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    Batgirl: Year One

    I love this book. Great art and a fun read.

     
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  4. heroicgirls:

    The Trouble with Barbie

     
  5. blaquekat:

    Let them be who THEY want to be.

    (via heroicgirls)

     
  6. heroicgirls:

    McKenna Peterson may only be 12 years old, but she knows injustice when she sees it. A lifelong basketball fan, she was excited to get the latest Dick’s Sporting Goods basketball catalog in the mail, only to discover that there was not a single female athlete in the pages of said catalog. McKenna was not going to take that injustice lying down.

    She wrote a polite — but angry — letter to Dick’s, schooling them on the fact that women enjoy basketball just as much as men, that her hometown WNBA team were world champions full of premier athletes, and that she herself had bought her last two pairs of basketball shoes from Dick’s.

    We hope that the sincerity of the letter alone would have filled the executives at Dick’s with well-deserved shame and caused positive changes. But because McKenna’s father is a regional sports reporter with thousands of Twitter followers, we will never know. The letter has gone viral on the net and Dick’s is taking heat from all sides.

    I would tell you more, but McKenna left very little for us to add with her precise vivisection of an incredibly sexist oversight.

    Full text of the letter:

    To whom it may concern:

    Hi. I have received your Basketball 2014 catalog in the mail. I am writing about the matter that there are no girls in the catalog. I think that girls should be treated as equally as boys are treated. I, myself, enjoy playing and also watching basketball, WOMENS basketball. I had season tickets for my state team. The Phoenix Mercury. I don’t know if you are keep tracking of the ladies sports world, but they are the Western Conference Champions AND the League Champions of 2014. They have at least two of the best players in the WORLD. They have the legendary Diana Taurasi and the dunking machine, Brittney Griner. On the Minnesota Lynx there is Lindsay Whalen. She was voted MVP last year. This year the MVP is Maya Moore also on the Minnesota Lynx. So, back to the point. There are NO girls in the catalog! Oh, wait, sorry. There IS a girl in the catalog on page 6. SITTING in the STANDS. Women are only mentioned once in the catalog on page 5 for some shoes. And there are cheerleaders on some coupons. It’s hard enough for girls to break through in this sport as it is, without you guys excluding us from your catalog. Girls buy stuff from your store. In fact, my last two pairs of basketball shoes were purchased at Dicks, as well as my hoop and practice equipment. Maybe my dad will take me to some other store that supports girls to actually PLAY basketball and follow their dreams and not sit on the sidelines and watch the game to get my next pair of shoes and equipment. If you actually read this far, thank you for your time and I look forward to seeing girls in the next basketball catalog you send out. I really DO enjoy going to your store and getting new shoes. The staff are very friendly and kind.

    Sincerely,
    McKenna Peterson
    The Fabulous Basketball Player

     
  7. heroicgirls:

    Top Five Stories from New York Comic Con

    New York Comic Con (NYCC) was this weekend, and as always there were lots of cool announcements. Here are our top five picks:

    Wonder Woman '77

    Wonder Woman ’77

    Wonder Woman ’77

    First, good news for Linda Carter fans: DC Comics announced a new Wonder Woman title based on the iconic 1970s television show.  Wonder Woman ’77 will feature the Linda Carter version of the character and will be set in the 1970s just like the television show. The comic is following in the successful footsteps of DC’s Batman ’66 comic which brought the campy Adam West version of Batman back to comic fans to critical and financial success.

    Wonder Woman ’77 will be released as weekly digital chapters starting in December before being collected into physical comics that will hit the shelves “early in 2015″ according to DC.  The series will be written by Mark Andreyko with covers provided by Nicola Scott. A rotating cast of artists will provide interiors.

