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Batwoman

  1. Things We Saw Today: A Horse and Unicorn Wedding Cake Topper

    Things We Saw Today

    "Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband?" "My darling, I'm so sorry, but... neeeeeiiiggghhh." (by Archie McPhee, via Laughing Squid)

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Darth Vader Paper Craft

    Things We Saw Today

    Lobulo Design puts faith in Star Wars. (via Colossal) 

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  3. New Batwoman Writer Announced, DC Gives Lame Excuse for Prohibiting Gay Marriage

    DC is making questionable decisions, the sky is blue, etc.

    If you hate sadness and poor decision-making, you may have avoided reading news about DC Comics lately – and, after Batfleck, who would blame you? [Ed note: Batfleck is great. - Glen] But with the recent news about Batwoman, things seem to keep getting worse for the comics giant.

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  4. DiDio Attempts to Explain DC’s Marriage Ban; Will Scrap Last Williams/Blackman Batwoman Issues?

    Today in things that make us scream incoherently

    DC Comics' PR has taken multiple hits this week, and this weekend is a major convention, so you know what that means: DC higher ups giving unsatisfying responses to fan outcry at Baltimore Comic Con. Specifically, we're talking about Dan DiDio saying that superheroes should never have happy personal lives, Aquaman and Mera aren't married, and that a new writer will be taking over Batwoman with issue #25.

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  5. Batwoman Writers Walk Away From DC, Citing Too Much Editorial Interference

    The Marvel marketing department must be overjoyed.

    Batwoman has consistently been one of the best titles in comics since it first hit shelves in September 2011. However, as we all know, DC likes to ruin everything it touches. So it's not surprising (but still soul-crushing) that writers J.H. Williams III and W.H. Blackman are leaving the book due to editorial changes demanded by DC.

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  6. Creative Team Walks Off Batwoman, Citing DC’s Refusal to Allow Characters to Marry

    Today in things that make us scream incoherently

    J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman announced late last night that, after having given the matter much thought, they have decided that they can no longer work under their current state of editorial interference, and will be walking off DC's Batwoman title as of issue #26. Batwoman, a perrennial GLAAD award nominee, is also the first superhero title at Marvel or DC to feature a lesbian character in the lead. Williams and Blackman have said they were upset at long outlined and communicated plot events being overturned by editorial at the last minute, but the one that bothered them most was DC prohibiting them from ever allowing series lead Kate Kane to marry her fiancée Maggie Sawyer.

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  7. Nina Edlund’s Adorable Sketchcards of DC Comics Women

    Excelsior!

    Artist Nina Edlund has captured the women of DC comics perfectly in her Cryptozoic sketch card collection -- and they look so cute! Here are a few of our picks from her gallery of sketchcards, but she's drawn even more than just what we have here. Check out her website for the rest of her DC ladies!

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Normal Looking ’70s Beast and ?? Wolverine in ?? X-Mansion What Even

    Things We Saw Today

    If X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn't just have time travel elements, but full on time travel shenanigans, I'm all for it. (MTV Splash Page)

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  9. J.H. Williams on Batwoman’s Proposal and Publicity

    Great Moments in Advertising

    It was surprising because I had expected a PR push, but like I said it became apparent quickly that it worked in our favor that nothing was spoiled for the readers. It gave them an unexpected jolt, shaking them up emotionally. The issue got picked up by outside media regardless of PR, Reuters and Huffington Post, to name a couple. I love that because there is nothing worse than building up something that is important to how a story impacts the reader, ruining the moment for them is the worst thing you can do. I do despise spoilers. PR works best if it can tease efficiently without just blurting crap out. So even though we did not prime ahead of time in this instance at all, it turned out just fine, and gave it all an honesty and power that the scene much deserved. -- J.H. Williams III, artist and writer on Batwoman when asked by Comic Book Resources about DC Comics' odd lack of a PR push for the last issue. I myself wondered why DC Comics had chosen not to make a big PR push for Kate Kane proposing to her girlfriend Maggie Sawyer in Batwoman #17 last month, since comics companies these days don't really seem to care about spoilers if they can get some publicity about it, and only a few weeks later DC made my point even more relevant by spoiling a major death in the Batfamily all over the place. My last assumption was that perhaps Williams had specifically asked them not to spoil it, but this quote from his interview with Comic Book Resources would seem to indicate the opposite. I'm glad that Williams is happy with the result, but still puzzled by DC's lack of press for the issue. Still, the issue got enough press on its own, so maybe DC and Marvel will take the hint and stop spoiling everything. Previously in Batwoman

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  10. I Don’t Know Why DC Didn’t Publicize the Heck Out of This Week’s Batwoman Because [Spoilers]

    Great Hera!

