Posts tagged: catwoman
Ann Nocenti made her mark in comics with her legendary run on Daredevil during the 80s. At that time she was one of the female writers in the superhero genre. After a break of a few years she is back in the genre at DC where she is about to launch Katana, a solo title for the former Outsider and Bird of Prey and soon to be Justice Leaguer.
I spoke with Nocenti about her upcoming run on the book as well as how the comics industry has changed when she first started in the business.
Last week DC announced a new title, Worlds’ Finest, that will star two fan favorites - Power Girl and Huntress. The news also confirmed the suspicion that the Huntress in the current mini by the same writer, Paul Levitz, was not the Huntress that had appeared in DC Comics for more than twenty years. Helena Bertinelli, the star of multiple minis, a co-star in the long running Birds of Prey, co-star in the Question’s Detective back-up series and even a former member of the JLA won’t be in this series. The Huntress in Worlds’ Finest will be Helena Wayne who appeared in comics for less than a decade over 25 years ago and was killed in Crisis on Infinite Earths. To note the return of Helena Wayne to DC Comics, here is an overview of the character’s appearances.
As I started planning my best and worst of 2011 for DC women, a year which saw enormous change and debate, I thought that rather than just offering my opinion, I’d ask other smart comic reading women from across the net to give me some of their best and worst of the year as well. I’m glad I did. First, because it helped me remember some things I forgot and more importantly because they had brought some good commentary.
When I do these, I never know where to start — do I praise first and criticize later? Or do I get the criticism out of the way first and then end on a positive note. Or do I just flip a coin a la Two-Face?
The coin said worst goes first so here we go! I want to note there were a lot of answers and I wish I could have included all of them but I tried to include the consensus (if any of you ladies want to post your whole list I’ll be glad to link). Some other topics, such as the change to Wonder Woman’s origin, will be touched upon in the next post which will have a whole list of positives so be assured this isn’t going to be only a negative endeavor.
The new line of DC Superhero Lego sets officially hit the streets on December 15, but I already have a full collection and have a sneak preview of the comic that is enclosed with some of the sets.
First up the pages associated with the Wonder Woman set which is officially know as “LEGO Super Heroes Superman vs. Power Armor Lex”. And that is correct, no mention of Wonder Woman. As I mentioned last week this set has Wonder Woman being held prisoner:
Help Superman overpower Lex Luthor in his kryptonite robot and free Wonder Woman in this LEGO Super Heroes Superman vs. Power Armor Lex (6862) buildable playset! Superman’s arch enemy Lex Luthor has built a kryptonite-powered robot and has captured Wonder Woman. Can Superman dodge the strength-sapping power of Luthor’s kryptonite gun and make light work of his evil nemesis!
Oooooo, Superman is ANGRY! More under the cut!
Today is Paul Dini’s birthday. There’s Paul dressed as Harley Quinn, the character he co-created with Bruce Timm (who is the Joker), on an episode of Batman Brave and the Bold. Dini has been responsible for writing much of the DCAU as well as several runs in the DCU including Zatanna, Gotham…
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.
The response to today’s casting can be broken down into three broad themes:
1. Anne Hathaway, she’s so sweet. WTF?
2. Tom Hardy, he’s not Latino. WTF?
3. You all complained when Nolan cast Ledger, STFU.
So here to help along those that have some issues with the actors announced are some photos to help you potentially get there.
I wish that Tim Burtton hadn’t established 2 villains / movie with Catwoman and the Penguin and that sometime Catwoman could be the main villain.