The annual rundown of the best and worst for DC Comics’ women is up at DC Women Kicking Ass, and I got to participate in the worst list along with great ladies like Kelly Thompson, Liz Pfeiffer, Lisa Fortuner, and Corrina Lawson. It was rather distinguished company!!
I got to comment on Wonder Woman #7 and the revelation that the Amazons are rapists and murderers, which I found rather upsetting, and on the Wonder Woman/Superman romance, which was a bad idea that’s continuing to play out poorly. I agree with the rest of the list as well. It wasn’t the best year for women at DC in several ways.
However, there were a few bright spots in 2012. Ann Nocenti and Christy Marx joined Gail Simone as regular writers, and then Gail Simone joined them after she was fired and re-hired. Wonder Woman, despite the whole Amazon thing, has had good moments over the year, and Batwoman and Batgirl have been consistently good and well-reviewed. I don’t hear much about Supergirl, but I’m still enjoying it, particularly the way Mahmud Asrar draws her in a classy manner. On the digital side of things, there are gals all over the place, more so than in print (and then eventually in print, I suppose… nothing is exclusively digital yet). The year definitely had it’s bad moments, but it certainly wasn’t all bad.