Posts tagged: DC
Interview with Denys Cowan
“Legendary comic book artist and Milestone Media co-founder Denys Cowan joined CBR executive…
Comics Editor Carol shares ten comics she liked (and hasn’t written about yet*) in 2013:
t’s an amazing time in comics right now. There are too many good ones for me to even read them all. Comics are like a hydra, but without the decapitation or even really the fighting. (So maybe not all that much like a hydra except I find one comic and then there are 3-6 more I become interested in).
Here are ten comics I haven’t written about. They include the following things: Weird Westerns, the undead, women who bring death, a dog who loves pizza, bros, the Nineties, Jordie Bellaire, Kieron Gillen, queer representation, non-human apes, Sparta, legendary heroes, robots, barbarians, swords, spears, dancing aliens, and many, many ladies.
I don’t think its any surprised that I’m not a fan of The Killing Joke. I consider it to be at best a mediocre Batman story and one of the lowest moments in DC history in their treatment of female characters.
We all know what happens to Barbara Gordon in the book. We all have heard the tales of Alan Moore calling Len Wein for permission to shoot Barbara Gordon in the book and the response he received:
"I asked DC if they had any problem with me crippling Barbara Gordon - who was Batgirl at the time - and if I remember, I spoke to Len Wein, who was our editor on the project…[He] said, ‘Yeah, okay, cripple the bitch.’
For years there have been discussions about how Barbara Gordon was treated in the book - shot, stripped and photographed naked. I, like many others, have bluntly called it torture porn.
But of course others differ. I’ve been told that there is no rape so there is no mysogyny. That “Jim Gordon is also naked, so it there is no sexism.” That it isn’t about Barbara being a woman but about her being collateral damage.
Sure. Sure it is.
Today some original art from The Killing Joke showed up. And it shows that page. You know page with the photos that Jim Gordon is shown of his daughter.
And the page is a bit different. Brian Bolland has already said “I drew what was in the script. That’s my job. I was asked to tone it down a bit.”
So he drew what Moore had in his original script.
And the art work? (NSFW and graphic for nudity and violence)
"DC Comics and ‘The Normal Course of Business’"
At Comics Alliance, Andrew Wheeler writes about DC Comics and its many crises: “With almost all…
In a post yesterday about Grant Morrison’s comments on his Wonder Woman Earth One project, I noted he seemed to have stopped discussing her sex life.
Whoops! Spoke too soon. Today in Entertainment Weekly he once again delves down into the character’s sex life (or lack there of). It contains a lot of what he’s said in the past about Marston and S&M and asserting that’s why the comics were so popular. Oh, why should I recap when you can read it yourself.