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Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle

The new female Thor has picked up her hammer, but the mainstream comics industry is still experiencing some growing pains as it figures out where women fit in as characters, creators and fans.

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Ducking Social Issues, GOP Struggles To Keep Conservatives Close

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The Night Has A Thousand Eyes Jason Anick

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Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack

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Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle

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A Phone Call Helped Navy's First Four-Star Woman Embrace Her Path

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