Gail Simone – The Gay Times Interview
This one is just a good read.
Why we needed Dwayne McDuffie*|*The Beat
Another good read.
If you watched the video I posted yesterday where McDuffie spoke of what it means to be a black writer in comics, you see how he dealt with constant silliness and pigeonholing: with intelligence and the ability to just keep doing the work he wanted to do. Instead of wasting time with bitterness or complaining, McDuffie actually did something about making comics a more diverse, welcoming place.
It's the origin of the Transitive Property of DC Media!!!!!!!!!! I FINALLY FOUND IT!!!
9) Barbara Gordon only became Batgirl because the television show demanded it.
The producer of the late-1960s television series, William Dozier, requested that the comic add a new female counterpart to Batman, because Betty Kane, the former Batwoman, was long gone. The television show needed a new female character, and they wanted the comics to keep step. So Commissioner Gordon's librarian daughter Barbara suited up as Batgirl for the first time in 1967. Alfred, Bruce Wayne's butler, was also dead in the comics ó but the comics creators brought him back to life at Dozier's request. Alfred returned in one of Batman's weirdest stories, in which the supernatural mystery villain, the Outsider, turned out to be Alfred in disguise.
That opens the door for a Prophet movie.
I should talk, I bought most of this stuff when it was coming out. I was young and impressionable.