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AfterShock Comics Makes Its First Editorial Hire, Snagging Marvel’s Christina Harrington

I've been slowly falling in love with AfterShock Comics, which has proven itself as a formidable force in indie comics, attracting quality talent and giving some of my favorite female creators the space to create extraordinary creator-owned work that's outside the scope of what they'd usually do for the Big Two. Now, they've hired Christina Harrington as their new managing editor to further grow the publisher.

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Exclusive: Women’s History Month Comic and Brief Q&A With Lucy Knisley

We continue our showcase of speaking with female cartoonists and illustrators for Women's History Month with Lucy Knisley, author of French Milk and Relish

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The 13th Doctor’s Adventures Comes to Titan Comics This Fall, Delivered by an All-Female Creative Team

What's even better than Doctor Who's first female Doctor gracing our TV screens this year? The first female Doctor gracing our lives in multiple mediums. Titan Comics has announced that, to coincide with the 13th Doctor's debut on television this fall, they are launching a new line of Doctor Who comics starring Jodie Whittaker's Doctor!

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Archie Comics Announces New Artist and Story Arc on Hit Series, Betty and Veronica: Vixens

We've been loving Betty and Veronica: Vixens, a new look at two of our favorite comic book frenemies, Betty and Veronica, as they head up Riverdale's toughest motorcycle gang. There are some big changes coming to the book, and Archie Comics has provided us with some advance cover art, and some pretty sweet announcements!

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Exclusive: Black Panther: Long Live the King #5 Preview Showcases a Female Chief as Written by a Black Woman

Long Live the Chief.

One of the best things about Black Panther fever lately is that it's, in large part, powered by women of color. T'Challa is great as he comes into his own as a leader after the death of his father, but he'd be nothing without Ramonda, or Shuri, or the Dora Milaje. In this exclusive preview of Black Panther: Long Live the King #5, we get to spend time with a female chief named Ikoko, who does not have time for T'Challa's judgmental attitude.

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TMS’ Favorite Female-Created Comics of 2017

If you're a TMS subscriber, you receive our daily newsletter, and (almost) every Wednesday I provide our weekly Pull Wisely list of comics recommendations for New Comic Book Day. Now that a full 365 days have gone by, here are some of my favorite new, female-created titles this year!

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Things We Saw Today: Stay Here Is Exactly the Kind of Nuanced LGBTQIA Content We All Crave

A short film that centers a queer woman of color with an all-female cast and an all-female creative team? Sign me up!

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Essay: Jamie Rotante Says Betty and Veronica: Vixens is About “Women Helping Women”

We've been really excited about the upcoming Archie Comics ongoing title, Betty and Veronica: Vixens, in which Betty and Veronica are the leaders of the Vixens, the toughest motorcycle gang in Riverdale! In an exclusive essay for TMS, writer Jamie L. Rotante explains why this new comic is so important. Especially right now.

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Impossibly Talented Comics Creator Kate Beaton Needs Your Help

Unfortunately, Beaton's current project isn't that fun. She's launched a YouCaring crowdfunding campaign to raise money for her sister, Becky Beaton, who is currently fighting cervical cancer. As we here on this site are passionate about both Beaton's art and women's health, this hits doubly hard.

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C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad Bring Unique Perspectives on Gender, Sports, and Art to BOOM! Studios’ Fence

Fence is a truly unique offering from BOOM! Studios. I got to speak with writer C.S. Pacat and artist Johanna the Mad.

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Interview: Cartoonist Abby Howard Makes Dinosaurs Cooler Than Ever

While Abby Howard hasn't traveled through time like the stars of her new graphic novel, Dinosaur Empire!, that's not to say she hasn't had a few adventures herself.

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As If!: Amber Benson and Sarah Kuhn Bring the 90s Back to Comics in Clueless: Senior Year

Clueless, the 1995 Amy Heckerling film starring Alicia Silverstone, is a modern-day classic and one of the best examples of an incisive, funny, well-crafted teen movie. If only we could revisit the world of Clueless but, like not as a reboot? More like a continuation of the story where the movie left off? Oh, we can? There's a graphic novel from BOOM! Box doing that very thing? OK, well awesome!

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Exclusive: Betty and Veronica Get an Image Overhaul in Betty and Veronica: Vixens

Did somebody say motorcycle gang?

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DC Heroines Fight Fascism as a Resistance Biker Gang in Gotham City Garage

As in other areas of pop culture, comics are beginning to deal with certain political realities and fears these days thanks to a global wave of "alt-Right" thinking. With its upcoming title, Gotham City Garage, DC Comics is putting the power to fight back in the hands of its heroines...as they ride motorcycles.

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Rainbow Rowell Attracts New Readers to Comics With Her Take on Marvel’s Runaways

We know that Marvel's Runaways, created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, will soon be a live-action TV show on Hulu. However, the series is also finding new life in comic form, thanks to popular YA writer Rainbow Rowell and artist Kris Anka. With this revival, they hope to attract a wider readership to comics.

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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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