San Diego Comic-Con
From a portrait series of strong women at San Diego Comic Con
Elizabeth Dickerson, of Albert Lea, Minn., cosplays as Captain America. "I would love to see a female version of Captain America," said Dickerson. "Women are definitely becoming more equal with male characters in comic books, they're not just a side character or just to fill a quota.... Even outside of the realm of comic books, [when I was growing up] there weren't a lot of strong female characters to look up to.... I am optimistic, there's a lot more women getting involved with the industry, and the female voice is being heard a lot more. It's not just a boys club anymore."