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It's Only the End if You Want it to Be

Posts tagged writers i love

Sep 14 '14

theflyingwonder:

Nightwing #153

Exactly.

Sep 10 '14

Stephanie, you have the heart of a lion, in every way that matters. You had the strength to resist the darkness where I did not.

Tiffany, your day will come. Don’t be afraid of your intelligence. I believe you will outshine us all.

Cassandra, you came through hell and made everyone you met stronger and better. You are the person I most want to be.

Batgirl: Future’s End #1

(Source: clarkents)

Sep 10 '14
shinyglorchan:

tinyredbird:

espanolbot:

batgirlincorporated:

thelittlestbat:

MY HANDS ARE SHAKING

we’re not crying, you’re crying

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Now make her part of the DCnU proper, rather than just character in what effectively is a “what if” issue.

WHAT SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME PLEASE

explain. explain! ;-;

shinyglorchan:

tinyredbird:

espanolbot:

batgirlincorporated:

thelittlestbat:

MY HANDS ARE SHAKING

we’re not crying, you’re crying

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Now make her part of the DCnU proper, rather than just character in what effectively is a “what if” issue.

WHAT SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME PLEASE

explain. explain! ;-;

Sep 9 '14

greatkunglao:

Three pages that shows why Superman is the greatest super hero of all time. He manages to be good, kind and careful all the time and with everyone.

No disaster too small.

Sep 2 '14

greatkunglao:

My secret boy.

Diana and Steve Trevor in Smallville.

Aug 21 '14

renaroo:

DC Writers Spotlight: Greg Rucka

There’s no writing like Rucka writing, in my opinion. I really can’t think of a writer who has a greater hold on such a huge array of DC characters and narratives. For many of these characters, Rucka’s characterization is my standard.

If it has Greg Rucka’s name on it, you can guarantee I’ll give it a try.

Personal recs:

Rucka’s Wonder Woman
Gotham Central
Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood
52
And everything he’s done with Kate Kane’s Batwoman.

Aug 20 '14

why-i-love-comics:

Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell

written by Paul Dini
art by Joe Quinones

Aug 18 '14
storytellerknight:

Just when my anger at DC and the New 52 had finally begun shifting to apathy, Sensation Comics comes along to remind me that I really, really should still be pissed at DC comics and their choices.
I miss Oracle so much.  It was beyond wonderful to see her show up in the first issue of Sensation.  There is a giant, gaping void in the DC universe where she once stood and DC’s decision to pull Babs away from Oracle instead of allowing her any ties to her former role just burns.
This was the single most powerful character in the DC universe before the reboot.  She had the respect of the Justice League.  She could challenge Batman and win.  She had not just one legacy—the Batgirls who she chose and trained no matter what Bruce said.—but also her Legacy through the Birds of Prey.  Bryan Q. Miller was even building a third, hacker Legacy through her training of Proxy.  She had her own network of operatives that rivaled every other coalition of heroes in the DC universe.  It’s not the fact that she had all this that was mind blowing, it’s the fact that she had all this as a disabled woman.  It’s that she kept amassing strength.  It was that no one at DC ever seemed at a loss when it came to her narrative (compared to Wonder Woman who went through reboot after reboot in the same era).  It’s that they weren’t afraid to admit that she was at least as powerful as Batman and growing stronger.  
Now she’s gone and no one rivals Batman.  Her legacy has been erased while her male colleagues got to keep theirs.  She has been de-aged and de-powered.  A student of Batman’s again instead of his equal.  And as good as the upcoming Batgirl book looks with its lighter imagery, it’s almost like Babs keeps growing younger.  Moving backwards.  
I can’t forgive DC for doing that to her.  For cutting out the powerhouse that was Oracle.  For erasing one of the most visible disabled characters in comics.   For keeping the Killing Joke canon when they had a chance to get rid of it.  I can’t forgive DC their treatment of Barbara Gordon.  The release of Sensation Comics today was a reminder of why I shouldn’t.  
Otherwise Sensation was quite lovely and you should all go buy it.  For a variety of reasons (Wonder Woman’s prominence within the Trinity, out of New 52 continuity storytelling, the return of Oracle (if only for this arc)), it’s really important that this book succeeds.    

storytellerknight:

Just when my anger at DC and the New 52 had finally begun shifting to apathy, Sensation Comics comes along to remind me that I really, really should still be pissed at DC comics and their choices.

I miss Oracle so much.  It was beyond wonderful to see her show up in the first issue of Sensation.  There is a giant, gaping void in the DC universe where she once stood and DC’s decision to pull Babs away from Oracle instead of allowing her any ties to her former role just burns.

