Marvel Entertainment made a big announcement about its new Thor series. Debuting in October, Thor—oh, ye of the might hammer—will be female. This editorial decision is way different from introducing a new female character or updating female superheros’ uniforms or hair.
Have a listen to this 1982 interview between All Things Considered’s Susan Stamberg and Marv Wolfman, who edited Wonder Woman and The New Teen Titans.
What does progress mean when it comes to gender politics in comics then and now?
Photo credit: Alan Light, Flickr
Left to right: Dori Seda (1951-1988), Laurie Sutton, Jan Duursema, Trina Robbins, Carol Kalish, on the Women In Comics panel at the 1982 San Diego Comic Con (today called Comic-Con International).
(Found by Kimberly Springer, library intern. Original airdate 09/23/1982.)