Off-Panel: Female Characters Are More than Who They’re In Love With

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“In celebration of the FDNY’s 150th anniversary, the FDNY Foundation and ReedPOP have partnered with Marvel on these unique FDNY Fire and EMS helmet designs exemplifying and honoring the values of New York City’s true heroes. We had a display in NYCC Artist Alley featuring all the helmets throughout the weekend and are auctioning off these remaining helmets via our ReedPOP Supply Co eBay.”

These are expensive, but for a good cause and absolutely gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces. (Plus there are some less expensive autographed pictures for sale, if that’s your thing.)

“From Bombshells to Catwoman and Black Canary, there’s this theme at DC right now of reinventing female characters to make them more than the men they’re in love with. Maybe that means making them more youthful (Black Canary), or taking men out of the equation (Bombshells), or maybe turning them into bosses (Catwoman).”

YEAH I can’t get enough strong women in comics.

“Fashion and comics don’t really mingle much, but they probably should hang out more often. Case in point: Heroine Chic, a new comic that follows the antics of a Parsons grad, Zoe Porter, as she becomes a fashion assistant for bright-but-zany designer Dyna Cuff.”

Yep, I’ll read this.

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