Girls Read Comics started out in 2010 as a place for Chantaal to review and discuss comics. This was right before the whole feminism and comics discussion truly began to become a force that was impossible to ignore. While the site has grown far beyond one person blogging about comics and we have a guy on board, the name has stayed because it still represents what we believe in: everyone reads comics, and has the right to be respected for it.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at girls [at] girlsreadcomics [dot] com. We’re open to anything, from giveaway ideas to reviews and the like. Even if all you want to do is say hello, please do!
Chantaal | @strongpieces
Creator, Editor, Senior Contributor
My name’s Chantaal, and apparently I’m a geek goddess. Who knew!
I’m 29, live in southern California, and work part time while studying for a B.A. in Philosophy. I’ve made mine Marvel for years, but am finally beginning to branch out. My top five heroes are Siryn, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Wiccan and Batgirl (Steph). My favorite artists are Emanuela Lupacchino, Dennis Calero, Skottie Young, Fiona Staples, and Olivier Coipel, colorists are Christina Strain and Sonia Oback, and writers are Kelly Sue DeConnick, Brian Wood, Matt Fraction, Peter David, Brian K. Vaughan, Marjorie Liu, and Gail Simone. My favorite titles at the moment are Rat Queens, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Avengers, X-Men, Saga, Hawkeye.
I’m on Tumblr. It has a Chris Evans DEFCON meter. You’ve been warned.
Angel | @genjadeshade
I’m Angel and I’m a 30 year old everything-nerd living in the southern United States, though I love Southern California enough that I visit it at least bi-annually (usually for San Diego Comic Con). I didn’t start reading comics until I was in high school, so I’m likely a bit behind some of the others here. My main love is Marvel, though I’ve started to read a lot more from Image lately. I tend to keep up with a lot of the X-Men titles, and Saga, Hawkeye, Sex Criminals, Captain Marvel and Ultimate Spider-Man are some of my favorites these days. I’d gladly follow Peter David and Matt Fraction onto the surface of the sun, and I want to wallpaper my walls with Phil Noto and Fiona Staples art.
I’m also on Tumblr.
Lina | @adjectively
Salut! I’m Lina and I’m having a hard time processing that I’m 27 already. Presently residing in Washington D.C., I have a strange addiction to go pretty much anywhere (road trips are my favorite). A Marvel fan since I was about seven (the X-Men comics were used to ply me away from the cheesy Marvel cartoons and Doctor Who reruns of my youth), I am returning to a love of DC as well. With a preference for Mockingbird and the Black Cat (and I love Wanda and Squirrel Girl) from Marvel and a deep affection for Supergirl in DC, I love girls who sometimes do bad things. I have recently started to develop a deep affection for a few IDW Publishing titles and I love to read an independent comic whenever I can get my hands on them.
Leshia | @leshiaaimee
My name is Leshia, and I’m a 25-year-old media junkie holed way up in the wilds of Northern Alberta, though I try to escape to civilization as often as I can. Being gifted a box of battered ’80s X-Men comics as a child started a lifetime love affair with all things Marvel, and we haven’t looked back since, no we haven’t. More recently, I’ve developed an inexplicable obsession with Archie Comics that continues to baffle all those around me. Current favourites are Afterlife with Archie, All-New X-Factor, Rat Queens, Sex Criminals, and everything to do with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I do have a Tumblr, though I remain hard-pressed to figure out why anyone follows it.
Scott | @effseedee
I’m Scott, a 31 year old fake geek guy living way down in New Zealand who was enabled into this whole comics thing by the women in my life. I work in television and consequently watch entirely too much of it, in between which I indulge my various obsessions with Marvel’s Ultimate Universe — Ultimate Jessica Drew, the bromance of Thor and Antonio-yes-his-name-is-
Sarah | @contrastcomics
Howdy! My name is Sarah, and I’m a mid-twenties media geek currently based in Eastern Canada. A lifelong fan of superheroes thanks to various cartoon incarnations of Spider-Man (not to mention the DCAU), I’ve been a voracious reader of comics for over ten years. While I’m mostly inclined to Make Mine Marvel, I have a real fondness for DC’s own Damian Wayne, and have recently been dipping my toes back into Vertigo and Image Comics after some time away. I went through a two year period of reading almost everything Marvel Comics published, but have since cut down due to time and budget constraints. Current favourites include: Waid & Samnee’s Daredevil, Aaron’s Thor: God of Thunder, Soule’s She-Hulk, Tomasi’s Batman and Robin, and Fraction’s Hawkeye.
I have a seldom used Tumblr, if you are so inclined.
Credit for Miss GRCT goes to a friend of blog, Dianna:
My name’s Dianna, and I’m a marketer by day, comic and animation enthusiast by night. I grew up using crayons and colored pencils but, when I was fifteen, I managed to get my hands on a Wacom tablet and Photoshop — and that was like opening Pandora’s box, soaking up any free time I had. You can find me on both Twitter and Tumblr, with information on commission pricing on the latter.