Dear ABC's The Rookie: We Want More of Our Badass Women!

ABC's freshman cop dramedy The Rookie has a lot of promise. The stories are interesting, the jokes are funny, the subject matter is treated respectfully, and the main character is played by geek idol Nathan Fillion (John Nolan). Additionally, the casting is fantastic! Of eight main character roles–all police officers–half are badass women played by fantastic actors: Alyssa Diaz […]

Get to Know Women Who Changed the World With 'Who's She?'

A few years ago a friend of mine asked a question that shook me up a bit. "Can you name five female scientists?" "Of course I can!" was my immediate answer, followed by a bit of mental triangulation. Doctor Sally Ride was easy; she was a very prominent astronaut when I was a kid. And […]

YouTube Premium Orders Female Friendship Series 'Kat & June Think Stuff!'

Building off of the breakout success of their Karate Kid spinoff series Cobra Kai, YouTube Premium (previously YouTube Red) continues bolstering its original scripted programming with Kat & June Think Stuff! (working title) from AwesomenessTV.  Created/written by Mackenzie Yeager (Girl Meets World, All Night) and with Jen Braeden (Awkward, Girl Boss) serving as co-showrunner, the six-episode, […]

On the Victims of the Marvel Cancellation Bloodbath

With the release of the March 2018 solicits from Marvel, it fast became clear that a swathe of titles were being cancelled. These were clear either from their complete absence from the solicits, their solicitations sounding very final, or even hints in the cover artwork. Since the speculation began, many of the titles that we […]

James Bond Producer Would Consider A Female Director

We're getting another James Bond movie and that means we get to dust off the debate about whether or not we're going to ever see a woman take on the role of Bond. We already know that such a casting jump isn't going to happen with this movie, since Daniel Craig is already confirmed to return, […]

Grab Back… RESIST! Volume 2 Comes To All Comic Book Stores For Independence Day

58,000 copies of the first volume of RESIST! were given away in January 2017 at the nation-wide women's march protests surrounding the inauguration. A female-focused, female-created response to the election of Donald Trump, some copies ended up in come comic stores but were more likely to be given away in other fashions. Now, with this, their second […]

I Popped My Protest Cherry at the Women's March in NYC

Let me set the scene for those of you that weren't in attendance: It's in the low forties and you can see your breath, but you aren't cold. It is crowded, like claustrophobic crowded. (An estimated 500,000!!) There are men and women of every shape, size, color, orientation, and age. There is chanting. It shuffles […]

Talking To Frank Cho, Man Of Outrage, About Attracting Women

BC: It's official. After 14 years at Marvel, you're no longer an exclusive Marvel creator? CHO: Yes. My exclusive Marvel contract expired after I turned in my final page for Totally Awesome Hulk #4. It has been a great experience playing with Marvel toys over the years. I'm forever grateful to all my editors, writers, […]

42% Of LINE Webtoon's Comic Creators Are Female – And Half Are Read By Women

Bleeding Cool has been running Tim Hanley's Gendercrunching columns on Bleeding Cool for years, measuring the "above the line" credits in comic books form major comic book publishers and seeing how they divide by gender. Well, LINE Webtoon, the popular digital comics publisher from Korea, may have some statistics to add. They are making their […]

Angoulême To Add Female Names To The Grand Prix Long List Of Nominees

They started with thirty. Then there were twenty-seven. Then there were twenty-four. Then there were twenty-two. And it was starting to look like they, as in the books of Agatha Christie, may be none. But as big name after big name withdrew from being nominated in the Angoulême Grand Prix, the most prestigious award in comics, […]

100 Women Making Comics, In London Next Year

Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics is the UK's largest ever exhibition of the work of pioneering female comics artists. It runs in February through to May next year, at 2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4BH. It has been curated by Explore the world of comics through original artwork by 100 women comic creators working […]

ComiqueCon, The First Female-Centric Comic Con, In Michigan This November

ComiqueCon 2015 is a new comic con taking place in Dearborn, Michigan on November 7th at the Arab American National Museum. The aim is for the show to bring together female artists, illustrators, publishers and fans, with a focus on on the growing impact of female comic book readers. Guests will include Alex de Campi, Mairghread Scott, Leila Abdelrazaq, Nancy Collins, […]

Wondercon '15 – The Most Dangerous Women Here

By Jason Strangis What makes a good "bad girl?" How are female villains different than male antagonists? And why aren't there more femme fatales in fantasy roles and superhero films? Those questions and more were explored during a panel called The Most Dangerous Women at WonderCon: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly. Fittingly, the […]

'There Have Always Been Women In Comics' – The Testament Of She Makes Comics

By Tony Wolf "There have always been women in comics. There have been women in comics for decades." – Kelly Sue DeConnick Women in comics are finally getting the spotlight. But do you know the rich history of female comics creators? The new documentary She Makes Comics by director Marisa Stotter and Respect Films/ Sequart brings us […]

A Diamond Previews Full Of Women, In May

Well, presidential candidates can have binders full of women. Why not catalogues? The next edition of Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly catalogue, for comics shipping in July, will have a very female feel. Not so much the cover, though Dick Grayson does have quite the female following. But on the insight, Previews is taking the opportunity […]