Marvel Cancels Artist's Upcoming Covers After Spider-Woman Butt Fiasco

The comic book industry is not particularly well-known for portraying women in a non- insanely-sexualized manner (you can't fight crime without a boob window, as we have all observed over the years). Even given that, a recent Spider-Woman cover somehow managed to slink under the world's already-low expectations with… » 9/23/14 5:45pm 9/23/14 5:45pm

​Why do we hate so many female characters so much?

I seem to recall in 2013 there was a big deal about Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah coinciding. Well, since the post-apocalypse happened so soon after that, I guess that's why we kind of ended up merging Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas into a month-long celebration of gift-giving, drinking, and good… » 12/04/13 9:08pm 12/04/13 9:08pm

Tom Hiddleston’s Loki Is a Sex Icon for Deathly-Pale People Everywhere

Marvel's makeup wizards had to drain the glow out of normally ruddy, golden-haired Tom Hiddleston's skin so he could play Loki, which somehow only served to make the much-beloved villain one thousand times more sexual and savage, not unlike a white lion or an albino alligator wearing a really slick wig. Thanks to… » 11/10/13 2:30pm 11/10/13 2:30pm

The Kick-Ass Women of Marvel Are Changing Comics for the Better

The Comic Con Women of Marvel panel happened this Sunday, and, by all accounts, it sounds like a completely inspiring and all-around encouraging event. According to Bleeding Cool, the it was "as large a major film event panel, winding down hallways." Perhaps even more notable than the large and enthusiastic attendance… » 10/14/13 12:30pm 10/14/13 12:30pm

8 Ways to Make a Movie About a Female Superhero Happen

Tons of people are saying a woman can't star in a superhero movie. (Just like they probably said an interconnected superhero universe couldn't happen at the movies.) Stan Lee says there's no need. But a good superheroine movie is necessary and doable. Here are eight ways to make a movie about a female superhero movie… » 9/19/13 2:39pm 9/19/13 2:39pm

Marvel Really, Really Wants to Make a Female Superhero Movie...Someday

In a recent conversation with the movie site ComingSoon.net, Marvel Studios producer/sometime director Louis D’Esposito said some encouraging stuff about the future of female superheroes getting movies of their very own: Marvel would totally like that to happen because the studio has heard the cacophonous internet… » 9/06/13 11:10am 9/06/13 11:10am

The Winter Soldier reveals the secret backstory hidden in his hair

The Winter Soldier is giving Thor a run for his money for the most fabulous Marvel hair on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But how did they decide that a character breakdown equals long hair? Actor Sebastian Stan, who plays both Bucky Barnes and Captain America's new foe, shares with us the evolution… » 7/24/13 9:00pm 7/24/13 9:00pm

Lest We Forget, Brown Kids Absolutely Deserve More Brown Superheroes

As great as Andrew Garfield was in The Amazing Spider-Man, do you guys remember that major Twitter petition to get Community actor-cum-rapper Childish Gambino Donald Glover in as Peter Parker? Even Stan Lee was down with the idea. Even as the idea of canon superheroes widens to fit more archetypes of girls and women… » 6/15/13 12:30pm 6/15/13 12:30pm

'Men Draw What They Want To See:' Marvel Ed Takes Down The Male Gaze

On Wednesday, Marvel NOW released the first issue of chronicling the all-female mutant team of X-Men: Storm, Rogue, Psyocke, Jubilee, Shadowcat and Rachel Grey. I spoke to series editor Jeanine Schaeffer about the development of the series, the difficulties of breaking into the mainstream comics industry as a… » 6/01/13 2:30pm 6/01/13 2:30pm