To devise a comic book, the creative team need to come up with a plot, have the publisher green-light it, and then have a team of pencillers, inkers, and artists work together closely for the story to see the light of day. This can be a long process, which gives the writers plenty of time to work out plotholes, characters' relationships, and ensure no element of the story can be misconstrued as inappropriate or offensive.
Despite the many steps that have to be carried out for a single issue to come together, it's baffling that there are so many awkward moments in DC Comics' long history.
Why did the publisher think it was acceptable to rewrite Wonder Woman's race as sexual predators? Did the company genuinely think no one would complain when they unveiled Starfire's oversexualised costume? Were the writers out of their mind when they made Aquaman's first love a dolphin?
Despite the fact DC Comics have been in the game longer than anyone, they can't stop releasing stories that are so awkward, you can't help but cringe while reading them.
James Egan has written 80 books including
1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Supervillains Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about The Greatest Films Ever Made Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Video Games Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about TV Shows Vol. 1-3
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