It’s Pam Grier’s birthday. Celebrate with this interview by NPR.
Brontë Sisters Power Dolls. They’re not action figures, they’re Power Dolls! “Book’em, Brontës!” (thanks, Denis!)
There’s always controversy in comics fandom around how female characters are drawn or sculpted. Karen equalizes things with some equivalently fan service covers, featuring Hal Jordan’s package flying through space, for the ladies and gentlemen who prefer gentlemen. (via Paiwingz)
A common saying, and I’ve said it lots of times myself: “The book was better than the movie.” It’s short-hand for the way that material that’s appealing at book length somehow loses its depth when adapted into a movie. But what about stories that improve in the conversion […]
Marie Brennan over at SF Novelists looks at epic fantasy and the Bechdel test: “Two hundred pages into the book, and there’s been three named female characters. One is evil. The second existed only for a brief scene, for the purpose of highlighting how attractive the third one […]
At Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog read this heartfelt paean to Jim Balent’s fan-service-tastic, Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose and what could be the worst piece of dialogue in comics history… or the best: ‘You have to get out of here. Your vagina is haunted.’” Chris has lots more […]