Okay, interesting surprise to wake up to on Twitter and Tumblr after I’ve near exhausted whatever neurons I have left on this research project I’ve been working on all week, and believe me…I’m bloody tired.
So what the hell happened at DC Comics that James Robinson’s no longer working for them? Mind you, I haven’t been a fan of all the creative decisions he’s made to Earth-2, but there’s no denying he was actually selling the book and actually got otherwise uninterested people interested in Earth-2.
Considering that he was very enthusiastic about Earth-2 and had some long term plans in the works for 2014, it’s rather shocking to me that he’s suddenly booted off the book with issue #16. That doesn’t sound like good news at all.
Someone know what that kerfuffle was about? There has to have been one for news of this nature to come out of the blue like that.
Black Widow and Huntress Wayne. Two of my favourite comic women….standing side by side…..in the same picture.
DC, Marvel, you all need to make this happen. This is one crossover/team-up I’d pay for threefold, maybe 1000x over.
Seriously. This needs to happen.
If you can find her in Earth 2 that would be really helpful too because I’m not doing that one again to find her!
James Robinson confirmed on a podcast with ComicVine that Pandora does not appear on Earth-2, which is why none of the Earth-2 heroes appear on Pandora’s collage outside of Huntress and Power Girl.
He did say that Pandora was supposed to originally appear on Earth-2 as well, but the idea was ultimately scrapped since it’s an alternate reality.
It does at least further solidify my theory that Desaad is the guy Huntress and Power Girl saw and followed through the boomtube from Earth-2, especially if you consider how issue #6 of Justice League ended for both Desaad and Steppenwolf.
If I turn out to be right though, I may have potentially spoiled the climax to Worlds’ Finest…..which would not be a good thing, I don’t think.
At least we’ll be able to blame Desaad later for Huntress and Power Girl’s current problem? :P
Huh. So Pandora DID appear in Worlds’ Finest after all. Don’t know how I missed it all the times I read the first issue, but she’s there alright. Kind of eerie, but there.
How daft of me to not have looked before making my last post. :P
Helena Wayne (and possibly Power Girl on the far right) is featured on the spread page of next month’s Trinity of Sin: Pandora. From DC’s News page:
Back in September of 2011, we launched The New 52. And in each #1 issue, Pandora made a cameo appearance. But what was she doing in each of these books?
Well next month, this question will finally start to get answered. TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA will find this mysterious character starring in her own ongoing series. Today, take a look at this incredible spread from the series’ debut issue, which shows Pandora’s appearances in all of the New 52 #1s. The twist? They’re all seen from her perspective for the very first time. She’s clearly on a mission to find something … but what – or who – could that be?
The interesting thing here is that Helena Wayne did not make her debut in the New 52 until a month after the initial relaunch, and the other two books that she appeared in didn’t launch until eight months later.
Between her Huntress miniseries, Earth-2, and Worlds’ Finest Pandora was no where to be found in either of those books.
So unless I really missed something here, I think it’s safe to say her debut book next month will be the first time Pandora sees Helena Wayne in the New 52?
What do you guys think?
/And now I must really call it a night. Looooooong long day today and an even longer next two days. >_<
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Just giving you all a heads up that I’ll be extremely busy these next couple of weeks since I’ll be shuffling my time between work, research, and a few other projects that I have coming along the way.
You can still look forward to my review for Supergirl #20 later this week and this week’s ‘Badass Comic Woman,’ but after that my posts will be more sporadic and largely dependent on whatever free time I manage to get between now and June.
See you all later this week, and regularly probably in June. :)
I came across an interview Geekscape did with James Robinson back in April on DC Cosmic Teams. It’s a short interview but quite interesting. Here is what part of what he had to say about Fury.
Robinson-Yes you will, and you’ll see them both in general stuff as you see the world taking shape, because I’m still building the world every issue. You’ll also see it very specifically with Fury and her backstory, and who her father is… that will blow your mind when you find out who her father is.
Geekscape-Does she even have a father?
Robinson-She has a father. She wasn’t sculpted out of clay.
Geekscape-Now was your Wonder Woman sculpted out of clay? (the main Earth’s Wonder Woman was changed from being sculpted from clay to the daughter of Zeus as part of the New 52 reboot)
Robinson-I believe so. I wanted to keep that part of the mythos alive, but with her daughter Fury there is a whole back story and a whole drama about who her father is, and it ties in to the whole more feminist culture and everything, so just bear with me.
The interview also goes into what James thinks about the Spectre and how he could possibly use him.
While I am relieved to know Earth-2 Wonder Woman has her original origin, at the same time I find his earlier confirmation that Steve Trevor is no longer Fury’s father a bit troubling.
If Fury’s father in this newer continuity turns out to be a God or some Super-powered being, then I hate to say that Robinson is off to a bad start if his goal is to preserve the feminist aspect of Wonder Woman’s myth.
(And this isn’t even going into ALL of the issues of sexism that the Earth-2 women have been dealt in the New 52).
Trading Card maker Cryptozoic is getting ready to ship its newest DC themed card collection and I’m sure it will be of interest to readers of this blog.
The set includes includes all original art (including several female artists, yay!). There are also original art sketch cards in 1 out every 24 packs. And it will have Katie Cook stickers in each pack. Here’s a look at some of the cards.
Art by Ryan Odagowa. Reminds me of this page by George Perez from Wonder Woman #600
Glad to see the Huntress (Helena Wayne) is in there as well. Now if only I can get Power Girl in here, then my life will be complete. :)