Original art from Just Married #10, 1959.

Original art from Just Married #10, 1959.

I could be wrong, but it seems like women in popular entertainment are more likely to be portrayed as strong, heroic action-oriented characters if the stories are science fiction or fantasy-based.

Buffy, Xena, Wonder Woman, Emma Peal, Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor, Lara Croft, etc.

Why? Is it safer if it’s a fantasy?

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Woman sitting at desk with a pen in her hand.

WOMAN: I’m writing science fiction, so…gosh! Maybe the hero can be a girl!

Art: Vince Colletta
Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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