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Despite the fact that I'm pretty much knocking on death's door with a pretty high fever and the nastiest flu I've had in years, once again, I find myself with something too good not to post. SO I WILL FIGHT THROUGH THE SICKNESS, YES.

So, today I received an invitation to a fiction reading in New York City that will be broadcast on live radio, WFMU's Thunk Tank Trick-or-Treat Meet-Up.

Why should we all care? Well, Bronwyn Carlton, the writer of issues 78-91 of the 90's Catwoman series is the one sent the invite. She and several other writers will be reading original spoooky stories for the broadcast.

(I knew being facebook friends would pay off sometime!)

In case you didn't know, Carlton's Catwoman run is really controversial in fandom, to the point that there are honestly people who accuse her of being nothing but a pen name for Ed Brubaker, rather than a real, live woman. (Which is...kind of not cool, actually.)

I've been dying to get the opportunity to speak with her about her work on Catwoman ever since I started this blog, but I haven't had the opportunity to really approach her about it, due to a combination of laziness and...laziness, really.

Though that opportunity might not present itself at the reading and with a three month old baby, taking a little jaunt to NYC for the weeked might be hard to manage, it's still something I'm seriously considering.

Not only will it give me the chance to go back to one of my favorite cities, visit actor friends from the Fringe Festival Circuit and eat amazing New York noms, but I can finally help put those rumors of Carlton-is-Brubaker to rest, and maybe gain some insight into her run on Catwoman.

We'll see how this turns out.

In the meantime, I'm going to go back to bed and try not to croak.

on 2011-10-10 05:59 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] big-wired.livejournal.com
Was her run on Catwoman good? If so, then I'll have to check it out, see if there are some TPBs I can pick up.

I assume that the controversy is that no one could believe that a woman could write as good as a man. ;p

And I say go for it! A chance like this doesn't come around all that often and it's always good to rub shoulders with gifted and talented writers.

on 2011-10-10 07:51 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] bitemetechie.livejournal.com
I liked it, myself, but some of fandom just loathes it. It was "Catwoman...in Jail!", which was one of the only lengthy arcs the book actually got to have, in which Catwoman is captured, taken to jail, is part of a prison riot and then gets rescued/drugged/manipulated by her fellow inmate, Harley Quinn.

Sadly, just like most of Catwoman's 90's series it hasn't been collected, but I'm working my way through posting scans of that run, so it'll show up eventually :)

And no such luck: the controversy centers around just how supposedly anti-feminist the arc is. But then, the source of that thinks that Montoya being gay in canon constitutes a smear campaign, among other problematic things. So...you know...draw your own conclusions about that.

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This is the back-up account for what I hope will be the Ultimate Catwoman Fan Blog--Dr. Von Fangirl on LiveJournal. You should go check it out over there. I much prefer the original article.

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