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    Which is when I trot out Harald Edelstam...

    Which is when I trot out Harald Edelstam again.
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    Yes, that's another model, but it's much more...

    Yes, that's another model, but it's much more common in comedic comics. Andy Capp is probably the most typical example, but there are doubtless more. But it's not common in superhero or action...
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    Lots of small and contributing reasons, and Agent...

    Lots of small and contributing reasons, and Agent Z covered some of them. To that I'd add that Steve and Diana are constructed rather differently than Lois and Clark/Superman, and patriarchal...
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    Yeah, I got the following count: 1 vote:...

    Yeah, I got the following count:

    1 vote: Kirby101, kjn, PaulBullion, Ravin' Ray, SquirrelMan, The Darknight Detective
    2 votes: worstblogever
    3 votes: ChadH

    and 5 votes for both Iron Maiden...
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    Any call for xenophobic Amazons is a result of...

    Any call for xenophobic Amazons is a result of misogyny and the way patriarchal privilege rejects any idea of society not centered around men.
  6. Thread: Paula von Gunther

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    We're getting far off-topic there, but I'd say...

    We're getting far off-topic there, but I'd say the problems with xenophobia and radical exclusionary nationalism are worse in the New World than in Europe. The USA is looking like it is in the midst...
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    Well, Wilson obviously had it give ramifications...

    Well, Wilson obviously had it give ramifications over the rest of the world, so any explanation will have to consider that.

    The simplest explanation I can come up with is that all the gods of love...
  8. I don't think you can infer that female...

    I don't think you can infer that female characters became more popular in the 1990s simply by counting titles, partly because the number of individual titles rose substantially, partly because a lot...
  9. Your preconceptions are showing. Women were...

    Your preconceptions are showing. Women were hardly an "uninterested demographic" when it came to the Wonder Woman movie.

    And comics of the 40s (when Wonder Woman was created) were a lot more...
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    Lots of fun covers this week, but Iron Maiden...

    Lots of fun covers this week, but Iron Maiden rose above the rest!

    Honourable mentions to Moon Ronin and Javasaurus.
  11. Thread: Paula von Gunther

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    Let Paula von Gunther stay with the Second World...

    Let Paula von Gunther stay with the Second World War period (or possibly the First World War). Veronica Cale is her spiritual modern day successor, and much more relevant today than Paula von Gunther...
  12. Yeah, it's hard to get what DeConnick (or Rucka)...

    Yeah, it's hard to get what DeConnick (or Rucka) were driving at there. There certainly were issues with how the Amazons were portrayed in the movie, but a lot of these things have to do with time...
  13. Trouble is, Wonder Woman has been well south of...

    Trouble is, Wonder Woman has been well south of 50,000 orders for a long time now, so whose head is gonna roll? Add to that the way that DC and Marvel are sold has for a long time adapted itself to...
  14. Thread: Invisible Woman #3

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    I liked the idea of having Sue operate in a spy...

    I liked the idea of having Sue operate in a spy adventure, and I think Waid has managed to characterise her decently enough (with only some few missteps on the way). But the plotting here is just...
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    Basically, all the ways that Warren Johnson talks...

    Basically, all the ways that Warren Johnson talks what he is doing concretely about this is about "worst part of ourselves", or "rough and tumble", or "down and dirty feel". And going that direction...
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    Anything of his you can recommend? For what...

    Anything of his you can recommend?

    For what it's worth, my experience as a long-time reader is that showing the pointlessness of violence and revenge by showing more violence is a really hard...
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    There were some discussion about the Mera,...

    There were some discussion about the Mera, Catwoman, and Raven books, but not that much. But the people who read them tended to like them. Haven't seen much discussion about the Harley Quinn book.
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    So finally a Black Label Wonder Woman book!...

    So finally a Black Label Wonder Woman book! That's great! (Yeah, I know there is the Rucka title, but it seems stuck somewhere.)

    But it's written by a dude with rather few writing credits that I...
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    Poll: Having nearly every woman look alike is a common...

    Having nearly every woman look alike is a common fault for comics artists, and Derenick (and most of the other artists) have consistently been moving away from Atlantiades's more androgynous form, as...
  20. Thread: Steve

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    I'm getting more than a little set of...

    I'm getting more than a little set of preconceptions here, like that having Steve leave the military would be to "nerf" him, or that softness and gentleness shouldn't be desirable traits for a man?
    ...
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    Mark Seifert over at Bleeding Cool delves into...

    Mark Seifert over at Bleeding Cool delves into the history of how Black Canary got her name.
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    Poll: I generally favour thematic depth and...

    I generally favour thematic depth and consequences over slavishly keeping consistency, so I can't fault Wilson for her choice. Otherwise you will always and forever shackle good writers to decisions...
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    Poll: They had writers who didn't care about theology...

    They had writers who didn't care about theology or consequences.
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    Agreed, which is also why I've been pushing for...

    Agreed, which is also why I've been pushing for moving Steve out of the military for some time now.

    Perhaps the most important issue with Steve is the lack of stories surrounding him. The movie...
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    Poll: If there are any stories which show the dangers...

    If there are any stories which show the dangers of editorial mandates regarding scheduling (a must when it comes to large events like YotV), I believe this should be one.

    First, the results of...
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