Oh, you probably know I don’t read the Green Lantern books. And you probably know I think Hal’s basically a jerk. And you may know that I’ve complained a number of times about the fact that everytime a ring chooses someone on Earth it always finds a dude (except for this woman). And before we go any further, the ring didn’t find Jade.
Hal, John, Guy, Kyle and Baz. Dude, dude, dude, dude, dude
How can it be that no woman from Earth has the will to become a Green Lantern? How can the ring just bypass every woman on Earth to end up with a man? Other planets have female Green Lanterns. It doesn’t make any sense.
Well, it looks like that may be changing. Yes, DC may have finally put a ring on …
This is exciting news, though it’s worth noting….
The hand we see isn’t surrounded by GREEN light.
So we’ll have to see.
"I really don’t think Marvel and DC are helping things by having gritty, R-rated versions of their superheroes in their main comics – what they sell as the “real” versions – while simultaneously selling those exact same characters in kids’ comics and plastering them all over lunchboxes and animated cartoons… Casual readership by kids, or by parents for their kids, is effectively impossible the way things are currently structured. And I think the waters are muddied too far now to claw that ground back. I think it’s insane that DC have spent 70 years making Superman as big as Mickey Mouse, and branding him to be understood by parents as being pretty much as kid-friendly as Mickey Mouse, only to piss that brand away in a decade. Nothing wrong with doing mature content in comics – in fact, it should be encouraged as often as possible – but doing it with characters who are on your kids’ lunchboxes is kind of moronic. Take a lesson from Watchmen and come up with new characters for that stuff. And then go back to Superman and Batman and put the same kind of love and effort and craft and intelligence you’ve been putting into all those rape scenes and body mutilations into something kids can read, and adults can also be proud to read because of all the love and effort and craft and intelligence you’ve put into it, and make those the “real” versions."
— Roger Langridge (via deantrippe)
“Assuming that we’re not just going to go with a bunch of characters that I like — which would really just be Batwoman, Batgirl, Huntress, Oracle and… oh, you know, what’s her name, that blonde kid who was Robin for a hot minute — I think there’s a pretty easy formula you can use to slap together a team of super-heroes. You really just need to fill five roles: the Leader, the Brain, the Muscle, the Heart and the Wild Card.”
Chris Sims breaks down superteams, Super Sentai and everything in between in one short paragraph. (via websnark)
Tvtropes already said this. Five-Man Band people. The Hero, The Lancer, The Big Guy, The Smart Guy and The Chick (which isa really misogynistic way to say the Heart, because for a long time the only female character on the team would fill the Heart role, so the two became conflated) (younbadmanbrown)
I think what’s interesting is that when I watch Power Rangers, you rarely see a show where a guy fills the Heart part while a woman fits the muscle, leader, or wild card role simultaneously. It gets worse when it’s only one woman and she automatically gets the label of heart despite not even fitting into that role.
Another thing I noticed that if a guy does get the heart role, he’s usually a kid or the youngest character. It’s almost saying that adult men can’t be the emotional center of a group.
I’d actually suggest that despite her uniform design, Pink Ranger Jen in Time Force fits the Wild Card slot, with Katie obviously in the muscle position and Trip as the Heart. It also works with Jen as Leader, Trip as (good natured) Wild Card, and Wes himself as Heart.