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God, the omnipotent deity best known for his roles in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the creation of the universe, has lashed out against Avatar Press due to its ownership of the gossip website Bleeding Cool. The comics publisher’s offices were struck by lightning this morning, resulting in a power outage and the destruction of several phones.
Misogynists have had a rough time lately in the comic book industry. As the geek girl blogosphere has gained so much prominence in the last few years, you can barely stuff a woman in a refrigerator anymore without drawing the ire of angry feminists all over the internet. Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston has noticed this trend, and he’s not keeping quiet about it. In a recent article examining how DC Comics has ruined it’s product line with the Nu52 reboot, Johnston makes the following astute observation about the rising number of female creators at DC:
DC Comics is having a creative summit this weekend. We want to know what people are eating for lunch. This weekend sees DC comics creators from across the country head to Charlotte, North Carolina, for a creative summit, with editors and publishers on hand. There will be workshops, brainstorms and lectures, and it is likely that the future of the New 52 will be hammered out (or presented at the show)…
The television show Big Bang Theory has introduced an absurd and sexist stereotype: girls don’t like comic books.
Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston, a staunch and chivalrous defender of womyn everywhere, has exposed an insulting and, dare we say, sexist “humor” concept being explored by the television show The Big Bang Theory. In a trailer for the latest episode of the show, which airs on Thursday on CBS, an announcer says that that the female actresses on the show go “where no girl has gone before,” showing Kaley Cuoco, Melissa Rauch, and Blossom Russo entering the gang’s comic book shop….