You can find each of our issues listed here. Want to check out the issue in full? The titles are all clickable — and we’ve highlighted some of the best pieces of each issue as well.
January: The Lies Issue
February: The Toxic Romance Issue
March: The Geek Girl Issue
April: The Intersectional Issue
May: The Gamechanger Issue
June: The Wonder Woman Issue
July: The Patriotism Issue
August: The Vampires vs. Werewolves Issue
September: The Falling Issue
October: The Fourth Problematic Favorite Issue
November: The Heroine’s Journey Issue
December: The Unity Issue
December 2015: The Hope Issue
November 2015: The Epic Issue
October 2015: The Second Problematic Favorite Issue
September 2015: The School Days Issue
August 2015: The Golden Age Issue
July 2015: The Independence Issue
June 2015: The Starstruck Issue
May 2015: The Graduation Issue
April 2015: The Growing Issue
March 2015: The Sisterhood Issue
February 2015: The Shipping Issue
January 2015: The Destruction Issue
December 2014: The Victory Issue
November 2014: The Winter Is Coming Issue
October 2014: The Problematic Favorite Issue
September 2014: The Magic Issue
August 2014: The Throwback Issue
July 2014: The Multiracial Issue
June 2014: The Blockbuster Issue
May 2014: The Motherhood Issue
April 2014: The Animation Issue
March 2014: The Women in Capes Issue
February 2014: The Black Geek Issue
January 2014: The Villains Issue
December 2013: The Greater Good Issue
The Greater Good Issue kicked off with a question: what is the greater good? One staff writer explored the theme as it relates to the Harry Potter series. We had a tiny Wonder Woman week, with reactions to the casting of Wonder Woman in the DC cinematic universe and an essay on why The Hiketeia is a must-read. To conclude our first year, we had our first-annual Best Of series.
November 2013: The Orphan Issue
November 2013’s The Orphan Issue looked at the concept of being an orphan in popular fiction, starting with the orphan the entire world knows. It also marked the first Captain America article written by Fantasy Writer Gabby Taub, which explored the “orphan storyline” of Bucky Barnes. November 2013 also saw the controversial piece on the imperfection of Cosima and Delphine’s relationship in Orphan Black.
October 2013: The LGBTQ Issue
Our October 2013 issue explored different LGBTQ topics in entertainment and the importance of LGBTQ representation in media. A TV & Film Writer explored how Orange is the New Black explores the trans* experience but doesn’t necessarily match the reality that trans* individuals experience in the U.S. prison system. Another staff writer took a look at the difference between depictions of gay characters and lesbian characters in anime and manga.
For those who may not have a clear understanding of the different letters in the acronym(s), our LGBTQ Writer composed a breakdown of LGBTQ with geeky examples as well as conducted interviews with LGBTQ members of the geek community.
We also interviewed web comic artist and illustrator Maya Kern (Monster Pop!), who created a gorgeous illustration of two girls in capes.
September 2013: The Hispanic Heritage Issue
August 2013: The Pirates vs Ninjas Issue
July 2013: The America Issue
June 2013: The Fatherhood Issue
May 2013: The Disney Issue
April 2013: The AsiAm Issue
March 2013: The Women’s History Issue
February 2013: The Love Issue
Our February 2013 issue was The Love Issue — although maybe “Legitimate Pain: A Love Story” wasn’t exactly Valentine’s Day-ready.
January 2013: Origins
Our very first issue of Girls in Capes!