Women Take on Girl Comics

With the recent announcement by Marvel of their anthology, Girl Comics, the discussion of the role of women concerning the comic book industry has kicked up again.

Kelly Thompson has a nice article over at Comic Book Resources looking at the subject which she discusses with Mariah Huehner who’s an editor for IDW.

You can read the article at http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/12/21/she-has-no-head-a-feminist-dialogue-about-girl-comics-aka-feminists-talk-about-stuff/.

There’s amazing female talent in the industry both as writers, artists and editors.  It’s blatant that Marvel has decided that their comics line of big guns and big boobs aren’t playing to a female audience and they need to branch out.  To do so they’ve decided in the past to play on stereotypes with series like Models, Inc., which recently guest starred Tim Dunn of Project Runway fame.  Girl Comics has yet to be released but it’s nice to see a series that takes a spotlight to the female talent in the industry.  Whoever decided on the name though should be beat.  We’ll have to wait and see how the series plays out when it’s released, it’s all about the content.  Carry on.