The comic book world is chock full of crime-fighting male superheroes. So it should come as no surprise that women (and men) enthusiastically greeted the recent announcement that Wonder Woman would play a key role in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film.
Shifting my outlook in this way has allowed me to be more attuned to what I like to call "signposts" that help me along the way. I thought I would share with you a few of those "signposts" that I've stumbled upon this past week.
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Yes. Wonder Woman -- a fantastic character that stands in her own right as a member of the DC pantheon of Gods and on par with Superman and Batman. That to me is giving respect to minorities, not what Marvel Comics is doing.
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As a kid, I believed not only in heroes, but superheroes. Maybe because believing in another person who was stronger than me made me feel a little less vulnerable, and a lot more secure. But as soon as I became an adult I realized that none of us ever outgrows vulnerability.
Comic Con International: San Diego 2014, the four-day extravaganza of all things "comics and related popular artforms" taking place July 24-27, has a decidedly dark bent to it, as do many of the works it celebrates.
Emmie Mears has been searching for superwomen her entire life.
You're in charge of what this person will be called for the rest of his/her life. And you have literally thousands of choices in hundreds of baby-naming books. It's a lot of pressure.
This country is being held hostage by a group of monsters masquerading as members of congress and senators from the Republican Party. Nothing is too big to destroy if it is spearheaded by Barack Obama; and that goes double for America.
Part of me wants to make it very clear to my son that no one flies. That he's not stronger than tigers. That people don't have special powers. And that capes are just pieces of fabric attached to his pajamas. And part of me doesn't want him to grow up too soon.
While I'm certain the Man of Steel sequel will be a cash cow for the studio, I worry that the film will fall well short of fans' expectations and put the future of the DC Universe in jeopardy.
Rather than worrying about the star assuming the coveted role, which she played from 1975-1979 while also appearing on a series of TV variety shows, Carter expressed fears about how the character will be scripted.
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I love my kids more than life itself. But between the tantrums and the arguing and the bossiness and the talking back and the selective hearing and the procrastination, I occasionally long for those carefree days When I have one of those wishful kid-free moments, I think of Zach and his family (and I hug my daughters more tightly).
We've all had impossible loves. As RoboCop romped across the Valentine's weekend silver screen, I was reminded of an earlier android amour of my own. For years, I have kept his identity, like my unquenchable ardor for him, locked in my heart. He was my secret obsession, my guilty pleasure, but it's time I confessed.