This Week’s Most Popular Posts: April 20 – 24, 2015

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

Here’s what you were reading this week on Panels:

The way to solve this is equality between the male and female gaze, the male gaze needs to happen less and the female gaze needs to happen more. None of this is to say that men can’t find women beautiful, or that women can’t find men beautiful. Or more accurately – any mixture of gender and sexuality finding beauty in any other mixture of gender and sexuality. Sexuality is great, there really is nothing wrong with finding someone else sexy, but objectification needs to stop. Humans are complex beings and far more than the sum of their body parts.

from The Male Gaze vs The Female Gaze by Marcy Cook

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There are few characters with more great tales than Daredevil, and with the Netflix series drumming up so much buzz, this is the perfect time to take a look back and boil down his epic, 50-year history into a handful of the pure essentials. Whether you’re halfway through your second binge of the series or you can’t get past the 2003 movie’s Evanescence training montage, these are the stories to check out if you want to get up to speed on the Man Without Fear.

from The Daredevil Stories You Have To Read by Michael Chasin

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I have once been asked by someone who had both an xkcd strip taped to their office door and who was drinking out of a PHD comics mug why I liked comics. To which I replied: “Why do you like them?” and pointed out that there were a few external signs that they were indeed reading comics. The reply was an immediate:”Oh these? They are just things I like on the internet.” And it is not the only time I have encountered that reaction.

Ding, ding. Webcomics are comics!

from Webcomics: They’re Just A Thing I Like on the Internet by Hélène

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The term “graphic novel” has become a catch-all for any comic (or bound collection of comics) thicker than Prestige Format. At its core, however, a graphic novel is a self-contained story. The story was never released in individual issues, never created for serialized consumption. Here are some of our favorite graphic novels.

from Read Harder Recommendations: Standalone Graphic Novels by Chris M. Arnone

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from Daredevil Fight Scenes Ranked by Preeti Chhibber

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