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Power Girls and Iron Women

I, for one, am really excited about an emerging re-focus on strong female characters from both comic industry powerhouses.

Irrespective of your personal feelings toward a 15 year-old black, female super genius iron  (wo)man, from a marketing and audience recruitment perspective, it’s bloody brilliant. 2,385 more words

Captain Marvel

GifSpam! Boss Ladies of Marvel

The title Boss lady is what I call both my former Front office manager and current FOM, it is a title for strong, hard working ladies who go above and beyond in their job. 15 more words

The Diary Entries

"Due to bad planning..."

Ever had that one painting that just refuses to die cooperate?  Well, for me, it’s this b*tch right here.  It’s my fault, really: I drove her off the lot without any clear idea of where I wanted to take her.  72 more words

My Art


Welcome to the second part of Balladeer’s Blog’s alternate way of handling the Marvel Comics character the Foolkiller. Marvel has changed and rebooted the character many times since his first appearance in 1974, but never in a way that has made Foolkiller click with the public the way other Marvel characters have. 1,163 more words

Balladeer's Blog

Modern Superheroines

How do they do it? Going to work, making time to attend to the family especially the kids, etc. Do they have super powers? Do they receive any special motherhood training? 1,082 more words

Aspire To Inspire

How to Fight Evil with 'Pens, Books, and Advanced Acrobatics'

I just learned about Pakistan’s cartoon Burka Avenger, thanks to a piece I’m writing for BBC Culture about superheroines. Of course I loved her from the minute I heard her name, but what’s particularly striking about her is her emphasis on literacy: The intro tells us (according to the English subtitles) that her weapons are “pens, books, and advanced acrobatics.” In the first episode, she saves a girls’ school from closing down: 80 more words

About Me

Captain Marvel: To be a heroine

It’s a long way from standard damsel-in-distress to the heroine of a comic series and upcoming movie. Carol Danvers’ story begins with Captain Marvel… 1,501 more words