I woke up this morning (living on the other end of the world as I do) to another round of announcements that didn’t excite me at all. (Why does Supergirl have knee cutouts and a red hoo-ha with a heart above it? Can anyone explain?)
More than the loss of female characters, I’m feeling the lack of female creators with this new DC relaunch. Already thin on the ground, DC has culled the ranks further.
My personal favourite, Nicola Scott? Nowhere on the list. She’s posted the following to her facebook:
Lots of exciting news coming out of DC lately. Thanks for all the interest but unfortunately I’m not on any of the 52 new books.
I’m currently finishing of my Teen Titans run with an epic, bumper sized #100 that will keep me busy until just before the relaunch starts.
After that, what would you like to see me work on?
Let DC know!
Personally, I baffle at Rob Liefield on a book and someone like Nicola not being on one. But then again, I also wonder why Superboy looks like he’s just had a visit to the Grid and come away TRON-ified.
Kelly Sue DeConnick has a few things to say about being approached by DC and turning them down, and later a failed pitch, so it’s great to see they did make a bit of effort, but still… More than one creator would be great DC. In fact, it would be fantastic.
I am going to be letting them know. In fact, I have a series of letters I want to write them, starting with the lack of female writers and creators.