Spring cleaning my bookmarks and sharing the best of the bunch for your delectation and enlightenment… in no particular order
Victor/Vic Thoria: Feminism, Personhood, and Hammering out the Trouble with Thor
by Nyala Ali
A fantastic look at new ‘gender-swapped’ Thor comic, a really thoughtful and well-written piece about gender on the page and in the writers’ room.
On Malcolm, Martin and that X-Men Analogy Thing
by P. Djeli Clark
A really well-argued piece about race, experiences of discrimination, and activism treated metaphorically in the X-Men. If you enjoy this, go back and read all his other stuff too – this guy makes you think.
Episode 66: Swamp Thing
By Dave Babbitt and Dru Jeffries
Does not do *exactly* what it says on the tin – Swamp Thing is just one topic in this wide ranging episode of this nerdy podcast, and readers here might be interested in the discussion of sexism and the male gaze.
Comic Book Masculinity
by Derek McGrath
A tumblr full of interest, but sadly inactive for some months. Some excellent content and links to be found though.
Masculinity, Fatherhood in Superhero Films
by Tyler Coventry
A summary article about a lecture I wish I’d been able to attend: “Super Daddy Issues: Masculinity, Fatherhood, and Superhero Films” by Dr Kara Kvaran of the University of Akron, OH.
Spiderman Sews: How the hyper-masculine superhero emerges from the feminine and domestic act of costuming
by Barbara Brownie
A nice look at the domestic production of the heroic identity – superheroism as cottage industy anyone?