Supporting Female Creators and Heroines in Comics

T'Keira Lea
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Aug 8 2011, 01:12 AM #1

Here's a start.

A blog on Marvel Mystic which Marvel has been follwing response on Twitter with #marvelmystic

Womanthology is trying to give female creators a chance and they just passed $10,000 today.

The Buffy Zone at Dark Horse - anyone who likes art will like the pencils and concepts for the Angel/Faith cover. I've really enjoyed Buffy Season 8 which I'm almost finished with.
“Bones is heading into its 7th year & there comes a point where you put up or shut up...You can’t extend that tension that long without your fans breaking." ~ Castle's creator

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oldjedinurse
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Aug 8 2011, 02:57 AM #2

Great links! Love the Buffy artist.

EDIT: This is your fault. I went straight from here to Adobe.com to look at Photoshop CS5 Extended Edition with 3D capabilities. Sheesh!

Got to get that. Somehow.
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Chimpo
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Aug 8 2011, 07:44 AM #3

I'm already doing it :D
"I actually like Jaina/Jag best. Because they're such an imperfect fit, unstoppable force vs. unmoveable object, they challenge each other more and make one another cooler." Aaron Allston
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Nov 6 2011, 02:11 AM #4

What Womanthology managed to do with their Kickstart goal is nothing short of amazing. It's a great project with some fantastic contributors lined up and I'm very happy that IDW took the book on to publish it which will make even more people (hopefully) take note of the wonderfully talented female creators that are out there.
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millernumber1
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May 9 2012, 08:53 PM #5

Brian Bendis and Michael Oeming's "Takio" series, about a multi-racial adoptive pair of sisters who gain superpowers is really good.
We're the same thing, you and I. We're both lies that eventually became the truth. - Lara Notsil, Solo Command
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millernumber1
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Jul 20 2012, 03:42 PM #6

Every time you get some positive news, it seems, you get some horrible news as well.

On the heels of the news that Kelly Sue DeConnick's Captain Marvel comics are selling out (not just well, but out), we got news that a beloved female character is completely forbidden to be used.

Bryan Miller, former writer for Smallville and the Batgirl comic series, was planning on using Stephanie Brown, the girl he used as Batgirl last year and has been missing in action since the (ridiculous) DC reboot/New 52, as Batman's sidekick for the Dark Knight's introduction to Smallville's Superman world.

But apparently that's not cool, so they've recolored the finished art to make Stephanie Barbara Gordon, the current Batgirl (who is the subject of her own controversy). All reports and evidence point to the explanation that someone at DC doesn't want fan-favorite character Brown to appear at all and "dilute" the Batgirl/Batman connections.

While Captain Marvel looks quite good in both art and writing (much better than DeConnick's last project, the three-issue Supergirl arc last summer), as a huge fan of Brown's character and journey, this news from DC really feels like a direct slap in the face.

Add that to Crucible and I wonder why I even bother searching for SDCC news...
We're the same thing, you and I. We're both lies that eventually became the truth. - Lara Notsil, Solo Command
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Chimpo
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Jul 20 2012, 05:50 PM #7

Let's see how comic publishers are doing with female characters that I care:

X-23 - her ongoing series was cancelled after issue 21. Good series, decent sales, not enough for Marvel.
Now she is wasted in Avengers Academy, where author has absolutely no idea how to write her.

Black Widow - in many comics lately but only Winter Soldier is worth reading. I'm not sure what a certain scene from Avengers Assemble#5 was suppose to mean but I hope that Marvel will not go that way with the story.

Wonder Woman - tragedy!!! Change the author now!!!

Catwoman - need to check what new author will do...

Brian Wood ( the guy who will write Star Wars comic book ) is now writting on X-Men monthly and he has all-women team :D Need to check it out.
"I actually like Jaina/Jag best. Because they're such an imperfect fit, unstoppable force vs. unmoveable object, they challenge each other more and make one another cooler." Aaron Allston
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T'Keira Lea
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Jul 24 2012, 11:01 PM #8

Hey Chimpo make sure you tell us how Brian Wood's comic is.

I'm so disappointed in Wonder Woman. Eeek!

MillerNo1, I saw that news about the character but I don't know enough about the comics to understand what it means.
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T'Keira Lea
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Feb 7 2014, 03:29 AM #9

The new Ms. Marvel is a fan fiction writer!

This is a great write-up on The Mary Sue
“Bones is heading into its 7th year & there comes a point where you put up or shut up...You can’t extend that tension that long without your fans breaking." ~ Castle's creator

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Chimpo
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Apr 30 2014, 11:16 AM #10

This time no games in HumbleBundle but comics from Image Comics, and I'm talking great comics with some great plots and great female characters.

https://www.humblebundle.com/

It's a charity sale were you decide how much you want to pay for the stuff and how much will go to publisher and charity.

As for comics available I will try to review the ones I own and the ones I read. ( all the comics in this bundle are TPB editions so they are 100+ pages )

East West - haven't read it yet but I read a lot of good comments about it.

Fatale - great comics with female character as a lead. I don't want to spoil the story and spoil why this character acts the way she does. It's for mature readers.

Lazarus - I'm in love with this comic series. It has great story, great characters, great female lead, great art. In other words it's great, great, great!!!!

Morning Glories - haven't read it.

Saga - this series is great. This and Lazarus are worth every penny spend. Sometimes controversial. Some great female characters here.

Revival - haven't read it but heard it's good and that it's female lead series.

Chew - still haven't read it ( how is that possible!!! )


Walking Dead you can skip :p

After week they often add few more stuff for those who paid above average price ( at any time during the event )
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oldjedinurse
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Apr 30 2014, 01:30 PM #11

Great!! I think Tricia has Saga on her reading list.

While you're at it, don't miss the TITANIUM STAR series coming soon from GrayHaven: SciFi-Western with two heroines (and terrific artwork).
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Chimpo
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Apr 30 2014, 01:32 PM #12

Added to my list Scrubs.
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oldjedinurse
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Apr 30 2014, 05:24 PM #13

And if you haven't read them, the RACHAEL RISING series is great!
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T'Keira Lea
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May 1 2014, 03:01 AM #14

Yes, Saga is soon. I just finished Captain Marvel #1 and LOVED it.

I have Morning Glories but haven't been able to get into it. I think they were trying to make that a tv show.
“Bones is heading into its 7th year & there comes a point where you put up or shut up...You can’t extend that tension that long without your fans breaking." ~ Castle's creator

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