You know what I want for Christmas? A chance to sleep for more than five hours a night.
Onwards and upwards, crusaders! I have so many questions: What’s DC got in the works for us this week? Am I excited that Donna Troy is back? What the hell is happening on Arrow these days? (Don’t answer that, I haven’t caught up and I’m trying to avoid spoilers.) But first, a retraction: last week, I said that no one is interested in the possible TV show Krypton. Well, people are! So that’s cool. You watch the heck out of that show, and let me know how it is, because I will probably not be joining your ranks. There are just too many shows, you guys, I can’t watch them all.
Moving on to stuff from the past week: the Batgirl team apologized for what essentially seemed to have been a complete lack of awareness on their part and the part of their editor in the creation of Batgirl #37 and its transphobic tones and tropes. Look, I was disappointed in the book, and I fully stand with Rachel on this one, but I have to say, I’m glad we live in a time where this complaint can brought up and discussed, and the creators take it seriously. Round of applause for Rachel and the others writing about this insidious, hurtful trope, and here’s to creators who listen with open ears and open hearts and do better.
Speaking of disappointments, though… Wonder Woman #37. Okay, I owe you all a piece on the new team’s handling of the series, but this is not the time or place. Here, I am merely reporting to you that after lo these many years, Donna Troy is finally back among us! Sure, she’s…different…but it’s Donna! That’s got to be good news, right?
DC’s bringing back a bunch of old faithfuls for CONVERGENCE, but fourteen current titles, including Batwoman, are on the chopping block before that arc kicks off. I’m bummed about Batwoman, but also… not. It just hasn’t been the same since the previous team left. Out with the old, in with the… old?
The new cover variants are based off the posters of popular movies. Not all of them are great (and some are potentially…poorly thought-out) but I have no complaints about this Magic Mike/Justice League variant. I will take ten, please.
Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson is super pumped to play Black Adam. As he should be, because I am super pumped to watch him play Black Adam.
And, finally, former wrestler and current Mixed Martial Artist CM Punk will be writing for DC this spring. Can I be honest? I didn’t know who that was until five minutes ago.
Have a great weekend, crusaders!