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Lois is Superman without the superpowers. She’s not faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, but she’s just as committed to truth and justice through her tireless reporting, and just as willing to put herself in harm’s way to help someone. Lois is reckless and passionate for all the right reasons, and while those qualities sometimes get her in trouble, they only further endear her to her legions of fans. To those who grew up reading her comics or watching her various live action and animated incarnations, Lois Lane is a beloved icon and role model.
I loved this piece in The Atlantic about Lois Lane’s feminism.
Coates is also known for his correspondent work for The Atlantic and as a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Fellows program. The writer is perhaps best known for his personal memoir, The Beautiful Struggle, in which he details his life growing up in West Baltimore and his relationship with his father, who was a real-life former Black Panther.
Check out this first look at Ta-Nahisi Coates’ forthcoming Black Panther work. Spoiler alert: it’s rad.
Seriously, though, making formerly white comic book characters not-white is a thing now. People got very upset that Michael B. Jordan was cast as The Human Torch in 2015’s Fantastic Four, but they should have been upset instead that The Fantastic Four was terrible. On the other hand, Nick Fury in the Marvel Comics Universe movies is played by Samuel L. Jackson, and I don’t hear complaining because he’s Samuel L. Jackson and if you don’t like Samuel L. Jackson who even are you?
A great argument for diversity in comics — always our jam, of course.
“We want to get people more aware of women in comics and their merit, their craftsmanship,” said Regine Sawyer, the event’s founder.
“It’s just meant to gear up the community, let them know what we do and encourage the youth that they can do the same.”
This Women in Comics convention in NY sounds fabulous and inspiring!
Well! That final trailer for Captain America: Civil War has us pretty excited, and nerds show their excitement by picking stuff apart. So let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Radio Times offers 8 must-see clues from the Civil War trailer.