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7 Day-Saving Female Superheroes From Independent Comics

These radical ladies are getting it done.

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Kate Beaton Is Over Tandy’s ‘Tit Windows’ in Cloak and Dagger

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."

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Supergirl, Superwoman & Power Girl Historical Timeline Part 1: 1938-1986

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.

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DC Gives 11-Year-Old Girl Who Asked for More Female-Lead Content Her Own Superhero

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."

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Rumor: Sony’s Female Led Spider-Man Spin-off Is Called Glass Ceiling

"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.

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Warner Bros Is Working On A Supergirl TV Show And I Have A Lot Of Feelings About It, Ok?

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.

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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.

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[UPDATED] Marvel’s New Thor Is Going To Be A Woman, According To The View

"It's a huge day in the Marvel universe," said Whoopi Goldberg on ABC's The View just moments ago.

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Reimagining the Female Superhero: Gail Simone, Amy Reeder, Marguerite Bennett, & More Discuss Comics At Special Edition: NYC

Supergirl-y!

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.

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Man of Steel Sequel Writer David Goyer Calls Marvel’s She-Hulk “A Giant Green Porn Star,” Insults Geeks

Today in things that make us scream incoherently

Last night, a podcast called Scriptnotes interviewed a panel of screenwriters before a live audience. "The Summer Superhero Spectacular" panel included Andrea Berloff (The Legend of Conan), Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel). Podcast hosts John August and Craig Mazin asked the screenwriters a few questions on how they approached the genre of superheroes and mythical warriors. As expected, Goyer answered some questions but avoided giving away spoilers on his upcoming projects bringing the DC Comics Universe to live-action. But it's the way he spoke about a Marvel Comics hero which got our attention. 

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Things We Saw Today: J.H. Williams’ Cover Of Blondie’s New Album

Things We Saw Today

The beautiful! It's too much for my eyes to take!! It's Batwoman and Sandman artist J.H. Williams III doing an album cover for Blondie's Ghosts of Download. (via Robot 6)

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Chloë Grace Moretz is Not Happy With the State of Cinema Superheroines

Supergirly

Chloë Grace Moretz wants more women as leads in superhero franchises, so she can watch them and play them.

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Superheroines Jump Into Action In This Delightful Fan Art

Today in Awesome

DeviantArt user Pryce14, AKA Jamal Campbell, has some awesome art in his gallery, including a ton of great art of superheroines!  His ladies are in proportion, sexy but not objectified, and generally look pretty badass (check out that Psylocke!). Plus, bonus points because they all look like individuals instead of a carbon-copy "woman" template.

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Things We Saw Today: War Doctor With Alternate 8 Head

Things We Saw Today

All the yes. Look for them in February. (via Doctor Who TV)

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Things We Saw Today: It Looks Like Superman Flew Too Close To The Red Sun

Things We Saw Today

Artists Steve Lawler and Eric Foenander are responsible for this Dalí-esque Superman sculpture, titled "Nobody can save us..." and located at the Singapore Art Museum. (via Neatorama)

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Watch the Debut Episode of Burka Avenger, Pakistan’s First Animated Female Superhero Show [VIDEO]

Submitted For Your Approval

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 +?

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The Worst (And Least Awful) Female Superhero Movies According To Nostalgia Chick [VIDEO]

Supergirly

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 +?

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Burka Avenger: Pakistan’s First Animated Female Superhero Is A Teacher By Day, Crime Fighter By Night

Firsts

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.

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Little Girls Dressed As Superheroes Are Drawn As Those Superheros, And We Would Definitely Read Comics About Them

Supergirly

We saw some of these drawings from the amazing collection Alex Law has amassed back in April, but now we can see more amazing superheroes designed by little girls. Law "secretly" expressed the hope that someone would make the 8-bit Mage-Knight into an actual game when he posted the design, and I have to say, I would absolutely play that game. I love that the girl who inspired the drawing was battle-ready to begin with.

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Joss Whedon: The Lack of Female Superheroes In Movies “Pisses Me Off.” Tell Me About It, Dude.

i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

In a discussion with The Daily Beast, celebrated feminist (or not; your mileage may vary) and god among superhero movie directors Joss Whedon was asked why he thinks there are so few female superheroes who have made the jump to film. I would like to cosign his entire response.

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