Women in Comics
|Title:||Women in Comics|
|Fandom:||Marvel Comics, DC Comics|
|Topic:||female characters and creators in comics|
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Women in Comics is a series of essays by comicbookgrrrl discussing female characters and creators in comics.
- Women in Comics: An Overview
- Women in Comics: The Platinum & Golden Ages
- Women in Comics: Wonder Woman and the Attack of the Code
- Women in Comics: Batwoman and the Revenge of the Supergirls
- Women in Comics: Red Sonja and Power Girl - A New Hope?
- Women in Comics: Women in Trousers
- Catwoman: The Hyper-Sexualisation of a Sexual Woman
- Women in Comics: Regressive Storytelling and Iconic Characters
- Women in Comics: The New 52 and the Batgirl of San Diego
- Women in Comics: DC versus Women - Everybody Wins!
- Women in Comics: Women in the New 52 Reviewed
- Women in Comics: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!
- Women in Comics: Sexing Up Cancer
- Women in Comics: A Reading List
- Women in Comics: New Power Girl Costume to Attract New Readers?
- Women in Comics: Tokenism
- Women in Comics History: Rose O'Neill
- Women in Comics: DC vs Marvel, The Bechdel Test
- Women in Comics: It Ain't Over
Occasional diversions aside, comics are still regarded as a men's domain: no girls allowed.
This is the first in a series of articles that will explore each of the comic book ages, the difficulties encountered by female characters, and a look at the female writers and artists across the history of the industry.
As a beginner to comics, once I had a few of the staples under my belt, I looked for and repeatedly failed to find any female writers, artists and characters that were as well represented as their male counterparts. While I had a long list of favourite male writers I knew to look for, women writers and artists seemed oddly scarce on the ground. My favourite male heroes had stacks of titles to their name, but on comparison the women had little to nothing.Comics are certainly not alone when it comes to women being shunted aside: in early February The Guardian reported on a study published by VIDA (an organisation for the promotion of women in the arts) which showed that on the whole far more attention within the media is given to male writers than women writers. As a female reader and writer myself, this is no big shock, but what still surprises me is the outright denial from many commentators, and the demands that since there are more women than ever before in the industry, we should be satisfied.