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SDCC Day One: why I’m kinda sad

dcwomenkickingass:

I’m kinda sad based on what I saw coming out of SDCC yesterday. Why?  Let me show you:

Catwoman with her bra showing. And why not? According to the writer, “This is a dirty, dirty book, and you’re going to enjoy it.”  Why? Because Catwoman is “a chick in a catsuit who steals things”  “If anything goes wrong, she’ll scratch someone’s eyes out.”

Great. She’s not just sexy. She’s dirty.

Roy gawking at Kory. Let’s be thankful there is not spit on his chin. By the way this Roy never had a daughter named Lian. (It was also implied that Catwoman’s daughter has been jettisoned).

And now the most depressing.

On Tuesday DC broke the news via TMZ that “Lois and Superman were “dunzo” essentially making the retcon of the marriage into another celebrity break-up. Think about the choice they made. They went to a gossip site. A gossip site that covers break-ups and divorces and affairs. And they gave them the news that Lois and Superman would be no longer married. To the average person who doesn’t understand retconning and read the fine print, they are going to walk with a break-up not “it never happened”.

And now that that message is out, the deliver the second soundbit and image. Again think about the choice of outlet. Not a comic news site. Not an entertainment news site. A tabloid “the New York Daily News” - a paragon of subtly.

Look they want to reboot the marriage do it with respect. You want to know what I mean? Go read the Superman 2000 pitch that Morrison did. You’ll see. It ends the marriage but it will break your heart.

I don’t know if we’ll see the marriage end but we really don’t need to know it’s a Brand New Day in Metropolis:

Lois Lane, ace reporter. Lois Lane, celebrating a big story by getting laid. Lois Lane, a character who was a protagonist in the Action Comics #1 and the post-crisis reboot, The Man of Steel, reduced to someone designed to make you feel bad for Clark.

Of course, they could have chosen to have these panels be of her and new boyfriend heading out to dinner but then Lois wouldn’t be seemingly cheating on Clark. Because really, this isn’t about Lois. This is all about Clark:

Jim Lee:

“Many of us know what it’s like to be the odd man out and we think readers will have a soft spot for Clark when they see his reaction to Lois’ new boyfriend.”

But wait maybe, just maybe this will be a good story for Lois? Today we heard this:

“We’re really excited for fans to see this take on Lois in September. This character has always been a successful modern woman and her new role at the DAILY PLANET opens up dramatic new story possibilities.”

What kind of stories? Well here’s the headline from the Source “Lois Lane rides high with new love.” Because her love life defines her?

Lois Lane is dating a hunky new co-worker and the sky’s the limit for her career as the new boss of the Daily Planet’s TV and New media department.

Sigh.

And there was other stuff that bothered me:

Wonder Woman is back in heels. It’s dumb. Why? Change that. Please.

There was also a confirmation that Barbara Gordon is, as I suspected, deaged.

This Barbara Gordon is just out of college. Or maybe in college. There were conflicting statements.

Barbara Gordon a woman who who a librarian and had a law degree and who had been Batgirl and then Oracle in the old DCnU, is now the same age as Stephanie Brown.

Sigh.

This closeness in age should be interesting if the hints that Stephanie will be showing up are indeed true.

Of course, just who Stephanie will be is interesting. It was declared loud and clear yesterday that there are “four Robins” in the DCnU. Four.

My guess is that DC has now solved its issue of Stephanie being a Robin. Poof. She was never Robin. Makes those panel questions so much easier.

But there were two good things:

Batwoman, is reported on track with issues by Williams and Reeder finished up.

And someone called DC on their woeful amount of female creators when Didio asked the crowd what they had to do to win “you over”

Someone yelled out “Hire more women. You went from 12% women to 1% women.” Reports say there was applause.

Didio instead of saying, “working on it” or “right!” or “Wait to you see what Amanda Conner has coming” gave this response.

“Who should we have hired?”

Sigh.

Of course I could be completely misreading all of this and everything this will be hunky dory come September.

Sigh.

make it stoooop ;______;

dcwomenkickingass:

myprettyissuper:

Wonder Woman Stainless Steel Flask 6oz  (via Etsy)
Because drinking from a flask isn’t badass enough.

Here’s the flask, who has the New 52 Drinking game?
Take a shot when they deage a character
Take a shot when the erase a marriage
Take a shot when they give someone a crappy new outfit
Take a shot when they say Four Robins
Take a shot when Liefeld doesn’t draw feet on Hawk and Dove
And the reverse drinking game:
Take a shot every time you see a book drawn by a female artist!
You’ll probably stay sober!

OK, I had to do it.

dcwomenkickingass:

myprettyissuper:

Wonder Woman Stainless Steel Flask 6oz  (via Etsy)

Because drinking from a flask isn’t badass enough.

Here’s the flask, who has the New 52 Drinking game?

Take a shot when they deage a character

Take a shot when the erase a marriage

Take a shot when they give someone a crappy new outfit

Take a shot when they say Four Robins

Take a shot when Liefeld doesn’t draw feet on Hawk and Dove

And the reverse drinking game:

Take a shot every time you see a book drawn by a female artist!

