SDCC ’14: Female Heroes, Then & Now Panel Recap

Allison Baker & Claire Hummel share their personal heroes with a full  room.

By Matthew Jent To mark the 25th anniversary of Heartbreakers, an action/sci-fi serial originally serialized in Dark Horse Presents, co-creator Anina Bennett brought the conversation about Female Heroes, Then & Now to SDCC. Anina was joined by her husband and Heartbreakers co-creator Paul Guinan, Geek & Sundry’s Kiala Kazebee, comics/movie/video game writer Jimmy Palmiotti, Monkeybrain […]

The Beat Podcasts – More To Come: When Comic Shops Go Wrong

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s podcast the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss Heidi’s adventures at the Angoulême Comics Festival, women and […]

Comic of the Week: My So-Called Secret Identity

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One fiercely intelligent young woman, one city in which superheroes and villains are the norm, and one comic in which diversity is as natural as the real world, with one kickass female hero to cheer for. And now, in print!

Alison Bechdel on The Bechdel Test and Swedish Cinema

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“I’m glad mainstream culture is starting to catch up to where lesbian-feminism was 30 years ago.” In the blog section of her Dykes to Watch Out For website, the comics creator and feminist hero addresses the latest hubbub surrounding the infamous Bechdel Test and its position in a new rating system adopted by progressive movie […]

24 Hours of Webcomics: Oglaf

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Oglaf – “Warning. This comic started out as an attempt to make pornography.” begins the opening page of the website. “It degenerated into sex comedy pretty much immediately.” Confirm that you are over 18 and we’re on our way!

24 Hours of Webcomics: The Phoenix Requiem

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The Phoenix Requiem is probably one of the most beautiful webcomics I’ve read. It is also now complete after 25 chapters and 800 gorgeous pages – the perfect time to sit down and start reading!

The Trouble With Wonder Woman is Complete Pants

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When it comes to Wonder Woman, the headlines suggest that we only seem to care about three things: what she’s wearing, what her latest TV attempt is wearing, and who she is banging. Basically, it’s all about her pants.

Kickstarter Alert: Elysia, A Gorgeous Project

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An exciting new original graphic novel from Serena Obhrai and Jennie Gyllblad following the epic adventures of a not so ordinary girl.

Fully Dressed Redesigns of Superheroines

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A project by Michael Lee Lunsford – of Supernnormal Step webcomic fame – that sees some of our favourite women superheroes dressed in non-revealing costumes has been causing a splash on the internet today.

Interview: Will Brooker on My So-Called Secret Identity, A New Kind of Superhero Comic

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Rave reviews from across the press, prominent features in the mainstream media, and plaudits from huge names within the industry; this new comic is off to a flying start.