In the 10th installment of our series of talks with comics scholars and teachers, we talk to Dr. Margaret Galvan about comics archives, keeping a spreadsheet of a comics collection, and the importance of research into grassroots periodicals in the study of queer comics.
Part One in a scholarly round table examining Kelly Sue DeConnik and Valentine De Landro’s Bitch Planet.
Thinking through how readers conceptualize a character and the degree to which such a characterization can be independent of how the character acts in the actual stories she appears in.
The first major story arc in DeConnick’s series is an attempt to write Ms./Captain Marvel into a revisionist feminist text – a laudable attempt to make manifest the purported feminist subtext of the character.
More than 40 years later, Wonder Woman still has to deal with the same masculine hostility.