Friday Links Roundup
Whoops, been a while since I did one of these! A lot’s happened over at Panels lately:
- Sneak Peek! Batman vs. Superman: Prawn of Justice. I got an advance look at the upcoming Batman vs. Superman script, and let me tell you, Aquaman’s part looks…interesting.
- Oliver, No: Three Things Arrow Needs to Stop Doing. If you’re a regular ‘round these parts, you know my various beefs with Arrow, but I boiled them down into three major issues. Stop it, Berlanti.
- DC, Rowan, and Missed Opportunities. I talked about Rowan, the 11-year-old girl whose letter to DC asking for more female superheroes went viral, and how DC should have celebrated her fannishness, both because it would have been the nice thing to do and because it was a great PR opportunity…and I’m glad to say that they totally made me eat my words! Way to go, DC.
- The Power of Women Writing Women. With so many great new female-led comics, why are there still so few female voices behind the scenes?
- Off the Page: The Blue Beetle Radio Serial. Hilariously bad. Plus, it gave me a chance to use my degree in Blue Beetleology!
- Dreamcasting Sex Criminals: Out of the Quiet and Into Your Living Room. I love Sex Criminals (the comic, not the…other thing), and I’m totally stoked for the possible TV show. So I dreamcast it! And I only snuck in one former tween star. A model of restraint, that’s me!
- What Happened to Uncle Ben Again?: Superheroes’ Legacies and Origins. Fellow Panelteer Dave Accampo and I talked about legacies in superhero movies and whether movies can (or should) move away from origin stories.
- Our Dream Comics to Write. I rounded up the Panelteers to talk about characters we’d love to get our hands on. Mine should be no surprise to anyone.
- Our Dream Comics to Write: Non-Comics Characters Edition. And, as a follow up, we talked about characters who aren’t in comics properties that we’d like to turn into comics properties. Again, no surprises here!
- My favorite comic in February was, unsurprisingly, Supergirl.
- And in our yearly roundup of the best comics we read in 2014, I picked my new favorite, Ms. Marvel. &KAMALA;