I was perusing the internet, as usual, and came across an article of a good friend of mine at Not Your Mama’s Gamer, a site dedicated to gaming through the eyes of the women who run the site. They bring forth news and ideas that we may not normally see or hear about and that I can respect. They run their site with extreme passion and love for their topic, with knowledge to back up their statements.
Today, Nicole from NYMG posted an article titled Men Doing Feminism; Female Superheroes are Just as Worthy. This stemmed from a question/answer session online with Brian Michael Bendis, a favored author at ComicUI despite his inability to effectively end a story. He was poised with the following question:
I understand trying to make comics female friendly, but aren’t you guys worried that you’re going to lose your core audience which is male? In the X-books you’ve had more focus on the like on these females like jean and kitty while it should be Cyclops who has been the star of the X-Men comics for years. Jean and kitty are secondary characters. You guys listen too much to women bitching. The cause so much freakin drama in comicdom.
Needless to say his response is well worth the read. Nicole goes into depth on the topic and reaches some awesome conclusions which I think comic fans and women alike will both agree. Read on into their comments for my addition to the article and leave your thoughts on women, comics, or women in comics here or there. Don’t forget to bookmark NYMG for your daily gaming needs too!