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Vaguely amused by the fact that there is in fact a Korean-American actress named Linda Park who even looks like the comics Linda Park.
I’m just saying, fancasters, if you haven’t seized upon this golden opportunity then I am very disappointed in you all.
I actually posted about this a few months back! I totally agree - it’s almost too perfect, isn’t it?
I would read a book all about Lois Lane, Linda Park and Tana Moon having adventures in journalism.
It’ll be called…SUPER JOURNALISTS.
OMG PLEASE YES CAN THIS BE A THING???
Vicki Vale can come along too!
For the past two years I have done posts on the most Kick Ass moms in the DCU for Mother’s Day. But when I looked at last year’s list, I realized how many mothers are missing in the new 52. Let’s take a look at last year’s list.
Kate Spencer, Manhunter.
The Gotham District Attorney and mother of Ramsey is MIA.
Ma Kent, the mother of Clark Kent aka Superman.
In the current Superman mythos, she is dead. But she did appear in a flashback Action Comics.
Hippolyta, mother of Wonder Woman
She appeared in the first few issues of Wonder Woman and then was turned into a statue. On Earth 2, she’s dead.
Black Canary I, Dinah Drake
With the JSA being totally rebooted on Earth 2 and no superheroes on Earth before Superman and Batman, the first Black Canary is out of continuity. Drake is now Black Canary’s married name not maiden name.
Linda Park-West, fierce reporter and mother of Irey and Jai.
Wally West doesn’t exist in the new 52 for now and neither does his wife and children.
She was mother to Chris Kent but as the super marriage is over so is her mothering days. And on Earth 2, her role as foster mother to Power Girl isn’t going to be on page since she’s, wait for it, dead.
That’s all kind of a mother of a bummer, isn’t it?
So who does that leave? I asked a number of folks on Twitter last night about their favorite moms in the DCU and only two women came up who are part of the new 52.
This is depressing.
That said, the spanish in Blue Beetle is making me wince.
UGH. UGH UGH UGH.
It’s just more evidence of the same, isn’t it? This is what I’ve been saying all along.
DC does not like relationships. They don’t like friendships. They don’t like families. They don’t like committed couples.
And they don’t like mothers.
Because they have this insane idea that having strong relationships with other people, that loving other people, makes a hero less cool somehow. Thus, since Superman is DC’s biggest hero, they HAD to get rid of his parents and his wife, so that he would be properly “cool”. Even though what made Superman such a great hero WAS his tremendous capacity for love, so that makes NO SENSE. He wore a costume his mother made him and he was darn proud of it, and THAT WAS COOL.
The only parental relationships which are allowed are dysfunctional ones, because those are “cool” in DC’s mind. Bruce and Damian baaaaarely fly under the radar there. If they get much more comfortable, Damian is either going to have to be sent off to do his own thing, or Bruce is going to have to start randomly punching him in the face to remind us all that the relationship is cooooomplicated (yeah, I’m still not over that). Simple parental affection is just not “cool” enough.
*brb, foaming at the mouth*
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