Wednesday News: Re-visioning Superheroes and Princesses
The story reveals the new heroine to be Dr. Jane Foster, a former girlfriend of the hero who has been battling breast cancer.
“Jane Foster has been part of the Thor comics and the Thor mythology from almost the very beginning,” Mr. Aaron said. “The very act of picking up this hammer, of becoming Thor, is killing her. Where we go from here is the real story.” –New York Times
“I decided to help Natalie write this book because she was having self-esteem issues regarding her hair and she hated to read,” Angie Nixon said in a statement viewed by the Courier. “She now realizes how powerful and awesome her hair is and that in order for her to write a cool book, she needs to read more books and learn different words.” –The Root
There may be a lack of female superheroes out there for girls to emulate, but we love that these capes let them be their own. Among our favourites is the Super Awesome Reversible Cape and Magical Unicorn Cape, for boys and girls who love pink and purple as much as they love empowering depictions of superheroes. [Insert GIF of Old El Paso girl saying, “Why don’t we have both?”] –Daily Life