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"On diversity in the DCn√ú: Wallace stated that it was very important to him to reflect the real world in his book, Mister Terrific, and that his run will feature a sporting cast with black, hispanic, asian and, he joked, "even white" characters because "I had to stick them in there." Going back to a serious note, he stated that he wants the world of Mister Terrific to reflect the real world. Jim Lee added that there was a "very small" asian character in the Justice League whose name rhymes with "blatom," all but saying that the Atom in the new DC Universe is Ryan Choi rather than Ray Palmer."

Yay! The return of Ryan I approve of.

"On female characters in the Justice League line: A female fan in a Batgirl costume, with daughter dressed as Spoiler, was very upset by what she said was a lack of female characters being featured centrally on the covers in the Justice League line of books. The panelists said they are trying very hard to take diversity seriously in terms of both gender and race. The fan said no such characters were featured prominently on the covers, leading to a somewhat heated and awkward back-and-forth ending with her promising to go count them. The mood of the room was definitely against her, with Lee joking and asking if she wanted the female characters to be "dead center or off-center" on covers."


"On Green Arrow: Krul stated that Oliver Queen will have a new company called QCore that supplies him with technology to facilitate his superhero activities. Krul said that GA will be a fun action-adventure book with a James Bond feel, with artist Jurgens adding that it has a lot of wide-open visuals and action featuring a younger Ollie."

So he's Christian Bale's Batman now? Okay then.

"On Cassandra Cain: Morrison confirmed she exists in the new DCU."

*sets phasers to "cautiously optimistic"*

On Batwing: Winick largely reiterated his statements about the book from the Batman panel two days ago, stressing that he's trying to intertwine superhero action and real-world issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He also called Africa "a very politicized and ravaged country."

This... does not bode well.

"On Animal Man: Jeff Lemire stated that the book's main character is actually Buddy Baker's daughter Maxine, who's developing new powers. The book will also chronicle the Baker family traveling across America. He described it as a horror book, not a superhero book."

And another part of Casstoons continuity has become canon. Weird.

"On Demon Knights: Cornell described the basic concept of the series: seven strangers in a small medieval town, including Etrigan the Demon, being forced to defend it from a horde when they just want to get a drink, comparing it to The Magnificent Seven. He stated that many of the characters were there in Camelot and, after its fall, are attempting to keep its noble spirit alive. He also once again described the Horsewoman, a "diversity character, to state it crudely" who he compared to the Man With No Name."

Lookin' forward to this series. Heh.

"On Stormwatch: Stormwatch attempt to keep themselves hidden from both the people of the world and the superheroes who they regard as brightly-colored amateurs. They see themselves as a "higher authority," and the villain in the first arc is the moon, which has come alive. Cornell also commented on Apollo and Midnighter, who are both gay but meet for the first time in the first issue. Cornell wants to write a slow-build romance between the two. He also joked about his presence on the Gays in Comics panel later in the evening, saying that if he decided to "go in another direction" with Apollo and Midnighter, he wouldn't expect to leave that panel alive."

...Also semi-looking forward to this one. Though I am mildly confused as they seem to have both Jenny Quantum (canon in the DCU, another bizarre Casstoons prediction) as well as this woman called Jenny Blitz, who I think is meant to be the representation of Flashpoint's Earth or something.

From here and here,

For legality, Rob Liefeld's Hawk and Dove series, and Tim Drake and Cassie Sandsmark from the new Teen Titans comic,

Date: 2011-07-25 05:59 pm (UTC)
flidgetjerome: Hark, a Vagrant #328 (Default)
From: [personal profile] flidgetjerome
He also called Africa "a very politicized and ravaged country."

This... does not bode well.

Ah, Judd Winick and his magical ability to champion a worthy cause that he will then repeatedly injure through his own ham-fisted actions.

It's a pity because we could really use a Black African superhero who wasn't coming from some fantasy land like Wakanda but unfortunately Winick's not the guy to write that story.

Date: 2011-07-25 06:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
really? cuz i really like his Mia Dearden stuff, as well as his Red Hood Stuff... i mean when almost anyone else wrote them they just didn't get them... he does...

Date: 2011-07-25 06:17 pm (UTC)
flidgetjerome: Hark, a Vagrant #328 (Default)
From: [personal profile] flidgetjerome
I was pretty uncomfortable with what he did with Mia. Her backstory was already very dark and traumatic when Kevin Smith created her,she was sexually abused by her father and ran away only to become an underaged escort. To take her from that to having been abused by an entire pedophile ring and making her a street-walker seemed like he was saying that it wasn't bad enough before. He could have given her the drug problem and the HIV condition without having changed any of that.

Date: 2011-07-25 06:23 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
He also added her commenting how she's take drugs when she was homless to avoid being raped when she as asleep.

yes this, and its what some youth do. (i think even Roy said he had taken drugs because of that too. commenting that what happened to Mia could have easily happened to him)

Date: 2011-07-25 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
No, Winick didn't add the molestation bit, that was right there in Smith's original issues.

Date: 2011-07-26 10:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] benicio127
Winick didn't add the bit about her father. That was already evident from Kevin Smith's work in Quiver. She says, "I wish someone had looked into what my dad was doing to me."

Date: 2011-07-25 06:22 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
I see what you mean. But that didn't really bother me too much. I agree it might have been... a little more than needed. but unlike other writers who merely use it in either an exploitive way or to make people feel sorry for her, he used it to have her say. Hey that was the past, I am living with consequences of that past, but it does not define me. I am LIVING with HIV.

as a gay man i find that as a very positive message (yes I know you said it could still be worked in without the prostitution thing and I agree. I just don;t think writing it in detracts from the positive things he has done)

Date: 2011-07-25 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
Pedophile ring? I don't remember that.

I actually appreciate that Winick stressed that she was involved in street-level prostitution; that's where almost all teenage runaways end up in reality, and it doesn't tend to get skeevily glamorised the way that 'high class' escorting does.

I saw Winick's additions as a refreshing deconstruction of comic's tired fascination with doe-eyed-homecoming queens-and-their-vaginas-in-peril.

Date: 2011-07-25 09:36 pm (UTC)
flidgetjerome: Hark, a Vagrant #328 (Default)
From: [personal profile] flidgetjerome
I'll track down the scans for Smith's and Winick's version of her backstory and post them at some point.

Date: 2011-07-26 11:00 am (UTC)
benicio127: (Lois love)
From: [personal profile] benicio127
They're actually already up here under the Mia Dearden tag. History of Mia is what you're looking for.

Date: 2011-07-26 10:58 am (UTC)
benicio127: (Lois love)
From: [personal profile] benicio127
She was never abused by a pedophile ring? I'm not sure where you're getting that???


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