Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder, and Natacha Bustos hits stands today. While I’m always excited by more diversity on the page and behind the scenes (Lunella, aka Moon Girl, is a new young woman of color character and the book boasts three women creators including Reeder as co-writer, Bustos on art, and Tamra Bonvillain providing colors), I’m rather concerned about Lunella’s visual similarities to Fight Like a Girl’s Amarosa. Continue reading ‘‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Bears Striking Similarities to ‘Fight Like a Girl’’
Tags: Action Lab, black superheroes, Marvel comics, superheroes of color, superheroines, women in comics, women of color in comics
Tags: black superheroes, Star Wars, superheroes of color
I’d like to take a minute to talk about #BoycottStarWarsVII and the conventional “wisdom” of not feeding the trolls.
Now that it’s “over,” we know that #BoycottStarWarsVII was created and promoted by a relatively small number of racist bigots. This then snowballed once rational people started using the hashtag to call out the bigots. Essentially, the hashtag started trending not because of its use by bigots, but rather by sensible people who knew that casting people of color in a movie was not “white genocide.”
Once this fact was discovered, media reporting (and to an extent public opinion) started to shift. Continue reading ‘Star Wars, Solidarity, and ‘Feeding Trolls’’
Tags: Comics and Popular Arts Conference, diversity in comics, Dragon Con, feminism in comics, gender in comics, LGBTQ superheroes, women in comics, Wonder Woman
Tags: DC comics, Dragon Con, feminism in comics, gender in comics, women in comics, Wonder Woman
Check out my abstract below for a little sneak peek!
Ancient Greek mythological representations of Amazons tend to teeter between the “noble savage” archetype and fetishized exotic prizes ripe for conquest by male heroes. Although painted as powerful figures, depictions of these women aren’t often empowering. Continue reading ‘Abstract: Wonder Woman and the Reappropriation of Women Warriors of Greek Myth’
Tags: DC comics, Marvel comics, MomoCon, objectification in comics, race in comics, women in comics, Wonder Woman
I’ll be speaking at MomoCon 2015 in Atlanta, GA this month. Check out the full schedule below and come say hi!
Female Objectification through the Ages – A survey of objectifying art from the Italian Renaissance to modern day comics. This academic discussion will focus on how women’s objectification in classic fine art has influenced the treatment of women in contemporary comics. Continue reading ‘My MomoCon 2015 Speaker Schedule’
Tags: comic books, DC comics, feminism in comics, gender in comics, gender studies, superheroines, women in comics, womens studies, Wonder Woman
As befitting a play inspired by Golden Age Wonder Woman, Lasso of Truth flaunts a complex collection of seemingly contradictory themes including subjugation, freedom, betrayal, and the subjectivity of truth. Continue reading ‘Wonder Woman, Truth, and a Bit of Bondage: ‘Lasso of Truth’ Review’
Tags: DC comics, feminism in comics, gender in comics, gender studies, women in comics, womens studies, Wonder Woman
Lasso of Truth opened this week at Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theatre and I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be a guest speaker as part of the performance’s talkback series. Continue reading ‘Come See Me Talk Wonder Woman at Synchronicity Theatre’s ‘Lasso of Truth’ Talkbacks’
Tags: Comics and Popular Arts Conference, diversity in comics, Dragon*Con, feminism in comics, gender in comics, womens studies, Wonder Woman
So I realized it’s high past time for a DragonCon ’14 recap.
The con was amazing. Both panels were standing room only with topnotch audiences. People actually stood in line for 30 minutes to get into a Monday afternoon panel with the word “feminism” in the title. Bravo, folks.
And of course, Kelly Sue DeConnick was every bit as awesome as you’d expect. Continue reading ‘DragonCon 2014 Recap’
Tags: Comics and Popular Arts Conference, DC comics, Dragon*Con, feminism in comics, gender in comics, women in comics, Wonder Woman
DragonCon 2014 is almost upon us! As previously announced, I’ll be presenting new research titled “Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon” as part of the Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference.
Check out my abstract below for a little sneak peek!
No other superheroine wields the cultural cachet of Wonder Woman. In the seven decades since her first appearance, Wonder Woman has transcended the printed page to become a real world feminist icon and cultural phenomenon. But why? What is it about Wonder Woman that allowed her to rise above her fellow four-color heroines and achieve this status? Continue reading ‘Abstract: Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon’
Tags: diversity in comics, Dragon*Con, feminism in comics, gender in comics, LGBTQ superheroes, race in comics, women in comics, Wonder Woman
I’ll be presenting “Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon” as part of “Comics and Feminism” with special guest Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble, Pretty Deadly)!
I’ll also be a panelist on “Roundtable on Race, Gender, & Sexuality in Comics & Fandom” along with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Laurenn McCubbi (Rent Girl). Check out my full schedule below: Continue reading ‘Come See Me Speak on Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Comics at DragonCon 2014’