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Female Characters and Superhero Comics – and the new volume of X-Men

X-Men #1As I deviously worked on getting Holly into comics books, and in watching the recent super hero movies, and just generally around this genre, the topic has come up – where are the female characters?

For instance, in talking about The Avengers – and the Bechdel Test, something Joss Whedon tends to pass – it doesn’t pass the test. And other than Maria Hill and Black Widow – both of whom were amazing – what other female characters were there to add? In particular, who aren’t mutants, since they aren’t mixing those two worlds (mostly due to movie rights). Yet Black Widow might be the coolest hero in the Avengers… except maybe for the Hulk.

More recently, the talk has been around the Marvel NOW reboot of the title X-Men, which has a full female cast of heroes. So far, they are two comics into this title, but that is enough for some solid first impressions.

Alright, so this is I suppose going to be a bit of a whirlwind tour: Where are the female characters in the comics world? Are they good or unique characters? And how is the all-female line-up of X-Men working out? Continue reading

Wolverine and the X-Men

It's Wolverine! And the X-Men! (Photo found on http://ifanboy.com/articles/review-wolverine-the-x-men-1/)

It’s Wolverine! And the X-Men! (Photo found on http://ifanboy.com/articles/review-wolverine-the-x-men-1/)

So I’m reading a comic now called Wolverine and the X-Men.

I know, right?

It seemed like such a ploy to bank on Wolverine’s popularity, and there is a tv show by the name which does seem to be just that. So when I was looking at Marvel’s new and growing lineup for a comic to read, Wolverine and the X-Men was not it.

But they’ve totally got me hooked. How, you ask? Let’s get you caught up. Continue reading