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—”Penny Wright” in Champion Comics #4 (1940), writer & artist uncredited

Asker millyblank Asks:
Howdy! I haven't had the chance to check the message board lately because of computer problems , so if I missed any updates I'm sorry. But I was wondering how the choosing people to work on the comic was going? =D
superdames superdames Said:

OK so here’s a very brief update on the Jill Trent comic: Everything’s going fine, thank you for your patience, the winning entries will be selected very soon, stay tuned!

OK so here’s a slightly longer and more honest update:

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The Mighty Man gets the surprise of his life! (Click to make big!)

—Amazing Man Comics #24 (1941) by Martin Filchock


Superdames! — a great comics site you should be reading. (@superdames)


We interrupt this blog to bring you an unsolicited plug for a very worthy site you should be reading (if you aren’t already) … Superdames!


Superdames is a loving tribute to what Stan Lee used to refer to as the “distaff” side of super-herodom — the women!

This site is especially welcome in a week that saw the comics internet blow up over a tacky Spider-Woman cover… Superdames is a respectful…

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This was a very nice and unexpected write-up of the Superdames blog on Longbox Graveyard!

Longbox Graveyard, by the way, is a project of Paul O’Connor, who successfully pitched his new comic book series to Mark Waid in 15 seconds.

Thanks, Paul!


WONDER WOMAN #16 (March 1946)
Art by H.G. Peter 


Panel from Wonder Woman #279, May 1981

Diana asking the real questions


Asgardian She-Hulk - Walt Simonson

We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.

I knew that if we had a daughter — because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise — she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street.
Writer Matt Fraction on his role in expanding the profile of female characters in the Marvel Universe. (via goodmanw)

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—Spidey Super Stories #11 (1975) script by Jean Thomas, art by Win Mortimer & Mike Esposito

I just did an arc with Warren Ellis — and no one else on the planet could get away with this, because I think this is like harassment? — But Warren felt like there was a depiction of Spider-Woman where it looked like her waist perhaps didn’t contain any internal organs. And he suggested very quietly … ‘You should fix that, or else I will come to your house and nail your feet to the floor and set your house on fire.’ … And it totally got fixed!

Kelly Sue DeConnick (via comicquotations)

Bringing this back … no reason.

… says the lady who calls herself SUPERgirl…

—Legends #6 (1987) script by John Ostrander & Len Wein, art by John Byrne & Karl Kesel

Freedom & victory.

—Legends #6 (1987) script by John Ostrander & Len Wein, art by John Byrne & Karl Kesel

Wonder Woman is (re-)introduced to the rebooted 1980s DC Universe.

After DC Comics rebooted in the 1980s, it published the miniseries Legends to (re-)introduce a lot of its lesser-known (non-Superman, non-Batman) characters. Wonder Woman’s rebooted solo book by George Pérez was just a few months old by the time she appeared in Legends, but here was her first appearance in the wider DC Universe — and apparently one of her first times outside of Themyscira. Guy Gardner (the first to encounter her in Legends) and the public at large don’t even know who she is. She just bursts on the scene and tells everyone to get their act together.

I loved it.

It was treated very much like an introduction to a new character, or at least a new readership for an old character — and it totally worked on me. I had just started reading comics around this time, and I came to DC from the Christopher Reeve Superman movies. I knew who Wonder Woman was, of course — I’d seen Super Friends and read some Justice League back-issues — but this Wonder Woman was powerful, confident, independent, and mysterious. Not to mention John Byrne, one of the biggest superstar artists of the era, was at the top of his game.

At the end of Legends, when the rest of the heroes are patting themselves on the back and doing that whole “Maybe we should form a team” thing, Wonder Woman quietly sneaks away unnoticed.

"Dang," I thought, "Wonder Woman is on a whole other level."

—Image from Legends #6 (1987), script by John Ostrander & Len Wein, art by John Byrne & Karl Kesel


Illustration by H.G. Peter for the article “Why 100,000,000 Americans Read Comics” by William Moulton Marston in the winter 1943 issue of The American Scholar.