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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.
Happy Valentine’s Day! The Brain and Monsieur Mallah finally admit their love for one another. What could be more romantic?
The winners of Friday’s matches were Lois Lane and Superman and Kate Kane and Renee Montoya.
Here are today’s matches. The semifinal, consisting of today’s and Friday’s winners, is tomorro. The final is on, what else, Valentine’s Day. As in past years I’m going to look for a guest post on why…
Comics Editor Carol writes about Superman, masculinity, and the American Way:
Since alex, Chris and I decided to write about masculinity this month, I’ve been thinking about Superman. Actually, I’ve been thinking and rethinking Superman almost as long as I’ve been writing for The Cultural Gutter. I began really thinking about him while watching Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. I’ve spent most of my life—and certainly my childhood and teen years—ambivalent about him. I grew up with the stodgy, daddish Superman of SuperFriends. Superman represented truth, justice and the American Way, a way that seemed all about straight white masculinity of the most rigid, hegemonic sort—a way that didn’t seem to include me. Whether as aspirational hero or adolescent power fantasy, it’s easy to see Superman as The Man.
art by Mike and Laura Allred, from The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo (Dark Horse/DC, 1998).
Superman #135, February, 1960
I did okay as a kid in the 70s. From this set, I had Superman, Batman, Robin, Hulk, Thor, Aquaman, and Spider-Man. For reasons I can’t quite recall, I coveted a Green Arrow like CRAZY, and would have given up a finger for a Captain Marvel, but never got either of them.
It’s time to say goodbye to 2012 and time for me to do my “bests” and “worsts” for the women of DC Comics. Last year, I did the “worsts” first and so it seems only fair that this year the lists start with the “bests.”
And just like they’ll do the countdown tonight, it is in reverse order:
10. Anne Hathaway as Catwoman - Last year one of my “bests” was that she was going to be in the movie and was being prominently featured in the marketing of it. This year it is because she was great in the movie. Even the best thing in the movie according to more than a few folks. Catwoman has officially been redeemed as a movie character so let’s please never again refer to the awful 2004 movie and let’s hope they do a Catwoman movie with Hathaway. And let’s hope the comic is soon as awesome as Hathaway was. I hope to be back next year to say how awesome Amy Adams is as Lois Lane in Man of Steel.