Things We Saw Today: Miss (Piggy) Phoenix

Things We Saw Today
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Now here’s a Marvel female character we can get behind. Lar deSouza depicts Miss Piggy in her alter ego, Miss Phoenix! Hit the jump for more stuff we found online today! 

  • Because of recent criticisms the company has been receiving in regards to its female characters and solo titles, Comics Alliance did an interview with Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Editor Jeanine Schaefer, to help clear up a bit on confusion. They make some good comments but also tell us that Sue Storm and Storm don’t have mojo. Worth a read.
  • Social Justice League writes an essay on how to be a fan of problematic things. This.
  • Looking for some female lead titles? Amber Unmasked has rounded up a bunch that aren’t from DC or Marvel.

“The Alamo Drafthouse’s art house, Mondo, which previously developed its signature prints for movies like Sucker Punch and Cowboys and Aliens, is releasing a series of six posters from artist Kevin Tong based on the tales that inspired the hit series,” ABC’s Once Upon A Time. Rapunzel is the first and subsequent characters like Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Rumpelstiltskin will follow. (via Entertainment Weekly)

  • In yesterday’s Things We Saw, we highlighted THR’s list Women In Entertainment Power 100. Today, they bring us 11 Women to Watch For Next Year and none other than geek gal extraordinaire Felicia Day is on the list!
  • Hold on to your butts, the San Diego city council has okayed the expansion of the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con. (via The Beat)
  • Adventures of  a Comic Book Girl writes about why the concept of a Mary Sue is sexist and how Batman figures into things. A seriously good read.

Batman with balloons never get old. You’ve seen Mike Maihack’s version, now here’s one via Perpetual Kid.

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."