There aren’t a lot of female writers in comics, either, but the new “Captain Marvel” has one: Kelly Sue DeConnick, best known for manga translations. On Marvel.com, she described the character this way:
“My pitch (to Marvel) was called ‘Pilot’ and the take can pretty much be summed up with ‘Carol Danvers as Chuck Yeager.’ Carol’s the virtual definition of a Type A personality. She’s a competitor and a control freak. … She’ll have to figure out how to be both Captain Marvel (ital) and (end ital) Chuck Yeager …”
Chuck Yeager as a super-hero is what interests me about Hal Jordan. I’m excited to see Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel.
I was talking about Marvel vs. DC with Jim the other day and he said something smart, as he often does, “DC has the trinity, the big iconics but Marvel has a deeper bench.” Very true and it feels like Marvel desperately needs some rockin’ super-hero ladies in their own books, punching aliens and smacking villains.
At some point, I have to write about the Avengers cartoon. I’m nearly finished with the first season Netflix has on tap and after getting past the first three episodes, it has really picked up.
During test screenings, though, boys said they didn’t care that Korra was a girl. They just said she was awesome.
Good Writing + Solid Storytelling = the smashing of executive marking conventional wisdom.
Now, ever since I discovered Buffy, I have adored supernatural teen romance, as a genre (and I keep being disappointed by everything else I see in the genre, but that’s another matter), and I knew Apocalypse World was good, so I was already very excited about Monsterhearts. But on my first read-through of my advanced PDF copy of the game, when I got to this section I was immediately completely sold on the game.
Gaming as Women has been a consistently wonderful blog, earning its place under the category, Best of the Geek, on my Google Reader.
Now that I look things over, all of these links are about geekdom and gender. Interesting.
If you have any links that are grabbing your attention, please post them into the comments. Thanks.