"Most 18-34 males actually have much broader tastes than the old white guys making this shit, and in cases where they don’t support female-centric media, it’s often because that female-centric media is such condescending bullshit that even many women consider it unforgivably misogynistic (Twilight, Sex in the City, etc.). By contrast, My Little Pony (of all things) has cultivated such a crossover fandom that even the virulent homophobes of 4chan have become “bronies.” Quite seriously, if you can’t manage to make superheroes cater equally to both genders, without alienating one or the other, when fucking MY LITTLE PONY can do it, you’re too goddamned dumb to deserve to even a fraction of the big bucks that the people in charge of these franchises are earning to premise over their ever-shrinking audiences."
In the newly released Suicide Squad #1, out today, you might notice something very different about the Squad’s tough-as-nails leader Amanda Waller: Formerly one of the rarest breeds in the DC Universe — a full-figured lady — “The Wall” has apparently transformed into “The Rail,” adopting the same interchangeable hourglass figure and 22-inch waist as pretty much every other superheroine. I guess because there are no fat chicks allowed in the new DCU.
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Are you fucking kidding me.
I just saw this. I guess the DC reboot is about making everyone as interchangeable as possible.
Man, I remember when I was 13 and I went to DC for “Take your Daughter to Work Day” as a loaner daughter of my longest serving friend. I was already making comics at that point, and while the other girls wanted to watch some movies, eat donuts and do some other stuff, I spent the day talking with editors, seeing the artists, and learning everything that I could. I had a meeting with one of the editors, who was so awesome to agree to look at my work at that point. What he told me has stayed with me to this day:
Not everyone looks the same. There are superheroes, but they aren’t the majority. There are tons of different body types and looks to people. Remember that everyone is different and unique. Also, get more reference material.
DC, what, what, what are you doing? Think about your life. Think about your choices.
I remember when they did the EXACT SAME THING to Etta in Wonder woman, claiming she wanted to lose weight for Steve, her fiance’ and Diana convinced her not to. And after that, she didn’t gain the weight back. That, and they turned Diana into a sexpot symbol when clearly George Perez didn’t want that for her at all. It’s when I lost interest in the DC universe.