Jesus Wept, I had forgotten just how buff I had made my Batwoman.
Anyway, following the news that came late last night, early this morning,
that Batwoman’s creative team was forced to walk away from the book due to all the editorial mismanagement by DC, I was tempted to pull my Kate Kane outta storage and do a little something with her.
I personally think that DC have pretty much lost their way, for a myriad of reasons* that I’m not going to get into at the time. And I’m not sure if they ever WILL get back on the right track. I’m of the opinion, that comics AS THEY ARE NOW have become so stagnant, so self-indulgent, so CLICHED, that as a medium they just aren’t worth it anymore. No longer do we tell stories we never could with novels or television,** no longer do we strive to make comics the one medium that is NOT defined by its medium. We have become so ingrained in our laws and rules of comics, at exactly the time when comics have finally started to permeate into the everyday popular culture.
As a young lad, I remember reading Scott McCloud’s series about comics, and in one of those books, he posits a question: Why do comics HAVE to have panels? Panels are defined by the pages they are on, yes, but what if it’s a webcomic? Their is no limit there, no need to constrain itself to a phsyical limit. I took this to heart, as did J.H. Williams I’m sure, and I personally believe that comics as a medium are destined to evolve beyond the panel, and hopefully into greater sociological importance than just the trend of summer blockbuster movies. And I hope that this evolution leaves lumbering behemoths like DC in the dust.
Man, that got long and depressing. Anyway, that’s why I don’t read DC or Marvel anymore. It’s also why I try not to do fanart of those characters anymore. Just leaves me depressed as to the current state of comics.
Enjoy Batwoman! Hopefully DC will be kind and cancel her, now that J.H. Williams is gone. Cus wanna know what I fear will be worse than them leaving BW? If DC gets some of their usual hacks to replace them -__-
Leaving you with that kind thot! I should have more cyberpunk wippy’s later on tonight or tomorrow.
**Sandman, Madame Xanadu,