Riot Games Employees Planning to Petition Board of Directors

Riot Games employees walked off the job in protest of the company's stance on forced arbitration for current employees and their allegations of sexist hiring practices and gender discrimination. Riot's current stance on forced arbitration means that current employees cannot take legal action against the company while still employed by the company, effectively silencing several […]

Hyperborean Sexism in Next Week's Savage Sword of Conan #4

Hyperborean Sexism in Savage Sword of Conan #4

It's hard to keep track but Savage Sword of Conan is one of four books starring Conan the Barbarian at Marvel Comics. And in this preview of this week's issue, Savage Sword of Conan #4, we see the titular barbarian, alongside his friends Suty and Menes in a tough spot, being chased by an army […]

Doctor Who: Exposition, Psychic Paper, and the Perils of Being a Female Doctor

The plot of almost every Doctor Who episode depends on the Doctor's (Jodie Whittaker) ability to get the locals of whatever time and place the TARDIS lands to listen to what the Doctor has to say and to trust the Doctor's plan. To facilitate the show's approximately 46-minute episode format, scripts rely on the Doctor […]

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Champion Alexa Bliss Accuses WWE Raw General Manager Kurt Angle of Sexism

On the latest edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, General Manager Kurt Angle came to the ring to announce the participants in the upcoming first-ever women's Elimination Chamber match. However, after revealing which five WWE Superstars will compete in the six-woman match against Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss for her title, Bliss herself came down […]

Emma Watson Talks Gender Discrimination In Hollywood, Superhero Movies

On March 17, Emma Watson stars in Disney's live action remake of Beauty of the Beast. To promote the release, Watson was featured in Entertainment Weekly, and during her interview, she was used the opportunity to address gender stereotypes and how they affect Hollywood filmmaking. "If I asked a young boy what superhero they looked up to, […]

Lucasfilm Head Kathleen Kennedy Under Fire For Female Director Comments

Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy gave an interview to Variety earlier this week about the state of the Star Wars universe. It was the usual fare, studio exec hyping upcoming projects and the entertainment press tripping all over themselves in a rush to repackage this hype as "news," feeding the insatiable beast of the 24 hour entertainment […]

Why Did BBC Pull This Video About Sexism In Comics?

With the ongoing conversation about sexism and inclusion in comics is relevant today even more than ever, the BBC posted a video titled Redrawing women Tackling sexism in Comics earlier today showing various women speaking of their experiences and thoughts about female superhero characters. Awesome, we thought, let's go find out more, but as it turns out, within a […]

How A Letter From An 11 Year Old Girl To DC Comics Went Viral

This was a letter written by one eleven year old girl, Rowan, and posted on his blog with permission of Rowan and her parents by David Perry. Dear DC comics, My name is Rowan and I am 11 years old. I love superheroes and have been reading comics and watching superhero cartoons and movies since I […]

Milo Manara – Drawing That Spider-Woman Cover From A Different Angle

I'm not sure he's exactly understood the reason why folk are so miffed. But Milo Manara has drawn that Spider-Woman image from a different angle… From Eurocomics USA Invasion's Facebook page, who reached out to Manara, And translated, "Given that some people have seen, or pretended to see, my Spider-Woman in a gynaecological position, I'm sending […]

Milo Manara Blames God For Spider-Woman #1 Cover

So, the most read story on Bleeding Cool this week, was the post about Milo Manara's variant cover for Spider-Woman #1, commissioned by Marvel Comics. One artist redrew the cover in order to show Milo Manara how it should be done. Something another artist, Richard Pace, was incensed about. While Marvel executive Tom Brevoort gave a "you hire Milo […]

That 'Fangirls' T-Shirt Of Wondercon

This was a T-shirt design created last year on DeviantArt. In the safe, warm, misogynist community of the comment forum, there were welcoming quotes such as "Friend wore it to the cafeteria, where several Hambeasts occupy. Much laughs were had, especially when the desperate virgin white knights tried to defend them" or "Worst fangirl types […]

Tess Fowler Shows Us Her Powerpuff Girls Cover Alternative

The Powerpuff Girls cover story that we seemed to break out the other day has travelled the internet like wildfire, now ending up in the Guardian (with a headline that would shame Bleeding Cool.) But one comic book creator has her own take on the situation, rather than just railing against the image, she's offered […]

My Favourite Images From The Hawkeye Initiative – And One Of My Own

We mentioned this ysterday, a social media-driven satire on the portrayal of women in comic books with people redrawiing certain scenes recast with Hawkeye. Just because. Here are a few of my favourites… and I just had to do one of my own with a famous Emma Frost image from New X-Men, didn't I?   […]

Fanboy Rampage: Jennifer de Guzman Vs Dirk Manning

Dirk Manning is a writer for Newsarama and he has also written for Bleeding Cool as well as having work published by Image Comics. And yesterday he shared the above meme on his Facebook page. Can you guess what happened next? He added the following in comments. However, it is a pet-peeve of mine when […]

Si Spurrier Makes A Stand For Panel Parity Of Gender. By Standing Down.

Today, at the London Super Comic Convention, on the How To Write A Comic Script panel, Si Spurrier gave up his seat in favour of a female panellist. He did this in support of Paul Cornell's stance that unless there is gender parity on a comic convention panel – fifty percent, or as near as, […]

Gendercrunching June 2011 – Dark Horse To The Rescue

Tim Hanley writes for Bleeding Cool; DC had a big dip in June but remained in double digits, while Marvel rose slightly but continued to languish in a rather paltry total. It wasn't the worst month for either company, but both were far from their best. Before we get to the numbers, though, I'd like […]

Gendercrunching – DC & Marvel, April 2011 by Tim Hanley

After leading Marvel for three months, DC Comics took a tumble and the Big Two ended up tied for April. Marvel saw a modest bump, which is lovely, but both publishers are in the single digits for the first time this year. DC COMICS DC had a rollercoaster of a month, reaching impressive highs and […]