Today is Batman Day, a day to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the character’s first appearance. A few weeks ago I asked people to name the female character they thought was “most important” to Batman. And while there were many people who name Barbara Gordon (Oracle version mostly), there were also others mentioned such as Cass Cain and Leslie Thompkins. But a lot of the answers were a woman who has gotten short shift in the Batverse - Martha Wayne.
I had to screencap this for codytable, the drama between Steve and Sam is so real.
I feel like I just walked into somebody’s creepy fetish dungeon.
Just had to collect these Tomboy sketches all in one place because I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.
I can’t wait to see what people do with Jill Trent, Science Sleuth! Although Jill Trent doesn’t wear a costume per se (unless you count awesome 1940s fashion business dresses?)
(WE’RE MAKING A COMIC. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IS HERE.)
and the wise guardian replied
HAHAHA okay. This I can live with. .. but once again. HORRIBLE story that is SO WELL WRITTEN
"I’m never going to be you, Jason. I’m never going to be Robin. But I’m going to damn well do my best to make you proud.”
Tim Drake (Secret Origins #03)
I just had a discussion with a nice, but I think very misinformed guy on Twitter, where he said that the reason so few comics are written by women (I guess he doesn’t count alt comics, webcomics, mini comics and manga as ‘comics’) was because women simply are not interested in writing them.
So I am checking here and on Twitter.
If you identify as female, and you have some aspirations, even far-off ones, to make comics of some kind, can you post here and let us know?
I just am curious if there is a genuine paucity of women wanting into the comics creation business.
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We break from superheros for the Great Pumpkin
never forget that the biggest reason wally west was able to get through life and keep dreaming was himself. he went back in time and told his 10 year old self to keep dreaming no matter how much his parents tried to shut him down because he was going to achieve his dreams one day. and he held onto that his whole life without knowing it was he himself who told him that he was going to succeed.