Fuck Yeah Warrior Women
When Women Were Bad in Comics and Sometimes Stayed That Way

dcwomenkickingass:

The issue of why there are so few permanently bad female characters in comics is one that has been discussed before and it is an interesting one that came up as recently as the revamp that Gamora received in Guardians of the Galaxy

But there was a time when there a lot of women who were bad to the bone in comics and a new book provides a fun and thoughtful overview. Vixens, Vamps and Vipers is the newest book from comic historian Mike Madrid. Madrid is the author of the must have guide to female characters in the early and mid-years of comics as well the look at female heroes of the golden age Divas, Dames and Daredevils. I spoke to Madrid when the latter book was published and he’s back to chat about his latest.

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Read what he has to say about the book and how you can win a copy.

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notpulpcovers:

 Jill Trent, Science Sleuth!
Superdames Comics Contest winners announced here

notpulpcovers:

 Jill Trent, Science Sleuth!

Superdames Comics Contest winners announced here

comicsalliance:

STEEL YOURSELF FOR MATT FRACTION & CHRISTIAN WARD’S ‘ODY-C’ WITH THIS PROLOGUE THAT WILL NOT BE IN THE COMIC
By Matt D. Wilson
When it was announced back in January, we knew three things about ODY-C, the new Image series by writer Matt Fraction and artist Christian Ward: It was a retelling of The Odyssey, would take place in space, and the characters would all be gender-swapped.
What wasn’t as clear was just how trippy and brutal it would be, but if the five-page prologue Ward posted to his Tumblr last week is indicative of what the whole series will be like, those are the words to describe it.
Ward was sure to note that these pages won’t appear in the first issue of ODY-C, so get a good look at the prologue — with its positively luminous color palette, sometimes unorthodox panel layouts, and one big scene of someone getting sliced in two with a sword — now.
READ THE PROLOGUE AT COMICS ALLIANCE

comicsalliance:

STEEL YOURSELF FOR MATT FRACTION & CHRISTIAN WARD’S ‘ODY-C’ WITH THIS PROLOGUE THAT WILL NOT BE IN THE COMIC

By Matt D. Wilson

When it was announced back in January, we knew three things about ODY-C, the new Image series by writer Matt Fraction and artist Christian Ward: It was a retelling of The Odyssey, would take place in space, and the characters would all be gender-swapped.

What wasn’t as clear was just how trippy and brutal it would be, but if the five-page prologue Ward posted to his Tumblr last week is indicative of what the whole series will be like, those are the words to describe it.

Ward was sure to note that these pages won’t appear in the first issue of ODY-C, so get a good look at the prologue — with its positively luminous color palette, sometimes unorthodox panel layouts, and one big scene of someone getting sliced in two with a sword — now.

READ THE PROLOGUE AT COMICS ALLIANCE

A Voice In The Dark is on Lifesupport

larime:

I have to admit, I’m frustrated. Sales on the book continue to drop and there doesn’t seem to be much I can do to stop it. I’ve tried everything I can.

I got a big-name voice actor to do my trailer. 

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I got national news coverage

I switched the book to color.

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Nothing seems to be working.

It’s a critically acclaimed series, with an average of 8.9 out of 10 over 59 reviews. It’s good. I say that without a hint of arrogance. It really is a good series.

So the conclusion I’m coming to is that people really don’t want female-led books. Unless it’s Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman or Batgirl.

They really don’t want characters of color, racial diversity, or LGBT representation. 

What I’m learning is that I should be drawing and writing books about dudes and the oversexed badgirls they fool around with. I can’t make a living doing what I’m doing, so why not sell out, right? That’s where the money is.

Except I really DON’T believe that. I BELIEVE in what I’m doing. I believe that there’s an audience for it.

It’s time for that audience to step up.

CALL or GO INTO your local comic shop and order the trade. The order number is APR140534. Don’t get it at Amazon, tell your comic book store there are readers. Monthlies aren’t sold on Amazon, and monthlies are how I make a living.

CALL or GO INTO your local comic shop and order the first two issues of the next volume. The order numbers are JUL140458, and AUG140691. 

If you really want to see more diversity in comics, it starts with supporting the books that are already trying to make a difference. I’m not the only one. RACHEL RISINGGENIUS, CONCRETE PARK and many other great books about strong women and people of color are out there and they need your support.

Without it, we’ll have to close up shop.

secondlina:

Valor: A fairy tale anthology about courageous heroines starts today!

Valor is a comic anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in the field of digital comics. The purpose of this book is to pay homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales. Some of these are recreations of time-honored tales. Others are brand new stories, designed to be passed to future generations.

The anthology will be young adult friendly and in color, each story being 4 to 15 pages long.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE KICKSTARTER PAGE TO SEE OUR LIST OF AWESOME CREATORS AND OUR FANTASTIC REWARDS!

