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Things We Saw Today: Marceline the Munny Queen

A sweet Marceline figure from Etsy user SciurusCustoms. They’ve also got a Korra and a few other nerdy munnies you might dig. 

  • Sexy Loki, Queer Tricksters, and the Problem with LGBT Villains (via Comics Alliance)
  • A nice interview with Trina Robbins over at Comic Book Resources about her upcoming Fantagraphics book, Pretty In Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013.
  • Heidi MacDonald writes “Comics have hit puberty…and it’s not pretty” over at The Beat. It covers some recent events in the comic industry concerning creator Tess Fowler naming a comics professional who harassed her (and possibly others) and calling on all comics professionals, men and women, to work to keep harassment from being a dirty industry secret.

OMG THE CUTE! Fernanda Abarca Cakes has even more How to Train Your Dragon-inspire baked goods. (via That’s Nerdalicious)

  • How Using Sexy Female Avatars in Video Games Changes Women (via
  • R.I.P. Shirley Mitchell, last surviving adult cast member of I Love Lucy (via AV Club)
  • Blue Peter and CBBC would like children (ages 6-15) to design a new sonic device for Doctor Who characters either Strax, Madame Vastra or Jenny. The winning designer will get to go to the set of the show and see their sonic-whatever featured in an episode! Find out more here.

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  • Adrian

    The Heidi MacDonald/Tess Fowler article was a great read. I also appreciated MacDonald’s mention of the equality shown in “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate.” I have to agree with what she’s said, that the female fighters are treated and represented as equals among the men, which has been great to see. A couple of the female fighters are geeks too! :)

  • Laura Truxillo

    Brian Wood?

    Hoo boy. Is it sad that my first thought is, “Well, so much for the all-lady X-men team now. If Wood stays on, I know I won’t pick it back up (I’m a few months behind on comics right now). But if it fails, especially after Fearless Defenders, then the ‘most obvious’ reason will be ‘no one wants to see an all lady team?’”

    I feel a little sick, remembering how a lot of us were pretty sanguine about it at the beginning. But it’s good to know. It’s scary to name names, and it sure was brave of Tess, and I’m glad to know.

  • Mark Brown

    Sonic grenades for Strax!

    Or. . . whatever that word was.

  • TKS

    Brian Wood. This is why we can’t have nice things.

    What do we do here? I want to support women characters and women teams, and I like X-Men. It’s probably my favorite comics “family,” And I want to show my support for women characters in comics with what little money I have. Will my abstaining from the heavily publicized X-Men send the message that I don’t care about women teams, and not that I don’t approve of Wood’s behavior?


  • Nicoclaws

    Plus he is doing a VERY great job in this book, and with femal characters in general.
    I think I’ll try to disconnect the entitled jerky behaviour from the work and keep on reading the books. I won’t praise the man anymore, though.

  • Laura Truxillo

    I think, maybe if the two issues weren’t so entwined I could, but having a guy who “writes great female characters” while also creeping on aspiring professionals at cons…nah, it’s too gross to me. It feels a bit like being lied to or manipulated. Like the guys who know all the feminist rhetoric and totally support their female friends when they talk women’s rights, but when they’re alone, they try to cope a feel. In it’s way, it’s almost worse than someone who’s just outwardly misogynist.