Despite the inclusion on Black Widow in Avengers, female superheroes are woefully under-represented by the big two (Marvel, DC Comics) in television and film. That’s all about to change in 2015, as Marvel’s got Agent Carter up-and-running, gears up to release Jessica Jones on Netflix and DC gets ready to premiere not one, but two new female-driven shows of their: iZombie and an animated Vixen series. Granted Vixen, debuting on CW Seed this Fall, is set to be an online only series, but according to producer Marc Guggenheim it will tie into both the Flash and Arrow TV series which is promising.
Meanwhile, loosely based on a comic book by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, iZombie makes its debut this March. Helmed by Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), the series received its first trailer yesterday and looks to be part Veronica Mars and part Dead Like Me all wrapped up in a comedy-drama detective mystery. I’ll reserve judgement for now, but Thomas’ acknowledgement that he dropped the “whole monster universe” from the comic is less than reassuring.