How to Better Represent Women in Superhero Comics in 4 Easy Steps

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by Laura O’Brien

There’s a good chance you’ve seen a superhero movie recently.

Superhero movies have been doing pretty well at the box office lately. The Avengers is currently the third highest box office earner of all time, grossing more than $1.5bn. The Dark Knight Rises isn’t too far behind at number 7 with earnings of $1.078bn.

Now, I’ve not completed that much in-depth research on the matter, but there may be a chance that there were some women present in that audience. Which may even suggest that – zounds! – women may be interested in the exciting stories of super heroes and their thrilling adventures!

Of course, if you want to read more about these heroes, the best place to go would be to their source material – comic books. That said, this medium has had the unfortunate image of appealing mainly to geeky male children or teenagers.


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