The DC Daily Planet: Heroic Words of Wisdom

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Happy Friday, crusaders! At least, I think it’s Friday. I’ve been hit in the head so many times during fight training that I’m no longer sure. But let’s examine the news, just in case!

Zatanna, from the cover of Catwoman vol. 3, #58 (October 2006). Art by Adam Hughes DC ComicsThe most “dear God please no” article I found this week is this one, where an interviewer gleefully suggests Jennifer Lopez throw her hat in the ring for a DC or Marvel superhero. Zatanna was bandied about as an option, as was Captain Marvel. Can we not? I mean, I’m all for a diverse cast, but there are better options out there than Jenny from the Block.

Personally, I think Gina Rodriguez would be a great Zatanna. But I digress.

The outside world is finally starting to take note of new, exciting DC shifts, like CONVERGENCE and the fact that Batgirl got a new outfit and digs. Sometimes I forget what a bubble we still live in.

The Suicide Squad movie: Tom Hardy is out, Jake Gyllenhaal might be in. White guy replaces white guy. Yawn.

Flushed with success, the CW is in talks to give The Atom his own spinoff. Is this a rule of three thing?

This is cool: Heroic Words of Wisdom, a project by digital artist Adam Thompson, takes iconic art of DC superheroes and matches it to some of their most poignant or heroic words. Says Thompson:Heroic Words of Wisdom, Adam Thompson, 2015

Superheroes already have a prominent place in pop culture. Their images can be seen anywhere. As a fan I enjoy seeing the strength of these characters in the spotlight, but because I am looking to reach a new audience, I needed to find a new light. I had to consider that comic books are a series of images accompanied by dialogue, and since it’s the images that are already so prominent, I decided to focus on the dialogue.

Awesome. I want this Wondie one as a print.

That’s my news for today. How’s your week going? Got anything to add? Leave it in the comments!


Laura Harcourt

Laura Harcourt

Part of WWAC's editorial team, Laura has loved comics ever since her very first copy of Betty and Veronica Double Digest. Until her own superhero training is complete, she spends most of her time writing about others. She is most usually found in Western New England and is easily startled by loud noises.