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Comic Book Women With Realistic Bodies Are The Heroines We Need

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women

Yes, comic book heroines are supposed to have powers that are out of this world, but the illustrations of their bodies could definitely be brought dow...

'Go Set the Watchmen' by Harper Lee

Robert Brenner | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is to publish a second novel, according to the New York Times. I guess it all started the night the Comedian was murdered. Of course Jem said it started much earlier than that, with Ozymandias.

Gotham's Victoria Cartagena (Det. Renee Montoya) Shares Some Secrets with Her Fans!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Screeeeeeeeech! I had to put an APB out on the release date of this interview when Victoria Cartagena, Detective Renee Montoya on FOX's super hit series Gotham, told me some out of this world news that left me no choice but to add more to this article.

'Girls Read Comics Too': Rowan, Age 11, Writes a Letter to DC Comics

David M. Perry | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
David M. Perry

Rowan is an 11-year-old girl. She loves comics and she wrote this letter to DC Comics. I love this and hope DC listens. I've written about my own daughter's love of comics, and hope Rowan helps make comics a little more girl-friendly (and less pink and purple).

Marvel's Star Wars #1 Review

Bryan Young | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Wednesday sees the release of the first new Star Wars comic since Marvel took the license back from Dark Horse Comics and I was beyond curious to see how Marvel would handle the relaunch. It was anyone's guess how this might or might not sync up with the sort of stories we've been getting.

Maureen Ryan

The First New Show Of 2015 Is Really Good

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.06.2015 | Entertainment

That sound you heard as 2015 arrived was a long exhale of relief. It feels good to give the one of the first new shows of the year, "Marvel's Agen...

Need a Last Minute Gift? Try the Local Comic Shop

Bryan Young | Posted 02.18.2015 | Books
Bryan Young

If you're looking for a last minute holiday gift for the nerd in your life, do your best to eschew the big stores and instead take a gander into your closest comic book store.

Media With an Endangered Language Message

Alissa Stern | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Alissa Stern

Whether in print or online, whether in home, schools, or community, media can provide a vehicle to communicate in endangered and threatened languages while shining attention on the need to fortify them.

The World's Most Slappable Sidekick Isn't So Slappable Anymore

Jordan Hart | Posted 01.05.2015 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

In the wondrous, and always sharply opinionated, world of comic book fandom, there are few characters as polarizing as Batman's sidekick, Robin. Plenty of fans out there would like nothing more than to see his grappling hook malfunction over shark-infested waters.

The Secret Adventures of Houdini... and Todd Hunt

Loren Kleinman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

As a one-time stage actor, and lifelong writer, Todd Hunt graduated from Fordham University determined to tell stories similar to those of his heroes.

How Comic-Con Helped Create Fans for Disney XD's Star vs. The Forces of Evil Six Months Before Its First Episode Airs

Jim Hill | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

There's a way that things used to work in the television animation universe. First a new show would go on the air. Then viewers would sample a few episodes and decide if they actually liked a program. If that were the case, then the fan base for this new animated series would slowly build over time.

Astoria Characters: The Priceless Pair

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.07.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It would be flip to say that it was a toss of the coin that landed Jennifer and Frank Greco at Astoria Coins & Collectibles. But it wasn't much more complicated than that.

Yoga Deepens Its Roots in the West

Ravé Mehta | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ravé Mehta

What happens when over 3,000 yoga practitioners converge in the middle of the high desert to celebrate four days of yoga, kirtan, and music? Bhakti...

LOOK: Liza Minnelli, Comic Book Superhero?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The legendary Liza Minnelli got animated for a new comic book. The life of the stage and screen icon is the focus of Female Force: Liza Minnelli, ...

Unleashing Creativity on Business

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Soren Petersen

The creative professions are moving into a new Golden Age after having lived for more than a century now in the shadow of engineering, marketing and...

Mark Waid Talks Everstar and Comics for Girls

Bryan Young | Posted 10.26.2014 | Books
Bryan Young

Comics superstar Mark Waid is working hard to make comics better. He always has been.

Two Little Girls Take On Comic Book Action Figures And Everyday Sexism

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

John Marcotte is the father of two geek-chic girls -- Anya, 9, and Stella, 6 -- who have a passion for comic books. Their favorite superhero is Gamora...

What's Luke Skywalker Been Up to For the Last 30 Years? A MAD Magazine Exclusive

Bryan Young | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Next week, the new issue of MAD Magazine hits newsstands, which is okay, I guess. More important than that (and with a decidedly higher budget), next year sees the release of a new Star Wars film.

Comic Con 2014: Amended Schedule

Spencer Green | Posted 09.27.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

12:30pm - MEETUP: The People Who Hated the Last Episode of Lost Meet the People Who Are Still Upset Over Ben Affleck as Batman, and Hug

What REALLY Happens at Comic Con

Posted 07.27.2014 | Comedy

San Diego's Comic Con is the premier event for fans of all things comics and action-packed entertainment. Seeing as how there are quite a few fans of ...

Comic Book Store Complains About Chris McDaniel's Bus On 'Batman Day'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Bruce Wayne has a new villain, and his name is Chris McDaniel. The owner of a comic book store in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, awoke Wednesday morning...

Sex, Drugs and Superheroes at Comic-Con International: San Diego

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

David Reddish knows superheroes. And sex. And drugs. So much so that his book Sex, Drugs and Superheroes has served as a de facto gay guide to Comic-Con International: San Diego. On the eve of this year's Con, I spoke to David about what he loves, what he hates and what to do if you visit.

Hey, Execs Who Think Female Characters Won't Sell -- Come Marvel At Marvel

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women

On Tuesday's episode of "The View," Marvel revealed a bombshell: Its new "Thor" series will star not a male god of Thunder, but a female one. Not a Th...

What Awesome Conservative Cartoon Death Is America Missing out On?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 09.18.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Conservatives are always outraged about something. A few weeks ago, we told you about the right-wing umbrage being tossed around -- not because of Obamacare -- but because of good old comic books. Well, for the conservative Comic-Con set, it's getting worse.

NBC Decides Character Is No Longer Bisexual, And Fans Are NOT Happy

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

NBC's "Constantine" isn't hitting small screens until October, but already the show has fans agitated. The drama, based on the DC comics franchises "H...