We spotlight a lot of stuff that CV users do around the site every week, but I wanted to draw some attention to a particular wiki page that two awesome users on CV, RazzaTazz and SC, have been putting a lot of their time into.
Unless you are really familiar with the Golden Age Wonder Woman comic books, you may not know that in the back of the first issues of Wonder Woman was a section dedicated to highlighting some of the most influential women in history. In an effort to draw attention to these important women, these two kids highlighted the appearances of all the important historical figures on the "Wonder Women of History" page here. Check it out!
Would you like to see something like this return and be published in the back of Wonder Woman comics? Who would you like to see on the list?
For the last two weeks I have been doing quick mini podcasts with our intern Babylonian. They are very brief and very off-topic. We decided to call them 'Romancecast' since they have nothing to do with romance. They're pretty rad so feel free to check them out!
There's no question that Marvel's women have made some serious impact on the Marvel Universe as a whole. They've contributed to countless cross overs and story arcs, but they they are still rarely portrayed as leaders in their own right. I often feel like there are so many that could be more than just "supporting cast characters." Take for example Ms. Marvel, who's series managed to last up to issue 50 before being canceled. Ms. Marvel has gone from the star of her own series to a background character in some of the Avengers books. Is that a way to treat one of Marvel's most powerful superheroines? And as far as I know, Marvel has a lot of women superheroes to choose from, so why aren't these ladies headlining more books?
Which one would you like to see get her own ongoing series?
Also, what do you think it would take for a Marvel book headlined by one of their female characters to succeed?
DC Comics revealed the covers and solicits to many of their upcoming September books earlier today. Amongst these titles was the cover and solicit for "Red Hood and the Outlaws." Unfortunately, I didn't even notice Jason Todd or Arsenal because I was too focused on trying to understand how the hell Starfire's costume is staying on. I settled on anti-gravity double sided space tape. That's the only way that top would work. I also like how she's wearing shoulder pads (why?) but she leaves her chest and stomach open for an easy target. Because you know, all your vital organs are in your shoulders so you need to wear shoulder pads.
Move over, Wonder Woman! Reuters recently reported that Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer, has outlined it's plans to create invisible jets by the year 2050. Check out the video outlining their project in an interview with Airbus' Executive Vice President of Engineering, Charles Champion.