Publisher’s Weekly recently announced a Marvel project called Girl Comics, slated for release in 2010. The three-issue anthology is going to be written, penciled, inked, colored, lettered, designed, produced, proof-read, and edited entirely by women.
I’m not the most avid comic book reader these days (I haven’t read much since Terry Moore ended Strangers in Paradise – if you haven’t read it, stop reading this post and go buy or order the first graphic novel right NOW, OMG SERIOUSLY), but I can’t imagine the landscape has changed very dramatically. Which means there still aren’t many comics by or for woman, and certainly very few (or none?) that are mainstream.
With that in mind, I’m all for the idea of some chick-centric comics, especially from one of the big names in comic publishing. Projects like this can sometimes go horribly wrong (Oh no! She-Hulk is having a bad hair day and needs to watch Sex and the City while eating Haagen-Dazs from the carton!), but I think that tends to happen more when guys try to write material they think will appeal to women. Since women are actually doing all the work on this one, I have high hopes for something far more awesome.
Read all the details here. [Looks like Publisher's Weekly has taken down the post. So you'll just have to take our word for it. - Ed.]