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If you read about Kelly’s post over at CBR today you know she hit a slam dunk on things not to like about women in comics.
I think it’s time for another rule. I think we need to develop criteria or examples that represent the best of what women in superhero comics can be. We need a crystallizing moment, panel or set of criteria that can be said is the epitome of women should be portrayed in superhero comics.
But will the criteria be? What should we call it? What should it look like?
I am not going to provide the answers to the first two questions. I have my ideas, I’m sure others have theirs. Let’s hear them.
But for the third answer, I can try and help. I have created a new Tumblr blog that will let fans of female superheroes show the world what they want in terms of positive portrayals of female characters. The moments, issues, runs, panels that illustrate the way women should be positively portrayed in superhero comics. The moment. The “THIS” moments.
And because incentives work well, if I get 25 new submissions by Friday, I will randomly pick one of you to receive a handy dandy set of Catwoman folding note cards. Make sure you drop a note in my ask reminding me you submitted.
Yesterday I picked up Flashpoint #1. It does a pretty good job at what is supposed to do which is to set up the framework of the series, introduce (a lot of) key characters and deliver a big reveal. You can pop over to my friends at Comics Alliance for that one.
But what about Wonder Woman, you may be asking. Well, we hear that she and her fellow Amazons have taken over England. But woe to the dude who crosses them man-hating Amazons.
An explanation, a promotional idea and some timely satire after the jump.