Category Archives: why do you do this marvel

This fake geek girl rides again


Paul Cornell, to whom I roped my boat somewhere around the Sailor Moon Regeneration scene in Captain Britain & MI:13, is a cool guy. Following the acknowledgement of one of his current characters’ genderqueer identity there is much talk of … Continue reading

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Cat’s cradle: victim blaming & cosplay, my shame


You want an example of how deprogramming yourself of internalised sexism is an ongoing project? Last week I found myself grappling with how logical-reasonable this one type of victim blaming appeared to be. APPEARED to be. I knew that I … Continue reading

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In which I am a negative nellie for some reason but am actually passionate and excited!


It’s the Women Write About Comics blog carnival’s first week! The theme, which was decided by vote, is Women In Refrigerators. Do you know what that is? Here’s the source. It’s from 1999 and the gist is that Gail Simone … Continue reading

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Facts about comics


OK, Mr Brevoort, for the record, here’s why I didn’t buy any female-led comics from Marvel this year: I bought three titles in floppies this year: Unwritten (not Marvel), iZombie (not Marvel, but female-led), and Daken (Marvel). There are two … Continue reading

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nsfw? Superhero re-designs!


You know the drill. Comics do something that enrages me, I do a poor-quality picture that directly opposes whatever they have done, I feel better, very little changes. If you don’t know how ladies are regularly drawn in Superhero comics, … Continue reading

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Comix


I don’t know where else you follow me, dear readers. Or indeed – if you follow me elsewhere at all! And why should you? So, here are two pictures from this week re: events happening within Marvel and DC. I … Continue reading

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Miss America


Read about her here. So, I think this art style is really pleasing, and I like the posture and the attitude and the hair and so on. The shoulders are FANTASTIC! But I hate the thong (REALLY??? STILL??) and the … Continue reading

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Klaws of the Panther


I’ve mentioned before, I get my comics by post, in chunks. I got a package today – two issues of iZombie (or I, Zombie) and all four issues of the Marvel mini-series Klaws of the Panther. Featuring Lady-Panther! Shuri, sister … Continue reading

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I guess i make schedules so I can break’em..


So, over at Marvel (“The House of Ideas”) it’s THE YEAR OF THE WOMAN. It’s okay if you didn’t hear about it. You’re not alone. For the non-superhero-y amongst you, Marvel has a rocky recent history with “women”* Their Editor … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress (I bet someone else already did that pun)


Soooo here is my “me”, from the Scott Pilgrim avatar creator(thanks for the tip, King!). It’s actually not at all bad! No glasses, and not quite enough hair (there were no solid fringes), but! Mix up the three following real-me … Continue reading

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