Episode 54: How to Create Feminist Superheroes
Sana Amanat has been called the "Shonda Rhimes of Marvel Comics" and an IRL superhero. C&C explore how this awkward-teen-turned-visionary-VP has helped lead an inclusive superhero comics revolution and what it takes to create actually feminist sheroes — whether fanboys like it or not.
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