Marvel’s Axel Alonso on female characters

An interesting interview with Marvel’s Editor in Chief on recent feminist trends in Marvel comics: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11071016/Marvel-comic-book-editor-I-wont-say-no-to-sexy-female-superheroes.-Comics-still-need-to-be-naughty-and-fun.html Sample quote: “I want to make sure I have books like Ms Marvel and Black Widow that I’m proud about and could give to...

Silk

A lot of news has been buzzing about Marvel announcing that, for reasons yet to be unveiled, soon Thor will be a woman. And a lot of the criticism has essentially been, if you want diversity, why not create a...

Link: Feminist waves

Mostly I talk about comics, but if you’re curious about feminism, this link is a quick, readable history of what people mean by ‘waves’, and some of the prominent movements in modern feminism:   http://www.autostraddle.com/rebel-girls-your-handy-dandy-map-to-the-feminist-movement-244609/   This site is solidly...

Link: Feminist comic pull list

From my favorite queer women website, Mey shares her excellent pull list: http://www.autostraddle.com/drawn-to-comics-takes-a-look-at-my-feminist-pull-list-244289/ I might have to check out Red Sonja, but the rest of them get an enthusiastic thumbs up. I’d also add in: Batgirl, by Gail Simone. Not...