For those of you who haven’t been paying attention the last year and a half, Project Girl Wonder is a letter-writing campaign aimed at getting DC Comics to put a memorial for Stephanie Brown–the female Robin who was fired and killed shortly before Infinite Crisis–in the Batcave.
On Wednesday, Batman #673 featured the appearance of a memorial case.
Without getting into the details of the usefulness of Stephanie Brown as a feminist cause, the ability of DC Editorial to understand how a memorial case for the character relates to how female characters are portrayed, the amount of time it took to get them to notice there was a fanbase, or the permanence of the sequence in question — I’d just like to point out that we are seeing a major mainstream superhero publisher alter the direction of their biggest franchise (not just with a couple memorials, but with the Gotham Underground and Robin storylines) in order to court a primarily female fanbase.
That is a huge accomplishment. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.