FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
You’re behind. Warner Bros. blinked and announced that they’re pushing Batman v. Superman to March 25.
THE JUSTICE SOCIETY | Fighting off world catastrophes since 1940.
I am so appalled at what DC has done with the Amazons that right now it sickens me to think of spending any more money on DC products. For 70 years the Amazons in the DC universe have stood for peace, harmony, and equality for women. Challenging their perfection, such as with the civil war in Themyscira, is not only acceptable, it can be a good and useful thing.
But changing the Amazons into a group of women that use men for sex and then murder them, and then enslave their male children, is utterly reprehensible. To do this to a group of women that have been a symbol of feminism throws a huge amount of support behind the ideas that feminists are a bunch of man-haters and that empowering women means disempowering men.
I can’t believe that in this day and age there is no one on DC’s editorial staff that would both understand this and speak up and be heard about it. DC has gone from simply alienating many of their female readers to engendering outright contempt of women.
In a world where women are not simply ignored and insulted but sometimes assaulted or even killed for speaking up for their rights, this is completely unacceptable.
inmc:Ayyyyyy!!! The whole gang’s here!!! ^_^Wait… Mia! Where’s Mia!? She couldn’t come? D’:
#wondercon (Taken with instagram)
No, Mia couldn’t come. I miss my Haley Jordan. :c I wanted to see Lantern adventures with her and Joan Stewart.
YOU GUYS LOOK FUCKING AMAZING!!!! I LOVE AND MISS YOU ALL! AND MAY OR MAY NOT FINALLY HAVE TO JOIN IN….
Is that The Atom in the front row?
Also, I’m quite amused by Dr. Light, since there is canonically already one of both genders. =P
I love you all!
I have so much love for this group
Black Manary! Og god I love these all.
Oh, good lord. TWO Huntressdudes?
And is that the ATOM?
I’m glad I wasn’t there, I would have taken them all home in my trunk.
Noticing wrong things in pictures time: yes yes, nine million super heroes…LOOK AT THE GAWKING NORMAL LADY ON THE STAIRS
I’m especially digging Superwoman and J’onna J’onzz, but as I was looking at the female Green Arrow I realized that what I really
want need is for Oliver Queen to wake up in the morning as a woman. NEED.
Huntress/Power Girl team-up.
(Adventure Comics #465)
I’m saying goodbye to Helena Bertinelli today and here’s some thoughts from a writer who had a lot to do with the character - Greg Rucka. The creator behind two key Bertinelli stories, “Cry for Blood” and “No Man’s Land”, names his favorite Huntress moment and shares some thoughts on the character:
If pressed - and I hate using stuff I worked on when answering questions like this - but… Helena’s arc during NML was driven by Devin Grayson and myself, and I still am very fond of that story. The moment of Helena standing up to Joker and taking shot after shot is one of my favorites, I think.What I’ve loved most about Helena Bertinelli is that she was a dark mirror to Batman, without going down the Azrael saga route. I’ve always liked her growth, starting with seeking Batman’s approval and moving further and further away from it, reaching contentment with her own desires and goals. She’s always been a very strong, wonderfully flawed, terrifically passionate woman, and the contradictions inherent in her character have always exerted strong gravity on me when writing about her. I’ll miss her.
Not gonna lie, I did NOT enjoy watching Helena getting shot by the Joker of all people, but I absolutely loved her on NML nonetheless.
What I loved most about her in that story arc is that she was one of the few people who stayed behind in Gotham (following a massive quake) to continue to protect what was left of the city in a time when Batman had temporarily deserted it. Even with Batman acting like a total dick to her, she sustained her momentum when all odds were against her, and even got to serve as both Huntress and “Batman” in a time of despair.
All in all, NML was one of her best stories, and one that showed that there was A LOT more to her than just “angry mafia princess everyone thinks is crazy” as she was commonly portrayed throughout the 90s.
Greg Rucka also did a fantastic novelization of NML and Helena comes across just as well in that. I’ve always had a hard time with HB because I felt so strongly about Helena Wayne, but she really shined in NML.