    "Silk" #1 -- Stacey Lee variant cover

    “Silk” #1 — Stacey Lee variant cover

    Silk

    Earlier this year, it was revealed that a classmate  of Peter Parker was bitten by the same radioactive spider that gave him powers. Cindy Moon was also granted spider powers, but was hidden away in a secret compound to both protect her from the evil spider-slaying bad buy “Morlun.” She is faster than Spider-Man. She has a more sensitive”Spider-Sense” and she shoots organic webbing. Recently freed by Peter, she teamed up with him to fight Electro and Black Cat, and began a long quest to find her missing family.

    Marvel announced that Silk will team up with the original Spider-Woman in the first three issues of the new Spider-Woman series that will launch in November. More importantly, they announced a new Silk ongoing series starting in February 2015 from writer Robbie Thompson and artist Stacey Lee — increasing the current number of spider-powered women with their own comics at Marvel by one…

    "Spider-Gwen" #1

    “Spider-Gwen” #1

    Spider-Gwen

    …Did we say one? We meant two. Last month we were introduced to an alternate world where a radioactive spider bit longtime Peter Parker love interest Gwen Stacy who became the heroic “Spider-Woman.” Gwen also rocked out as a member of the all-girl band “The Mary Janes,” and sported one of the coolest costumes we’ve ever seen. Fan reaction was extremely positive and the issue where she appeared sold out almost instantly.  Marvel may not have had plans for the character past the upcoming “Spiderverse” event — it’s fairly obvious they thought “Silk” was going to be their breakout star — but they know a hit when they see one.

    An ongoing Spider-Gwen series by the original creative team of writer Jason LaTour and artist Robbie Rodriguez was also announced at NYCC, proving that sometimes when fans speak, companies do listen.

    "Gamora" #1

    “Gamora” #1

    Gamora

    Nicole Perlman was the writer who took the little-known comic book Guardians of the Galaxy and turned it into a script for one of the best comic book movies ever made. In the spring of 2015, she is helping Marvel launch Gamora, a comic-book series chronicling the solo exploits of “the most dangerous woman in the galaxy.” No artist has been announced for the series yet, but this marks yet another female-centered comic from Marvel, which quietly appears to have declared all out war on the gender gap in comic books.

    Gamora is the third character from Guardians of the Galaxy to get her own book, following The Legendary Star Lord and Rocket Racoon.  This leaves the literal-minded Drax the Destroyer  and the vocabulary-challenged Groot as the last two characters waiting for their moment to shine. For the record, we would totally buy a Groot solo book.

    Women of Marvel Variant Covers

    Lastly, Marvel unveiled the first two of its “Women of Marvel” variant covers that will be released in March 2015 to coincide with Women’s History Month. The series features cool covers by some of the best female artists in the business including Faith Erin Hicks, Jill Thompson, Vanesa R. Del Rey, and Sara Pichelli. A total of 20 variant covers will be produced, and hopefully this will lead to some of these talented women landing ongoing gigs at the comic-book publisher that — for the moment — seems most committed to reaching out to women.

     

  8. All-Female Ghostbusters 3 Is Underway

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    All-Female Ghostbusters 3 Is Underway

    It’s official. I’m making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That’s who I’m gonna call.

    — Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014

    With one small tweet, Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) announced that the Ghostbusters are back and that this time they will be packing some feminine intuition. Katie Dippold, the writer on The Heat, will replace…

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  9. heroicgirls:

    Guess who’s coming to The Flash?

    I expected he would be the “big bad” and not revealed until the end of the season or even next season — but it looks like we are getting our presents early.

    Professor Zoom is a classic comic book creation: an evil version of the Flash with all of his powers and abilities. There is an excellent wikipedia entry on the character, but he has been through so many writes and rewrites since his introduction in the ’60s, that the entry is a confusing mess unless you’ve been reading comics for a while.

    I would just wait and see how they handle him in the series.

     
  10. heroicgirls:

    Batgirl #35 Has A Very Special Guest Star

    Just in case the new “Batgirl of Burnside” wasn’t adorable enough on her own, careful readers were treated to a special surprise cameo from Sailor Moon when Babs went out to get coffee.