Official tumblr for the Legendary Women, Inc. charity.
Legendary Women, Inc. is an organization founded to counteract the negative representation of women in the media, as well as to empower and promote women in their everyday lives and endeavors.
Batgirl by Ryan Sook
This is gorgeous. Wasn’t Gail Simone asking about new cover artists for Batgirl? I vote Ryan Sook.
You’ll definitely want to be on her nice list.
A very nice Wonder Woman (even if the colors are off).
We are down to just four women and three matches. To help people make their choices I’ve brought in some guest posters to plead the case for each of the Final Four to be named “The most Kick-Ass Woman in DC Comics.”
The case for Cass Cain is by Andrea Shea. Her thoughts follow.
This Wonder Woman piece will be auctioned by the San Antonio, TX chapter of Women Of Wonder Day on October 30, 2011, and proceeds will go to Domestic Violence programs. Previously called Wonder Woman Day, this annual event is now in its 6th year and has expanded to 3 cities. You can email your bids starting Saturday, and bidding rules are listed here.
A wonderful piece for a wonderful cause by a wonderful artist.
Today marks a moment over 45 years in the making. For the first time DC Comics is publishing two ongoing books starring women with the “Bat” in their name in one week Not only that, both women are red heads, were raised by single parents who are both uniformed men. But after that the similarities end.
Here’s a look back at the history of the Batwomen, Kathy and Kate Kane and Batgirls, including Barbara Gordon and how it is that DC ended up with both.
Despite the fact that she’s murdered people, illegally sent people to prison, black mailed people, run a covert government organization that resulted in people being killed, I have great love for Amanda Waller. Amanda was different than other female characters. She had power. She never played by the rules. She had her own agenda and did not suffer fools gladly. And she is a patriot who loves her country. But it’s a tough love. The kind of love, perhaps, one learns after having as tough a life as Amanda Waller. How many other characters in comics are widows who move out the Cabrini-Green projects and end up working for the president of the United States?
But the main thing that was great about Amanda was that she looked like no else in comics. Women of color are rare enough. Women leading teams are rare enough. But a black woman in power old enough to have grown children and who was not thin like a supermodel ? That was groundbreaking.
That’s why I, like many other people, was taken aback to see the Amanda Waller in the new 52 yesterday. Here she is again in case you didn’t read this:
Below are some thoughts on “the Wall.”