300: Rise of An Empire came out on Friday, and its release should give Queen Artemisia of Caria some well-deserved public recognition. Played by Eva Green in the film, Artemisia was a real-life naval commander for Xerxes the Great’s fearsome Persian military in the 5th century BCE. According to the writings of war historian Polyaenus, Xerxes declared that she was the finest officer in his fleet. But she’s far from the only amazing female military commander in history. Here are ten others, most (though not all) of whom have never had movies made about them… but definitely should someday soon.
Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles.
You can watch the 1:00 video with Beyonce, Jane Lynch, Condeleeza Rice, and Jennifer Garner here, or visit the Ban Bossy website.
Hey Comics Fans! Here’s a sneak peek of the first page of Transformers Windblade Issue 1 with a reminder that there is still time to pre-order. We’re the first all-lady creative team writing/drawing a brand new lady robot and want to make this a big hit!
Signal boost like crazy! This is a great book with some knock out art! Plus it’s a fantastic introduction to the Transformers brand, for all those of you who’ve never been to Cybertron (and has some neat surprises for those of you already here). Thanks again!
'Till All Are One! Mairghread
Signal Boost! let’s get the word out. pre-order this book and if you have already then share it with a friend and try to get them to pre-order. Let’s really get Hasbro’s attention that we want more of this!
I went into one of our local comics shops to preorder this and they told me they don’t do preorders on anything but trades, so that sucked. Is that normal for comics shops, or should I be finding somewhere else? Or can I preorder it directly online?
Hey, saw your note. That does sound a little strange to me, but if that’s their policy, you have lots of other options for getting issue 1.
1. comicshoplocator.com will show you all other comic stores in your area if you want to support brick and mortar places (and we do). 2. tfaw.com and midtowncomics.com allow you to order printed comics online and get them shipped to you. 3. comixology.com will let you get the digital comic, (although the pre-order for our first issue isn’t up yet. We’ll post when it is.)
Thank you so much for reaching out. Finding your way to buy comics can be a little tricky, but so worth it when you get the hang of things.