WONDER WOMAN First Female-Helmed Film With $100 Million Budget

WONDER WOMAN First Female-Helmed Film With $100 Million Budget

Superhero films are currently Hollywood’s bread and butter, amassing profits in the billions and serving as tentpoles for entire years’ worth of productions. Until now, they have always been a male-centric enterprise, but the game is about to change with Wonder Woman. Warner Brothers recently wrapped principal photography on the Wonder Woman solo film, starring Gal Godot and directed by award-winning filmmaker Patty Jenkins. At a glance, it seems like a no-brainer that Wonder Woman would be…

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Thor is Just Thor, Regardless of Gender

Thor is Just Thor, Regardless of Gender

It’s not all about gender when it comes to Thor. On Tuesday, Fusion magazine published a piece which was referenced by a number of other publications, in which Danielle Henderson touts the sales success of Jason Aaron’s new female-led Thor comic. She cites higher sales on the book as an indication that the book is “outselling the last series by A LOT.” There is no denying that the first part of the series’ run has…

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Let the Lady Have Her Say—Sailor Twain and the Problem of a Sexist Publishing Culture

Let the Lady Have Her Say—Sailor Twain and the Problem of a Sexist Publishing Culture

In reading  Mark Siegel’s Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid on the Hudson, I found myself thinking about a very contemporary problem for the comics industry, namely that of the lack of voice and projects that female creators are given in mainstream publishing, especially at the house of ideas and DC. Siegel confronts gender bias in his work, and in my mind parallel in the 21st century world of publishing by creating a famous reclusive writer, C.G.Beaverton….

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