Posts tagged: batgirl
Okay, well, if you read the news on Bleeding Cool, I unfortunately have the sad duty to confirm that it’s true. As of Wednesday of last week, I was informed by an email from my new editor that I am no longer the writer of Batgirl.
I cannot express my disappointment at this. I think…
Just eight women remain in competition. And remember these women are here because YOU chose them. You chose the 32, you chose the winners in the prior two matches. And now … it is going to get very painful.
Today we have two women from Gotham (like 7 our 8 of these quarterfinalists) who both wear…
Due to some inconsistencies in voting I am redoing the second match of the quarterfinals. I know everyone has their favorites and there is a lot of enthusiasm for those favorites to win, but please stick to the rules - one vote per person.
So, one more time!
In this corner, a woman never stops…
There were lots of stories that came out of SDCC this year, but the one that has caught the attention of the comics community was a woman who dressed up as Batgirl to ask questions about female characters and creators at several DC Comics’ panels. I first became aware of her questions while following the live feeds of Newsarama and CBR. If you read this blog you know I have many of the same concerns she has. After seeing the reaction of some attendees and reporters about how her questions and those of others regarding female characters and creators were being handled, I compiled a post of that coverage.
That post has now become the most viewed ever for this blog. Her appearances at the panels has also generated other blog posts and many comments. She’s been called everything from a hero to a bully. But now for the first time we can hear from her.
Yesterday I caught up with Kyrax2, the “Batgirl woman” as she has become known, to find out more about what drove her to ask these questions and her thoughts on the reactions she received.
We are on the far side of the San Diego ComiCon. This is a con where DC’s creators have had their most direct exposure to their current fanbase’s reactions to the New 52. In particular, they’ve heard loud and clear that the ongoing lack of gender parity both in the comics and behind the scenes…
My favorite quote:
Sooner or later, someone senior to the entire DC Entertainment hierarchy at Time Warner is going to notice all these consumers with all their money and all their complaints, and change will be imposed from above with all the force and subtlety of a meteor. Why? Because executives like money and there’s piles of it to be made, and shareholders don’t like loud, legitimate claims of sexism. The current creative team at DC can take great, legitimate strides towards fixing it before that happens, but they actually have to take them.
I’m kinda sad based on what I saw coming out of SDCC yesterday. Why? Let me show you:
Catwoman with her bra showing. And why not? According to the writer, “This is a dirty, dirty book, and you’re going to enjoy it.” Why? Because Catwoman is “a chick in a catsuit who steals things” “If…
Sigh. Just… sigh.
Bleeding Cool has unveiled a very interesting video. And sad. It’s a DC writer Dylan Horrocks speaking at the Auckland’s Reader’s Fest about what was going on at DC when Stephanie Brown was killed in War Games.
It’s upsetting. And it’s depressing. Here’s some of the comments:
The whole way…