Women in Marvel’s Pull-List for 04/23/2014

I know for many of you finals are coming up. Is there really a better study break than comics? Yeah, I didn’t think so. It is kind of a slow week, but take a break from cramming, projects, and essays with Blackman’s Elektra.

Elektra #1 is coming out tomorrow and holy crap the previews are beautiful. Seriously if you haven’t looked at the previews go do so right now: the art is stunning. Blackman on this title is also no joke — I really enjoyed his work on DC”s Batwoman. Elektra is also the last announced “All-New” female led title coming out from the House of Ideas, so shouldn’t that be enough to warrant at least a look see?

This April, witness the beautifully violent return of one of the Marvel Universe’s deadliest assassins in ELEKTRA #1 – from critically acclaimed creators Haden Blackman and Mike Del Mundo!

A life spent in silent pain has led Elektra Natchios to the brink of despair. But as the crimson-clad assassin prepares to shed her blood-soaked past and take the next step, everything you know about her will change in an instant! Death is no escape, but she will find her way as a new option opens up that will take Elektra to places no other hero will go!

Photo by Alan Kistler. (Source: TheMarySue)

Photo by Alan Kistler. (Source: TheMarySue)

"While many stores report that their children’s comics sections continue to grow, the demographic that seems to be growing the fastest is young women, aged 17–33. Image titles like The Walking Dead, Saga, and Pretty Deadly have gotten their attention, but Wayne Wise reports that at Phantom of the Attic there are “a lot of young women who are really invested in Marvel and DC titles, as well as the Indies. New titles aimed at this group are an important part of this. Books like Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Young Avengers have been particularly successful.” Data from a reader survey by digital comics vendor Comixology supports what retailers are seeing. Chip Mosher, Comixology’s v-p, communications and marketing, confirmed that 20% of its new customers in the third quarter of 2013 were females ages 17–26."
– Shannon O’Leary, Publisher’s Weekly
kelslk:

little agent 13 listening to her cool aunt peggy’s war stories UuU

kelslk:

little agent 13 listening to her cool aunt peggy’s war stories UuU

fictionalpeter:

I’m hoping that they have Karen Page on the new Daredevil series. I understand everyone loves/tries to emulate the Frank Miller run on Daredevil, but there’s more to the character than that. Besides, they’ve already explored the whole Kingpin/Elektra/Bullseye angle in the 2003 movie.

Which isn’t to say they can’t include those characters in the series, of course. They’ve got thirteen episodes. I’m just hoping they’re not the main focus for a change.

americanninjax:

Been wanting to doodle Peggy Cap ever since that text post a few days ago. I MAY prefer this to Steve haha. She’s SUCH a competent agent to start with and give her super soldier abilities and holy crap.

americanninjax:

Been wanting to doodle Peggy Cap ever since that text post a few days ago. I MAY prefer this to Steve haha. She’s SUCH a competent agent to start with and give her super soldier abilities and holy crap.

Agustin Alessio

Agustin Alessio

This is symbolic.

(Source: amerikates)

Happy Birthday, Angela!
Neil Gaiman’s character has been in the Marvel Universe for one year now! She first came barreling in through a rip in the time-stream during the events of Age of Ultron. The warrior angel was first discovered by the Guardians of the Galaxy and followed them for awhile before being taken to New York. Marvel contributor Brett White has compiled a list of Marvel Unlimited friendly comics for those uninitiated to the character.

Happy Birthday, Angela!

Neil Gaiman’s character has been in the Marvel Universe for one year now! She first came barreling in through a rip in the time-stream during the events of Age of Ultron. The warrior angel was first discovered by the Guardians of the Galaxy and followed them for awhile before being taken to New York. Marvel contributor Brett White has compiled a list of Marvel Unlimited friendly comics for those uninitiated to the character.

kellysue:

tonystarkismyhusband:

AHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I got to meet Kelly Sue at Wondercon today!! She is one of my favorite writers(I cant wait for Bitch Planet!!). I was such a nervous mess when I met her. I am so embarrassed :( I wanted to talk more with her but words could not come out of my mouth and I quickly left after this picture was taken (I am very sad right now….).  And she signed my issue #1!!!! I brought all five issues but I didn’t take them out of my bag. LOL! I thought five would be too many to sign at once. I love Pretty Deadly and I love how Kelly Sue shares a part of her life with us. Falling Up, the amazing Sergio Leone quote, and the magic coyote. Thank you for everything. You are the most awesome wonderful fierce B.A.M.F. I have ever met :)

Aww, it was a pleasure to meet you!! And I love this picture.  The Ard photobomb is the cherry on top! 

kellysue:

tonystarkismyhusband:

AHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I got to meet Kelly Sue at Wondercon today!! She is one of my favorite writers(I cant wait for Bitch Planet!!). I was such a nervous mess when I met her. I am so embarrassed :( I wanted to talk more with her but words could not come out of my mouth and I quickly left after this picture was taken (I am very sad right now….).
And she signed my issue #1!!!! I brought all five issues but I didn’t take them out of my bag. LOL! I thought five would be too many to sign at once. I love Pretty Deadly and I love how Kelly Sue shares a part of her life with us. Falling Up, the amazing Sergio Leone quote, and the magic coyote. Thank you for everything. You are the most awesome wonderful fierce B.A.M.F. I have ever met :)

Aww, it was a pleasure to meet you!! And I love this picture.  The Ard photobomb is the cherry on top! 

Women in Marvel’s The Complete History of Black Widow (Part 18)

Welcome back to our tour through the History of Black Widow. From 1987 to 1989 Natasha continued to make minor and side-character appearances in Daredevil, got a solo story all to herself in Solo Avengers, and a team-up with Hawkeye versus AIM. She defended the people of NYC as the world was rocked by various Marvel events, from Apocalypse to Inferno. Now we’re going to finally wrap up the 80s and switch gears into the much derided early 90s of Marvel. How did Natasha fare in the era of Liefield and the boom/bust of the comic speculation market? Guess we’ll just have to see!

This week we’re going from Fantastic Four Annual #22 (November 1989) to Avengers #329 (February 1991). 

[HISTORY OF BLACK WIDOW INDEX PAGE]

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Medusa meets with Captain America in these preview images from Inhuman #2. Regal as ever.

Variant cover by Frank Cho. Pencils by Joe Madureira