Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Funny, She Doesn't Look...

Dan Didio, re: new Infinite Christmas Special.

"we have the first solo appearance of Batwoman in a Hanukah story as well"

Ruh... really?

On the one hand, as one of the Chosen People, I appreciate the acknowledgment that not everyone celebrates Christmas this time of year. And it's always nice to see other children of Abraham running around kicking ass.

That said, I'm always a little weirded out by the off-handed shout out to the Torah people we get every December for what, in the larger picture, isn't really that important a holiday. "We got a good deal on the oil!" That's basically what it's about. It's only elevated because it happens to fall around the same time as Christmas, and if the Jewish calendar was a little different, you'd all be wishing me a Happy Simchat Torah.

I'd be much happier if, instead of getting 1 out of 8 pages devoted to Kate Kane lighting the menorah, the Infinite Christmas Special was allowed to be just the Infinite Christmas Special (And it has to be the Infinite Christmas Special because the pun wouldn't work otherwise), and instead we got a Passover special come April (and no, this doesn't count).

Heck, they could do a follow up to Day of Vengeance, called "Day of Atonement," where the Spectre goes around apologizing one by one to all the magic users he attacked.

Like My Name is Earl with phenomenal, cosmic power.

Which is a long way of saying, thanks for the shout out, DC, but where's the honey and apples on Rosh Hashanah?


SallyP said...

Kate Kane is Jewish? Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather.

Marc Burkhardt said...

Day of Atonement?

That's sounds way better than what's going on in the new Tales of the Unexpected!

Brandon Bragg said...

I might actually spend good money on Day of Atonement.

Richard said...

First: thank you thank you thank you to Steven for saying what I've been wanting to say, but better than I would have done...

...and second, does this mean Kate Kane's real last name is Katz or Kahn?

Anonymous said...

Wow, now I really need to see My Name is Spectre!