Ann Nocenti is rumored to be taking over Catwoman with issue #13 in October, which will probably spell doom for the troubled title.
Catwoman in the Nu52 has been a supercharged sexual thriller for comics fanboys since its launch. There was a super hawt encounter with Batman in issue 1, and recently, Guillem March's Zero Issue cover featuring an impossibly contorted (read: super sexy) Catwoman got virginal fanboys whipped up into a frothy lather as well. But DC may be taking things too far, bringing on an actual female to write the book, if rumors started by tabloid journalist and alleged illegal cockfighter Rich Johnston are true.
Comics fanboys, traditionally an awkward and shameful lot, are not particularly skilled at dealing with members of the opposite sex. While a cartoon sex object written and drawn by men seems to hit a sweet spot in fanboy titilation, putting an actual female voice behind the character might take things a step too far. Just knowing they are reading the words of a real woman, written, sort of, just for them, may cause fanboys to break out in flop sweat (more than usual) and run screaming from their basements in terror.
"A w-w-w-woman y-yy-you s-say?" asked Harold "Nerdyboy" Scratcherson, a typical comic book fan. "I-I-i-i- d-d-don... I-i- gotta g-g-go!" He then walked briskly out of the room, an impressive physical feat for someone of his stature. Ruford Cringebottom, a 34th level Dark Elf on WoW, was quoted as saying, "If I want to get to know a real woman, I can always just go upstairs and talk to my mom."
Worse still, Nocenti, a talented writer, may be inclined to turn Catwoman into an actual character, rather than simply masturbation fodder for sexless thirty-somethings. A move like this could prove to be the worst idea this side of a Halle Berry movie sequel, and would likely lead to the book's cancellation, or worse, full takeover of writing and art duties by Rob Liefeld.
It is thought that this move was done solely to spite self-righteous fans who have targeted the title since its inception in September. AOL stock plummeted a quarter of a point upon investors hearing the news, in part because AOL subsidiary ComicsAlliance will no longer have an easy target to rail its weekly feminist rants against.
Source: Bleeding Cool
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror
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