Nikki Finke of Deadline.com usually only covers comic books to the extent that they affect movie and TV deals (which is kind of a lot these days, and by “these days” I mean “the last decade”), but, like so many, she’s been moved to comment on Wonder Woman’s new look. She does not like it.
“I wish they’d just left her alone, especially since she’s the only comic book character female I’ve ever admired,” Finke wrote. “Of course, it took a bunch of men to ruin her.” Finke then scolded DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson for “allowing this to happen,” and for not hiring a female writer to handle the character’s new direction. (UPDATE: As commenter chris points out, whether or not Finke is aware that incoming Wonder Woman writer J. Michael Straczynski is directly following Gail Simone, a female, is unclear.)
Finke continued to quote official DC press materials, calling it the “dumbass stuff that DC Comics is doing to her,” and stated that she’s starting the “FREE WONDER WOMAN!” campaign.
Her next post was exclusive art displaying the costume from new Wonder Woman series artist Don Kramer, provided by the publisher. Remarks from her readers include: “She clearly went to Pamela Anderson’s plastic surgeon” and “oh god…I can’t get past the boobs,” suggesting that the average Deadline.com commenter hasn’t seen a mainstream superhero comic book in a while (or ever).
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