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.
Reuniting all of their female protagonist characters in one action-overdosing series of comics, even including a genderfluid character “Singularity.”
Marvel’s Captain Marvel
Boom Studio’s LumberJanes
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
Image Comic’s Bitch Planet
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
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.