Body positivity · Comic news · Feminism

The most Valiant effort: Record-breaking Faith and REAL body positivity

Excuse the cheesy title, but this is just a quick (maybe short!) post to celebrate something very exciting: Valiant Comic’s Faith (also known by her superhero alias Zephyr of the Harbingers) has broken a record in her 4-part miniseries for being the fastest comic to go to a third printing in comic history. For those,…… Continue reading The most Valiant effort: Record-breaking Faith and REAL body positivity

Feminism

Carol Danvers Deserved Better: Avengers #200

In 1980, Marvel was gearing up to celebrate its 200th issue of the Avengers and¬†writer David Michelinie and then Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter were having a hard time coming up with the proper storyline for the event. What they decided on, featuring Ms. Marvel (now Captain Marvel), Carol Danvers, was one of the most disgusting…… Continue reading Carol Danvers Deserved Better: Avengers #200

Feminism · Research · SDCC

Dames, damsels, debutantes: An empirical analysis of women’s representation in superhero comics

That’s the title of my research project, almost a year in the making now. It was inspired by the Bechdel test for film and other tests that have since spawned. For those who don’t know, the Bechdel test is a (somewhat joke) of a test proposed by two characters in Alison Bechdel’s “Dykes to Watch…… Continue reading Dames, damsels, debutantes: An empirical analysis of women’s representation in superhero comics