You’ll probably stay sober!

OK, I had to do it.

On Donna Troy and Cassandra Cain, the panelists are silent.

Newsarama

FUCK YOU DC. LEGIT, FUCK YOU.

(via fyeahlilbitoeverything)

what a surprise :|

(via discowing)

not that I expected anything, but still. fuck.

@Ayries

discowing:

fyeahlilbitoeverything:

Someone asked the writers present if Cassandra would be in the DCnU, and Morrison (who will still be writing a revamped Batman Inc) stepped in and said she would.

Nothing about Batgirl though.

thank you, morrison

More DCnU news from the DC Road show; updates on Batgirl (s)!

dcwomenkickingass:

Bleeding Cool has posted a report from Friday’s visit to NYC of, as I am now going to call it, “Dr. Lee and Dr. Johns’ Traveling DCnU Road Show band”. And it has a few items of interest to those interested in characters of the Batgirl persuasion.

  1. It was hinted that Stephanie Brown may turn up in Batman, Inc. Dan Didio apparently said she worked better as Spoiler. UPDATE: Two other retailers in attendance has said that Stephanie Brown was NEVER mentioned
    Actually that makes more sense when you think about it, given DC’s current disinterest in the character (Perhaps someone may have brought up the “4 Robins and one Batgirl” issue I brought up a few weeks ago?).


  2. I guess I am confused because at one point I thought that Batgirl with Barbara Gordon was going to be set BEFORE The Killing Joke. Nope. The notes from the show say, “Barbara Gordon is back as Batgirl. The events of Killing Joke and her tenure as Oracle have occurred and this title addresses her return to the role.” Hmmm. Wires. Moving on …
  3. Barbara Gordon will still be part of the Birds of Prey book. Well, that’s interesting news isn’t it?

I know what you’re asking. Where is Cass Cain? Good question. I guess we Cass fans didn’t show enough interest in her appearance in Batman, Inc.* because the other Batman, Inc. character who appeared in the same book had such a reception he got his own book based on fan interest.

Based on fan interest in this character [Batwing] from Batman Incorporated, DC wanted to give the character an ongoing title.

* Note  that I was rolling my eyes as I wrote that. Also I am VERY happy Batwing got a book, but I am failing to see the lack of “fan interest” in Cass. But who knows, maybe they are working on Cass Cain book and will surprise us.

Notes from the DC Roadshow: Well, that’s that, isn’t it?

awyeahlongbox:

dcwomenkickingass:

Bleeding Cool has posted reports from yesterday’s road show in Texas. And here you go:

You won’t be seeing Donna Troy yet in the new DCU, nor the Stephanie and Cassandra Batgirls. They haven’t been killed off though, just benched.

And the new readers they are targeting?

The target audience are men age 18 to 34 though they do realize that they have readers in other demographics.

I’m going to take a few moments.

they do realize that they have readers in other demographics

they do realize that they have readers in other demographics

they do realize that they have readers in other demographics


thanks a lot, DC! thanks a whole fucking lot

sorry guys, i’ve tried to hold off being pissed off but you know, people have limits

and now it’s just worse because this just tells me they’re aware of their ‘other demographics' but they just don’t care

fucking upsetting

cue unfollows, i guess

Again, DC’s efforts at introducing diversity — as well as its focus on “young, fresh” heroes — raises questions as to why there’s no sign of former Batgirl Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown.

Asian-American Cassandra Cain was once among DC’s most prominent minority characters. And despite DC’s reader-inciting effort to “turn” her bad a couple years ago, the character has recently shown up again as a hero in titles like Red Robin and Batman: Gates of Gotham.

Young college student Stephanie Brown was primed by DC to be a leading hero as well, having launched a new Batgirl series with her fresh, young face and attitude.

Now that Barbara Gordon is Batgirl, there’s no mention of either Cass or Steph in September’s titles. Apparently, there’s enough room for three former, and a fourth current Robin, but only room for one female Batgirl?

Newsarama’s ”DCnU M.I.A. -Top Heroes MISSING From DC’s Revamp (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dcnu-missing-revamp-characters-110514-1.html)

girlsofgotham:

fyeahlilbitoeverything:

girlsofgotham:

teatimebrutality:

thephantomhatesdccomics:

Grant Morrison talks about the DCnU relaunch, specifically Action Comics #1.

My favorite part is when he makes it through almost the whole video without saying one bad thing about the relaunch, then calls it a “ridiculous journey,” catches himself, and laughs. 

Does it remind anyone else of a hostage video?

So clearly this is rehearsed 

 That more or less seems to be the universal reaction. Despite all her hyping of the new Batgirl and Firestorm books and talking about how great the DCnU is, even Gail Simone said the Birds of Prey situation was “baffling” and was really poory handled by the editorial staff.

Maybe if the writers & artists keep telling themselves that it’s a good thing and stuff….they’ll start to believe it?

DC’s latest Crisis: Reboot.

discowing:

idlovetobebardafree:

CRISIS ON INFINITE REBOOTS

It’s happening because Superboy Prime punched himself in the face.