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!

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The Team

ChantaalChantaal | @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
Senior Contributor

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.

blogpicLina | @adjectively
Senior Contributor

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.

leshiabioLeshia | @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.

scottbioScott | @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-Antonio-in-1610 Stark — and also the cinematic one because, obviously. And 616. So all of it, really. Other faves include Rucka’s Batwoman run, Saga, Rat Queens, Wolverine writers who don’t use the word “canucklehead,” and Afterlife With Archie despite never having read an Archie comic in my life, like, does it say Jughead on his birth certificate? In love with the art of Fiona Staples, Sara Pichelli, and David Marquez, among others. I have never played a dude Shepard past the first Citadel section, Jennifer Hale 5eva.


sarahbioSarah | @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.

Miss GRCTCredit 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.

17 Responses to About/Contact

  1. Sam Johnson says:

    Hi, my character Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman has just made her color debut–alongside Karl Altstaetter & Robert Napton’s Deity (which also has a strong female lead) and A. David Lewis, Michael Angelo Lee & Chuck Bordell’s Gangland Avalon–in Visionary Comics’ Digital Visions #4, and I wondered if you’d be up for reviewing it at Girls Read Comics?

    Here’s a short blurb on what Cabra’s about:

    No longer willing to let her boyfriend/pimp treat her like dirt, Cabra Cini got lethal payback with the help of voodoo magik–and liked it. Voodoo became her new addiction and Cabra has cleaned up her act and forged a deadly new vocation… Cabra’s color debut in Visionary Comics’ Digital Visions #4 available to download free via http://www.samjohnson-comics.blogspot.com/

    Look forward to hearing from you,


  2. Ben S. says:

    How might someone get in touch with either of you?

  3. Chuck says:

    OMG….I didn’t know there was a website talking about comics from 5 very beautiful women point of views. I think I’m in love.

  4. Hey–where would I send you guys review copies?!

  5. HM says:

    Hurray for more feminist comic bloggers! I’m glad I stumbled across your site via Google.

  6. Paul Azzopardi says:

    Dear Dee,

    I loved your interview with Nicola Scott. Her art is just wow.

    I too come from Canada and live here in Sydney, have had for the last 34 years. Your columns are great. I would love to chat and talk comics with a fellow Canuck. Feel free to email me – marvelgeek70@hotmail.com

    BTW, ithink you have lovely eyes and a great smile too.

    Please take care

    Paul Azzopardi

  7. Just wanted to pop and say that as a young woman who is not only a comic book fan, but also a comic book writer, I absolutely love this website.

    Keep up the great stuff!

  8. From SillWill Studios: I hope you all get the chance to check out our current webcomic, “The Adventures of Astrodog: Where in the Moon is Astrid O’Dell?” It’s a sci-fi adventure mystery set on the moon. It’s kid-friendly with a nostalgic flair to the old sci-fi serials. Think Flash Gordon meets Johnny Quest and Nancy Drew. We also have a book trailer on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REMAQggdJPc

  9. CL Matus says:

    Just found came across this website and love it! Keep up the good work!

  10. Ashlee says:

    Hey, guys! Just wanted to say that I love your site! I’m also a female comic book nerd and, well, nerd in general. So, I was so happy to find a gathering of like-minded individuals online! Keep up the awesome work!


    P.S. I also cannot stop watching the new Captain America trailer. I am so excited to see the Winter Soldier!!!

  11. I’m the complete creative team for my comic books. Everything from writing to finished renders. Mine are… somewhat unique, though. I use computer animation programs for the rendering.
    I wouldn’t mind sending out review copies by email, if anyone’s interested. I’ve already got 5 books out on the market. I’ll grant that the earliest books had their share of problems artistically, but I’ve since improved. Reviews so far compare them favorably to Batman, Thor and Street Fighter I’m happy to say.
    I’m on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DreamAngelComicBooks
    The books are all available in my store here: http://www.dreamangelsparadise.com/blog/ Along with my soft action figures and a few other fun goodies.

  12. Lolo says:

    Hi, what a breath of fresh air, a nice group of young women who are clearly intelligent and articulate who all love comics and superheroes :-) I’m a women and only just getting into comics and I’m loving it :-) love your profiles, keep it up!

  13. Lauren says:

    Hello 2015! And hello to finding this blog! I like what I’ve read so far, great expertise, and sweet and short reviews. I am finally throwing myself into comics because, after loving them for 29 years and rarely reading them, I care less about what people think of me now and want to expand my library. Tonnes of literature so I need parity with graphics :)

  14. Jackie says:

    Hi Guys,

    I’m so glad I came across this website. I’m so happy to see a website dedicated to females in comics. This spring Gangly Sister will be launches its Purple and Nine digital comic book. It features two lead female characters by the name of Purple and Nine who solve everyday problems of the world through their love of technology.

    Please sign up for our mailing list at http://www.ganglysister.com to get notified when the comic book is released.

    Once the comic book is released, I would love you guys to review it. Let me know how we can make that happen. :-)

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