Analyzing the Gender Representation of 34,476 Comic Book Characters

Female characters appear in superhero comics less often than males — but when they are included, how are they depicted? The recent theatrical release of Wonder Woman briefly catapulted the question of female superhero representation into the mainstream. For some, the character is a feminist icon — even Gloria Steinem wrote about her — and many fans (though not all) felt this […]

Joss Whedon’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Screenplay Is a Sexist Nightmare

  Joss Whedon‘s unproduced Wonder Woman screenplay leaked online last month, appearing on sites like Comicbook.com and Screenrant. Due to Whedon’s vocal love of Wonder Woman, many fans viewed it as a tantalizing Hollywood “what if” story. But for some reason, few people mentioned how catastrophically, awe-inspiringly terrible the screenplay actually is. The script resurfaced on Twitter last night, this time being […]

The Thing Injustice 2 Gets Right About Harley Quinn That Suicide Squad Got Wrong

Warner Bros. Much of Injustice 2‘s charm stems from how it gives players the ability to make their favorite DC comic book characters beat the crap out of each other. Fighting aside, though, the game also features some pretty solid character development for one of DC’s most iconic antiheroes, Harley Quinn. In Injustice 2, Harley finds […]

Your Guide to Steve Rogers’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Evil Year

If you’re reading Marvel comics right now, then you’re probably aware that while Steve Rogers has taken up the Captain America mantle once more, something is… very off. Like, “he’s secretly a fascist agent of Hydra planning to get space aliens to invade the world” off. Confused? We’re here to get you caught up on […]