    Batwoman #17 came out yesterday, and in some of its last pages had a... thing... that happened. It's a spoiler, sure, but it's not a plot spoiler, it's just a surprise. And before you get worried, it was a cool thing, an exciting thing, a bit of a cliffhanger thing, and I'm just puzzled as to why DC didn't make a bigger deal out of it beforehand. It's the kind of thing they could probably use right about now. Okay, I'll stop beating around the bush and put a jump cut here so that I can actually say what happened. Batwoman #17 spoilers from here on out.

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  11. You Won’t Need Bruce Wayne’s Fortune To Make This Little Girl’s Batmobile

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    Instructables user Cinnamontwisties has a comic book themed room in her house so when it was time for her 16-month-old daughter to get a play car, she knew it had to be a Batmobile. Instead of buying a licensed car that would probably cost quite a bit of money, she created her own for $20. Check out how it was done and see the adorable superhero in training after the jump.

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  12. Batwoman, ParaNorman, True Blood get GLAAD Nominations!

    Great Hera!

    Yesterday the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation published the nominations for their annual awards honoring mainstream works of television, cinema, comics, and journalism that they consider to have done an outstanding job of depicting the LGBTQ community and the lives of those within it. Some of the nominees are, unsurprisingly, very close to our hearts.

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  13. 8 Favorite Literary Horror Heroines

    Power Grid

    Halloween's about dressing up and eating candy (and, for many adults, getting incredibly drunk). But that doesn't have to be all it's about. Back in 2010 Neil Gaiman suggested a new Halloween tradition of giving away a scary book to a friend on that most spooky of holidays. Since then that basic idea has evolved into All Hallow's Read, and we here at The Mary Sue are supporting it by highlighting eight of our favorite literary horror heroines. All of the books we’ve mentioned here—including one by Gaiman himself, which is only fitting—come with the TMS stamp of approval if you want to participate in the AHR tradition of book-gifting.

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  14. Lynne Yoshii, A Woman The Comic Industry Needs

    This Exists... Because of A Lady

    There are a lot of women creators out there but not all of them get the attention they deserve. Lynne Yoshii has worked as an editor for Marvel Comics but from what I've seen, she should be on of their A-list artists. Check out a sampling of Yoshii's (Protokitty on DeviantArt) work and see if you agree.

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  15. Things We Saw Today: President Obama Explains Why He Doesn’t Have a Mohawk Like That NASA Guy

    Things We Saw Today

    If this isn't enough of an explanation for you, go here. (The Frisky)

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  16. Things We Saw Today: Beauty and the Beast as Han and Leia

    Things We Saw Today

    It's like our childhoods conspired in a secret room about how to best make us go "HELL YES!" People, meet Belle as Princess Leia, and the Beast as Han. It's something we never knew we've always wanted. Thanks James Silvani! (via Silvani Art)

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  17. Batwoman Tops the New York Times Bestseller List for Comics

    Good News Everyone!

    It's late enough in the production cycle of the New 52 that most of the books are on their second story arc, and that means that we're beginning to see the rollout of hardcover collected editions of many of those stories. And while Wonder Woman and Detective Comics Vol. 1 are sitting at eight and nine this week, it's Batwoman, Vol 1. that has that coveted top spot on the New York Times' bestseller list for hardcover graphic storytelling. Which seems like reason enough to revisit the arc's gorgeous covers.

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  18. Things We Saw Today: Alan Turing Memorial Decorated for Pride

    Things We Saw Today

    This weekend doesn't just mark Pride. It's also the birthday of Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician who cracked the Enigma code, handing the Allies one of their greatest achievements of World War II, and upon whose logical leaps the basic foundations of modern computer science were laid. Turing also died at the age of 41, from what is commonly thought to be suicide, after being convicted of "indecency" (i.e., being gay) and sentenced to chemical castration. While his memorial certainly brings melancholy thoughts to mind, the way it was decorated this weekend takes us right back to hopeful ones. Happy Pride, everyone! (Boing Boing)

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  19. DC Comics Women – The Shadow Of Their Past

    Great Hera!

    French artist/graphic designer Lily's Factory has come up with a really interesting way to show the previous lives of some of our favorite DC Comics women. Above of course is Batwoman, continue on for the Birds of Prey and a few of their friends and foes.

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  20. Things We Saw Today: Disney Princesses Show Their Age

    Things We Saw Today

    Artist Taija Vigilia was asked to depict the Disney Princess according to the year their films were released. So you've got a three-year-old Tiana and Cinderella is 62, etc.  (via The Uniblog) 

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