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NYT profiles the rise of women in comics

From the New York Times:

Back in 1990, comics pretty much looked like a Y chromosome. Marvel and DC?s male superheroes still dominated; alternative comics, having emerged from the death of the old undergrounds scene, were primarily male; and it was almost newsworthy to see a woman at a convention. Today, Ms. Bechdel and Marjane Satrapi (?Persepolis?) are two of the best-known cartoonists in the world; female characters and creators have become increasingly important (Marvel even transformed Thor into a woman), especially for indie publishers like Fantagraphics and D&Q; and attendance at major comics conventions is now about half female.

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