Welcome to Kick Ass Women in Comics Week here on the Collective Blog! Each day, we will be exploring our usual content through the lense of women in comics. Sit back and enjoy the ride, it’s gonna be an exciting week.


Every superhero needs supergear to look and feel the part. Here are some of my favorite Super Heroine Geek Chic items across the interwebs. Click on the links to go to the page and BUY BUY BUY!


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1) DC Bombshells Art Print Sets


DC Comics Bombshells is DC Collectibles’ new line featuring the female superstars in poses inspired by classic pin-up art. Featuring Supergirl, Poison Ivy and more, these 50’s vintage art pieces are perfect to show off your comic book love in your home or office. The Quantum Mechanix website has 10 of these lovely prints designed by Ant Lucia available for purchase now.

Bombshell art prints $15-30
Bombshell art prints $15-30

2) Black Widow Icon Tee


HerUniverse.com is the place to go for geek girl fashion. The site offers female fans a chance to wear their faves in OUR size, OUR fit and on OUR terms. While Marvel has failed to properly promote the awesomeness that is Black Widow, we do get a few items showcasing the superhero, and this is one of them.

Black Widow tee $20
Black Widow tee $20

3) Princess Leia Skater Dress


Every girl needs a comfy and cute outfit for saving the galaxy, and this Princess Leia dress fits the bill. This hooded replica of Leia’s robe and bun ensemble comes in 5 different sizes and in 6 different galaxies.


Property of Marvel

It feels like yesterday that I began reading the newest Thor arc, in which a mysterious woman picked up Mjolnir and became the Goddess of Thunder. Back in October, I speculated about the true identity of Thor—a question that went unanswered until Thor #8, released on May 13.

Spoilers ahead! 

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Skyline by Dave Manwell
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Skyline by Dave Manwell

Guest Post by Tara Djoric

Comic book stores are the major deal, right? I mean, if you were in Stuttgart, the absolute first thing you would do is to find the square that Loki invaded (actually, the scene was shot in Ohio, but story>location). But since you’re in Sydney, and the nearest nerd mecca is Hobbiton, New Zealand, way across the Tasman Sea, you will simply have to deal with comic book stores. Bummer, yeah? Not really. As a major city, Sydney has quite a fe w. Let’s explore the city, shall we?

King’s Comics is by far the largest store, and the best stocked, with mainstream and independent publishers equally represented. It doesn’t lack in toys and other merchandise, but it’s not so great with back issues and trades.

Kings Comics by Newtown Grafitti
Kings Comics by Newtown Grafitti


The FOX Network is premiering Gotham in their fall lineup, and so far, I’ve been ambivalent about the idea of a new superhero show about my all time favorite bat dude and here is why; it’s FOX.

Then I saw the trailer.

Dammit, it looks good. FOX, do I dare embark on this sci-fi journey with you, knowing your track record for canceling really excellent shows?  My fangirl heart can’t deal with falling for a really great show on a network that doesn’t seem to have any connoisseurs of sci-fi on the “Keep it” committee.  May I present exhibit LIFE:


Watched: The entire season

This one hurts, still. I will never, ever forgive you, FOX, for canceling this brilliant show. #TeamJoss

Almost Human

Watched: half of the ONLY season on Hulu.

Day After. Every week. Til I realized it was too good to be true and broke it off before I could get hurt. FOX, you didn’t want a show with a diverse cast and hot film actors with a unique setting and premise? Okaaaaay.

Source: comicvine.com
Source: comicvine.com

Natasha Romanoff, perhaps better known as the Black Widow, is everything I ever wanted in a comic book heroine. If you don’t know much about her, here’s a quick bio:

Born in Stalingrad, Natasha was trained by Russian Intelligence operatives and became a sleeper agent for the Black Widow Program (one of her instructors was none other than Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier). Eventually she was influenced enough by Hawkeye to rebel against her superiors, and began freelance work for S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury until teaming up with the Avengers.

Property of Marvel
Property of Marvel

Now, since Scarlett Johansson has taken on the role of the assassin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, interest in the character has grown exponentially. So much so, in fact, that
the Black Widow got her own comic series which launched in January 2014.