I’m sad.

I’m sad because I’ve been let down.

I just don’t know what to think about DC now. I loved DC. I wrote a term paper on them and got a 100. I was proud of how well my favorite comic book company was doing, but now I’m not sure.

Believe me, I will always be loyal to Batman. But that is as far as my loyalty goes. If I had to buy stock in something, I’d buy stock in Rocksteady or Turner to support Batman, but I won’t give money to DC.

They have eliminated several of my favorite characters, mamed others, and turned still others into the complete opposite of what they were created to be.

The first blow had to be Frank Miller. Everyone has probably seen my numerous posts about how Frank Miller is a mysogenistic ass what can’t understand that female characters are not walking sex toys. Selina Kyle is one of the most inspiring and uplifting characters I’ve read, no thanks to Miller and his ilk.

Second was benching Wally. It lessens the pain that Wally is in Young Justice but look at how many people love Wally and want him back! If they had reintroduced Wally earlier in their new 52 run, they would exponentially increased their buyers, but now? There are so many angry people that are boycotting the company that even if they reintroduce the missing characters, they won’t do well.

Third is Barbara Gordon. Yes, she’s a badass. Yes, she’s sexy. No, she is not the only female in the Batverse. No, you can’t just pull her out of a wheel chair that she’s been in for the better part of 30 years. The writers of the comic need to put themselves in the shoes of their readers. Say you were a girl who was paralyzed. You read comics and you find this awesome, sexy, wonderful, amazing badass in a wheelchair that kicks twelve different kinds of ass. You read her stories for a bit, then boom! She’s out of the wheel chair and she’s a noob. What would that do to your self esteem?

I now feel like I’m losing whenever I have a Marvel v. DC argument. It sucks to feel like I’m losing all of the time. I sucks to KNOW that I’m losing. Some reboots of continuity are good, but this… This was unnecessary and unprecedented. I’m still waiting to wake up from this nightmare.

ATTN: Frank Miller
  • Selina Kyle is not a whore.
  • Selina Kyle uses her sexuality to get what she wants
  • that doesn’t mean opening her legs for money
  • that means she is confidant in her body and will utilize her resources to get her way
  • Selina Kyle is NOT a whore.
  • You have degraded the character by making her a prostitute.
  • Prostitution is awful and vile and I don’t care if this background gives her character “depth.”
  • A woman can be strong without opening her legs for everyone who flashes her a 20.
  • Look at River Song.
  • Look at Irene Adler.
  • LOOK AT DONNA NOBLE.
  • Look at Jade.
  • Selina Kyle is not a whore.
  • Talia Al Ghul IS a whore.
  • Get your stories straight.
  • The only time that Talia ever did anything worthwhile or good was when she saved Selina from Lady Shiva in Hush.
  • And even that holds little merit, as the pre-Frank Miller Selina could have saved herself.
  • Selina Kyle is a role model to me.
  • How dare you say that I can’t look up to a strong female who’s not had some sort of dealings with prostitution?

/rant