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    Am I a bad fan if I wish Joss wasn't so successful these days? I wish he had free time to write the Buffy comics personally still, and could write some Serenity comics.

    Does he have any projects besides this in the works, now that he is done doing Marvel movies for the foreseeable future?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragdoll View Post
    Am I a bad fan if I wish Joss wasn't so successful these days? I wish he had free time to write the Buffy comics personally still, and could write some Serenity comics.

    Does he have any projects besides this in the works, now that he is done doing Marvel movies for the foreseeable future?
    I still haven't watched his SDCC panel yet, but I know Dr. Horrible 2 has been in the works for years now.

    I'm actually really liking what Dark Horse is doing with the Serenity comics. His brother seems to have a pretty good grasp on the world and characters. And I'm digging the "when the time is right; when we have a good enough story" approach.
    Theoretically, I'm sort of okay with the franchise moving away from Whedon's direct involvement, but it's just not turning out very good. Half of Season 9 was phenomenal. The Buffy half mostly sucked, but they (they, being Whedon and DH) were left with a perfect opportunity to round out the whole line. Unfortunately it's not turning out as well as I had hoped.
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    If you have to introduce your character by saying "It's X, but...", then you open yourself to that kind of criticism.
    I think it's pretty clear that he didn't mean a literal female, Victorian Batman. She's just SIMILAR TO Batman. Here's the exact quote:
    "It’s a Victorian thriller about a meek chambermaid who is fed to a dark horror -- but instead of dying, she returns, with knowledge, power, and rage she can neither deny nor control."

    Obviously, he was using Batman as a very rough and general archetype. To criticize it so soon, just because the character is somehow related to Batman, is silly.
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    Yawn. I'm sure she'll be a standard Whedon badass female with goofy dialogue and a traumatic backstory to justify how badass she is rather than just being badass, and it'll be dressed up with some pretty art. Whedon did not encourage me the last time he tried to do a period piece with his Runaways run, where he seemed to include a child bride subjected to physical, sexual and mental abuse just because, rather than just making a girl who wanted to escape poverty in that era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrStatham View Post
    I'm sure she'll be a standard Whedon badass female with goofy dialogue and a traumatic backstory to justify how badass she is rather than just being badass
    Yea totally. Like Buffy, Willow, Cordelia, Zoe, Kaylee, Inara, Adele DeWitt, Kitty Pryde, Emma Frost, Satsu, Fray, Bea, Skye, Melinda May, Simmons, and Mockingbird.

    Oh, wait.. your stereotype kind of fell about there, didn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrHashasheen View Post
    If you have to introduce your character by saying "It's X, but...", then you open yourself to that kind of criticism.
    But almost all comic characters are retreads/mash-ups going back to the beginning. Superman was originally John Carter crossed with Doc Savage crossed with Moses and with a social justice spin. The original Green Lantern was the Ring of the Niebelung crossed with Aladdin plus some stuff about the power of the human will. Heck, the original Green Arrow and Speedy were a direct Batman and Robin rip-off with some Robin Hood and Will Scarlet, Robinson Crusoe and Last of the Mohicans added for flavor.

    I suppose maybe the problem isn't so much making comparisons to similar characters as drawing from too few sources.

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    Does anybody follow Whedon on twitter or anything?

    Has this project even been mentioned again by him in 2016?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Does anybody follow Whedon on twitter or anything?

    Has this project even been mentioned again by him in 2016?
    Not that I know of... I was under the impression that he was taking 2016 off, and we'd get more stuff in 2017. With Buffy and Angel Season 11 coming out in November and January respectively, it looks like this might be the case.
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    I've seen a few stories recently where they're linking this project to the more recently announced plans for a Whedon Batgirl movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    I've seen a few stories recently where they're linking this project to the more recently announced plans for a Whedon Batgirl movie.

    Nice find, and thanks for sharing because I would've missed these otherwise.

    I was looking forward to the comic a lot and that's an interesting connection. I hope one of the companies they contacted responds with details.

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