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Dear DC Comics, Please hire some proofreaders

Posted on February 1, 2013 | comments | Bookmark and Share

I'll do it for you if you pay me. I mean, let's start with this week's Catwoman #16. How are we spelling 'assault' here?

Catwoman #16

Okay, that's just a relatively minor problem compared to some of the other typos in this week's comics. Let's move on to Aquaman #16. I appreciate Mera and Arthur (aka Aquaman) are underwater, but I really don't think that's the effect you're trying to achieve in spelling your main character's name wrong.

Aruthur

And then lastly, we have this in this week's Superman #16. As if to add further insult to the injury of her being described as merely Superman's 'current lover' in the next panel (yet more rebellion by Superman's writers? The suggestion that it's not going to last?), veering away from current DC shorthand ("the living goddess Wonder Woman"), we have Wonder Woman described as 'Prince Diana of the Amazons'.

Prince, FFS.

Diana, Prince of the Amazons

DC – I know comics are a somewhat juvenile medium, but that doesn't mean you have to spell like teenagers, too. Hire some proofreaders – it's not like there's much text for them to read, so it should be relatively cheap.

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  • I think you're probably right. Unless he was doing it ironically.

    Incidentally, on the whole 'Prince of the Amazons', I'll give them a little slack and let them claim if they wish that she's Diana Prince and it's a pun. Except they haven't re-introduced her alter-ego yet, so it doesn't quite work. But I'll let 'em.

  • I assume it wasn't Grant Morrison who wrote a script with a British boy calling his mother 'Mom' in Action Comics recently.

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