The Daily Waffle: Episode One Hundred and Nine

July 9, 2020

 

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THE NEW TV BATWOMAN IS ANNOUNCED

 

And they've been refreshingly bold. Ruby Rose stepped down as Kate Kane / Batwoman at the end of the first season, and the producers were clear that they would re-cast the role.

 

We assumed that they would recast the role of Kate Kane. They didn't. They re-cast Batwoman. In season 2, Batwoman will not be Kate Kane. Instead they've cast Javicia Leslie - whose previous work is unfamiliar to me - as a new character named Ryan Wilder, who is a very different person to the disciplined, ex-military Kate Kane.

 

Wilder is "living in her van" and a "former drug runner", so we can expect something very different not just from Season 1, but also from the comics.

 

The essential themes are remaining the same, however. Kate Kane is an out gay Jewish woman. Ryan Wilder is an out gay woman of colour - so both characters are members of more than one marginalised group, and the association of Batwoman with the LGBTQ+ community remains for the TV version.

 

Some fans - and I think I number myself among them - may regret the loss of Kate Kane, and the deviation from the source material. But the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. TV is not comics. The Actor they cast as Kate Kane has left. If Batwoman were not a comics character they might make a substitution like this without comment. I'm actually pretty interested to see a different character under the cowl.

 

 

WOMEN TO FOLLOW

 

Here are some Twitter accounts to start with, in no particular order - we welcome suggestions:

 

Rachael Stott

@RachaelAtWork

Comic book artist. Clients: DC Marvel Titan Image IDW Boom Archie

 

Jody Houser

@Jody_Houser

Eisner-nom comics writer. Star Wars, Stranger Things, Doctor Who, Critical Role, Harley & Ivy, Black Widow, Supergirl, Spider-Man, Mother Panic

 

Heather Antos

@HeatherAntos

Senior Editor at Valiant & Image. Previously Marvel, Star Wars, Disney. Creator of #SignalBoostSunday. Mental Health advocate

 

✦ 𝕭𝖆𝖇(e)𝖘 𝕿𝖆𝖗𝖗 ✦

@babsdraws

LA based Eisner nominated and NY Times best selling comic artist + illustrator

 

Wine & Zine

@wineandzine

Following

Wine & Zine is a collective made up of 5 artistic ladies from all over the UK 

 

Shelly Bond, Editor-at-Large

@sxbond

Editor, former boss at Vertigo and Black Crown.

 

Natasha Alterici

@Alterici

Queer artist/writer. I created that one lesbian viking comic; Heathen.

 

LDComics

@Laydeezdocomics

Women making comics

 

Gail Simone

@GailSimone

Writer of comics and animation, greyhound owner, bear, superhero guru 

 

G. Willow Wilson

@GWillowWilson

Hugo, World Fantasy, and American Book Award-winning author of novels and comics. John Boyega stan account.

 

Rachael Smith

@rachael_

Creator of comics! She/Her Currently doing daily #QuarantineComix please check them out!

 

Magdalene Visaggio

@MagsVisaggs

live fast be trash - Expat Virginian - DEATH RATTLE - DC Comics

 

Kelly Sue DeConnick

@kellysue

Comic book & TV writer.

 

KELLY THOMPSON

@79SemiFinalist

Eisner Nominated Writer: BLACK WIDOW, DEADPOOL, CAPTAIN MARVEL, SABRINA, JESSICA JONES, STAR, HAWKEYE, STORYKILLER, TGWWBK. Co-Creator of JEFF THE LAND SHARK

 

Kate Leth

@kateleth

Writer/Cartoonist!

Valley Ghouls updates weekdays.

 

Alex de Campi

@alexdecampi

At the intersection of Rambo and Rimbaud

 

Karen Berger

@karenpberger

Editor of Berger Books from Dark Horse Comics, Vertigo Comics Founding Editor

 

maria llovet

@m_llovet

Comic author and illustrator. I love cinema and fashion. "Maria" sin acento.

 

Sarah Beattie

@nachosarah

writer. comedy person. I hate your ex boyfriend. Sorry I meant mine. I have big tits

 

This is clearly a far from exhausting list - and it's writer heavy because I tend to follow writers not artists. We'll be adding to it.

 

Go follow them, and find more women to follow, and listen. You don't have to agree, but it's high time that we listened to what women have to say.

 

 

 

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