Posts Tagged With: comics

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June 12, 2012

Catwoman, why are you bending like that?

For some reason DC thought it’d be smart to reboot their universe, and then issue a series of #0 issues to explain how the characters got to be who they were in the reboot. This is the cover of Catwoman #0 (I know, it says #1- but the zero covers all have the characters busting through their #1 cover art). Ow. Ow. Ow. Bodies do not bend that way unless there aren’t any bones in the torso. And the internet is pretty annoyed. Somewhere out there, I saw that DC thought that the internet outrage would sell issues (I went…

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September 27, 2011

Tuesday, and my brain is everywhere.

I finally got my Pottermore email. So far I’m loving what I’m seeing. I had a blast shopping on Diagon Alley- I bought a tabby cat for my pet. For those who are surprised- my first cat was named Griffin. He was a sweet little tabby. Well, sweet to me. He sort of hated anyone he thought was a threat to me, and tolerated both TheBoy and Jerad because they were close to me) My wand is an 11 inch Aspen, Unicorn Hair, unbending wand. Which apparently means I’m stubborn and compensating for being short. But that I’m rather unlikely…

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September 8, 2011

Missed Opportunities: the new 52.

Now that DC’s New 52 are coming out (those are the 52 titles they’ve rebooted along with the DC Universe), I thought it was time to look at how DC marketed it- especially after reading this great post by Jill Pantozzi about DC’s presence at FanExpo in Canada). So far sales seem to be high, but since they’re all number 1’s, only time is going to tell how things are really faring. I used to read comics regularly. I had a pull list and everything. Then, I had a kid and needed that extra bit of monthly budget for other…

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August 3, 2011

Dear DC

After you wrote a letter saying that you heard the criticisms about the makeup of your creative teams, I felt I should tell you how I feel. I’m glad that you’re committed to change if it’s what your audience wants. I am thrilled that Apollo and Midnighter still have a home after the reboot and that you didn’t reboot their sexuality. I’m also thrilled that you’re really giving digital comics a push. But there are still a few things that I’d like to see as a reader. Not as a woman, but as a reader. 1. Fewer pinup covers. I…

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June 15, 2011

Girls & Comics: writing.

Last night, Gail Simone (the comic book writer/creator) tweeted the following statements. “DC, we need more female creators, stat. Really. Let’s make this happen.” (In the reboot era, there will be two. Gail and… trying to find the other name. Sorry!) “We all still want comics to be a meritocracy. But there are more than two female creators who are qualified and talented.” Not surprisingly, this became a hot button issue as male creators and just casual fans added in their two cents. Some people who worked accepting submissions at DC and Image commented that only about 5-10% of the…

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June 10, 2011

The DC Reboot & Magic Breasts.

For any of these pictures, click on them and you can see them full-sized. I’ve tweeted about the DC Reboot, which for those non-comic types was the recent announcement that DC will be restarting all of its major series numerically and content-wise. Origin stories, and chances for fresh starts for characters. I will say this here, I think this is a great idea. The problem with having extremely long continuities is that it makes it hard for new fans to step in- which is what the comics industry is in dire need of. Also, I do like the idea that…

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March 26, 2011

Girls and Comics.

I wanted to write a long post about how the comics industry fails women as an audience. But then I realized that I don’t have a lot of the scans I’d saved over the years anymore. (Yes, this is the short version) The big part of why a lot of girls (and for this, I do mean girls 8-17) don’t get into reading comic books is because most of the series are marketed towards men. Batman and Superman are cool, but Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batgirl and Lois Lane are relatable. But look at any comic book cover, and if there’s…