I’m not having an identity crisis. Why do you ask?
A recent article at io9 echoed some of my sentiments. I know that women in comic books are drawn to appeal to male hormones. I understand that men aged 20-40 are the primary targets of printed books and female characters are going to be drawn in this manner.
That said, it seems that DC overall has decided to jettison a lot of continuity and jeopardize future fans with some of these portrayals. Amanda Waller, (leader of the suicide squad for the uninitiated) has always been portrayed as no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners, type pf person who happened to have a less-than-ideal body shape (think Mrs. Fredericks from Warehouse 13). Now the character seems to be the same but she’s wearing a peek-a-boo bra and showing more cleavage than catwoman’s old costume.
The article linked above details a former fan’s reaction to Starfire’s new personality.
Catwoman’s new comic ends with her having sex with Batman on a roof and neither know the true identity under the mask. Is this what DC is trying to pass off as acceptable? I didn’t have the $156 necessary to read every new comic in DC’s lineup. I have no idea how Wonder Woman will be treated as she didn’t even appear in Justice League #1
I can’t say that the new 52 will keep me buying DC books.
It’s only a matter of time.
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Agent K, Agent L, and Agent J respectively.
Batman doesn’t like it when you swear and neither do I.
I want to run a game with these folks as Green Lanterns: Optimus Prime, Bruce Wayne, Colonel Hanibal Smith, MacGuyver, Tron, and Calvin
Oh sure I know it has a lot to do with character uniqueness and all, but admit it. Wouldn’t you love to have the Dark Lantern Knight in your Justice League?
Oh sure they cute and all in the commercials. But wait until one actually gets you alone.