Friday, November 14, 2008

More Comics in Playboy

In the December Playboy, comics are once again touched upon. This time they didn't dress up Tiffany Fallon as Wonder Woman. This time, four writers were asked to talk about thier best of comic books. Walter Mosley (Easy Rawlins and Fearless Jones mysteries), Margaret Atwood (fiction and poetry writer), Jodi Picoult (former Wonder Woman scribe and reknowned author), and Jonathan Lethem (You Don't Love Me Yet) all give their takes.

What may interest you, other then the general take, is that Picoult talks about her perception of Wonder Woman. It is fascinating reading to be sure. After so much controversy surrounding her run on the book, I was a bit surprised to find out she was trying to make all the readers happy. Picoult faced a losing battle from the start, so trying to please all of us was not going to go well.

Anyone else hear about this?
I won't be blogging again until Sunday or Monday, so until then... have a great weekend!


Unknown said...

No love given to Jonathan Lethem's Marvel work? Omega the Unknown remake? ;)

And it is a shame to see that Jodi was trying to please people instead of tell the story as she felt it should be done. Might have wound up pleasing more people.

Britt Schramm said...

There are articles in Playboy? Who knew?

Heidi Meeley said...

Kevin, you have a point! I should have given Lethem more love. :-)

I was really disappointed to see that Picoult tried pleasing all of us. It was a losing battle from the start. I would have much rather just seen her ultimate vision.

Thanks for checking in!

Heidi Meeley said...

Britt..... Dude!

That is pretty much what I have heard, actually. I read the articles, making me an even bigger nerd then ever!! LOL.