The Cover of Wonder Woman #38 is A Bloody Mess
Half of Wonder Woman’s team, Meredith the writer, was chatting up the new book at NYCC including this interview from VOX:
"David did not intend to say that she’s not a feminist," she said, explaining that Wonder Woman, like feminism, has evolved since the character was created. Finch says that her husband was just trying to make clear that there was no mandate from execs at DC to take Wonder Woman and create a token and hollow-feeling Wonder Woman, who would ultimately make for an empty female empowerment story.
"The experiences women are having in the 21st Century are very different from the experiences Wonder Woman had when she was created. So we just want to focus on telling a strong female story, that I can relate to as a woman, and really, everyone can relate to," she said.
So the meme now is that it isn’t about “Feminism” is now about not making her a “token and hollow-feeling Wonder Woman.”
Funny when Gail Simone wrote her as a feminist that didn’t happen.
Of course women’s experiences are different than when the character was created. But is that meant to suggest the need for feminism has gone away? Can women not relate to men and women being equal?
Really not getting the thought process from this team.
Anyway, in their their hunt to make Wonder Woman someone “everyone can relate to” here’s a cover by Finch from the January issue.
Oh, I can TOTALLY relate to this.
MARGUERITE SAUVAGE’S WONDER WOMAN AND THE SLOWLY CHANGING FACE OF COMIC BOOK FASHION
By Juliet Kahn
Fashion matters. Your experience with superhero comics might have led you to believe otherwise, but I assure you, fashion matters—and should matter particularly to people who read, write, and/or draw comics. Crazy, right? Who would have guessed that such an omnipresent element of our daily lives, used to communicate everything from our politics to our career goals to the circumstances of our laundry cycle should be of consequence to a visual medium!
Fashion—by which I mean all clothes and all styles, not just what you might find folded in the juniors’ department—is capable of communicating basically anything to the audience. A character’s unemployment might be evidenced through their yoga pants and ponytail; their ambition through their pressed pantsuit; their hobbies through a paint-flecked smock. Generally, American comics get those most basic of rules right, but anything beyond that—anything not strictly tied to a vocation or place—is fumbled. Clothes are bland when they aren’t embarrassingly out of date. Women’s fashion is a bizarre mélange of male fantasies, ranging from obvious fetishwear to….heavily fetishized selections from the 2007 Delia’s catalog. Thong straps are hiked high above brutally low-waisted jeans, high heels are worn with absolutely everything, and crop tops are issued upon the first sign of puberty. I mean, I say this as someone who owns two: they aren’t that popular.
The keeper of peace on Mars, Martian Manhunter has a variety of skills, including telepathy and shape-shifting. On Earth, J’onn upholds truth and justice, taking forms as detective, spy, and diplomat. He should be a part of JL, but it seems his inclusion is unlikely due to the presence of Cyborg. A playboy who has never given much to society, Green Arrow lives his life how he wants until he gets lost at sea and is forced to survive on his own. Stephen Amell says he won’t be in a film, but nothing is confirmed. Arrow is doing a killer job in ratings, so it’d probably be smart to throw him into a movie to help boost sales. Honing his discipline in the Marine Corps, he excels as sniper and gets chosen to be a Green Lantern. Hal Jordan initially disagrees with the Guardians’ decision, claiming that the candidate’s anger towards society makes him unfit for a ring. However, John Stewart proves Jordan wrong and becomes more than a temporary replacement. Ryan Reynolds sucks as GL; we deserve a new one in the form of Stewart; everyone loves him from Justice League Unlimited.
Who do you want forming the original team?
BILL SIENKIEWICZ CORRECTS TERRIBLE ‘SUPERMAN DOES IT AGAIN’ SHIRT WITH APPROPRIATE LEVELS OF VIOLENCE
By Chris Sims
By now, you’ve probably heard all about the genuinely awful licensed t-shirt featuring Superman planting a seemingly unwelcome smooch on Wonder Woman and proclaiming “SCORE!” and that he’s “done it again.” It’s bad for a lot of reasons — blatant sexism, the awful lettering of the caption box — but, as an optimist, I’ve always taken the position that nothing is so bad that it can’t be improved in some way. And apparently, that’s Bill Sienkiewicz’s position as well.
After everyone got up in short-sleeved arms about the shirt, the legendary artist behind Elektra: Assassin, New Mutants and much much more took to Facebook in order to provide his own version of the shirt, complete with a new piece of art for the back that solves its major problems in the way that all superheroes fix things: Violence!
Oh… wait, what? What do you mean today is the last day of Birthday Weeks? You must be kidding me, this can’t be. Oh, it is. :C
So be it! Cheer up and let me welcome you to the 5th season of Cosplay Blog! It’s be awesome, you’ll see. ;)
Legendary Week (The Aftermath Day):
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