The Feminization of Bucky Barnes

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Original link: http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2016/06/12/completed-feminization-bucky-barnes/

In case you haven’t noticed, women really like the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Bucky Barnes. Surprisingly, the direct question of “why?” does not seem to have been asked, which suggests that the question of “what women want” isn’t actually something men are that interested in after all. However, after discussing this with other women and analyzing fan spaces, the answer becomes rather apparent. Bucky Barnes has a type of femininity that makes it possible for the female audience to empathize with him on a deeper level than other physically attractive male characters.

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My Best Period Ever: Thinx are the Next Generation Menstruation Product

Original link: http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2016/06/07/best-period-ever-thinx-next-generation-menstruation-product/

A few months back, I exited a subway car and came face-to-face with an ad that said, “Period-proof underwear that protects you from leaks and sometimes the patriarchy, but not from manspreading. We tried tho.”

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Interview with Hannibal and Sherlock fanartist Reapersun

Original link: http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2016/06/06/interview-with-reapersun/

Reapersun is a popular fanartist known for her comics within many fandoms, but particularly those of the television shows Hannibal and Sherlock. After gaining a strong following on Tumblr, the demand for her comics grew, and she set up a Patreon in order to financially support herself while making art. Now earning over $3000 a month from about 300 pledgers, Reapersun is a shining example of the power of fandom. You can support Reapersun and get access to many of her comics at her Patreon, although she intends to post them all up for free on her Tumblr in the future.

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Brand New: An Analysis of DC Comics’ 2016 Logo

Original link: http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2016/05/26/traditional-values-point-rebranding/

DC Entertainment released their new logo, along with a press release explaining its new branding and the motivations behind its decisions. See below for the full announcement. I have highlighted a few key phrases that point toward DC’s branding direction.

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