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Join the Wonder Woman Tweet Chat with #PopPoliticsChat this Wednesday

Wonder Woman is a cultural phenomenon from playgrounds to Hollywood. A character and then movie designed with feminist intent has captivated audiences and become this summer’s biggest hit.

What does Wonder Woman have to say about women’s struggles with patriarchy and which bullets of oppression does she fail to deflect with her magic bracelets?

How are fans already using the movie to organize for women’s empowerment and can the movie be an entry point for better representation moving forward? Can Wonder Woman live up to her potential and can organizers use the box office hit to promote an agenda of social change?

Join us to discuss these questions and more on Twitter for the next #PopPoliticsChat on Wednesday, June 21st at 9 pm ET.

The panelists:

Anita Jackson is MomsRising’s Digital Communications Director. MomsRising.org is an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all moms, women, and families in the US. Anita leads creative communications campaigns that center marginalized voices, support policy-changing grassroots action, and drive organizational growth. Anita’s work on strategic intersectional communication is integrated with every campaign. On Twitter as @Anita_Sarah

Cher Martinetti is a NYC based entertainment & pop culture journalist, humor writer, and host. She’s the founder & managing editor of Syfy Wire’s Fangrrls, a female centric genre vertical on Syfy Wire that launched in 2016. She’s the host of the popular podcast The Churn, the official post-show wrap-up podcast of Syfy’s critically acclaimed space opera The Expanse. In 2017 she cofounded Legion of Women Writers: a professional networking group for women writers that aims to address various issues women writers face in the workplace, such as sexism, sexual harassment, equal pay, and representation in media. On Twitter as @TheCherness

Caitlin Rosberg is a writing, knitting, tea drinking, baking machine with all the requisite robotic enhancements. She is obsessed with her dog and b-list comic book characters named Jim. A regular at Ladies’ Night at Graham Cracker Comics in the Loop, she’s also an editor and counter-of-beans for the Ladies’ Night Anthology, as well as a contributor to the A.V. Club’s Comics Panel. She likes talking and writing about the importance of safe spaces in nerd culture, how to start your own ladies’ night, independent publishing, and diversity in comic books. Ask her about Rhodey. On Twitter as @crosberg.

Suggested Reading/Listening:

Thank Goddess Wonder Woman isn’t Straight: Towards a Better DCEU.  (Comics Beat)  

Graphic Policy Podcast. Wonder Woman: Sex, Race and Walking Away From Explosions Like a Badass.

My Soul Looks Back and Wonders: A Critical Examination of the Wonder Woman Movie  (Son of Baldwin)

The Revolution Won’t Be Saved By Wonder Woman — And That’s Okay  (The Establishment)

Wonder Woman Refuses to Celebrate Violence (Graphic Policy)

Frank Miller Holds a Twitter Chat this Friday

On November 25, Dark Knight III: The Master Race comes to shelves on November 25 and DC Comics is in promotion mode before then! explodes onto comic retailer shelves everywhere! This eight-issue limited series is the sequel to 1986’s ground breaking Dark Knight Returns, and the follow up to 2001-2002’s Dark Knight Strikes Again. Frank Miller’s back, along with co-writer Brian Azzarello, artist Andy Kubert and longtime collaborator inker Klaus Janson, reuniting with Miller for the first time in 30 years.

DC knows we’ve got questions. A LOT of questions. So they have corralled co-writer Frank Miller to answer them in a special fan chat on Twitter, this Friday November 20, from 10amPT/1pmET to 11amPT/2pmET. Join in the chat using the hashtag #FrankMillerChat to ask any questions about Dark Knight III. You can ask him about the main story, the mini comics and probably the most often-asked question since the book’s announcement, “What’s up with that title?”

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Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for this week? We’ve got reviews (and of course previews) to help you decide.

Here’s some news from around the web that you can check out while you decide what you’re going to get this week.

Around the Tubes

CBR – Superheroes soar into New-York Historical Society – This is pretty cool!

Comichron – July 2015 comics sales estimates online: Archie #1 tops 100k copies – Some good sales data for those that are interested!