CLICK HERE for the Kickstarter

CLICK HERE for the official tumblr.

superdames:

Fun fact: Rosie the Riveter majored in jiu-jitsu in college. ;-)
alternateworldcomics:

Rosie the Riveter as seen in War Victory Adventures from Harvey Comics.

superdames:

Fun fact: Rosie the Riveter majored in jiu-jitsu in college. ;-)

alternateworldcomics:

Rosie the Riveter as seen in War Victory Adventures from Harvey Comics.

superdames:

Announcing the Superdames Comics Contest - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Do you want to create comics but have no idea where to start? Are you an aspiring comics writer or artist who’s looking for a chance to collaborate with others on a fun and uplifting project? Do you want to celebrate awesome female characters?
WELL THEN LET’S DO IT TOGETHER MY FRIENDS.
Announcing the first-ever Superdames Comics Contest — starring Jill Trent, Science Sleuth! We’ll select four writers and five artists to produce five stories, five pages each, to be published in an anthology-style comic focusing on this public-domain character!
Everything you need to know is here:
Superdames.org/contest — download the full rules & guidelines (including reference links for Jill Trent), submission agreement, sample script, and info forum for questions and all that jazz!!
Submissions will be accepted through August 1, 2014!
About Jill Trent, Science Sleuth: Jill Trent is an inventor and freelance detective who solves crimes and beats up gangsters with the help of her scientific knowledge and her faithful life partner, Daisy Smythe! She first appeared in The Fighting Yank #6 (1943), followed by The Fighting Yank #9 (1944) and Wonder Comics #8-20 (1946-48).
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THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING, MY FRIENDS.

superdames:

Announcing the Superdames Comics Contest - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Do you want to create comics but have no idea where to start? Are you an aspiring comics writer or artist who’s looking for a chance to collaborate with others on a fun and uplifting project? Do you want to celebrate awesome female characters?

WELL THEN LET’S DO IT TOGETHER MY FRIENDS.

Announcing the first-ever Superdames Comics Contest — starring Jill Trent, Science Sleuth! We’ll select four writers and five artists to produce five stories, five pages each, to be published in an anthology-style comic focusing on this public-domain character!

Everything you need to know is here:

  • Superdames.org/contest — download the full rules & guidelines (including reference links for Jill Trent), submission agreement, sample script, and info forum for questions and all that jazz!!
  • Submissions will be accepted through August 1, 2014!

About Jill Trent, Science Sleuth: Jill Trent is an inventor and freelance detective who solves crimes and beats up gangsters with the help of her scientific knowledge and her faithful life partner, Daisy Smythe! She first appeared in The Fighting Yank #6 (1943), followed by The Fighting Yank #9 (1944) and Wonder Comics #8-20 (1946-48).

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THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING, MY FRIENDS.

ruckawriter:

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justingreenwood:

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STUMPTOWN returns as an ongoing book in September and it’s now featured in the July issue of PREVIEWS from onipress! Couldn’t be more excited to be working on this book and looking forward to getting it into your collective hands.

From the online solict:

STUMPTOWN V3 #1: THE CASE OF THE KING OF CLUBS

Things never go according to plan for Dex Parios—it doesn’t matter whether it’s work or play. When a weekend of soccer fun (both playing and watching!) turns ugly, it’s up to Dex to get to the bottom of the violence before a heated rivalry transforms into an all out war!

It’s got them Ryan Hillbo Baggins colors, so you know it’s gon’ be good!

GO AND GET ORDER NOW PLEASE YES GOOD THANK YOU SOCCER DEX PORTLAND RCTID LITTLE FISHING VILLAGE TO THE NORTH VIOLENCE GUNS DEX HAS SEX JUSTIN DRAWS GREAT THE MUSTANG MAY SURVIVE CK IS BADASS YOU DON’T KNOW WHO SHE IS AND ANSEL IS ADORKABLE.

batlesbo:

secondlina:

Fairy Tales do not inform children that there is such things as monsters. Children already know that there are monsters. What Fairy Tales really teach is that monsters can be transformed or destroyed.

- Paraphrasing G.K. Chesterton

The Namesake team has been hard at work : we’ve been secretly plotting to launch an anthology Kickstarter in August. and THIS is the first official announcement!

Introducing Valor - a fairy tale anthology about courageous heroines produced by a team of amazing fairy-tale loving creators!

Valor is an anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in the field of digital comics. The purpose of this book is to pay homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales. Some of these are recreations of time-honored tales. Others are brand new stories, designed to be passed to future generations.

The anthology will be young adult friendly and in color, each story being 4 to 15 pages long.

WHO IS THE TALENT :

+ Morgan Beem - Ink Wielder Extraordinaire

+ Meaghan Carter - Creator of Take Off

+ Kadi Fedoruk - Creator of Blindsprings

+ Megan Kearney - Creator of the Beauty and the Beast

+ Isabelle Melançon - Co-creator of Namesake

+ Laura Neubert - Lover of all things revolutionnary

+ Emily Hann - Composer of backgrounds

+ Sara Goetter - Creator of the short comic Haircut

+ Annie Stoll - Creator of Ode

+ Michelle Krivanek - Creator of Alice and the Nightmare

+ Nicole Chartrand - Creator of Feywinds

+ Jayd Ait-Kaci - Creator of Small Town Witch

+ Justin Lanjil - Master of colors

+ Ran Brown - Creator of The End

+ Angelica Maria Lopez - Creator of Solstoria

We also have an amazing writing team working with some of the artists and writing prose :

+ Megan Lavey-Heaton - Co-creator of Namesake

+ Tim Ferrera - Writer of Ode

+ Alex Singer - Author of Sfeer Theory

+ Joanne Webster - Forger of words

OK SO I NEED THIS. WHEN IS THE KICKSTARTER?

Launch is scheduled for August 1st, follow this tumblr, or the numerous’ artists tumblr, or the #valor anthology tag for more information.

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northstarfan:

invisiblelad:

kurtiswiebe:

This happened today.
Rat Queens being turned into an animated series by Weta and Heavy Metal. I am stoked.

This might be the best news I’ve heard all day month ever. 

OH HELL YES!

WOOT!

northstarfan:

invisiblelad:

kurtiswiebe:

This happened today.

Rat Queens being turned into an animated series by Weta and Heavy Metal. I am stoked.

This might be the best news I’ve heard all day month ever. 

OH HELL YES!

WOOT!