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My love for Paul Dini and his writing of Zee has, to date, been boundless. But today it is bounded. Gagged and bound to be exact. Here are the first two pages of a book I was really looking forward to. But, um, this kinda ruined it for me.

Oh noes, Zee is being held captive by a homicidal maniac and a murdering rapist. Both of whom have killed and or raped people she knows. But wait!

LOL, it's just for her nightclub act. Sue Dibny was Zatanna's friend and co-worker. Dr. Light raped her. Would someone really include said person as a character in their entertainment act? The atrocities of the Joker and Dr. Light are infamous. Would an audience enjoy seeing them in a night out at the theater? Let's put it this way, would David Copperfield, say, include Ted Bundy in his act?

creator: paul dini, character: zatanna zatara

Date: 2010-05-19 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll be honest-- I'm not even sure Gail Simone (it sounds funny for me to bring up her name when I don't really read comics except here anymore, but she seems to have a good rep for handling women's issues) could've made this work.

Date: 2010-05-19 09:37 pm (UTC)
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I don't think anyone could've. Dini should have known better, he really, really should have.

Gotta say, this really surprised me. I like Gotham City Sirens and I was thinking about subscribing to Zatanna. I kind of changed my mind. D:

Date: 2010-05-19 11:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] skalja
Honestly, although it was startling at first the more I think about it the less it shocks me. As much as I love the DCAU, I think there are a lot of subtle ways in which women are Othered, and then there were his and his wife's comments in the wake of the Adam Hughes Mary Jane statue debacle ... I think the fact that Dini's women are undeniably badass often results in people giving him a pass on the ways in which they are also objectified.


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