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  • Almost seventy-six years after she was introduced in All Star Comics #8, Diana Prince, Princess of Themyscira, badass superhero Wonder Woman, is finally getting her first live-action solo appearance on the silver screen. The long overdue recognition has been met with some skepticism but a ton of joy and excitement from Wonder Woman fans around the world. Diana is more than just a princess for many: she’s a fierce heroine, a feminist and gay rights icon, everyone’s favorite female superhero, and the hero that we need.

  • Wonder Woman was the most anticipated movie of the summer and it didn't disappoint. And while we fully intend on repeat viewings of this action-packed film, nothing will replace our first encounter with Princess Diana of Themyscira and her home planet of badass women. On the way home from the movie theatre – just as the popcorn hangover is beginning to kick in – take a detour to your local comic store and immerse yourself in the vibrant worlds of these incredible superheroes. They’re the perfect companion to this summer blockbuster. And since these women haven’t enjoyed multi-million dollar adaptations – yet! – you can count yourself as an early adopter when they finally receive the recognition they deserve.

  • Does real life imitate art, or does art imitate life? At Quirk Books we say, “Who cares, let’s have both!”  That’s why our catalog includes Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers as well as The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from the History of Comics. And being that it’s Wonder Woman Week, we can’t help but wonder if the women featured in those two books would enjoy meeting each other and going on adventures and stuff.

    Wonder Women illustrations by Sophia Foster-Dimino

  • Comic books have most real-life situations beat in terms of parental complexity. For many characters, parental figures and/or mentors are in constant flux, and it’s not uncommon for a character to be raised by people other than their birth parents. With that in mind, we took a closer look at some of the more influential birth mothers of comic book history.

  • Rick Chillot’s first job in publishing was in a corporate library, sniffing out story leads for writers and editors. He later went on to write and edit for magazines and books, worked on early Internet ventures during the heyday of AOL and Netscape, had a brief stint at a newspaper, edited a college’s alumni mag, survived as a freelancer for nearly a decade, and crept into Quirk Books four years ago as a writer/editor.

     

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    We’ve come to the end of our first-ever Mini-Comics Week at Quirk Books. Have we said everything there is to say about mini-comics? Of course not! Buuuuut, we hope we’ve given you enough motivation to explore the mini-comic universe further.

    Before we say goodbye, here’s one more approach to making a mini-comic of your own.

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