Women of Marvel
Within the year, Marvel will have released fifteen female titles. That is fifteen. Not only are they female-led, but there is a vast array of diversity given to us by the greatest of talents. From rising stars like Kris Anka, Charles Soule, and Russell Dauterman, to female writers like G. Willow Wilson, Nicole Perlman, and Marguerite Bennett, Marvel Comics is bringing us a new age of female representation.
Angela, Storm, X-Men, Gamora, Elektra, Squirrel Girl, and Black Widow are all names that didn’t extend from male characters; the success of these books show that women can become staples without depending on the popularity of men. And we need to let Marvel know that.
What do we need to do to support this? Tweet them, write to them, send e-mails, make posts like these, but most importantly? Buy, buy, buy! It is important that you show your support through buying these comics. If sales increase, Marvel will keep pushing. If you don’t have a local comic book shop, you can buy digital copies online. All of these books are new-reader friendly and there’s something for everyone. Hard espionage? Black Widow— bam! Younger readers? Ms. Marvel— wham bam! Star Wars? PRINCESS LEIA!
Other than buying, please spread the word. Spread it like wildfire.
[from left to right: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Elektra, Gamora, Star Wars: Princess Leia, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Silk, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Woman, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Storm, Thor, and X-Men]