Monday, March 24, 2008

Whitewash Me Twice, Shame On You...

"Paint my face in your magazines
Make it look whiter than it seems
Paint me over with your dreams
Shove away my ethnicity"
- Nelly Furtado

Uh, DC? Specifically, the editors of JLA?
Unless that whiny emo-boy Superboy-Prime punched a hell of a lot of walls, Vixen is not white!
Sure, she's a model, but last I checked? Not white. I've seen her in comics all the way back in the 80's ranging from the Detrout-Era JLA to Suicide Squad and even modern comics like Birds of Prey (which was drawn by your current artist). She's not white. Trust me.
It's bad enough you made this mistake once recently.
But twice??????
If your colorist were to make Superman's skin green or Wonder Woman's skin brown without explanation, would you just leave it there? Of course not.
Vixen deserves the same consideration.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Sorry, no comics or music topics today.


Because today marks the fifth anniversary of this debacle .

Click here to find out what we could have had.

And the worst part? It's still going on!

What a fucking waste.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Extreme Makeover: Boodikka

Ok, exactly how do you go from this..... this?

Would you believe they're actually the same woman? Even the skin color is different.

The former image comes from Green Lantern#20 from the previous volume of the book. This issue marked the Bellatrix Bomber's comics debut and her first tryout for the Green Lantern Corps.

The latter image comes from the current volume of GL, specifically GL#11, part of the "Lost Lanterns" arc, specifically the point where Hal locates the Lanterns presumed dead during his "Emerald Twilight" rampage. You may remember Hal's rampage, specifically this scene....

Anyway, Boodikka and the other "lost Lanterns" were captured by Hank "Cyborg Superman" Henshaw. Now, either Henshaw is also a top-notch plastic surgeon, Superboy-Prime punched a few too many walls, or something really strange must have happened.

How else do you explain this?

What caused this "beautification" of Boodikka?

Where is it written that every female Geen Lantern has to be a beauty queen? Even the stone woman Drix has an hourglass figure.

So far we've seen Arisia, Katma Tui (now dead), Jade (also dead), Soranik Natu, her partner, Laira (now Red), and Raker's new partner, just to name a few, filling the "pretty female GL" category.

And now Boodikka, too?

Did we really need another? And did DC have to completely make over an existing GL just to get one?

C'mon, a little variety here!

Well, now that I've gotten that off my chest, I'm going to start reading the new "Alpha Lanterns" arc.

Wait a minute. What have we here?

Well, it's a start.