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May 01, 2012

Chicks Dig Comics (and they write about it and make me happy)

Heroine Content readers, I have been cheating on you. With comics. It's a passion I flirted with in junior high (Elfquest), got serious with in college (Sandman, Hellblazer, Strangers in Paradise, the Invisibles), and quite possibly married about two...

March 15, 2011

Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them

I am a Joss Whedon fan girl. I came to Joss love late, but I'm all in. Loved Buffy. Loved Angel. Loved Firefly and Serenity. Didn't even think Dollhouse was too bad. So I was absolutely thrilled to be...

September 15, 2010

Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology

It is truly embarrassing that it has taken us this long to review Jennifer K. Stuller's Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology. The book is great, the subject matter is close to our hearts (obviously), and...

July 18, 2008

Buffy: Season 8

I am not a comic book girl. I've read Alison Bechdel, and maybe one issue of Tank Girl, but that's about the long and short of my comic book experience. However, I love Buffy. For an eighth season of...

July 31, 2007

Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan

I am reading a lot of the academic literature about Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and, to a lesser degree, Angel) and have come across something that might be of particular interest to Heroine Content readers. Sex and the Slayer:...

October 23, 2006

The Action Heroine's Handbook

The Action Heroine's Handbook, by Jennifer Worick and Joe Borgenicht, is supposed to be funny. It's not meant to be taken too seriously. And maybe I just didn't have the right sense of humor when reading it. But maybe...

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