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We learn a little bit more about Selina's past and are introduced to more people in her life. At best it appears as though the Frank Miller prostitute origin has been retconned out of continuity. So I guess one point for Winick?

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Heh, I don't know about anyone else, but I thought Selina looked a bit like Sailor Star Fighter in those last few panels.

Anyway, from the last few pages of Catwoman #4, an interview with the boys behind this book:

1. What do you love about writing/drawing these characters?

Judd: Catwoman is brilliant, damaged, sophisticated, crass, and a born survivor who also seems at times to have a death wish. The complexities leap her.

Guillem: I like lonely characters so I can focus on the body language, facial expressions, how he or she interacts with the background.

2. What is your favourite thing about your part in the New 52?

Guillem: It will be long remembered and I'm incredibly happy I got the chance to be a part of it. I feel I'm adding something to the character, putting a bit of my own vision of Catwoman in the book.

Judd: The fresh stories we get to tell, how we get to hit the ground running, and how we can welcome new readers. All the stories are open to EVERYONE.

3. Can you tease the villains they will be fighting in upcoming issues?

Judd: Well, Catwoman's a criminal, so her adversaries cross a few spectrums. She'll have a run-in with an ugly mobster named BONE, have a budding romance with a member of the Gotham Police Department, and OH YEAH--there's Batman!

Guillem: See Judd's answer. I just want some of the villains we have in the book to stay for a long time because they're great. I love Bone.

4. What new things are you doing with these characters?

Judd: We are getting back to the core of Selina Kyle. She is, first and foremost, a thief. She steals not to survive, but because she digs it.

5. How will you shock readers?

Guillem: Every issue I've drawn to date has a very strong surprise or cliffhanger at the end. I'm always shocked when I read Judd's scripts.

Judd: As of Catwoman #1, pardon the pun, but the cat's out of the bag on one of our MAJOR surprises--the Catwoman/Batman romance.

6. What is your favourite page in the first few issues and why?

Judd: Am I allowed to say ALL of them? If I HAVE to choose, it's page 3 of the first issue. Catwoman crashing out her window in a hail of gunfire, half in her costume, whip in one hand, cat carrier in the other. This says EVERYTHING about our book and Catwoman. Dangerous, sexy, and unexpected.

Guillem: Issue #1, page1. All started there. I hope it takes a long time to finish.

Date: 2011-12-29 05:16 am (UTC)
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I always thought of it more as people clarifying what exactly she did. Like, if you were a hostess at a restaurant and someone referred to your job as a waitress, you'd correct them. It's not denigration, just clarification.

Date: 2011-12-29 05:25 am (UTC)
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Date: 2011-12-29 04:10 pm (UTC)
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This. I've known a good number of women in the sex industry and they are damn proud of what they do. They don't take kindly to being called a prostitute if they're really a dominatrix, and they don't like women who perform sex acts for money trying to claim that they're strippers instead of prostitutes.

It's like, I work as a nanny and some families will use the words "nanny" and "babysitter" interchangeably, and that pisses off a lot of nannies because it's not the same thing.

Date: 2011-12-29 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
It's like, I work as a nanny and some families will use the words "nanny" and "babysitter" interchangeably, and that pisses off a lot of nannies because it's not the same thing.

The main difference is that nannies sing beautifully/have magic powers, right? ;D

I'm still waiting for popular culture to realise that a professional dominatrix and a woman who happens to have a dominant sexuality are not interchangeable, and will generally not behave the same way in the bedroom.

For anyone who's still confused - one of them performs dominance in a way designed to satisfy male desires in exchange for financial reward, and the other engages in dominant behaviour/fantasies in order to get *herself* off. Some women may do both, but sex and sex *work* are still not the same thing.


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