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Things We Saw Today: French President Emmanuel Macron Admits That Trump Handshake Was Purposefully Aggressive

Donald Trump is known for his weird, ego-boosting, overly-aggressive handshakes but he may have met his match with French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Check Out the Newest Entry Into the Lunar Chronicles, Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue

Check out the really rad cover of Marissa Meyer's newest installment of the Lunar Chronicles, Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue!

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New Comics Imprint For Young, Female Readers, Charmz, Launches Today With Three New Titles!

We've been eagerly anticipating the launch of the new imprint from comics publisher Papercutz called Charmz, because it is entirely devoted to young, female readers, and we love it whenever the comics industry takes that demographic seriously. Well, we don't have to wait any longer, because Charmz is releasing its first three titles TODAY!

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Interview: Tee Franklin Honors the Stories of Queer, Black, Older Women in Her Graphic Novel, Bingo Love

It's rare enough to read comics that feature protagonists of color, female protagonists, LGBTQIA+ protagonists, or protagonists over A Certain Age. To have a comic that captures all four of those at once is a truly rare and beautiful thing. With her upcoming, self-published graphic novel, Bingo Love, comics creator (and creator of #BlackComicsMonth) Tee "Vixen" Franklin delivers on all of those things while telling a romantic story of love across the decades.

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Exclusive Preview: BOOM! Studios’ Ladycastle #2 Tackles “That Pesky Werewolf Problem”

Our friends at BOOM! have shared some exclusive preview pages with us of the latest issue of Ladycastle, and this time, there's werewolves.

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LINE Webtoon Celebrates Women’s History Month by Spotlighting Awesome Female Comics Creators

LINE Webtoon has quickly become an awesome destination for lovers of independent webcomics. Now, the site is also a great destination if you want to become acquainted with some awesome female comic talents. For all of March, which happens to be Women's History Month, LINE Webtoon shines a spotlight on female comics creators!

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Exclusive: Get to Know Dark Horse Comics’ Henchgirl, And Check Out Her ECCC Exclusive Cover

Lots of people aren't thrilled with their current employment, but compared to working for a supervillain? Well, let's just say you probably have it easier than you think. This month, Dark Horse Comics will be releasing the trade paperback of Henchgirl, which will be introduced and available to fans in advance of its release at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, and they've given us an exclusive first look at the cover of the trade after the jump!

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Exclusive: The Mighty Captain Marvel Bursts Onto the Scene With Video Spotlight Series and Music From Glass Candy

Captain Marvel is, without question, the First Lady of Marvel Comics, and with a new film coming to bring her into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character is only going to loom larger in the years to come. Now, Marvel has given her a new solo title, as well as an awesome video series to give us more deets on one of our favorite heroines.

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Review: Fanbase Press Comic Quince Shows That With Great Coming-Of-Age Parties Come Great Responsibility

Growing up Puerto Rican in NYC, I didn't have a quinceañera. However, I was in one. Yes, in one, bridesmaid-style, because quinceañeras are huge affairs that rival weddings. I had to get a poofy dress and learn a waltz for a group dance and everything. They're exciting, and also enough to drive the girl whose special day it is not just a little bit crazy. For Lupe, the protagonist of the Fanbase Press series Quince, they're also enough to grant a girl superpowers!

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IDW’s Jem and the Holograms Soon to Take Its Final Bow

If you love Jem and the Holograms as much as I do, then I have some sad news to share. IDW's popular title, based on the truly outrageous 1980s cartoon of the same name, will be ending this spring.

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Exclusive Preview: Delilah S. Dawson’s Ladycastle #1, Inspired By a “Women In Comics” Panel That Almost Didn’t Include Women

Novelist Delilah S. Dawson was so amped by the initial lack of women at a Gen Con "Women in Comics" panel that the kernel of a female-led adventure story began to take root and wouldn't let go. Now, that story is a comic that's set to be released by BOOM! Studios later this month! It's a four-part fantasy series called Ladycastle.

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Fanbase Press’ The Gamma Gals Looks to Change the Representation Game in Comics

When it comes to inclusion in comics, sometimes it pays to explore titles from independent publishers who are attempting to fill the void that the Big Two often struggle to fill. For six years, Fanbase Press (formerly Fanboy Comics) has offered a platform to up-and-coming comics creators to tell unique and inclusive stories. Today, they've announced another such addition to their ever-growing list of titles. Say hello to The Gamma Gals!

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Misty Knight’s Uninformed Afro Podcast Set to Give Comics’ Black Superheroines Their Due

When we talk about things like representation in comics, it's very easy to focus exclusively on what's not there. Equally important, however, is celebrating (and sometimes reminding ourselves!) of what is there and what has been there all along! Powerful black superheroines in comics are not new or news. Rather, they often don't get the coverage or conversation they deserve, despite their long, rich histories. Misty Knight's Uninformed Afro is looking to change that.

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The Mary Sue’s Most Favorite Women Comics Writers of 2016 and Beyond!

We thought we should also pay homage to the wordsmiths and spellbinders who give our most favorite characters voice and action in 2016.

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Interview: Mariko Tamaki and Joëlle Jones Focus More On the “Girl” and Less On the “Super” In Supergirl: Being Super

I've become obsessed with all things Supergirl. However, as much as I love Kara, I've often felt that, because of the circumstances of her backstory she, unlike her cousin Clark, has often felt even less human, as lots of attention has been paid to the fact that the character left Krypton as a teenager, and so feels the separation from her homeworld more. Supergirl: Being Super gives us a different Kara Danvers entirely.

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Wonder Woman’s Amazons Finally Getting An Origin of Their Own — How Much Does Who Creates It Matter?

DC recently announced a Wonder Woman prequel series that will explore the history of the Amazons, which sounds pretty sweet. Less sweet is the fact that a female comics creator pitched a Wonder Woman prequel series a while back, never heard a response about it, only to hear the news that one was not only happening, but that it was happening based on a pitch from a male writer.

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30 of Our Most Favorite Women Comic Artists of 2016 (and Beyond)

To just about all of us here at The Mary Sue, comics make the world go 'round. So, in the spirit of doing work and keeping things awesome, we decided we should go ahead and share some of our most favorite women comic artists of 2016 (and a few beyond).

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Exclusive: BOOM! Studios’ KaBOOM! Imprint to Release Female-Led Limited Series Brave Chef Brianna

Brave Chef Brianna. Sounds almost like a warrior title, doesn't it. Well, it actually is referring to a chef named Brianna. Though, she'll have to deal with monsters, so...maybe she'll need some warrior skills after all!

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Interview: Sophie Campbell Talks Wet Moon Vol. 3 On ComiXology and the Awesome Possibilities in Digital Comics

Sophie Campbell is one of the best artists on the planet. Yeah, I said it. From her creator-owned titles like the now-classic Wet Moon, to her work on established properties like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Jem and the Holograms, Campbell is basically the patron saint of the misfits and weirdos (and teenage mutant turtles), and the third volume of her Wet Moon series arrives on ComiXology this month!

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Hey Male Members of Fandom, Stop Attacking Women Creators: Mockingbird Writer Chelsea Cain Quits Twitter Over Harassment

Since when is harassment acceptable practice for being a fan of a thing? Anything?

On Thursday, Mockingbird writer Chelsea Cain quit Twitter after receiving an onslaught of abuse from individuals calling themselves comic book fans. Her crime? Asking for greater representation in her field of work.

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