Finally: DC, Marvel announce new line-up with more female characters

Last summer, two-time National Book Award finalist Gene Luen Yang ("American Born Chinese") gave a rousing speech at the Library of Congress, letting his fellow writers know at the National Book Festival kickoff that the comic-book industry needs to do more, and give itself more liberty, to increase character diversity. Continue reading at 'Stuff'

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A Marvel executive has blamed declining comic book sales on the studio’s efforts to promote diversity and female characters. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Highly concerning': picture books bias worsens as female characters stay silent

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World Book Day announces 2019 tour line-up

Holly Smale, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Tom Fletcher and Onjali Q. Raúf are among the line-up for next year’s World Book Day live tour, which has been organised around National Literacy Trust hubs. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Canada's Top Lit Fest Announces Author Line-up

The International Festival of Authors, which returns to the Toronto Harbourfront Center this October 19-29, will feature over 60 fiction writers and poets including Canadian authors Barbara Gowdy and Frances Itani. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Superhero Showdown: Where Does The “Marvel Versus DC” Debate Stand Right Now?

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More DC Rebirth titles restore energy to tales of classic comic characters

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Top five female characters in literature

For International Women’s Day, Kiera O’Brien picks her favourite female characters from literature. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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What's on your HDTV: 'X-Files,' 'Straight Outta Compton,' Marvel vs. DC

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Walker announces final title in Klassen trilogy

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DC Debuts Line of Super Hero Graphic Novels, Merchandise for Girls

In a new venture targeting girls ages 6-12, DC Comics is teaming with Random House, Mattel and Lego to release a multifaceted line of print and digital content and merchandise based on its female superheroes. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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WBD announces teen fest line-up

Children’s laureate Malorie Blackman and most of the YA Book Prize shortlisted writers are taking part an online event for teenagers, organised by World Book Day (WBD). For WBD TeenFest, which will take place on the 4th and 5th March between 6 and 8pm, WBD will host interviews with YA authors... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Shelly Bond Leads DC’s Vertigo Line Into a New Era

For the past year, Shelly Bond has been working almost nonstop as the newly appointed executive editor of Vertigo, DC Entertainment’s nonsuperhero comics and graphic novel imprint. Bond, who began her Vertigo tenure in 1995 as assistant editor, took over the direction of the imprint following... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Marvel announces augmented reality app, exclusive digital comics at SXSW

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