What is this shit, I don’t even.
Superhero comics excel at making female heroes look foolish. Case in point: Supergirl’s new costume for the 2011 DC reboot.
From DC’s The Source, July 29th: “Over the past week weâ€™ve heard from fans about a need for more women writers, artists and characters. We want you to know, first and foremost, that we hear you and take your concerns very seriously.”
DC fans asked the DC brass some tough questions at this year’s SDCC regarding their failure at diversity, and Dan Didio responded with his trademark belligerence, while certain panelists reacted with ignorance and appalling comments (like Matt Idelson, Superman editor, letting slip that he thinks Lois Lane is Superman’s “trophy wife”).
One woman in particular became famous for asking Dan Didio the questions we’ve been discussing for weeks now, questions the all-male panels and largely male audiences didn’t want her to ask – to the point of screaming at her to “sit down!” Read Sue of DCWKA’s Interview with the Batgirl of the SDCC “DC New 52″ panels. It’s marvelous.
My quick thoughts on the Supergirl artwork shown at SDCC.
Morrison said that he wanted a more realistic take on how he started wearing his costume, saying that no 17-year-old would want to wear a “romper suit” that his mother knitted for him. What a dick. One of my favourite moments in Lois & Clark was when Superman told a little girl that his mother […]
This is what think Morrison thinks of Lois Lane: a prize for Clark to be jealous over. Not a surprising characterization from a man who references Carl Jung and Joseph “the hero’s journey/monomyth” Campbell as his inspiration.
This panel was a lot less controlled by spin and full of loose lips with the writers’ bosses absent from the room.
Wonder Woman has no origin story, DiDio promises Marvel Family in the “next wave of books”, Wally West still isn’t coming back, and the same old BS on Batgirl. Welcome to the spin zone.
I have opinions. Lots of ‘em.
Newsarama’s Vaneta Rogers has a long interview with Didio and Lee where she asks them some tough questions. The interview provides more insight into Lee and Didio’s thinking than you probably ever wanted.
Newsarama has published their interview with new Supergirl writers Mike Johnson and Michael Green. We finally learn more on about what’s happening behind that radical new look.