Looking At Meredith Finch’s Tales From Oz #2

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Meredith Finch has been in the news lately, as Bleeding Cool was told that she is the new writer of DC Comics’ Wonder Woman, to be drawn by her husband David Finch.

While I understand there are several projects coming out from her from Zenescope in the future, her first comics project as a writer was published a couple of weeks ago, Tales From Oz #2, featuring the Cowardly Lion.

So what can we learn from her work on the issue in question, as it might apply to Wonder Woman?

oz10Well, she likes to write warrior women wearing few clothes. And has a fair line in tyrant trope. But what about gender politics? Well, we get female-stereotyped in-fight insults.

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And there’s a definite awareness of feminine sterotypes being used as an insult between grandstanding males.

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Quite a few times.

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And again.

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And what about the common charge of women viewed under the male gaze?

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Well, we get that literally. How literally? This literally.

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Yup, women as property too. While critical of that, the comic does seem to exploit it quite as well. Having its cake and eating it and then going back into the kitchen where it belongs to bake another.

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Over analysis? Obviously. But this shows a writer concentrating on the life of a warrior, their responsibilities and duties to the other, and the balance of a life that has to be sacrificed to be the person needed for the moment. Which is probably what you might eant for Wonder Woman.

The comic is currently on sale at cover price all over the place. If/when the news gets confirmed by DC officially, look for that to change.

Oh and here is the exclusive cover being sold at London Comic Con in a couple of weeks…

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