shinykari asked: Quick question! I just picked up your new Red Sonja ongoing, and in spite of my reservations (a chain-mail bikini? really?!!?) I am completely and totally in love. I want to read more about her, but I'm also really wary of older comics and how misogynistic they can be, even when trying to promote a "strong female character." So, what issues/arcs/trades/writers do you recommend for more Sonja with less gross bullshit?
I haven’t read ALL of the older stuff, and some of the very oldest stuff is sort of mixed, in that Sonja has great feminine power, but is also just showered constantly with creepy sexist nonsense.
I have really enjoyed the issues by Mike Oeming and Eric Trautmann, can’t go wrong with those, I think.
There may be some covers and art that you might find some skepticism for, I certainly did in some cases. But the stories are solid, solid stuff.
badwolfreborn asked: I know it's early, but before your ask box gets wild at Christmas time, I'd just like to wish the awesome adipose who run this blog, and all the other Whovians out there, a Very Merry Christmas (or whatever they celebrate)
And a very Merry Holidays to you too!
Anonymous asked: As a woman who has looked up to Wonder Woman all my life (as I'm sure millions others have) I'm concerned her first major adaptation in to mainstream media will be written and directed by men! Do you agree with this idea? Am I over-reacting?
I can’t say you’re over-reacting, but…well, it’s like I always say. I don’t need to write the WW movie, I want the best person to do it.
If you look at great runs of the character, who did a better job than Greg Rucka? Who cares more about Diana than Phil Jimenez? Who reinvented her and made her what she is now more than George Perez? Agree or disagree, Brian’s run on the book currently is one of the biggest critical hits of the new52. And we should not also forget that she was in fact created mostly by a dude, as well.
One of the great myths about her is that she is a character only women care about, and can get right, and neither point is true.
I would love women to be involved. But whoever does it, I want them to get Diana RIGHT, that’s what matters to me.