ah i found Horrocks statement, i misremembered, he didn’t quit or anything. And it was Devin Grayson who raised objections like “why are we always killing off the girls and black people” (the one black guy sort of in the Batfamily, Orpheus, was killed during this thing too) GOOD QUESTIONS DEVIN
A little reveal into how DC Editorial works (vis-a-vis making Stephanie Brown Robin and then gratuitously killing her off).
I have no doubt that despite the fact there are several conservative comic writers such as Bill Willingham or Chuck Dixon (i.e. the dude who created Stephanie Brown), most writers and editors think of themselves as enlightened and progressive and are that way in real life - which makes the crap they put out all that more offensive. Identity Crisis, anyone?
Say hello to the new Holy Trinity.
Woot. Amusingly Snyder calls Wonder Woman a fan favourite character in the DC Universe, which I guess it true but “fan favourite”, to me at least, kind of refers to people who are more obscure.
Yeah, that rubbed me the wrong way too. Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are “fan favorites”. Ice and Fire and “fan favorites”.
Wonder Woman is the most important, most successful, most ICONIC female hero in the history of comics. Marvel doesn’t even a comparable character, despite many great women in their ranks. She sells millions and millions of dollars of merchandise for WB world-wide without having a cartoon, TV show, video game or movie. That’s a bit more than just “fan favorite”. That Snyder would place her on that level is a bit worrying..
On one hand I’m happy with the casting of Gal Godot as Wonder Woman since a) it means WW will appear in a live-action movie and b) they just didn’t go with the A-list star du jour of the moment
On the other hand, this whole Batman vs Superman thing looks like one giant clusterf!ck of a film. It was supposed to be a Man of Steel sequel remember (to the point where most sources say Lex Luthor will be a major villian and Amy Adam, Lawrence Fishbourne will be back) and then they cast Affleck as Batman, and then they had a reading of Batman choking out Superman from Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” when they announced it (the absolute worst moment in that non-canon story), then there were rumors they had cast Nightwing/Dick Grayson and now confirmation that Wonder Woman will not only appear but probably have a significant role (if they are publicly announcing it instead of letting it be a surprise cameo). This reminds me of the weakest of the recent Marvel films, Iron Man 2 which was basically a dry-run for the Avengers rather than a film about…Iron Man.
And does anyone have confidence in WB in producing this kind of thing? Really? This is the same group that hired David E. Kelley (who knew nothing about WW) to make a Wonder Woman TV show and was then surprised he made it Ally McWonderWoman. Or who are making an Hourman (!) TV show while proposed series about Raven and Wonder Woman have gone nowhere.
As Yoda would say, “Worried I am.”