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Watch Katie Couric’s ‘Rise of the Female Superhero’ documentary

On almost every major network, you can find a show that’s centered around super heroes. For many, a plethora of comic book shows to choose from hasn’t always been a luxury, especially for young girls looking for someone to idolize.

But in a new documentary for Yahoo.com, news veteran Katie Couric released her “Rise of the Female Superhero” documentary that highlights the women who are currently behind the scenes writing, directing and starring in a new revolution for female comic books fans, young and old.

About Rise of the Female Superhero:

“In this World 3.0 feature, Katie Couric covers the current popularity of female Superheroes. These heroines are now sharing the limelight with their male comic book counterparts in an industry that has for years been considered a “boys club.” From Wonder Woman to Supergirl to Captain Marvel to Agent Carter, we spoke with the top female creative talent in the comic book industry, female writers and artists who are finally getting their voices behind these characters, about how the superhero industry has moved from a misogynistic past to a place where almost half the fan base is female.

From the heads of Marvel and DC Comics, to writers, artists, retailers and even some of the actresses playing these characters (such as Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa Benoist, Hayley Atwell) the piece hears from a wide variety of creative voices. Katie examines the changing landscape of these female superheroes, where they’ve been, where they are now, and where they are going.”

47 percent of comic book fans are female.

That’s right… 47 percent! That’s more than the NFL.

But as we’ve seen in the NFL, women are becoming a louder voice and beating the equal representation of women in comics without overly objectifying them.

If you want a perfect example of how times are changing, take a look at Lara Croft. She was one of the original overly-sexualized characters in the geek universe and now, she’s represented in a more realistic light.

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Rise of the Female Superhero is a fascinating look at how an entire industry is changing for the betterment of everyone who calls themselves a comic book fan.

You can watch the documentary in its entirety below:

H/T The Mary Sue

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Avengers, Star Wars, DC Comics and more get their own press-on nails kits

Female fans of comic books can finally rejoice as more and more people are realizing they can actually make a quick buck off an untapped market that is the geek chic movement.

Such is the case with these newly released press on nail kits that feature Avengers, Star Wars, Spiderman, Pacman, Ironman, Disney, Harley Quinn and DC comics. start around $19 but are hand-painted and provided you use the right nail glue, would last a few weeks. That’s cheaper than a manicure at a salon and I’m pretty sure they would charge you $5 a nail to do these designs.

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X-Men Days of Future Past Official Trailer

There’s a reason why the X-men movies are far and away better than any other super hero movie franchise (including Dark Knight–yeah I said it) and this new trailer for the highly anticipated movie is nothing short of spectacular.

Plot synopsis: “The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.”

X-Men: Days of Future Past releases worldwide on May 23rd, 2014.

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Lonely This Valentine’s Day? Enjoy Your Alone Time With Hot Super Heroes

While most of us know that Valentines Day is a commercial holiday, it doesn’t stop the singles in the world from feeling like they should have someone around.

And what could possibly be better than looking at the incredible bodies of those famous Super Heroes we know and love?

Absolutely nothing.

I won’t waste your time any longer; Grab your wine, throw on Sex and the City reruns and gaze at the wonderful bodies you get to see soon on the big screen….

Hugh Jackman- Wolverine and Xmen

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