GamePolitics – Google, Facebook, and Twitter fight the MPAA in court – Seriously MPAA!?

Valiant Announces #ValiantSummit

valiant summitValiant Entertainment and Twitter have announced the first-of-its-kind #ValiantSummit – an exclusive panel presentation streaming live from Twitter headquarters in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday, June 30th at 3 pm EDT/12 noon PDT. Join writer Robert Venditti, writer Jen Van Meter, Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media Hunter Gorinson for an hour of news, announcements, and live Q&A, streaming exclusively on the Periscope app at @ValiantComics.

New to Valiant comics? Then start here with a round of Valiant 101 as the #ValiantSummit panel presents a comprehensive introduction to Valiant’s groundbreaking superhero universe and the origins of its greatest heroes, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Divinity, and more. Then, the first official #ValiantSummit continues with revelations about the publisher’s upcoming Book of Death summer event series by writer Robert Venditti and artists Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite; exclusive first word on upcoming series and special events coming in late 2015 and beyond; and questions and answers, live from fans around the world submitted via Twitter.

Periscope is a live video streaming app for iOS and Android. Simply download the Periscope app, create a new user log-in or use your Twitter log-in credentials, and visit @ValiantComics to watch the #ValiantSummit panel presentation live from San Francisco.

Valiant is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015 and bringing out all the stops with fun announcements, and innovative marketing initiatives like this one. It’s great to see the company embracing technology like this and using it to get the word out and create some excitement.

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! Is everyone recovered from Free Comic Book Day?

Around the Tubes

GamePolitics – GamerGate D.C. gathering targeted by bomb threat – Proof it was an anti-GG person? Assholes do exist, could have been a person just doing it for the lulz.

Comic Vine – Machinima Developing Multiple DC Properties for the Web – They need a solid hit after their layoffs.

The Mary Sue – Joss Whedon Has Deleted His Twitter Account After the Domestic Debut of Age of Ultron – Interesting….

iO9 – New Star Wars Photos Reveal The Villain, A Space Pirate And Lots More – Getting so excited for this film.

GamePolitics – Report: MPAA funding pro-copyright protection research to influence political policy – Shocker!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – All-New Captain America #6

CBR – Convergence: Shazam #1

CBR – Daredevil #15

Nothing But Comics – Dead Drop #1

Comic Vine – Fight Club 2 #1

Comics Alliance – Fight Club 2 #1

Comic Vine – Sons of the Devil #1

Team Rubio, X-Men and Walking Dead Fans

On Monday I ran a story about how the team for Marco Rubio noted that they’re fans of Marvel and DC Comics‘ television shows and movies. It was a rather odd thing to include in a Presidential Twitter bio. After a few Tweets pestering them why they didn’t show any love for indie comics, I decided to go with an easier one. Now we know what they’re fans of.

So a series about the apocalypse and another that focuses a lot on tolerance/racism/and exclusion. Some lessons to be learned from both as the campaign chugs along.

 

 

 

That time Vertigo Advertised for Viz on Twitter

It looks like Vertigo‘s Twitter account is in the advertising business, as around 4pm today, the DC Comics imprint tweeted a message promoting Viz Media‘s new graphic novel All You Need is Kill, the adaptation of the novel that is being turned into a movie. They were nice enough to mark it with a hashtag of “ad.” Going back a few months, I don’t see another example of this, the account has promoted either Vertigo projects (or things related to them) or DC things. Nice to see publishers getting along!

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Pop Political/Political Pop: Trolling the GOP with Comics

Each week I point out a nice “political” moment in comics, or a geeky moment in politics. It could be an entire comic, a Tweet, release, event or a moment in a comic series, recent or in the past.

This week’s entry is a great case in trolling that had me laughing for quite a long time. The GOP took to Twitter to ask what people’s “top issues” were. Comic writer Ron Marz had a response that was just too perfect to not be the top moment of the week.

But Marz wasn’t the only one to have this idea. Here’s some others that got in on the fun:

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