DC Women Kicking Ass has a great post up on Amanda Waller.
[T]he main thing that was great about Amanda was that she looked like no else in comics. Women of color are rare enough. Women leading teams are rare enough. But a black woman in power old enough to have grown children and who was not thin like a supermodel? That was groundbreaking.
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It’s not on the main ComicBookResources page, but I’m glad to see the Robot 6 blog has something to say about this. Newsarama hasn’t said anything about it yet. I will be very disappointed if the bigger outlets don’t pick this up.
Robot 6: Another casualty of DC’s New 52: Amanda Waller’s weight
Until Suicide Squad #1, by Adam Glass and Federico Dallocchio, Waller was one of the few prominent heavy-set characters in superhero comics. Rarer still, her weight wasn’t used for comic relief (like, say, Etta Candy in her earliest incarnations) or somehow connected to superpowers (as with Bouncing Boy, or Marvel’s Blob or Big Bertha). In a sea of ageless and impossibly thin and tall figures, Waller stood out as a squat, middle-aged force to be reckoned with.
Now, however, “the Wall” is young and svelte, like much of the DC Universe … and flashing a bit of New 52 cleavage.
Any other major comics outlets covering this?
Notice: No sizeism or weightism in the comments please. That includes throwing around medical conditions like “anorexia” as an adjective for thinness.
Oh my fucking god they did NOT just do that.
Just when I thought DC couldn’t get any more offensive, they dig deeper. They just took away another awesome female character and replaced her with a Stepford Wife.
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Edited to Add: tons of art at Comics Alliance – July 22, 7:42am CST
The lack of management presence on this panel was really evident in the numerous offhand comments that were made by a number of writers. Some of them said things they really…shouldn’t have. It sure is interesting the kind of things people say when they think they’re surrounded by like-minded peers. Continue reading “SDCC: DC Comics Batman Panel” »
DC Senior VP Sales, Bob Wayne, was in his home turf yesterday, as DC Comics took a road trip to Dallas to talk to retailers about the upcoming relaunch.
At the show, DC told retailers that they have a seven figure marketing budget to spend on the Relaunch, which includes everything from the previously Bleeding Cooled TV ad campaign, including the Cartoon Network ads to USA Today, Facebook, movie theaters ads, conventions and promotional materials. The target audience are men age 18 to 34 though they do realize that they have readers in other demographics.
They do realize that they have readers in other demographics. They just don’t want us. Even though we make up the majority of the population and would make for fiercely loyal readers.
They only want more of the same demographic they’ve been trying and failing to attract for years. They want “new readers” but only certain kinds of readers. The kind that wants Harley Quinn stripped of her clothing and recast as a “death-row super villain”, apparently.
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Skip this if you’ve already decided to ignore Flashpoint. You made the right choice. Now that we know the whole DCU is being tossed like a salad come September, there seems to be no reason to give DC your money for this crossover event. It won’t explain or give us hints as to the new status quo come September. (I wish I could get my money back for Final Crisis, the first and last “crisis” event I ever bought. STILL BITTER.)
This comes a bit late as Flashpoint started last month. But I had considered reading some of the tie-ins or skimming the main story, and I won’t be doing that now!
Trigger warnings for sexual violence, genocide and misogyny up the wazoo. I mean really. It’s like they thought Amazons Attack was a cool idea that needed expanding. I only got through half of it myself.
On “Flashpoint” # 1: Sex & Gender & The Superhero Cross-Over
After Blackest Night and the racism of Brightest Day, there seem to be no depths Geoff Johns will not sink to. Johns’ ID really comes out in these event comics. It’s a scary thing.