12.16.09 8 years ago 9 Comments

March of next year marks the 30th anniversary of She-Hulk, and March is Women’s History Month as well. (Oh, a whole month?  You shouldn’t have.  I only carried you for ten months and ruined my figure for you.  One-twelfth of the year and a footnote on a calendar for little old me?  It’s too much for your dear sweet mother to bear.)   Whoa, I blacked out a second.  I’ll go back to my taxidermy and hotel-running while you read this:

Officially ignoring recent allegations of sexism, Marvel Comics is nonetheless making 2010 their Year of Women with new Marvel Women branding and — announced today — a special [three issue] series untouched by male hands, called Girl Comics. [io9]

On the one hand, this seems like patting women on the head and saying, “See, you can work here too, little lady,” like when stand-up comedy announcers always emphasize that the comedian coming up next is female (like we have to be forewarned or something).  On the other hand, holy crap check out who’s working on this series: Kathryn Immonen, Marjorie Liu, Devin Grayson, Ann Nocenti, Trina Robbins, G. Willow Wilson, Stephanie Buscema, Amanda Conner, Jill Thompson, Louise Simonson, Valerie D’Orazio, Colleen Coover, Molly Crabapple, Nikki Cook, Ming Doyle, Abby Denson, and Carla Speed McNeil.  They didn’t even need to point out that they’re all girls.  They could have just said, “Look who we got, sucka.  Jealous?”

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