Hey guys! I’m switching up my usual posts by reviewing a blog that also focuses on women in comics for my FDOM class. One blog that really stood out to me was The Mary Sue’s, “Women in Comics.” As the title indicates, “Women in Comics” is all about ladies in comics, whether it be the characters or the creators.
The first thing I noticed about “Women in Comics” is the diversity they offer in their content. Not only do the writers discuss comics from major brands like DC Comics or Marvel, but they really try to bring the readers news on indie setups like LINE Webtoon and BOOM! Studios. Indie creators tend to not get their due for their stories, especially female indie comic creators, so the type of coverage “Women in Comics” is providing them is refreshing to say the least.
“Indie creators tend to not get their due for their stories, especially female indie comic creators…”
Another way “Women in Comics” is relaying diversity on their blog is by looking at the different women in comics, from women of color to disabled women. The comic book world has been known to make their female superheroes white with unrealistic (even impossible) bodies. In recent years, this issue has been getting better with the inclusion of a more diverse cast of female characters. Yet, there is still a discrepancy of diverse female characters in comic book films and television. “Women in Comics” does not just focus on the female comic book characters with super fit bodies and blonde hair, but characters that are representative of our actual world.
“…There is still a discrepancy of diverse female characters in comic book films and television.”
Overall, “Women in Comics” is an amazing blog for comic book readers who want to learn more about female characters or female creators in comics. Not only is the blog diverse, but it provides a well-needed outlet for under appreciated stories and creators. “Women in Comics” doesn’t have their own social media, but you can follow The Mary Sue on Twitter for updates on the blog. Check them out and keep kicking ass!