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So...  A friend linked me to Bleeding Cool and an article about DC and female comic book writers.  It also includes Zatanna's new costume.

I just face palmed through my hand and onto the floor.



Please tell me Flashpoint is AU.  To quote the friend who sent it to me: "She doesn't speak backwards to cast spells, she does reverse cowgirl." 

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/07/29/dc-comics-announces-committment-to-female-creators-and-characters/
Also, has anybody read any of "The Straw Men"?  I'd like opinions. :)

Date: 2011-08-03 12:35 am (UTC)
shanejayell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shanejayell
It's a AU, sorta.

History was changed to 'Flashpoint universe' and by the end of the series it will get changed back, mostly the same. I think.

Date: 2011-08-03 01:12 am (UTC)
arbre_rieur: (Default)
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Right. This would appear to be Zatanna's costume for the post-Flashpoint new DC, from the cover of Justice League Dark:

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Date: 2011-08-03 12:41 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
That's not Zatanna. That's Bomb Queen's less classy cousin.

Date: 2011-08-03 03:04 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
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"Bomb Queens less classy cousin"

I think she'd have to be dressed much more purposefully badly to the Queens less classy cousin. XD

Date: 2011-08-03 04:43 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Bomb Queen's less classy cousin would wrap back around from zero and become classy again.

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Date: 2011-08-03 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
I just read the other parts of that preview. Poor Amethyst.

Date: 2011-08-03 03:11 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
I told y'all so. This is ugly and awful. And that they brought Shade into it. And had PETER MILLIGAN DO THIS.

Date: 2011-08-03 12:53 am (UTC)
perletwo: she's got legs (zatanna)
From: [personal profile] perletwo
...and that's Raven's flashpoint look? damn, that's brutal. Nobody's comin' out of this mess lookin' pretty, are they?

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Date: 2011-08-03 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] remial
To quote the friend who sent it to me: "She doesn't speak backwards to cast spells, she does reverse cowgirl."

Strangely enough, I'm OK with that...

don't judge me...

Date: 2011-08-03 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
Not to defend the whole rampant sexism of Zattanna's costume, but...

In the issue itself we see a female character stated to be 12 years old stumbling around in her panties, drenched in blood. And she's beaten to death by a woman in her underwear.

Given that, Zattanna's pants are like a drop in the pool (of ugly, brain bleach crap).

Date: 2011-08-03 06:59 am (UTC)
stubbleupdate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
If the standard that you hold things up to is "Is it better than a 12 year old girl drenched in blood, stumbling around in her panties being beaten to death by a woman in her underwear?" then yours must be a world of Five Star Reviews.

Never confuse "better" with "good"

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Date: 2011-08-03 02:38 am (UTC)
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Where on Earth (or any other planet) would you even get pants like that? I'd guess a fetish store, but frankly those look too ugly and lacking in function to even qualify for that.

If she had a bit more colors and maybe one more piece of clothing/accessory she could be a character in one of the newer Final Fantasy games, which always seem to feature at least one character with a piece of clothing that's inexplicably missing parts. It's like if Rikku (FFX) went emo, dyed her hair, and decided to show even more skin and parts of her thong, replacing the micro skirt with those awful things:

http://www.theotaku.com/worlds/jgirl/view/223036/rikku/

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Date: 2011-08-03 02:53 am (UTC)
mullon: (Bakura)
From: [personal profile] mullon
Oh my god, that's the silliest looking thing ever.

Date: 2011-08-03 03:15 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Can anyone tell me just what the point of FLASHPOINT was supposed to be?

Because all I've seen is this kind of garbage and worse. It seems like DC spending a whole summer wallowing in stuff that makes IDENTITY CRISIS look like LITTLE LULU.

I mean, it seems all about basically torturing their characters right in front of you. Who wants this stuff? I don't care that's it's an AU. It's BAD COMICS, and there is nothing more ugly than a bad comic.

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Date: 2011-08-03 03:09 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
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Does this mean they're fucking on top of Amethyst's corpse? I would assume that of DC.

And I don't give a shit about their relaunch. This whole thing makes me so sick I don't want to read their shit again, outside maybe Vertigo, which I should have stuck with all along.

Date: 2011-08-03 03:59 am (UTC)
fungo_squiggly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fungo_squiggly
Holy crap.

I gathered before I clicked on the cut that the costume in question was going to be bad, but I was still so totally unprepared for... well, this.

Date: 2011-08-03 04:00 am (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Photobucket


Do I need to do one of these for whatever team Zatanna is on?

Date: 2011-08-03 08:41 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Love it!

Date: 2011-08-03 04:19 am (UTC)
maxisanacorn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] maxisanacorn
Why would they bring back Amethyst in another Universe just to kill her off literally right away?

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Date: 2011-08-03 05:09 am (UTC)
lucky_gamble: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lucky_gamble
Zatanna you so classy =l

Date: 2011-08-03 06:43 am (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
I do believe her next spell should be "stnap ym pu llup!"

Date: 2011-08-03 07:20 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Given that they DO seem to be pulled up, (the crotch is in the right place, but there's just no fabric above it) I don't think you could raise those pants any higher without possibly doing a serious injury to particularly sensitive area (Think wedgie, multiplied by about a thousand)

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Date: 2011-08-03 07:52 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
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The biggest question I still have about Flashpoint is 'why is this being treated as an 'AU' and something that feels distinctly different from something that will be incredibly important, as DC is making out it's consequences to be?

I think, in setting up a bunch of separate minis and a lead event book, they've failed to make this event of real importance. if it's going to change the world as we know it, why haven't they done it in the regular books, like AoA for Marvel, with Flash as the lead book?

And +1 on the rubbishness of Zee's costume. From the look of things, she's going to have a few alternative looks post-reboot, but that's nothing new, given Seven Soldiers, and hopefully they're better than this.

Date: 2011-08-03 06:13 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
It seems that most of the DCU will be 'fixed' or back to normal post-Flashpoint, but that any changes they want to make will be blamed on the Flashpoint fixes being not wholly successful. So it will be important to some events/characters and have minimal effect on others (the better selling lines).

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Date: 2011-08-03 08:42 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Haaaa!! Zatanna! What did they do to my favorite magician! °__°

Date: 2011-08-03 02:42 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
i basically look at this as Mirror Universe rules... in the mirror universe the skirts are shorter, the men have goatees and a thier shirts are open down the front, and every one is bisexual...

Date: 2011-08-04 02:36 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Can't be, because it's DC and the art is mostly ugly. That seems normal to me.

Date: 2011-08-03 02:43 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (ask the questions)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
other question.... isn't amythest supposed to be killed by shade last issue... isnt that her right there?

Date: 2011-08-03 03:05 pm (UTC)
rdfox: Joker asking Tim Drake, "'Sup?" from Paul Dini's "Slay Ride" (Default)
From: [personal profile] rdfox
So for the second time, I can't find anything positive to say. Therefore, Jim Cornette gets to take the day off, in favor of this:

Date: 2011-08-04 03:34 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Notice how Nemesis gets to be very warm.

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