It’s March, which means it’s Women’s History Month, and since you’re a comic book geek, you probably want to read some great comics by women creators about women characters. Easier said than done. Indie, web, and alt comics are rife with diversity, representation, and intersectionally feminist stories and creators—special shout outs to Strong Female Protagonist, Qahera, Ladycastle, and Goldie Vance—but sticking to the Big Two is a bigger challenge. Sure, there are a bunch of awesome women superhero comics as well as a bunch of awesome women comics creators, but it isn’t often that both collide on the same Marvel or DC projects.
So imagine my unfiltered glee when I found out that not only is Marguerite Bennett helming the new Batwoman, but also that Gabby Rivera is running America. That’s a queer woman writing a comic about a queer woman vigilante AND a queer Latina writing a comic about a queer Latina superhero. Verily, we live in an exciting age. What a way to celebrate Women’s History Month than with female-created and female-driven stories about awesome women saving the day?