« Home | Black Widow, Capt. America and JSA fall victim to ... » | More news on the Capt. America movie » | Smallville bashes conservatives in its last season... » | US mangakas » | Marc Guggenheim only makes me feel more discourage... » | Superman: Earth One will feature urban depiction o... » | Wow, that's sure some way to market Green Lantern ... » | Manga pop opera in Europe » | Comic sales drop 12 percent » | Disney exploits Marvel for promoting Tron's sequel... » 

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 

Jim Lee says he's shocked by criticism of WW's current costume

Artist Jim Lee, who's been vice-president of DC Entertainment for about a year now, is reacting to the criticism of their redesign of Wonder Woman's costume as unpatriotic:
Jim Lee has said that he was surprised that his redesigned costume for Wonder Woman was called "unpatriotic".

The comic book artist told Metro that, while he expected criticism from fans, the nature of the attacks from some Fox News pundits shocked him.
Why do I get the feeling he's just seeking a chance to take a stab at FOX News? And even if the costume redesign wasn't intended as an insult to patriotism, it's still as unimaginative as J. Michael Stracynski's writing, the main problem with the series now, not to mention very awkward:
How can she swing her arms, if at all, without feeling rope-burn? Those straps are just too silly for words, and pointless. Nor is the artwork by Don Kramer very good.

JMS also has a problem of not using a lot of the supporting casts of characters in the books he writes, Spider-Man being one example, and this problem even turns up in his work on WW (is Vanessa Kapatelis in here? Apparently not). That she's downgraded as something close to a mere martial artist doesn't help matters either.
Lee said: "I covered her up and fans of the ample bosom said 'No!'. You can't win... You expect criticism from fans who don't like you changing anything they grew up with but I never thought anyone would come up with that 'unpatriotic' angle.

"Wonder Woman isn't even American, she's an Amazon princess. It teaches you how any media group can really put a spin on anything."
As it so happens, he didn't "cover her up" literally (though one can only wonder, with the way they're going down the drain today, if they'd be willing to do that), he only gave her a pair of pants to wear, so I think that's a little exaggerated, but why is he bringing up her bosom? Is he implying we fans are just a bunch of sex-addicted freaks? Nice going there, invoking the nerds-stuck-in-the-basement stereotype.

And WW may not be American per se, but was created as a heroine who supports both the USA and its best beliefs, including patriotism. And in this current decade, when American patriotism is being slighted, did it ever occur to Lee that this could be why some people are bothered about the costume change?

I suppose the the most annoying problem with this report from a UK website is that Lee cites FOX News as the bane of their problems. What, CNN couldn't have bothered them as well? Please. Maybe he's just upset because the Republicans and the tea party won big on Capitol Hill yesterday.

Labels: , , ,

It is superb content I thought and even I was searching similar this subject articles for knowing about it. And I truly enjoyed to read plus collected a tremendous information about it.

Post a Comment

Links to this post

Create a Link

About me

  • I'm Avi Green
  • From Jerusalem, Israel
  • I was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. I also enjoyed reading a lot of comics when I was young, the first being Fantastic Four. I maintain a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy in facts. I like to think of myself as a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. I don't expect to be perfect at the job, but I do my best.
My profile

Archives

Links

  • avigreen2002@yahoo.com
  • Fansites I Created

  • Hawkfan
  • The Greatest Thing on Earth!
  • The Outer Observatory
  • Earth's Mightiest Heroines
  • The Co-Stars Primer
  • Comic book websites (open menu)

    Comic book weblogs (open menu)

    Writers and Artists (open menu)

    Miscellanous links (open menu)

  • GoStats charts
  • W3 Counter stats
  • Click here to see website statistics
  • blog directory Bloggeries Blog Directory Top Blogs Entertainment blogs Entertainment Blogs
    Entertainment blog TopOfBlogs
    View My Stats

    AmazingCounters.com

    Comics blog Blog Directory & Search engine blog directory eXTReMe Tracker Locations of visitors to this page

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

    make money online blogger templates

Older Posts Newer Posts

The Four Color Media Monitor is powered by Blogspot and Gecko & Fly.
No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.
Join the Google Adsense program and learn how to make money online.