"Strong Women Characters" Who Made Mistakes (And Learned From Them)

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You know what we really want from our "strong female characters" in pop culture? Not to be perfect human beings. Or to screw up and be sidelined. What we want is to see them do what all great characters do: make mistakes, and grow as a result. Here are a ton of female heroes whose mistakes made them great. » 9/10/14 5:27pm 9/10/14 5:27pm

Looks Like ​We're Getting a Female Superhero TV Show. Finally.

Okay folks. Marvel's superhero/unlikely heroes movie game on point. DC has taken their dark-ish reboot game to television with shows like Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, and Constantine. And while we all await the announcement of a super heroine movie, DC has just announced that their next TV adaptation of a comic book will… » 9/06/14 3:40pm 9/06/14 3:40pm

Here's How Anatomically Impossible That Spider-Woman #1 Cover Is (NSFW?)

A few weeks ago, our pals over at io9 showed the Milo Manara cover illustration for Spider-Woman #1 in all its as(s)tounding opposite-of-majesty. Now, a Redditor did a 3D rendering to show just how ridiculous that pose is, from an anatomical standpoint. Some nudity and a lot of weirdness ahead. » 8/30/14 4:31pm 8/30/14 4:31pm

10 Times When Comics And Movies Sexualized Male Superheroes

You've heard the argument that male superheroes are sexualized simply because they are often bare-chested. But a man taking off his shirt doesn't make him a sex object. It's actually rare to find examples of male superheroes who truly are sexualized the way women are in comics. Here are ten examples. » 8/28/14 2:17pm 8/28/14 2:17pm

Exclusive Horror Story From The Absolutely Chilling Through The Woods

Oh holy hell—Emily Carroll's horror comic collection Through The Woods is so freaking spooky. We absolutely inhaled this book when we got it in our hands. Each little horror comic is so creepy and absolutely gorgeous. It's Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark kinds of fun. And we have an exclusive scary story excerpt… » 7/17/14 4:49pm 7/17/14 4:49pm

​Archie of Archie Comics to Die by Taking Bullet for Gay Friend

Since news dropped that Archie Andrews will be killed off in one of the summer issues of the "Life with Archie" series, there's been buzz about how exactly it was going to go down. Archie Comics co-CEO and publisher Jon Goldwater stated that he would die selflessly as a hero in a way that "epitomizes not only the best… » 7/14/14 1:40pm 7/14/14 1:40pm

The Creator Of Calvin and Hobbes Has Been Drawing A Comic In Secret!

Bill Watterson, the famously reclusive creator of beloved comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, returned to your newspaper's comics page this week, and you probably didn't even notice. The sub rosa comic strips – three of them, to be exact – are the first Watterson has illustrated and published in almost 20 years. » 6/07/14 6:51pm 6/07/14 6:51pm

Why The Bechdel Test Is More Important Than You Realize

We all talk about the Bechdel Test all the time, because it's so simple: Does a story have two women who talk to each other, about something other than a man? But almost every time it comes up, we all dismiss it, because it's too simple or too arbitrary. But actually, the Bechdel Test is more important than anyone… » 6/04/14 3:30pm 6/04/14 3:30pm

Comic Book Legend Archie Will Be Killed Off This Summer

Archie Andrews, the namesake of the 73-year-old comic book franchise, will meet his demise in a forthcoming issue of Life With Archie. According to Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater, "This isn't a random one-off or 'what-if' story that we're doing as a gag… It's a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we are being very… » 4/08/14 12:20pm 4/08/14 12:20pm

​A First Glimpse at DC Comics' New Cree Superhero

Last year, DC Comics' Jeff Lemire announced he was developing a new superhero character for the Justice League United (formerly known as Justice League Canada) title —a Cree teenage girl inspired by Shannen Koostachin, the late Attawapiskat activist in Canada who was nominated for an International Children's Peace… » 3/04/14 2:50pm 3/04/14 2:50pm