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I remember reading a tiff between PVP creator Scott Kurtz and Hero By Night creator DJ Coffman, regarding the latter’s use of the former’s character in a piece of art and Kurtz being pissed about it.

Well there is a TARDIS from Doctor Who in the latest PVP strip and there are often reference and imagery of other IPs in the series.

*kaff*

Hypocrite?

via Occasional Superheroine

via Occasional Superheroine

Wonder Woman is a favored topic of mine because she is this icon of pop culture and yet her comic book is often maybe always one of the lowest selling books in the industry. I am inspired to rant after coming across this post on Occasional Superheroine where this blogger tries to wrap her head around why Wonder Woman does not fly off the shelves.

Essentially there are a lot of problems but most of it stems from Wonder Woman having the worst enemies ever. I mean who is her nemisis? The fucking Cheetah? Wonder Woman can go toe-to-toe with Superman and the best she gets is the Cheetah? Is she a Lex Luthor or a Joker level of douchebag? No? She’s a furry? Wow. Ok…

More to the point what is Wonder Woman’s backstory? Ask the average person and they can tell you a suprising amount regarding Superman and Batman (especially after The Dark Knight) because they have memorable origins. Even if you do know that she is a clay princess from hot, acnient Greek, warrior woman island, how in the hell does it make any sense that she is some ambassador/superhero.

It makes no sense and sure as hell does not stick as a digestable origin.

One could ignore that and just have her be a mystery, so let’s talks stories. What does she do all day? Who does she fight? What major life-changing event has transformed her character.

The answer to all these questions is “nothing.”

No good villians, no good back story and no life.

Wonder Woman indeed.

Fear not because the badass Amazon, Greek origins and mythos were alive and thriving in a little show called, Xena: Warrior Princess. It was the tale of a brunette, Amazon princess and her spunky blond sidekick traveling the world fighting Greek gods and monsters… How hard is this people? The show ran for SIX fucking seasons!

Wonder Woman should fight Greek myths and flirt with her sexuality. I mean it writes itself. She grew up on an island of chicks, man! I mean, God of War sold a shitload of game. Why is this so hard?

So there you have it. I just blogged a great idea. Hopefully, this is not the first time that you’ve heard it, but if it is and this ends up being the new direction of the book then it is sad that the idea had to be stolen from a blogger who wants to write comics.

PS
Gays love Wonder Woman. LOVE. HER. Who’s your fanbase?

Image @Hypebeast

Image @Hypebeast

I think that if blogs are going to swoon over your clothing line then you should actually offer a means of seeing and more importantly buying your clothes. Though it could be better to create an overblown Flash site that doesn’t present your latest wares.

Can I have this jacket please?

My Psyche Screams

My Psyche Screams

Let’s just be honest and Frank Miller here for a moment, in the world of comic book superheroes, The Spirit is a poor man’s Shadow and no more intriguing than The Phantom.

Do I really need to drive it home after that because if memory serves me, blockbuster movies based on those old-timey heroes did not do particularly well either. At a time when comic movies are rampant and fans are aching for a decent Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash or Green Lantern film, we get The Spirit.

Will Eisner wrote damned good comics, but in the modern mainstream mind The Spirit does not register as a notable hero, super or otherwise. I am sorry fellow nerds, but it is the truth. Buy all the trades you want The Spirit will never mean anything more to the mainstream consumer than a hope to see Scarlett Johansson get banged on screen again. Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t help either despite being one of my favorite personalities, it is not like his presence makes for good films all the time.

I will not list.

Add in the fact that Frank Miller is projecting the same hard-boiled nonsense from Sin City into The Spirit enough to have it compared to the travesty that is All-Star Batman and Robin and the formula is just bad. There is a time for editing and saying no, even to big dick swingers like Frank Miller.

Back to the point on notability, what are The Spirit’s orgin and powers? Is he a slick detective with gadgets? Oh, he just wears a mask, red tie and bangs chicks… let’s sell people on the banging chicks power.

No. Boring. Dull. What is the point? Who? Is The Punisher playing across the hall? Yeah, I get that guy. Mobster slays his wife and kids so now he kills mobsters because he is a badass Navy Seal.

Gun fights or CGI necktie. Hmm.

Has the radio inudated you enough with I Kissed a Girl, by Katy Perry? No? Loser. What’s it like under that rock.

Well, let me save you the trouble. Song is catchy, like herpes. Still, there is no actual girl-on-girl in the entire video and Perry is totally a crossed over Christian musician pandering to man-parts for a hit.

However, at the VMAs she was totally humble about still being a broke-ass, fledgling and having to make her own clothes.

So while my balls (and taste in music) say, “boo” Katy gets a “yay” for possibly being an actual person.

We await your drug-induced fall and subsequent rise, Ms. Perry.

I don’t like this band. Aside from a thinnly-veiled name change from Cameo, they also stole that band’s “thing.” It’s the same music.

They didn’t even try to be all post-homage like Justice to Daft Punk.

So Chromeo, you get a “boo.” enjoy it until I take back.

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