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Guest Post by Robin Brenner… This Summer’s Female Heroes: Fighting More Than One Battle (2)

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman/Selina Kyle

The mainstream comics industry has been roundly (and justifiably) criticized for its problematic representation of women as well as its reluctance to acknowledge women as a fanbase with valid opinions.

Guest Post by Robin Brenner… This Summer’s Female Heroes: Fighting More Than One Battle (1)

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It’s a tough time to be a superheroine fan…

(Re)Connecting the Pop: The Hunger Games, Election 2012, Ray Bradbury, The Avengers

Art by Faith Erin Hicks

Revisiting some of the pop culture topics covered here over the past few months by way of sharing some related links that get at media literacy, visual literacy, and transliteracy.

Superhero Fatigue… or, Does the Genre Even Benefit the Medium Where it Started?

Misfits...even more so than other superheroes  (credit: Mark Johnson, © Clerkenwell Films)

Superheroes: Bigger Than Ever or Industry Obstacle—or Both?

“The Avengers and Marketing-Overwhelm Syndrome” …or “How I Decided to Dump My In-Box All Over This Blog”

Avengers - Fans

In which I share the subject lines of every publicity email I’ve received from Disney… all in the service of media literacy education, of course.

Movie Review: “The Avengers” Is So Geekily Good It May Convert Some Viewers Into Geeks

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“The Avengers” derives its fun from the very things that could have doomed it…