I was very hard on the Young Justice TV show when it first premiered because of the gender diversity and portrayals in the first few shows. I’m still not comfortable with the ratio of boys to girls or how the two female characters fall into girly girl and tough girl archetypes. This, I hope, will change when the newest female character joins next season.
The show has also spawned a monthly comic which fills in the back story to some of the episodes. The October issue focuses on Artemis, and I recommend picking it up. First, it was terrific to see a young kid’s superhero comic (that’s who is supposed to be reading these …) focus the entire issue on female character (I gave it to a 12 year old girl who is now OBSESSED with Artemis). Secondly, because it drops some hints around some of the shows mysteries specifically who is Cheshire.
Don’t look too close at the page that follows if you don’t want a hint.
Artemis vs. Big Barda. Upsets can happen so make sure you vote for your favorite. Voting ends at 8pm EST.
This is definitely a battle for the ages. Remember voting opens at 8am EST and closes at 8pm EST. Vote your favorite to the next round.
In this corner the woman who has held the titles of Wonder Woman, Princess of Hell, Requiem, co-leader of Themyscira and BFF of Diana. A woman who may lack tact but is so tough she once bit off her own pony and braided it in a rope to escape from prison,
Artemis of Bana-Mighdall!
And in this corner, the woman who puts the fury in the female Furies, loves Pokemon, carries a megarod, scoffs at silk sheets and is so tough that when she is shot she doesn’t even know she’s bleeding, the miraculous love of Scott Free,
Big Barda Free.
Told you it was going to be good.
Tonner is doing a 13” Artemis doll as a NYCC exclusive. Artemis! It’s pricey $149. But it’s beautiful. And it’s Artemis!