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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.
Charting 2012’s Top Cultural Obsessions
You can’t talk 2012 without talking GIFs: the year’s cultural superstar, the Oxford American Dictionary’s word of the year, and the means by which the internet shared its obsessions (and we all know the internet really likes to obsess). From the GIF to politics to the apocalypse to Honey Boo Boo, the guys from I Love Charts bring you the year’s top cultural obsessions — in GIF form, of course.
2012 was a year where major issues dominated the global narrative. Mainly we talked about the election and zombies.
Chris shares her favorite books of 2012.
It’s the end of the year; I work in retail; I have the flu. All of which means that for the past couple weeks I’ve been re-reading rather than reading. Mostly Eva Ibbotson, whose warmth reminds me not only that I love reading, but why. Which makes this a good time for a retrospective list. Below are my top 10 reads for 2012. They’re not ranked in any order, just listed alphabetically by author. If anyone has any to add, please feel free to do so. I can always use more suggestions for what to try next.
Comics Alliance just posted a list of 50 influential comics and characters that have resonated with queer readers and I was so surprised to find my name up there! I was not expecting that and I’m super honored to have been nominated. (#14!)
Comics Editor Carol invites you to kick back with a cold one and enjoy these 7 trade paperback collections and graphic novels for fun summer time reading.
It’s Comics Editor Carol’s end of year list:
It’s the beginning of January, cold and dark where I am. The critics are all putting out their best of year lists, and maybe you’re looking for something to read. So here’s my entry into annual lists: 10 comics I liked in 2011 that I haven’t written about. Well 9 comics I haven’t written about and one that I did.
(image via the Marvel Wikia)
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.
Chris Szego writes:
I was a little disappointed by how many Romances I liked this year. Mostly because I wanted to love so many more of them. But as always, some titles managed to rise above the rest. Here are some of my favourites from this year.
Read her list here.
Carol returns to the question that 2012 inevitably raises: Who will claim the earth, monkeys or robots?