April 24, 2014

(Source: more-like-a-justice-league, via kickasswomenofcomics)

April 24, 2014
"There are plenty of female heroes that own their superhero identities. I haven’t forgotten Storm, Black Canary, Scarlet Witch, Wonder Woman, Black Widow, Catwoman. I’m not suggesting that such ownership of an identity is unheard of, or even uncommon, but I do worry that certainty and ownership is less common among female heroes than it is among male heroes. I worry that unsettled identities are a manifestation of second-class status."

Lady She-Woman: Female Superheroes, Codenames and Identity (via love-and-radiation)

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April 23, 2014
comicbookwomen:

Bruce Timm

comicbookwomen:

Bruce Timm

April 23, 2014
spaceshiprocket:

Storm by Dave Cockrum

spaceshiprocket:

Storm by Dave Cockrum

(via ginchycomics)

April 23, 2014
Guest Post: Batwoman: Three Authors; Three Kinds of Queer Experience

dcwomenkickingass:

Last week I made a comment about being by what the the current Batwoman writer Marc Andreyko said in an interview about DADT as part of Kate’s story. Andreyko later stopped by the blog to clarify things. I also received some input on my comment from a reader of the blog, Moira Phippen, which turned into a short discussion on where Batwoman was a character and her thoughts on Andreyko as a writer. I was so taken with her insights that I asked her to expand on them in a guest post. Here she discusses the three different authors that Kate Kane has had and their differing approaches to the character’s queer identity. Her thoughts follow and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

I found Kate Kane just around the time of my life that I was beginning to come out, to my friends, family, community, partners, and even to myself. As a character, she is so crucial to me. Seeing a queer-identifying character take on the “Bat” name, and not just a girl, but as a “woman,” self-assured, confident, aware of herself and who she was… I can’t express how much an image like her was meaningful to me as a young adult coming to terms with a conclusion about her sexuality that she had tried her very best to avoid. No matter the writer, Kate has always embraced who she is, no apologies offered. Rucka, Williams, and now Andreyko have become some of my most treasured authors due to the care each have taken with Kate.

As I have grown older, I’ve embarked on my own path to being more like Kate: I try to be brave like her, bold like her, uncompromising like her. My relationship with each writer’s Kate - because they are, all of them, different Kates - has developed with me. In a way, they each represent different kinds of interpretations and portrayals of the queer experience and identity, all of which hold some unique and different value or impact. 

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April 23, 2014
superdames:

Realize the true power of women!
—Wonder Woman #23 (1947) by H.G. Peter

superdames:

Realize the true power of women!

—Wonder Woman #23 (1947) by H.G. Peter

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April 23, 2014
jbinjapan:

Love & Rockets: New Stories (#5)

jbinjapan:

Love & Rockets: New Stories (#5)

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April 22, 2014
jbinjapan:

Love & Rockets: New Stories (#3)

jbinjapan:

Love & Rockets: New Stories (#3)

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April 22, 2014
ruckawriter:

LAZARUS #8 is on sale tomorrow. Part 4 of “Lift.”
We hope you enjoy it.

ruckawriter:

LAZARUS #8 is on sale tomorrow. Part 4 of “Lift.”

We hope you enjoy it.

April 22, 2014
alexhchung:

Star Trek meets Legion of Super Heroes by Mike Allred

alexhchung:

Star Trek meets Legion of Super Heroes by Mike Allred

(via love-and-radiation)