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Ben Caldwell posts more of his manga Wonder Woman pitch

by Ben Caldwell

by Ben Caldwell

Remember Ben Caldwell’s manga Wonder Woman pitch from last month? A couple of days ago he posted the entire pitch, including story descriptions (with some redacted parts), notes on format and additional artwork … including a character design for Bruce Wayne. Go have a look.

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Great idea. THIS is how to revamp a character — not a new costume, but a new genre for a different audience. I haven’t purchased a WW comic in years — I’d buy this.

There is absolutely no excuse for turning down a talented creator when he comes up to you and says “I want to work for you.”, especially when it’s an out of continuity story like this.

I really have no idea what DC is thinking when is comes to Wonder Woman. I see this pitch that was rejected, which could easily be published off to the side of the main WW book, but looks like it would still garner interest, and maybe bring some new readers to the character (And they could still do the same old, same old in the main WW title if they so chose), but I don’t understand why they would turn it down cold. And they repeatedly turn down similar projects to this.

When Darwyn Cooke did his lecture at the Smithsonian back in the winter, he shared with the audience that he also had pitched an all ages Wonder Woman book to DC; he even promised them he would contract to write and draw 12 issues. And DC turned him down cold on the project.

“When Darwyn Cooke did his lecture at the Smithsonian back in the winter, he shared with the audience that he also had pitched an all ages Wonder Woman book to DC; he even promised them he would contract to write and draw 12 issues. And DC turned him down cold on the project.”

Any time anyone turns down a Darwyn Cooke pitch to do a project, a baby seal dies.

Any time anyone turns down a Darwyn Cooke pitch to do a project, I kill a baby seal.

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