This blog follows a variety of topics in, fandom, art, humor, social justice and anything of interest. The MAJOR TOPICS of this blog include: Ayumi Hamasaki, art, Once Upon a Time,Young Justice, certain Korean entertainers, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Avengers, Game of Thrones, Stargate, Suits, and The Wheel of Time. Please see TOPICS & TAGS for a filtered selection.
*note: this blog is moved from it's previous address. It will take time for the tags to fill up again.
The New York Post has the exclusive about the much expected news that Batman’s next Robin would be a girl. But it’s not Harper Row. Nope. It’s a female character that has worked with Batman before and is a fan favorite.
This sounds awesome, but it’s not getting a single penny from me until DC proves that they can be trusted with this concept.
Wonder Woman, the most famous and iconic female superhero. The character that inspires so many women. (No really there’s a documentary about it and lots of books and essays, and … I digress, don’t I?)
A few weeks ago I showed you panels where the writer had her be slapped on the ass by Orion without any reaction other reaction than this:
Oh, how I long for those days.
I’m not really interested in the upcoming Injustice Gods Among Us game. I don’t really game that much and frankly Mortal Kombat type games stand low on the games I might be interested in playing (I did love Arkham City though). Okay, I also suck at gaming.
But DC also has a comic connected with the game. And that raises the stakes a little bit.
It seems in order to have the mindless fighting in the game between Superman and Batman and others you need a premise or a reason.
Somehow Superman needs to go from being … well Superman … to crazed ruler.
He needs MOTIVATION because just saying “hey Superman in this game is a crazed ruler” isn’t, apparently, not enough. You have to FEEL it. UNDERSTAND it. BELIEVE it. Because the premise of having a super strong alien running around in a single piece outfit fighting bad guys is so BELIEVABLE.
Superman’s reason was pretty simple .. not original mind you .. but simple. After finding out that she’s pregnant Lois Lane is kidnapped and … I’m going to skip the part with the operating room .. and Superman, under a mind controlling agent where he thinks she’s Doomsday he beats her to death killing her, the baby and all of Metropolis (remember the operating room?)
Killing off Lois Lane to motivate Superman isn’t an original story idea at the micro level - Mark Waid did it in Kingdom Come. Hell, it’s not even an original idea at the meta level to kill off a woman to motivate a dude. Refrigerator? Meet Lois.
But I worked through my anger on that issue. It had to get better, right?
See, I am an optimist.
But now there is the latest issue out this week.
Let me set it up for you. Lois is dead. Superman is ANGRY (and a killer now finally CROSSING THE LINE that Batman won’t and “killing” the Joker.)
And sides are being picked.
And guess whose side Wonder Woman is on? Never mind, I’ll tell you! She’s on Superman’s side. And wants to be by Superman’s side. And apparently is only biding time to be beside him in bed.
So there you have folks, the most powerful, iconic female character in comics stating she’ll be whatever Superman needs her to be. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).
Wonder Woman, widower chaser.
That last line is so completely out of character I’m stunned. Did someone read too many essays on “loving submission” in early Marston and MISS THE POINT?
Wonder Woman is not a femme fatale. She’s not. Can she be a fierce warrior who is not afraid to kill? Yes.
I have no problem with a dark DCU. I do have an issue with this.
Of course, this idea is not that original either. Waid also had Wonder Woman putting the moves on a grieving Superman in Kingdom Come. But then that had the mitigation of being a few years after Lois was killed.
And it’s not just that Wonder Woman is being portrayed as some kinda ready at the wheel sex servant, she’s also has “no restraint.”
Funny, it didn’t seem to me Superman showed much restraint when he was ripping out the Joker’s heart.
And, of course, I know this is an Elseworlds.
So what? Does that mean this should just get a pass?
Superman at least has some motivation … even if he did have to pull out of the fridge.
Wonder Woman’s motivation to be like this? Right now it seems like … sorry I’ve got nothing.
And really, does a video game need this story to be entertaining and engaging?
On the plus side the artwork is pretty. In fact it’s better than many of the books in the new 52.