All posts for the month July, 2013

On the podcast we frequently speak about women in comics, which in some ways mirrors the larger conversation happening in geek culture at the moment. In the realm of comic books, a lot of that conversation focuses on the “war of women” that has been going on over at DC comics the past couple of years.

A friend of the show recently posted??a link on her blog??which I found very interesting. I feel it gets??to the heart of why pairing Wonder Woman with Superman furthers the sexist nature of comics and demeans both characters:

Why Superman/Wonder Woman is the most patriarchal concept to ever exist at DC Comics.

I recommend you check it out, and if you’re interested in a more in depth look at the origin of Wonder Woman???as well as some other thoughts regarding how monumentally awful this whole debacle is???you should check out that first link above.



Eisner Awards

I thought it would be good to note that David Aja has won two Eisner Awards for his work on Hawkeye, which we discussed in Episode 22, and Brandon Graham won one for King City, which we discussed in Episode 17.

Saga, by Brian K. Vaughn and??Fiona Staples (which we have talked about, but not devoted an episode to [yet]), also won multiple awards, including Best New Series.

Hosts: Joe Preti, Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Cade Reynolds

Suggested Titles: Identity Crisis, Bite Club, Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Selected Title: Bite Club

Hosts: Joe Preti, Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Cade Reynolds

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