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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?

If you want to be a writer, then you have to write. I am throwing myself into my work because if I want my ideas to be published, I actually have to make them exist.

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The one thing that I have not alluded to has been in my posts is that I fully expected to get rejected, for a number of reasons. The most reliable being that I am an “unknown” writer. Do not take the quotes as sarcasim as much as my interpretation of what unknown means. The majority of writers are unknown outside of their fans or unless they are the upper echelon of scribes.

Either way, not my favorite excuse in comics when the credits of even mainstream publications showcase a gaggle of writers whom the general reader is not aware of. Writers are often the unsung heroes in comics until you reach rock star status and you are often told that he path to that is through “getting published elsewhere.” Which is fine and understandable, if you ignore the previous points.

Anyway, I am not discourage as the other factor was the impending doom of the economy, so taking on a new project is a gamble. Still it sucks to know that under other circumstance, it is good enough.

I recieved a quick note from the editor that I submitted to regarding some artwork that I sent alongside my pitch and he thought it was awesome.

It is always good to hear positives from an editor, but I hope that he likes the story as well. I am really proud of the concept and think that it will be a huge move for me if I can get it published.

Fingers and toes are crossed.

Page 21 from Bakuman

Page 21 from Bakuman

There are far too many times that I find myself with no time to write. Most aspiring comic book writers have day jobs and I am unfortunately, no different. Mustering up the motivation to write after a hard days work is something that makes me wonder if I am cut out for this… ok, I am totally cut out for this, but when I do not get to write I get a little depressed.

Take into consideration the late time of this here post and you can sort of figure out what the deal is.

*Yawn*

Guess I’ll hit the hay.

Oh, and I heard back from the editor I submitted to and should be getting some feedback next week.

I’ve had this idea for a story for years and finallty decided to get off my ass and pitch it to a publisher. My fingers are crossed because I know there are about a hundred writers out there constantly trying to get publishers to pick up their book.

Still I have a good feeling. I am already working with an illustrator who is excited about the project, so that is another step in the right direction.