This was the single most powerful character in the DC universe before the reboot.  She had the respect of the Justice League.  She could challenge Batman and win.  She had not just one legacy—the Batgirls who she chose and trained no matter what Bruce said.—but also her Legacy through the Birds of Prey.  Bryan Q. Miller was even building a third, hacker Legacy through her training of Proxy.  She had her own network of operatives that rivaled every other coalition of heroes in the DC universe.  It’s not the fact that she had all this that was mind blowing, it’s the fact that she had all this as a disabled woman.  It’s that she kept amassing strength.  It was that no one at DC ever seemed at a loss when it came to her narrative (compared to Wonder Woman who went through reboot after reboot in the same era).  It’s that they weren’t afraid to admit that she was at least as powerful as Batman and growing stronger.  

Now she’s gone and no one rivals Batman.  Her legacy has been erased while her male colleagues got to keep theirs.  She has been de-aged and de-powered.  A student of Batman’s again instead of his equal.  And as good as the upcoming Batgirl book looks with its lighter imagery, it’s almost like Babs keeps growing younger.  Moving backwards.  

I can’t forgive DC for doing that to her.  For cutting out the powerhouse that was Oracle.  For erasing one of the most visible disabled characters in comics.   For keeping the Killing Joke canon when they had a chance to get rid of it.  I can’t forgive DC their treatment of Barbara Gordon.  The release of Sensation Comics today was a reminder of why I shouldn’t.  

Otherwise Sensation was quite lovely and you should all go buy it.  For a variety of reasons (Wonder Woman’s prominence within the Trinity, out of New 52 continuity storytelling, the return of Oracle (if only for this arc)), it’s really important that this book succeeds.    

Aug 10 '14

Awesome Wonder Woman Things: Things people say about Diana

Aug 3 '14
"Paradoxically, fantasy is a good way to show the world as it is. Fantasy can show us the truth about human relationships and moral dilemmas because it works on our emotions on a deeper, symbolic level than realistic fiction. It has the same emotional power as a dream…. I think fantasy does show us the truth of our own lives."
Lloyd Alexander, author of the Chronicles of Prydain, on why fantasy. (via theticklishpear)
Jul 31 '14

dcu:

My mom made it for me.

(Source: bionictorch)

Jul 30 '14

(Source: fanbingblink)

Jul 27 '14
alwaysstarwars:

Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 cover art by Terry Dodson
I’m in love with this cover. Totally kickass.  And how great will it be to have a series dealing with Leia’s reaction to the loss of Alderaan?  That’s something the EU never fully explored.  I’m really looking forward to this. 

AND it’s going to be written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Terry Dodson, which is a pretty fantastic creative team if you ask me.

alwaysstarwars:

Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 cover art by Terry Dodson

I’m in love with this cover. Totally kickass.  And how great will it be to have a series dealing with Leia’s reaction to the loss of Alderaan?  That’s something the EU never fully explored.  I’m really looking forward to this. 

AND it’s going to be written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Terry Dodson, which is a pretty fantastic creative team if you ask me.

Jul 25 '14
toalwaysbeme replied to your post:
Okay but what if there were a Team Batgirl book with Oracle calling the shots and Black Bat and Batgirl out in the field (or Nightwing!Steph and Batgirl!Nell yesplease)… that started out as a question but now I just really want that

I’ve spoken about wanting a book like that in the past, actually! Even had conversations with other fans about who should be the theoretical writer/artist for the book. A lot of people tend to go with either Bryan Q. Miller or Gail Simone for writing, but my personal belief tends to be that Cass is a lot harder to get right as a character than Babs or Steph, so I’d rather have a writer who’s proven they can write her well, which neither Miller nor Simone has (and in fact, Miller’s treatment of Cass was pretty dang problematic, though I’m willing to believe there was editorial interference involved.)

My personal choice would be Dylan Horrocks, who had a quite good run on Cass’s Batgirl series and wrote some absolutely fantastic scenes between the three:

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The choice of artist is less tricky as I can think of a bunch who’d do a great job… but as we were discussing the other day, Marcus To needs a project worthy of his talents, and he’s definitely shown he can draw all three of them fantastically:

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So that would be my dream team for the book. :-) Dylan Horrocks as the writer, Marcus To on art.

Jul 20 '14
"If the new movies do contradict my books in some way, I can probably come up with some hand-waving story that will explain the apparent discrepancy. If there’s one thing we authors are good at, it’s hand-waving."
Timothy Zahn, creator of Mara Jade and other Star Wars EU goodness (via nerdyjoy)