Ann Nocenti

Oct. 21, 2013 | 2:56 p.m.

‘Catwoman’ No. 24 first look: Ann Nocenti talks Joker’s Daughter

“Catwoman” No. 24 hits shelves Wednesday, giving readers a closer look at the twisted Joker’s Daughter and the underground tunnels of Gotham where she resides. Veteran comics writer Ann Nocenti took over “Catwoman” from Judd Winick last fall with “Catwoman” No. 0, about halfway through the title’s New 52 run so far. After becoming entangled with the leader of a Gotham gang and facing off against the Penguin in recent issues, Catwoman has found herself exploring Gotham’s secret underground tunnels in order to rescue a friend who got caught in the crossfire. Hero Complex readers get an exclusive first look at issue No. 24. Check it out in the gallery above or by clicking the links below. Cover | Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 Hero Complex caught up with Nocenti via email to chat […]
July 21, 2012 | 6:00 a.m.

Women in comics and the tricky art of equality

Selina Kyle’s lacy red bra and its ample, curvy contents fill the first panel of “Catwoman” No. 1, published last year when DC Comics relaunched 52 of its most popular titles. By the last page, she’s straddling Batman and spilling out of her leather suit once more. Catwoman wasn’t DC’s only female superhero to make her “New 52” debut in lingerie. In “Red Hood and the Outlaws” No. 1, extraterrestrial princess Starfire strikes a Playboy-like pose, bursting out of her purple bikini as she propositions Red Hood. And Voodoo, a shape-shifting half-alien hybrid, spends half of her first issue stripping. Comics blogs buzzed with debate, and critics cried sexism, pointing to the company’s predominantly male creative staff. DC’s rival Marvel Comics often faces similar criticism — the superhero comics genre historically has been a boys’ club. But a broader look […]
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