The wonderful Ann Nocenti and Louise Simonson – Two writers who meant a lot to me when I was a kid, thanks to Daredevil and Power Pack, X-Factor and other Marvel work – reminisce about their beginnings in the industry over at CBR:
Nocenti: [Laughs] It was an organic thing. We were working so hard, it was so creative and fun — we had a softball team! Remember the softball team?
Simonson: I remember the volleyball team!
Nocenti: We went to the movies together! I don’t ever remember feeling like it was unnatural to have a lot of boys in comics because it felt like [comics] were geared towards boys, and boys were drawing them and reading them. Maybe I was not yet a feminist, but I did not feel it was my mission to get women into comics. Mary Jo Duffy was writing “Star Wars,” we got samples from Cynthia Martin and they were just a great team. They did great “Star Wars” stories together. It never felt like, “Oh, we’re putting two girls on a comic.”
Simonson: We never thought of it that way.