A new study confirms a deeply held belief by all of us here at The Mary Sue: that female superheroes give young girls more confidence and inspire them to be leaders.Read More
Because we are officially over ScarJo and her nonsense.
Here are our top five MCU heroines we want to see get a starring role in their own film.Read More
These radical ladies are getting it done.Read More
I was really excited when Freeform announced they are adapting Marvel's Cloak and Dagger as a live-action TV show. However, there's at least one person out there who's a little wary. Step Aside, Pops' Kate Beaton's response to the news of a Cloak and Dagger series was a hilarious Twitter tirade about "tit windows."Read More
June is Superman Month. Last week, we presented a two-part timeline on the hero's evolution. But almost since the beginning of Superman's career, there have been women calling themselves Superwoman or Supergirl, the most famous of whom is Kara Zor-El, Last Daughter of Krypton. As June winds down, and as we get closer to the premiere of the new Supergirl TV show starring Melissa Benoist, let's remember the history and evolution of these various women heroic women in colorful costumes.Read More
Those glasses! My heart!
Back in January we told you about Rowan Hansen, an 11-year-old comic lover who hand-wrote a letter to DC sharing her frustration over gendered toys and lack of representation for female fans. Nearly a month later, Rowan and her message that "girls read comics, too" are still gaining traction, with the fifth-grader appearing on an NBC Today segment this morning to accept a token of DC's "commitment to fulfill their promise" to create more "superhero fun for girls."Read More
"Has that been up there the whole time?"
So there are rumors floating around that the female-led superhero film Sony announced for a possible 2017 release (after their proposed Sinister Six and Venom Carnage ones, of course) is going to be a team-up movie with multiple female characters, and already has a title: Glass Ceiling. Oh, uh. Okay. But what could have possibly led to such an... err... idea? Allow me to propose a possible scenario.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
Sony Beats Marvel & DC to the Superheroine Movie Punch With Possible 2017 Release Date For Female-Led Film
But who's the lucky lady?
Well this is certainly unexpected.Read More
"It's a huge day in the Marvel universe," said Whoopi Goldberg on ABC's The View just moments ago.Read More
Reimagining the Female Superhero: Gail Simone, Amy Reeder, Marguerite Bennett, & More Discuss Comics At Special Edition: NYC
Saturday I attended a panel at Special Edition: NYC, and from what I gathered it was one of the only panels that day that was even nearing maximum capacity. The Carol Corps, various members of the Young Avengers team, and plenty more in addition to myself waited patiently in the ever-growing line for this event. It was pretty much the only reason I went to the convention that day. It seems that many others had the same idea.Read More
Man of Steel Sequel Writer David Goyer Calls Marvel’s She-Hulk “A Giant Green Porn Star,” Insults Geeks
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A few weeks ago we told you about Burka Avenger, Pakistan's first animated TV show to feature a female superhero. Well now we have the first episode, where teacher Jiya —a.k.a. the Burka Avenger—uses books, pens, and martial arts to keep bumbling baddies from shutting down her city's girls school and depriving its students of their right to education. What do you think? (Thanks, anonymous tipster!) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
Ok, I stole that title from Nostalgia Chick (Lindsay Ellis) but only because it worked so well. I recently put together a quick list on my tumblr of male-led vs. female-led superhero film adaptations but Ellis takes a deeper look at the actual quality of those superheroine (or antiheroine as the case may be) films. I will defend 1984's Supergirl to my dying day but give a watch and see what she has to say about the some of the few female comic book films in existence. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
Burka Avenger: Pakistan’s First Animated Female Superhero Is A Teacher By Day, Crime Fighter By Night
Pakistan's newest TV superhero, Burka Avenger, is not only the first animated female superhero for the country, but a woman with a mission. That mission is to promote girl's education in the country, on and off screen. The new show, from Pakistani pop star Haroon, features Jiya, a teacher at an all girl's school who protects the school from various villains, including a corrupt politician and an evil, anti-women's education magician. Jiya dons a burka at night and quite literally uses her teaching tools, including pencils and books, to foil her enemies' schemes and keep the school open for her students.Read More