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June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Comics 101, Issue #003: Captain Marvel (Marvel Now!)

Comics 101 is an introduction to running series for those who are interested in trying comics, but are unsure of what to try. The Comics 101 series is aimed particularly … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lessons from Childhood: The Lion King and Poverty

According to many fans and critings, THE LION KING’s Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed nearly top the list of Disney racist caricatures. GIC editor Feliza Casano explores why that point of view may be wrong altogether.

May 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

Comics 101, Issue #002: Fairy Quest; Outlaws

This month, delve into fairy-tale comics with an introduction to Fairy Quest; Outlaws, an independent comic by comics writer Paul Jenkins and artist Humberto Ramos.

May 6, 2013 · 5 Comments

Editor’s Letter: The Magic of Disney

Even though I never really went through the “princess stage”… I knew that I would always be like Belle, and that someday my oddities would lead me to a real “adventure in the great wide somewhere.”

May 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Comics 101, Issue #001: Wonder Woman (The New 52)

In the launch of GIC’s new column, Comics 101, editor Feliza Casano gives you a quick cheat sheet and short evaluation of The New 52’s WONDER WOMAN series.

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Editor’s Letter: The Asian American and You

Some of the greatest people in geek culture are Asian American. This month, we’ll introduce you to some amazing Asian Americans in geek culture and show how Asian performers, directors, and media influence art and culture in the U.S.

April 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Top 5 Female Heroes in YA Novels

Which young adult heroes make the best role models? GIC editor Feliza Casano tackles girls in young adult science fiction and fantasy novels to figure out who’s a role model and (more importantly) why.

March 8, 2013 · 5 Comments

Editor’s Letter: The Girl in a Cape

Ever wondered why we’re called Girls in Capes? Find out who The Girl in a Cape is and why she’s not a Woman in a Cape.

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Editor’s Letter: Woman Warrior

This month, GIC editor Feliza Casano shares her admiration for Firefly’s Zoe Washburne and why both the show and the character are relevant even 10 years later.

February 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

Teen PRODIGY: June Iparis, Hero of the Republic

Young adult dystopian is a very hard genre for me to enjoy.  I’ve always loved dystopian fiction — at 14, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was one of my favorite books — … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Girl in a Cape!

I’ve been stuck on superheroes for as long as I can remember.  Spider-Man was my favorite, and when I first saw the movies — the ones with Tobey Maguire — … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 5 Comments

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