Wonder Woman Is a Feminist

superdames:

Wonder Woman was created by a feminist.

Wonder Woman was a champion of feminists.

Wonder Woman is a feminist.

If you don’t want to call her one, you probably shouldn’t be doing a book called Wonder Woman.

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Re: the new Wonder Woman artist featured yesterday, whose WW drawing shadesofmauve cut to pieces, commenting that he’s looking forward to portraying her as, “well, [he] doesn’t want to say feminist, but strong. Beautiful, but strong.”

DC Comics Names New Creative Team for Wonder Woman

dcwomenkickingass:

DC Comics announced today the new creative team for Wonder Woman. David Finch will draw the book. His wife, Meredith, who has previously co-written a comic for Zenescope, will follow in the footsteps of Brian Azzarello and join Gail Simone, Jodi Picoult, Mindy Newell in a line of female writers who have penned the character. 

The writers state in an interview with USA Today, “We wanted to make her a little more flawed. She doesn’t always necessarily have the answers.”

The team believe having woman write the book will attract more female readers. Finch states, “I love the idea that it’s a woman writing a woman because we’re trying to appeal to more female readers now.”

Below is Finch’s artwork provided with the announcement. 

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As an artist David Finch brings a fan base of readers but also a reputation for drawing women that look like children or a posed Escher style. One of Finch’s previous drawings of Wonder Woman went viral when some showed  male DC characters were posed similarly.

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Bringing more female writers into the DCU is always a positive. That said its is rare that the gig of regular writer on one of the big three is given to someone who has so little experience as Meredith Finch. One could point to Jodi Picoult who took on Wonder Woman for several issues a decade ago but that opportunity came after having written several best selling books.

During Azzarello’s run he openly discussed his resistance to resisting interference in his book specifically around having Superman in the book as Wonder Woman’s love interest. 

With an untested writer on-board and an artist who falls far squarely into the “house style” preferred by senior management at the book, it won’t be a surprise to see the Wonder Woman book pulled into the overall DCU again and the “Super romance” incorporated into her book.

Of course, the book could be wonderful. But given the team presented probably not for me.

What do you think of the team?

As someone who would love to start buying a good, woman-positive Wonder Woman book, this does not sound like good news.

thehappysorceress:

optimysticals:

duskflare:

Amanda Waller commission :)

THIS IS AMAZING!

Now that’s The Wall!

thehappysorceress:

optimysticals:

duskflare:

Amanda Waller commission :)

THIS IS AMAZING!

Now that’s The Wall!

O. M. F. G. Check out this incredible professional-quality Wonder Woman short by Rainfall Films starring Rileah Vanderbilt as the Woman herself! What an accomplishment!

Granted this is just a short with an action focus, very different from a feature, but this is such an intense slap in the face of the panicky, reactionary DC and Warner Bros. execs who insist a Wonder Woman movie would be a risky, hugely challenging endeavor. 

thehappysorceress:

Justice League Adventures #2

The Timm-verse is very good at making me cry.

What a jerk!

What a jerk!

(via tinierpurplefishes)

thehappysorceress:

wordsthatfit:

Lois Lane by Rachel Moir (via project rooftop)

This is one of my favorites.

Happy 75th birthday Lois!

thehappysorceress:

wordsthatfit:

Lois Lane by Rachel Moir (via project rooftop)

This is one of my favorites.

Happy 75th birthday Lois!

ruckawriter:

comicsalliance:

New ‘Man of Steel’ Trailer Puts the (It’s Not An) ‘S’ In Superman

By Andy Khouri

The Kryptonian countdown clock running on I Will Find Him hit zero Tuesday night and revealed a new theatrical trailer for Man of Steel. Promoting the new Zack Snyder film based on the DC Comics superhero created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the clip answers the dour tone of the earlier presentations with some rousing, heroic business. Included are some tantalizing action shots and an exchange between Lois Lane and Superman that for many skeptical ComicsAlliance readers will earn the film more than the benefit of the doubt.

It is an astoundingly well-cut together trailer.

But they still won’t call him Superman.

I really hope they pay that off.

More promising than what they’ve shown before, and that three or four seconds of Amy Adams seems promising…