Wonder Woman Is a Feminist
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.
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
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.
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.
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.