Her·o·ine (noun \ˈher-ə-wən, ˈhir-, ˈhe-rə-\) - 1:a. A mythological or legendary woman having the qualities of a hero. b. A woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities.


When my professor told me I'd be creating a blog, I thought, "Okay, what else is new?" As a journalism student in college, it's becoming more and more common to write blogs. The part that I didn't expect was that this isn't like any blog I've had to create in the past. For this assignment, I was required to create a theme about anything I'm interested in and post weekly.

Sounds simple enough, but I'm the guy that has trouble making decisions. I couldn't decide which host site I should use, and then I had trouble coming up with a theme. It was hard for me to come up with just one theme. I had to choose. Lastly, I had to decide on a display name and don't even get me started on all the decisions I've had to make once I started trying to customize it. But I finally decided.

But why this theme? Why comic book heroines?

Whenever I watch TV, read a comic book or play a video game, I usually find myself most interested in the woman. In fact, Most of my favorite pop culture icons are women, like Buffy Summers or Kitty Pryde. I think I like female characters because their roles in pop culture seem to change most. When a strong heroine is added to any story, it shines. When she's simply another flat damsel in distress, the story loses something.

What I find most interesting about these women is how they reflect our culture and, in turn, how they shape culture. Written media are filled with messages about race, gender, class and much more. (whether the writer realizes it or not) I suppose this blog is meant to look at both what I perceive as positive and negative representations of women in pop culture. And more importantly, what these representations mean.

I'll be posting reviews about heroines and the comics in which they are featured. I also intend to cover any related news events, as well as my random thoughts for the day. Don't forget to keep checking back.