The Week’s Most Popular Posts: October 19 – 23, 2015

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

Let’s take a look back at the week that was, here on Panels:

We’re currently experiencing a glut of superhero television, and for the most part, I love it. But I’ve noticed a maddening trend when it comes to secret identity reveals: women don’t get to be angry about them.

from Superheroes and the Gendered Power of Anger by Jessica Plummer

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The first run of Ms Marvel by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, Ian Herring, Joe Caramagna, and Kris Anka (not to mention the amazing guest artists) is over, and by all accounts, it’s been an amazing success. We’ve been treated to 19 glorious issues of Kamala stepping into her superhero role, finding herself, pairing up with amazing role models such as Wolverine and Captain Marvel, and coming to terms with the fact that she can’t save everyone, all while maintaining her trademark sense of humor and genuine love for the world around her. I have laughed with and cried with Kamala, and in a tribute to this first incredible run with her, I wanted to round up 20 things I learned from Kamala Khan.

from 20 Things I Learned From Kamala Khan by Swapna Krishna

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Things got lively on Thursday when a rumor started circulating about Fox surrendering the Fantastic Four film rights to Marvel Studios, along with a potential release date of 2020. Given the poor returns on the FF’s most recent cinematic outing, the proposition seemed possible, if suspect. Still, we dream. My Twitter feed frothed with armchair quarterbacking from comics writers and artists, including Jeff Parker’s sage suggestion to bench Doctor Doom to best prepare the way for a glorious return sometime later.

So, I got thinking.

from A Fantastic Four Dream Cast Doomed Before It Started by Paul Montgomery

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Along with Kuroko’s Basketball, VIZ will be releasing volleyball manga Haikyuu!! in 2016. Yen Press is releasing cycling manga Yowamushi Pedal at the end of this year. But if you want to check out some sports manga titles now, don’t worry. I have you covered. After all, supporting current sports manga titles improves the chances of more sports series being licensed in the future.

from 5 Sports Manga to Get Your Heart Pumping by Vernieda Vergara

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I don’t live in Florida or California, and I’m too old at this point to play a princess at a Disney park anyway, even if I a) did have the acting chops and b) wanted to subject myself to hours of standing in the hot sun caked in makeup while tourist crashed their strollers into my hoop skirts. But for a couple of days at least, I got a glimpse of the best parts of it. I got to make babies stare and little kids smile and teenage girls go “Oh my God, Giselle!” as they whacked their friends on the arm excitedly.

I’m no Disney Princess, and I wouldn’t want to be, for any great length of time. But for a little while, I got to pretend. And isn’t that what cosplaying’s all about?

from On Being A Disney Princess (Temporarily) by Jessica Plummer

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