Ladies and Gentlemen in control of DC Comics,
I’m a big time fan of your work… I don’t think there’s been a time in my life when your company wasn’t present in my life in some form or another. From Batman the animated series, Justice League to Teen Titans and Young Justice. I’m about 99.99% confident to say that I’ve seen every animated adventure you’ve ever made and presented to the world, and loved the majority of them.
And I’d like to ask you some questions as a female fan…
A Wonder Woman Live action film… When am I getting one? She’s only had one animated film and that came out in 2009 (and that went straight to DVD, you guys, I want to see her on the big screen!). You don’t seem to know what you want to do with her, it’s really irritating as a fan, because she’s not that hard of a character to capture. She’s a compassionate, fierce, warrior princess in an unfamiliar world which she is attempting to adapt to.
Secondly… Why has Harley Quinn’s impending death been made such a mockery? She’s lost Mister J, she’s criminally insane. Holding a contest to draw HQs suicide is just… I get chills. I love her. I love how she managed to fall in love with the dark, twisted mind that was the Joker (or Puddin’ as she likes to call him), and now that you’ve killed him off… Well she’s gone further into the deep end.
You say you’re trying to help someone break into the comic industry and the requirements for your panels make light of suicide as a whole and sexualise it at the same time? I honestly don’t know how to begin explaining how messed up drawing a nude female character committing suicide is… And with your history of sexing Harley up so much in the past. Shame on you! And, uh… wasn’t she supposed to be alive during the time of Terry McGinnis wearing the cowl? Being the grandmother of DeeDee?
Can Batwoman please get married to her girlfriend? I just want it to happen, your writers want it to happen. That’s why the team up an rage-quit when you scrapped the story. Look at the relationship you created for Kate and Maggie. It’s beautiful! Gotham city is kind of modelled off of NYC (which has allowed gay marriage, as have other states), so what’s the problem here?
As for my final queston…a reaction to DiDio’s response to Batwomangate… Why can’t superheroes be happy?
“Heroes shouldn’t have happy personal lives. They are committed to being that person and committed to defending others at the sacrifice of their own personal interests.
That’s very important and something we reinforced. People in the Bat family their personal lives basically suck. Dick Grayson, rest in peace—oops shouldn’t have said that,—Bruce Wayne, Tim Drake, Barbara Gordon and Kathy Kane. It’s wonderful that they try to establish personal lives, but it’s equally important that they set them aside. That is our mandate, that is our edict and that is our stand.”
What is wrong with a hero having a happy personal life? I get that the stress of ruining plans at the drop of the hat is inconvenient and all the unexplained absences and injuries might be suspicious to those involved in the personal lives of our heroes. Will they not eventually give all that they have until they have nothing left? Did you not have Selina Kyle question this of Bruce Wayne in TDKR last year?
It’s heartbreaking seeing your favourite superheroes get kicked in the feels every single time they try and connect with someone outside of their caped/masked identity. Anger and pain aren’t the only emotions you can channel to help crime- fighting. I distinctly remember Starfire in the animated Teen Titans having a scale of positive emotions linked to her superpowers.
Most superheroes are not like Hit Girl and Superman; they were their “alter-ego” first. What would be the point in them even attempting a personal life when you disregard their primary identity in order to be fully submerge themselves in their masked personas? In Kick-ass 2 she is quoted saying “You don’t have to be a badass to be a superhero, you just have to be brave.”
I get that the nitty gritty stuff draws in the audience… But not every superhero needs to be a tortured soul to be relevant. Don’t you think it’s about time you realised this so that some of them can be happy?
Questioning my loyalty to you…