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How Katniss Wins The Hunger Games

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“The Big Sexy Problem with Superheroines” in Comics is that Women Still Read Them

Laura Hudson at Comics Alliance has written a very thoughtful and personal indictment of the way DC Comics depicts female superheroes. She holds one one particularly egregious example (shown below) to “explain why these scenes don’t support sexually liberated women; they undermine them.”
Her conclusions is one that I would agree with, and that many others&#133 Read the rest

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Lost in Film Translation: Mining Alt Comics for Costumes, not Meaning

The super hero film has traveled a substantial distance to the mainstream before it finally burst through the celluloid ceiling and became the contemporary definition of cinematic blockbuster. Comic books have traveled along a reverse trajectory, from mainstream to subculture. In a strange confluence, the comic books that gave us All-American avengers in the forties, fifties and sixties, have&#133 Read the rest

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What if Male Superheroes Posed Like Female Superheroes?

I like how Superman's hand is wider than Wonder woman's waist.

This is the cover of Justice League #1. If you are shocked and appalled by this, I should point out that this is what comic book covers have looked like for most of the last ninety billion years:
Then someone decided to point out how stupid Wonder woman looked by drawing all the male character in similar&#133 Read the rest

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Sucker Punch

In a sentence: whatever you thought of 300, you’ll think the same about this. But there’s something else there worth seeing.

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