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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:
Comic book artist. Clients: DC Marvel Titan Image IDW Boom Archie
Eisner-nom comics writer. Star Wars, Stranger Things, Doctor Who, Critical Role, Harley & Ivy, Black Widow, Supergirl, Spider-Man, Mother Panic
Senior Editor at Valiant & Image. Previously Marvel, Star Wars, Disney. Creator of #SignalBoostSunday. Mental Health advocate
✦ 𝕭𝖆𝖇(e)𝖘 𝕿𝖆𝖗𝖗 ✦
LA based Eisner nominated and NY Times best selling comic artist + illustrator
Wine & Zine
Wine & Zine is a collective made up of 5 artistic ladies from all over the UK
Shelly Bond, Editor-at-Large
Editor, former boss at Vertigo and Black Crown.
Queer artist/writer. I created that one lesbian viking comic; Heathen.
Women making comics
Writer of comics and animation, greyhound owner, bear, superhero guru
G. Willow Wilson
Hugo, World Fantasy, and American Book Award-winning author of novels and comics. John Boyega stan account.
Creator of comics! She/Her Currently doing daily #QuarantineComix please check them out!
live fast be trash - Expat Virginian - DEATH RATTLE - DC Comics
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Comic book & TV writer.
Eisner Nominated Writer: BLACK WIDOW, DEADPOOL, CAPTAIN MARVEL, SABRINA, JESSICA JONES, STAR, HAWKEYE, STORYKILLER, TGWWBK. Co-Creator of JEFF THE LAND SHARK
Valley Ghouls updates weekdays.
Alex de Campi
At the intersection of Rambo and Rimbaud
Editor of Berger Books from Dark Horse Comics, Vertigo Comics Founding Editor
Comic author and illustrator. I love cinema and fashion. "Maria" sin acento.
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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