Look what arrived in the post for this man reading women in comics today…
Ryan Viergutz reading Volume 17 of Nagi Yorihiro’s Claymore manga about kickass women warriors fighting overwhelmingly powerful demons (many of which are women, and some are former Claymores!), the Organization for whom they work and their own sinister impulses.
This is a reread of one of the best volumes in the series, where everything gets real all of a sudden, in anticipation of the 20th volume.
Reading Namesake by Isabelle Melançon and Megan-Lavey Heaton. A webcomic series which printed the first few chapters into a book thanks to a Kickstarter.
And reading Catwoman, with Catwoman over his shoulder.
Nevs Coleman reads The Desert Peach by Donna Barr
Justin Pierce (writer, artist, creator extraordinaire of Nonadventures of Wonderella) reads Tank Girl, at Pizza Extreme no less!
My strong man reading about a strong woman. (Taken with Instagram)
Valor knows no sex. Courage knows no creed. Let us never forget those who answered the call and gave their lives in our hour of need.
Chris Stevens, one of the owners of Locust Moon Comics in Philadelphia (34 S 40th St., Philadelphia, PA.), in front of their entire display of comics by women. Submitted by Kyle Cassidy.
Natasha n’ Me. (The Name of the Rose, by Marjorie Liu)
I absolutely love the looks (rampant expressions of shock and awe ) I get reading this, or Greg Rucka’s Batwoman: Elegy, or any of Gail Simone’s Wonder Woman books. Recently I was reading Batgirl Rising on the subway and another, very presumptuous passenger said I was a good brother for not getting my sister a male-lead book instead. I replied “Sister? I don’t have a sister, and I’m not sharing Stephanie with anyone!!” Looking slightly confused, she laughed, said “Oh please. Guys don’t read girl-comics!” and promptly got off at the next station. I feel like the very idea of men not reading women in comics is backwards and completely absurd. Thanks very much for creating Men Reading Women in Comics, it is truly an incredible site an I’ll be sure to visit often!
My friend, the photographer Kyle Cassidy tweeted about this tumblr designed to dispel the myth that men aren’t interested in reading comics by and about strong, diverse, interesting women. As an author who feels it’s very important to have strong smart women characters in my books I decided this was a project that I wanted to support. I thought it would be fun to send in a picture of me reading Birds of Prey since I was recently drawn back into reading comics in part by the work of the wonderful writing and stories of Gail Simone’s run on Birds of Prey. So I called up another photographer friend Matthew A Kuchta who did my most recent couple of author photos as well as the The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe shoot with my wife and I at Neil Gaiman’s lamppost and asked if he’d be interested. We decided that since I did a lot of my comics reading while inverting after a workout it would be fun to play off that. This picture is the result.