Earlier this week I reported on all the instances where DC promised they loved women and then shat all over them.

Sadly in the interim nothing has changed. DC hasn’t announced an entire slew of women creators and they haven’t put Lois and Clark back together again.

What has happened is the lucky lady over at DC Women Kicking Ass has scored an interview with the brave Batgirl feminist that appeared at multiple DC panels over the weekend.

First two quick corrections: in my previous article I said she was dressed as Barbara Gordon Batgirl and her daughter was dressed as Stephanie Brown. Not true! In fact she was dressed as the Stephanie Brown version of Batgirl and her daughter was dressed as Raven from the popular Teen Titans. Currently there’s no indication that Raven will be appearing in the reboot so for all intents and purposes she’s kind of been murdered. Which seems silly as more people watched Teen Titans then ever picked up the comic. OH WELL. They really need those 18-30 male customers rather than all the teens and tweens who watched Teen Titans and are flush with disposable income.

The interview with the Batgirl (who identifies herself as Kyrax2) can be found here. She talks about a lot of the things we’ve discussed here. Like how Gail Simone has become DC’s token girl and how Dan Didio was being a total jerk. She also harps on Grant Morrison and Dan Didio for encouraging women to submit their work to DC even though DC doesn’t allow unsolicited submissions.

It’s a smart read and it’s lovely to see so many intelligent young women on the same page about this reboot.

The hero of Comic Con unless you're one of the people who labeled her a bully or a troll for asking smart questions.


And with that I think we can finally compile our list of comics you should read that won’t have a really terrible version of women in them come August.

The Potentially Good Comics For People Who Like Comics Starring Women Out of DC’s Reboot

  • Batgirl (Gail Simone!)
  • Birds of Prey
  • Batwoman (featuring a lesbian lead!)
  • Demon Knights (cast is primarily female!)
  • Wonder Woman
  • Voodoo

Six* out of 52 comics for women. There are a few books that will feature tough and smart women in supporting roles (anything by Geoff Johns, Gail Simon or Paul Cornell), but everything else will be business as usual.

*Yes I know Hawk and Dove is a partnership book and one of the leads is a lady. I’d be really excited but ROB LIEFELD IS DOING THE ART. I refuse to explain why that makes it a no go. Instead I’ll leave you with this.

You've seen it. You can't unsee it.

 

  • Fawcettu

    I hear there’s a woman who wants to purchase the characters DC acquired from Fawcett Publications and Quality Comics, but Dan Didio treated her offer as a joke.  You can find her petition for DC to sell them here: http://www.petitiononline.com/sfqhredo/petition.html

  • Fawcettu

    I hear there’s a woman who wants to purchase the characters DC acquired from Fawcett Publications and Quality Comics, but Dan Didio treated her offer as a joke.  You can find her petition for DC to sell them here: http://www.petitiononline.com/sfqhredo/petition.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-C-Sharp/653102445 Jesse C. Sharp

    All companies, including DC comics, are out to make money.  The fact is that in general there are a lot more male readers who read and are interested in comics.  Because of that more men are not only more inclined to be interested in the field of comic writing, but also know what their target audience likes to read.  If the comics featuring female leads sold better than the ones featuring male leads then DC would make more comics about women.  If you want more female writers, go write a comic the target audience wants to read and apply to DC.  If you want more female characters in comic books, go buy a damn comic with a female lead.  Don’t sit around on the internet bitching and whining because the industry isn’t the way you want it. The industry will change when the flow of money changes, it’s business, complaining won’t change that.

    • http://fempop.com Alex Cranz

      You’re the most adorable person on the internet. Why are you even on this site when you so clearly disagree with everything this site stands for. I’m sure there’s a place for you on the internet. When you get there be sure not to send me a letter.