughts on the appeal of female pulp characters, whom she'd like to see get an ongoing title, and the state of women working in the comics industry.

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  7. This Week’s Beatutiful SHIELD Poster Features Skye’s Mom (AKA Dichen Lachman)

    Each week, Entertainment Weekly and Marvel are releasing a new SHIELD poster by a prominent artist for purchase at the Marvel shop as part of their “Art of Level 7″ promotion. So far we’ve seen posters featuring Raina, Sif, and Agent 33, but this week we're getting a beautiful look at Skye's mother, Jiaying.

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  8. The Mary Sue Interview: Frank Tieri on Convergence: Suicide Squad & All-Female Justice League

    Frank Tieri is tackling two of DC Comics Convergence series, Suicide Squad and Justice League. We spoke to him about Amanda Waller's role, the all-female JL team, and more!

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  9. Marvel Comics Releasing One-Shots For ALL the Ladies! Peggy Carter, Agent May, Quake, and Mockingbird


    Marvel is celebrating 50 years of SHIELD with a new series of one-shot comics - most of which feature rad-as-heck ladies!

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  10. Raina Telgemeier’s The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels Are BACK – In Living Color!

    OMG, Claudia's hair!

    My eleven-year-old self is doing somersaults of joy! Fresh off her recent Eisner nomination for Sisters, Raina Telgemeier is also celebrating the re-release of her graphic novel adaptations of The Baby-Sitters Club IN FULL COLOR by Graphix/Scholastic!

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  11. The Cover For DC’s Black Canary #2 Has Us Jazzed About This New Girl Band Comic

    Black Canary #2 hits stands and online retailers July 15th, and Annie Wu's cover is everything. Written by Brenden Fletcher (of Batgirl and Gotham Academy), we have a feeling this is going to be one rockin' comic (sorry). #2 is even going to have a variant cover by Batgirl's Babs Tarr.

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  12. The Mary Sue Interview: Sydney Padua on The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

    The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua combines Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage, a steampunk sensibility, and copious footnotes - so it is no surprise that I was immediately transfixed as soon as I discovered the web comic and app several years ago.

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  13. Review: Marvel Comics’ Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #2-5

    Ah, quality, how I’ve missed thee!

    With five issues under its belt and its first arc nearly complete, Angela: Asgard’s Assassin continues to be a standout comic book series on every level in terms of artwork, character, and story.

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  14. How To Fight Like A Girl, Part 3: LadyStar and Fighting For Love

    It is far too easy for authors and readers alike to describe a teenage girl with a boyfriend or even a candidate for a boyfriend as "boy crazy." The equivalent concept of "girl crazy" for boy characters is rare to the point of absurdity.

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  15. Feminism Ain’t Easy: That Time Joss Whedon Used Our Tweet to Call a Jurassic World Clip Sexist

    Saying 'Joss Whedon' and 'feminist' in the same sentence will get you a variety of responses. There are those who think him one of the best examples of the term while others think he shouldn't be associated with it at all. However, I'm going to write about it today as recent events have made me realize there may be no harder thing one can choose to be than a feminist. Allow me to explain.

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  16. The Flash Cast and Creative Team Talk Diversity and the Importance of Representation

    "When we met Jesse Martin (who plays Detective Joe West) in New York to convince him to be a part of this show, he said he always loved comics but never saw his face in them. Now he can. Now there's a whole generation of kids who can watch these shows (and see his face, too)."

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  17. How To Fight Like A Girl, Part 2: LadyStar, Teamwork, And Empowering Female Characters

    Not too long ago, I wrote an article about a television series called H2O Just Add Water. For those of you who aren't familiar, H2O is the story of three girls named Emma, Rikki and Cleo who are granted the power to turn into mermaids and manipulate water with magic powers. The focus of my article was to compare H2O to Sailor Moon; but the more important point is that both shows demonstrate what is possible when girls learn the important concept of teamwork.

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  18. How To Fight Like A Girl: Why LadyStar Has The Greatest Fighting Team of Teenage Girls Ever Assembled

    When my fellow Lexicon Hollow author W. Scott created the LadyStar characters fifteen years ago, the major challenge was not just to tell an exciting story. After all, these girls have powers that would make the average comic book superhero run for cover. We don't call them "The Greatest Fighting Team of Teenage Girls Ever Assembled" for nothing.

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  19. The Mary Sue Exclusive Interview: Marvel’s Sana Amanat and Author James Patterson on Why YA Lit Fans Will Love the Complex Female Characters of Max Ride: First Flight

    Max Ride: First Flight is Marvel's newest lady-led comic offering, and it soars into shops today. We had the chance to speak with some of the creative team about the new book, YA literature, and what Marvel is doing to bring more female readers to the world of comics.

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  20. Fresh Romance Diverse Comics Magazine Announces New Creative Teams and Gail Simone Goal

    Fresh Romance, an ongoing diverse romance comics magazine project by former TMS weekend editor and comics pro Janelle Asselin, has some exciting new creative teams, stories, and goals on the horizon.

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