Lucy Lane Perfectly Embodied Her Silver Age Self In Last Night’s Supergirl, In Just Seconds

I am loving Supergirl. It’s funny and action packed and upbeat and just blatantly feminist, all in a very sincere, almost corny way that could be terrible if everyone wasn’t selling the heck out of it. But they do sell the heck out of it, especially Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, and as Kara Danvers too;Continue reading “Lucy Lane Perfectly Embodied Her Silver Age Self In Last Night’s Supergirl, In Just Seconds”

Wonder Woman Unbound Preview #7: Bad Romance

Every Monday until Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine comes out this April, we’re taking a look at a comic panel that captures a key moment in Wonder Woman’s history and highlights an important point from each chapter. In the Golden Age, romance didn’t play a huge part inContinue reading “Wonder Woman Unbound Preview #7: Bad Romance”

When President Kennedy Helped Superman OR A Rather Ill-Timed Tale

I’ve been reading some old Superman comics lately, and that always leads to some bizarre discoveries.  The Silver Age was a bonkers time for comics generally, but every now and then there’s a story that’s so weird that it needs to be shared. In Action Comics #309, Superman was the guest on a TV showContinue reading “When President Kennedy Helped Superman OR A Rather Ill-Timed Tale”

A Classic Songs Playlist Inspired By The Tearful Silver Age Lois Lane

My friend Lori and I like to come up with playlists when we do fun things, and we did just that when we wrote our article “Lois Lane’s Cry For Help” for Women Write About Comics’ Lois Lane 75th anniversary celebration.  We call them audio escorts, and for the Silver Age Lois Lane we wentContinue reading “A Classic Songs Playlist Inspired By The Tearful Silver Age Lois Lane”

My Guest Post For The Lois Lane 75th Anniversary Celebration At Women Write About Comics

The super cool site Women Write About Comics is having a big Lois Lane 75th anniversary celebration, including a series of guest posts about Lois.  I got to write one with my friend Lori, and it just got posted today.  It’s about the Silver Age Lois Lane, and specifically about how she spends the vastContinue reading “My Guest Post For The Lois Lane 75th Anniversary Celebration At Women Write About Comics”

RIP Carmine Infantino, 1925-2013 – His Wonder Woman Legacy

Yesterday, legendary comic book artist Carmine Infantino passed away at the age of 87.  Infantino is perhaps best known for helping to launch the Silver Age of comics when he co-created and designed the costume for an all-new Flash in Showcase #4 in October 1956.  He co-created many other famed characters as well, including theContinue reading “RIP Carmine Infantino, 1925-2013 – His Wonder Woman Legacy”

Wonder Woman #0 Preview OR Now This Is A Real Flashback!!

So far, DC Comics’ #0 issues have flashed back a few years or so to tell stories from earlier in this new universe.  With Wonder Woman #0, though, Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang have flashed back all the way to the 1950s to tell their story, stylistically at least.  Today’s preview on the Huffington PostContinue reading “Wonder Woman #0 Preview OR Now This Is A Real Flashback!!”