By Ani Bundel
Though women-centered tales are comparatively new within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, girls superheroes in Marvel have been staples of the comics world since 1941’s Miss Fury. Since 2014, the Women Of Marvel podcast, hosted by Ellie Pyle, Angélique Roché, and Judy Stephens, has chronicled feminine superheroes on the display and on the web page. They’ve additionally turn out to be a staple of San Diego Comi-Con with their yearly “Women of Marvel” panel
For 2022, host Angélique Roché assembled superhero comedian writers Rebecca Roanhorse, Nic Stone, Jessica Malloy, and Laura Bison to speak about what’s coming subsequent on the earth of women-centered comedian tales. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe having introduced a big slate for Phase 5 (and a sneak peek at Phase 6) lower than 24 hours prior, it was notable that just about all the pieces coming to the web page ties in to or spins off of forthcoming titles like Wakanda Forever, She-Hulk, and The Marvels.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur had their very own panel earlier throughout the con. Still, since Marvel Comics senior editor Lauren Bison is heading up Moon Girl’s adventures, the dialogue lined her impending team-up with Miles Morales to assist discover Devil Dinosaur after the latter disappears. The panel additionally lined Nic Stone’s Shuri trilogy concerning the younger Wakanda princess at 13. Stone stated she loves writing about Shuri, as tales about younger genius black women occurring adventures didn’t exist when she was rising up.
Rebecca Roanhorse solely had a one-shot to advertise, a Halloween-themed Moon Knight journey, Crypt of Shadows. Part of that’s her current invitation to be a part of the Echo writers’ room for the present’s first season on Disney+ (now in manufacturing). Sadly, she was underneath strict orders to not speak about it, so followers should wait till 2023 to see what Phase 5 has in retailer.
The panel additionally gave shout-outs to some novels and comics of observe by different feminine writers heading to cabinets quickly, like Preeti Chhibber’s middle-grade-aimed Spider-Man novel, Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma, and Karama Horne’s Protectors of Wakanda, a historical past of the Dora Milaje. Also, MacKenzie Lee has a brand new release, The Winter Soldier, centered on Bucky’s origins because the Soldier, out in February 2023. (Her Gamora and Nebula is at the moment on cabinets now.)
During the Q&A, an viewers member requested the panel at one level if a sure feminine VP of the USA may be making a cameo, very like President Obama did again when he was in workplace. However, nobody might verify or deny these rumors, however it set the panel speaking concerning the private as political. For those that really feel discouraged by the current backlash to the good points girls have made in society this previous decade, Stone informed the room to not let defeat swallow them. “It’s up to everyone in this room to create hope,” she informed the packed viewers. The panel additionally reminded us that studying creates empathy, and studying tales completely different from ours is one method to maintain us out of an echo chamber.
Roché ended the panel by having the viewers flip as one to have a gaggle photograph taken commemorating this bringing collectively of like-minded comics lovers in a single area, as everybody acquired a particular version comedian that includes all the numerous girls within the Marvelverse. As one of many largest panels on SDCC 2022’s last day, it helped followers exit on a excessive observe.
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