It's Thursday, It Must Be Time For Another Catwoman Controversy

Dr Manolis Vamvounis pops by Bleeding Cool to share some thoughts about Catwoman #7.

Um, hi. My name's Manolis Vamvounis (DOCTOR Manolis Vamvounis even, in some circles), I'm a 30 year old Greek comics-fan who grew up on a small Greek Island in the Cyclades… AND I DO NOT SOUND LIKE THIS:

It's Thursday, It Must Be Time For Another Catwoman Controversy
My pet peeve of the week is with CATWOMAN #7, wherein Judd Winnick introduces the most offensively ethnic Russian stereotype I've ever seen in comics, posing as a Greek billionaire playboy.

It's Thursday, It Must Be Time For Another Catwoman Controversy

 Judd, dear, we get taught English in PRIMARY SCHOOL, and we continue having compulsory English courses at school (along with French or German) all the way up to the last year of high-school. That's a full 10-year "English as a foreign language" education of 10 years, including conjugation, articles and that darn pesky plural. "I own six house and three island" indeed!!!

Sure, my syntax may get funky at times, but Greeks do not sound anything like that moron, and he's presumably the son of a tycoon or some such nonsense!

(Um, I really do not sound like that, do I? Rich? Guys?)

…and don't even get me started on his choice of wardrobe!

 It's Thursday, It Must Be Time For Another Catwoman Controversy

Curiously, Nikandros Whateveropoulos was the least of my worries this issue, which included a scene starring a pair of kid prostitutes, one of which seems to be a young black boy in drag! I'm very curious to see the script pages for this sequence and if they really called for this level of creepy underage steroid (and lipstick) abuse.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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