The Comic Book History of Comics (previously Comic Book Comics) is a project of by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey to tell the history of American comic books through the medium of comics itself. Much like their previous colaboration Action Philosophers!,Comic Book Comics has been lauded for its extreme accuracy as well as its sense of humor.
ComicsAlliance has an “exclusive preview” of the upcoming TPB of the series (the material already appeared in single-issue form) centering around Wonder Woman and her creator William Moulton Marston.
Marston, also a psychologist and the inventor of the lie detector, is definitely one of the strangest, most interesting writers of the Golden Age. You won’t want to miss this.
The South by Southwest festival — better known as SXSW — is quickly approaching, and just one movie being shown at the Austin, Texas gathering of talented and creative types is the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, about female superheroes and how much they’ve been overlooked. Produced by Kristy Guevara-Flanaganand Kelcey Edwards, the film features commentary by such influential women in feminism and creative fields such as Gloria Steinem, Shelby Knox, and Lynda Carter. You’ll want to see the trailer, and good news! It’s after the jump, plus more excited news about the film.
Besides getting a coveted screening at SXSW, Wonder Women! also surpassed its fundraising goal on Kickstarter with five days until the deadline this Saturday! The money was to be used to fund the premiere at the festival, and now it looks like they’ll be able to buy everyone some celebratory booze, too!
If you’re not already reading David Willis’ Shortpacked!, start.