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DC Heroine News: Live-Action Titans Has Found Its Starfire, and Supergirl…Visits Riverdale?

It's a big day for news about some of our favorite DC heroines. The highly-anticipated live-action Teen Titans show, Titans, from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldman, and Geoff Johns has found its Starfire. Meanwhile, Riverdale just got a visit from a certain Girl of Steel.

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Let’s Speculate Wildly About Our Superheroes’ Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes, Bub!

Thanksgiving is all about gratefulness, cooperation, and stuffing your maw with delicious, delicious foods. In the spirit of teamwork and good eats, then, let's speculate together about what foods our favorite fictional super-powered folks might include on their table.

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Interview: Jimmy Palmiotti Talks Harley Quinn’s Contrary Nature and Starfire’s Sexuality

Jimmy Palmiotti is half of one of DC Comics' most awesome comics teams. He, along with Amanda Conner, are currently writing Harley Quinn and Starfire, and they've managed to make those two protagonists - which in other hands could be cartoonish and one-note - nuanced and complicated, without removing any of the fun.

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Pull Wisely: The Mary Sue’s Weekly Comic Counsel and Chat

No video, but all the recommendations!

It’s time for Pull Wisely (why yes, that is an Indiana Jones reference), where we give you short snippets of which comics we’re looking forward to each week—and then ask for your recommendations in the comments.

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The Mary Sue Interview: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti Talk Starfire, Harley Quinn, and the “Soap Opera Part of Comics”

"Look, we love the soap opera part of comics."

As we counseled you in last week's Pull Wisely, one of the most awesome titles released was DC's Starfire #1, written by one of our favorite teams, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti! It's a great new approach to a more fully-clothed Starfire that's extremely new-reader friendly, while also giving fans the Starfire they love.

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STARFIRE HAS CLOTHES ON: Deets From the Team Behind Starfire & Harley Quinn

Starfire has a new look and a new home! Harley's... still Harley.

It looks like Starfire might finally be getting the comic she deserves! Starfire #1, created by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, is coming out in June, and in it, we'll find Starfire in a new costume, and in a new home - Key West, FL.

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DC Comics’ Catwoman is Officially Bisexual — Here’s Why That’s Important

Catwoman #39 was released yesterday and confirmed what many fans have guessed over the years about everyone’s favorite cat burglar.

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DC Comics Announces New Diverse Lineup to “Make Room for More Types of Storytelling, More Fans.”

New solo series for Black Canary, Starfire, new creative talent, and more!

DC Comics made some pretty big announcements today - new titles, new creative teams - in what they're calling "even more inclusive and accessible to a wider group of readers as the publisher continues to evolve comic storytelling for its next generation of fans."

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Leaked: TNT’s Teen Titans Drama Cast is Majority Female Heroes

BARBARA GORDON. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

The pilot script for TNT's putative Teen Titans show has leaked, and so far the roster is four women to two men.

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Nina Edlund’s Adorable Sketchcards of DC Comics Women

Excelsior!

Artist Nina Edlund has captured the women of DC comics perfectly in her Cryptozoic sketch card collection -- and they look so cute! Here are a few of our picks from her gallery of sketchcards, but she's drawn even more than just what we have here. Check out her website for the rest of her DC ladies!

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DC Comics Starts Selling Licensed Art Prints Of Their Properties (Finally!)

If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it

You've seen them on Tumblr, Etsy, DeviantArt, etc. - amazingly artistic images you'd love to hang on your wall, featuring your favorite DC Comics characters. Fans have wished DC would get behind the idea and sell similar items for a while now. Well, it seems they've finally heard us. DC Comics have begun selling a range of archival prints, previously sold at the C2E2 convention in Chicago, in their DC Collectibles shop. They lean towards the minimalist approach (something we appreciate on this site) but also cover art deco, classic illustration, theater posters and more. Take a look at what they've got to offer.

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Things We Saw Today: LEGO Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds

Things We Saw Today

John Hall created this wonderfully accurate model of the gunship of the Valley of the Wind, complete with Nausicaä herself in the cockpit. (Geekosystem)

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Things We Saw Today: The Game of Rock (The Rock of Thrones?)

Things We Saw Today

The cast of the Game of Thrones gets metal like nobody else. (Entertainment Weekly)

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Amanda’s Year in Review

Our Adorable Past

Editor’s Note: We asked Amanda LaPergola, one of our contributing writers, to summarize the major events of the past year. All that we asked was that she complete the assignment before the Christmas holidays. As of press time, we have still not heard from her. However, yesterday a package arrived at The Mary Sue headquarters containing a note from Amanda’s mom (Dear Miss Sue: Please excuse my daughter’s tardiness. She has been too busy telling everyone in her family all about that new My Little Pony show to focus on anything else.) and the following pages.

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Things We Saw Today: Jeff Goldblum Fan Art

Things We Saw Today

Oh, Ian Malcolm, we will let you be a know-it-all um ... um ... uhhhh ... any day of the week. By Brianna Garcia. Found on The Bird and the Bat, which is run by the Nerdy Bird herself, Jill Pantozzi. As we announced on Friday, she starts working with us tomorrow!

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A 7 Year Old Starfire Fan on the DCnU

Great Hera!

"She's like me. She's an alien new to the planet and maybe she doesn't always say the right thing, or know the right thing to do. But she's a good friend, and she helps people. She's strong enough to fight the bad guys, even when they hurt her. Even her sister tried to kill her, but Starfire still fights for the good side. And she helps the other heroes, like Superboy and Robin and Raven. "She's smart too. And sometimes she gets mad, but that's okay because it's okay to get mad when people are being mean. And she's pretty." -- Author Michele Lee talks to her daughter, a big fan of Starfire. In Lee's post, which is currently unavailable (due to traffic?) but you can read on io9, also covers her daughter's reaction to Starfire's new look in the New 52. Nails, they are hit, very accurately, in cranial regions.

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The Story of Lucy and Starfire

Consider the Following

David Willis lays out one of the myriad ways in which DC's stated intentions of "bringing in new readers" falls apart. Read the rest of the comic here. (Thanks, Francesca!)

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Things We Saw Today: Unspeakable Horrors

Things We Saw Today

This picture is up here because I actually wanted to link you to Laura Hudson's definitive article on what is wrong with this week's Catwoman #1 and Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 (and it's not that their critics are slut-shamers), but I couldn't find a single relevant picture that wasn't slightly NSFW. (above pic from Centrally Isolated) Here's an excerpt from Hudson's piece (Comics Alliance):
This is not about these women wanting things; it's about men wanting to see them do things, and that takes something that really should be empowering -- the idea that women can own their sexuality -- and transforms it into yet another male fantasy. It takes away the actual power of the women and turns their "sexual liberation" into just another way for dudes to get off. And that is at least ten times as gross as regular cheesecake, minimum.

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