Girls in Capes

Women, men & minorities in geek culture and pop culture

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

Growing Up Fast: The Slayer Edition

Buffy: the Vampire Slayer appeals to teenagers and young adults because the creators and actors found a way to blend the thrilling heroics and fantasy with the things that real … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Our Favorite Things: Samus Aran

I’d crash landed among mutated purple flowers, stemmed from vines rushing up the rock faces surrounding me. My spaceship lifted me from the pressurized airlock. I saw the flowers looking … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Princess Mononoke and Miyazaki’s Women

In order to grow your audience, you must betray their expectations. – Hayao Miyazaki Note: This review contains spoilers. Before viewing Princess Mononoke for the first time, I (and I am … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

Kara’s Malfunction

A year after IGN released Quantic Dream’s short film “Kara,” GIC staff writer Alan Beyersdorf examines how the game developer used its groundbreaking graphics engine to create a cruel but moving allegory.

March 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Supergirls, Imaginary Friends, and Ponies: The Continuing Success of Lauren Faust

“Girls like stories with real conflict; girls are smart enough to understand complex plots; girls aren’t as easily frightened as everyone seems to think.”

March 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Martha Jones, Defender of the Earth

If you’re a Whovian, you probably hate Martha Jones. Guest writer Amber Midgett debunks three main complaints about this companion and objectively discusses her presence and purpose in the series.

March 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Mafalda: A Girl’s Literary Role Model

“…what made me admire her was her sincerity and concern for humanity. She was worried about the world, worried about others, and she constantly wanted peace for it.”

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

REVIEW: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Falling Kingdoms is Morgan Rhodes’ first high fantasy novel and I have to say that this book is a great introduction to the world and the story she has crafted. … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Legitimate Pain: A Love Story

For Valentine’s Day, TV & Film Writer Christina explores the relationships of Willow Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Favorite Things: Fringe (TV series)

I’m guilty of watching a lot of bad television. I’ll watch an episode of Storage Wars or American Pickers any day of the week. I get my share of mindless … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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