BY kelsey haight in General on Mar 04, 2014 |
It’s only natural that nonconformist and writer Lena Dunham is on to the next one-- comic book style! After reaching further acclaim at this year's Golden Globes, and successfully dishing out another season of Girls on HBO, Archie Comics approached Dunham with an offer to pen four issues of unconventional Archie stories after she, “publicly expressed her affection for Archie Comics last November during a Q&A event with J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst in ... Read More
For his touching series “One Day My Child You Will Be,” the famed photographer Malo reminds viewers of the attainability of childhood dreams. The work comprises a group of images in which his then 3-month-old daughter dresses for various careers and lifestyles. In a total breakdown of the gendered ways in which infants might be portrayed in the photos above the mantel, she becomes a superhero, a doctor, a ballerina, and even the first female ... Read More
At their best, comic books are about outsiders and underdogs; their heroes are so powerful because of their ability to overcome adversity, to fight for humankind and for equality. So it’s surprising that even in comics, a field that has the potential to be so inclusive, women and other minorities are underrepresented.
But one amazing lady, a superhero in her own right, aims to change that. Kelly Sue DeConnick writes the Captain Marvel ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton in Feminizzle on Sep 23, 2013 |
With Halloween just around the corner, every store is bursting with the same lame costumes they have every year...Batman, Spiderman, and of course their barely-there female counterparts!
These skin-tight and ultra-revealing looks got me thinking...If you're going to be fighting bad guys (or good guys!) you would need some serious comfort and breathe-ability instead of latex lingerie.
Illustrator Celeste Pille was thinking just the same thing when she used ... Read More
For years, creators of superhero movies have shrugged off questions addressing the scarcity of women stars, echoing the sentiment, “Comic books are for boys.” But in recent films, I have noticed a shift. I was thrilled to see Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard) in The Dark Knight Rises; both were complex, powerful, terrifying yet sympathetic heroines (or anti-heroines, if you prefer). Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in General on Sep 06, 2013 |
In case you’re just tuning in, Batwoman and her girlfriend are engaged. In fact, they have been since Issue #17 (aka February). With the fictional wedding of the decade just around the corner (no comment to Game of Thrones fans), it looks like the biggest clam jam to the whole affair isn’t a mad scientist who grew twelve legs after an accident in a stem-cell research lab, or even a nutjob mother-in-law, it’s none other than the publisher of the ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra in General on Jun 05, 2013 |
My X-Men love affair just got way more intense. Last week, Marvel released X-Men #1, the first all-female comic in the X-Men series’—wait for it—50 year history. For the company to have waited this long to give Storm and Kitty Pryde the spotlight is beyond, well, pretty much everyone.
But according to series writer Brian Wood, the new comic was created in hopes of squashing any fears readers might have over, you know, “shopping and ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Movies on Jan 28, 2013 |
Yep, you heard that right! BUST is partnering with the Athena Film Festival to give our readers a free pair of tickets to one of the following movie screenings:
WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 PM, Held Auditorium, Barnard College
Tracing the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and superheroines in film from the birth ... Read More