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Oct 4 '11
Oct 3 '11
"This is why a lot of people see superhero comics not as stories of power and adventure but as spandex softcore for guys, and that makes me sad."

ComicsAlliance Reviews Every Book in DC’s New 52: Week 4 - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews

This is part of their review of Voodoo, and sums up what I’ve been trying to explain to a non-comic-reading friend of mine.  There’s a bizarre dichotomy of non-reading public perception wherein comics are both “for kids” and “paperback Cinemax”.  I fail to understand how people can somehow reconcile these two ideas and their association with one thing, and I also fail to understand how nobody is bothered by it.

Sep 30 '11
"Many people have said that to complain about her [Starfire’s] or Catwoman’s portrayal is akin to getting angry at books like The Killing Joke for being “edgy” and “mature.” Those people are missing the point so hard they couldn’t find it with a map. Catwoman isn’t a comic for adults, it’s a comic for manchildren who have no idea how real women think or feel and don’t particularly care to. It reads like bad phone sex. Hey tiger, want to leave the costumes on tonight? Women don’t talk like that. Especially not fiercely trained, independent, smart criminal women with years of experience."
Sep 28 '11
"Do you get it? Do you understand why we are aggravated? You say one thing and do another. Or you pick and choose where your new rules apply. How are readers or potential readers supposed to trust you? More importantly, how are readers expected to separate themselves from their money for you?… I … want the comic industry to be around longer than I am. If you want to cater only to 30-year-old men, fine, but don’t claim you want readership to grow and then don’t actually change how comics are made and who they are targeted to. You want everyone to read comics? Comics should be for everyone."
Sep 28 '11

What I just told DC

DC has been getting some rough press (viz. the audio footage of DiDio getting aggressive with a reader at SDCC), but I continue to be willing to give them a chance to redeem themselves.  Wonder Woman is an OUTSTANDING book, as is Animal Man and Batwoman. I think Action, Demon Knights, and Swamp Thing all have immense potential.  I’m going straight to buying trades of both Firestorm and Batgirl, and look forward to more of Simone’s writing (because Secret Six has supplanted every other book I’ve ever collected as my favorite of all time, and I’m sad as heck to see it go).

I was a Marvel girl, primarily, growing up, and headed into indie territory once the horrors of the nineties took a toll on my favorite books at the time (Liefeld!!!! *shakes fist*). It took Birds of Prey and Secret Six to tempt me back to reading one of the “big two” publishers.  So I feel a bit betrayed that the company I’ve given so much of my money to recently has released such swill as Catwoman and Red Hood.  Would having more women on staff at DC mitigate this? Not necessarily - DC has female editors on staff now, and that fact hasn’t stopped such atrocious drivel from being published on nice, shiny paper with a big “T” emblazoned on the front to tell parents it’s ok for their kids to read it during a time when they’re forming their opinions about the world and how they relate to it.

I’m buying Marvel, too, these days.  And while I think they also have some issues, they are not nearly so dire.  It would be a good idea for both publishers to look to the other to see what works, what doesn’t and why comics are continuing to take a downward turn when they can be one of the least expensive forms of entertainment.  Marvel: look at Wonder Woman, Batwoman, and Animal Man. DC: look at the new Daredevil and Ultimate Spider-Man.  These are GREAT books with GREAT art and compelling stories with nary a tit or ass or dead-eyed porno stare on full objectifying display. 

I know DC is getting a lot of input like this these days, and it’s probably tempting and easy to tune it out as “just another angry feminist”.  Please don’t. Even if you only scan these things, consider, if only for a moment, how many voices there are shouting the same thing.  We WANT to buy your comics. We WANT to support you, give you our money, give you a chance to really forge customer loyalty with new demographics.  We’re giving you the tools to do so, if you only listen.

Sep 28 '11
Sep 27 '11
"If this is your attempt at being edgy and reaching out the huge female comic audience out here then I look forward to when this crap collapses around you so someone who gets it can take your place. We’re looking for good stories and great heroes. This just isn’t it."
Sep 14 '11
comicsalliance:


In the newly released Suicide Squad #1, out today, you might notice something very different about the Squad’s tough-as-nails leader Amanda Waller: Formerly one of the rarest breeds in the DC Universe — a full-figured lady — “The Wall” has apparently transformed into “The Rail,” adopting the same interchangeable hourglass figure and 22-inch waist as pretty much every other superheroine. I guess because there are no fat chicks allowed in the new DCU.

See our reactions in animated GIF form at:
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/09/14/amanda-waller-skinny-thin-reboot/

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comicsalliance:

In the newly released Suicide Squad #1, out today, you might notice something very different about the Squad’s tough-as-nails leader Amanda Waller: Formerly one of the rarest breeds in the DC Universe — a full-figured lady — “The Wall” has apparently transformed into “The Rail,” adopting the same interchangeable hourglass figure and 22-inch waist as pretty much every other superheroine. I guess because there are no fat chicks allowed in the new DCU.

See our reactions in animated GIF form at:

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/09/14/amanda-waller-skinny-thin-reboot/

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