Having been around since the 1930’s, comic books have witnessed an uprising admiration from enthusiasts. However, despite the increasing appreciation for this form of writing and illustration, women have always been seemingly stranded and declined from fully joining “the scene.” This ranges from teenage boys making “girls-only-like-comics-to-attract-our-attention” statements, to much of the popular comic books including women only for the purposes of sexualisation, or to them doing chores and being saved by superheroes. This slightly changed with the emergence of characters such as Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Wanda Maximoff, Black Widow and so on, although those underlying themes were not completely abolished. But all this is about to change; feminist comic books are what you can call a 2015 bomb being dropped on misogynistic comic enthusiasts who have been exploiting the scene for so long.

 

Marvel’s A-Force

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Reuniting all of their female protagonist characters in one action-overdosing series of comics, even including a genderfluid character “Singularity.”

Marvel’s Captain Marvel

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Boom Studio’s LumberJanes

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Marvel’s Thor

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Going up in an uprising blaze of success is Thor, punching meninists and abusive husbands in the face, while outselling the old male Thor comic book as we know it.

Image Comic’s Rat Queens

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Image Comic’s Bitch Planet

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Set in a dystopian female reality, nonconforming women receive the punishment of imprisonment in an off-planet while a movement emerges to put an end to this.

Marvel’s Ms. Marvel

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Bringing you the first Muslim supergirl in the mainstream world of comics, not misportrayed as an ethnic minority as she normally would be, we salute Marvel’s boldness and lack of fear of controversy.

 

 

  • Ahmed Fouad

    “The masculine female”. This’s what we really need to deal with this messy world. Feeling sorry about kids who will see this.

    • Yara

      Who says that women can’t save the world and still be feminine? And what’s wrong with a woman who isn’t feminine. Not all men fall under the category masculine so why do women always have to be feminine? Did you ever consider that women are tried of being told how they should act? Well I’m tried of the one-sided portrayal of women. We either need help or dress suggestively. Marvel is wearing decent clothes, Marbeljanes look awesome etc… So no, ‘the masculine female’ isn’t a bad thing, it just doesn’t fit your idea of what women should be like

      • Ahmed Fouad

        Ok got it. 1st of all I don’t judge people by looks either men or women and I’m against people who do that. Beauty is an inside job. We become truly beautiful when we see beauty within our own self. I’m not talkin about how women should look. I’m talkin about why

      • Ahmed Fouad

        Ok got it. 1st of all I don’t judge people by looks either men or women and I’m against people who do that. Beauty is an inside job. We become truly beautiful when we see beauty within our own self. I’m not talkin about HOW women should look. I’m talkin about WHY a woman should look like a MAN ? To prove that you’re a hero, strong and reliable person ? YOU ARE. Women don’t have to look like a certain stereotype just for self fulfilling. Just be yourself.