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Now there's a Chinese Superman, a black Captain America. Vaughan's "Saga" and "Paper Girls."The landscape for female comic book creators has been so promising lately that some don't recall a time when the industry wasn't as accommodating: Jenny Frison, an artist from Chicago whose work been on the cover of "Wonder Woman" and "Revival," said, "It's not like it was 20 years ago.I've heard the stories, of conventions with no women at all, of the industry not having any women. There are not as many (women) but I've always been working with women — multiple women."Jill Thompson remembers.The notable characters represented at C2E2 this year by a writer or artist include the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Batwoman, Spider-Gwen, Supergirl, Batgirl and a newly female Thor; among the several female creators attending are Chu, Jordie Bellaire ("Dr.
But we are getting closer to parity."MOST READ ENTERTAINMENT NEWS THIS HOURIndeed, when C2E2 2017 begins April 21 at Mc Cormick Place, the comic book publishing industry will look much more female than it has been in decades, from the crime fighters leaping across its pages, to the writers and artists and editors who created them.
The origin story of Amy Chu — mild-mannered Harvard MBA from New Jersey, turned brand-name superhero scribe — goes like this: As a jet-setting business consultant, life was humming along, but she remained unsatisfied.
Until about six years ago, when she ran into a friend from college with a prescient idea: Comic books for young women.
Shawna notes Simone's take "made (Batgirl) feel more like she was part of the times.
She gave us that question of what it means to be a young female superhero in 2017.