That was one of the brilliant things that Cornell did with this book. He included some real world aspects of the time period to go along with all the fantasy aspects of the book. The East/Muslim world was a place of science when the west was plunged into the Dark Ages.
Originally Posted by Brave Sir Robbin
I'm really gonna miss Cornell on this book and as a DC fanboy it pains me to see him go back to Marvel. I wonder if we'll get a tell all down the road of his experience with DC and how it fell apart. After his Action run it seemed like he would be one of their top guys. I wonder if it was his disapointing run on Stormwatch. Oh well, I'm just going to savor next month's epic battle.
Last edited by Robotman4; 11-17-2012 at 06:15 PM.
So glad everybody here in these boards aren't making a fuss about the "reveal". Over at the newsarama discussion (Facebook) page it's just bigots crying about how they want all their superheroes to be straight white males. It's sick.
There wasn't really a reveal to me though. She just said she's both and Cornell said 'It's up to your interpretation'. Does she mean that literally or mentally or what? I don't really consider that a reveal though it is a little weird depending on what she meant. I hate that kind of vague 'reveal'. Maybe it'll be a little more specific later.
Originally Posted by Eric Chang
A very rude... gentleman
It's basically gotta be vague though, because the book takes place in the Middle Ages when concepts like 'transgender' and 'intersex' hadn't even come to be yet. I'm pretty confident with the interpretation that he's a transgendered man born as a woman, since his deal for the whole book has been people knowing he's a woman based on her appearance, but him insisting he's a dude.
Edit: Man those Newsarama facebook comments are crazy. But it's pretty clear that it's people who've never read the book and never considered reading the book getting all righteously indignant just for the fun of it. I mean, it's not like this 'reveal' wasn't built up to over the course of 14 issues or anything!
Last edited by darthnat; 11-18-2012 at 05:47 AM.
True but Paul Cornell could be more specific at least. Either way it's not too big a deal that I'm not gonna pick up the book I just get leery when things stay vague but there was at least the 'I'm both' confirmation even if what that means isn't necessarily clear.
Originally Posted by darthnat