Laura Hudson spots a real howler from the NYCC panel descriptions:
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Girls Who Kick Ass
How do the ladies creating comics do it? They’re constantly blowing us
away with the most outrageous and provocative titles. Jenna Jameson
(Shadow Hunter), Colleen Doran (Distant Soil, Reign of the Zodiac),
Amanda Connor (Birds of Prey, Painkiller Jane, Lois Lane ), Louise
Simonson (New Mutants, X-Factor, Superman) and special guests reveal
why they know what Fan-Boys want.
It’s nice to know that after a lifetime of fighting to be taken seriously, you can still be lumped in with a former porn star who once read a comic book as an equal.
Seriously, this is why “women’s panels” suck are a dated, useless idea whose time has come…and gone. I would love to hear Colleen Doran’s thoughts on art history and freelancing…Amanda Connor’s ideas on design and the current state of superheroes…Louise Simonson’s unsurpassed viewpoint on storytelling and creating lasting characters…and sure, what the hell, even Jenna Jameson’s ideas on why celebrities are flocking to comics to get their next optionable property. But when all these people are grouped together solely on the basis of gender it’s dumb, patronizing and, frankly, sexist. Will we soon be seeing a “Men in Comics” panel featuring Gary Groth, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, DJ Coffman, Bill Black and Nicolas Cage?