Amanda Waller Amanda Waller by Erica Henderson Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 7 thoughts on “Amanda Waller” Add yours Great character, fun sketch. I was pretty disappointed when I first saw the New 52 Amanda Waller. Her old look was so specific- you saw a short, plump, professional-looking woman and you knew it Amanda Waller. Now? She just looks like a model. LikeLike Reply I wasn’t feeling the revised look of Amanda Waller in the New 52 either. They made her into the mainstream idea of “pretty.” While not the most offensive choice of the relaunch – it didn’t make much sense for this particular character. Waller isn’t a superhero – she doesn’t need to be physically fit to do what she does. She’s calculating and ruthless. I don’t understand why they had to fit that into a pencil skirt. Another notch on DC’s homogeneity belt. LikeLike Reply I liked the “old” Waller too. In the comic world she stood out. She was different, and didn’t need to look like a fitness model to be powerful. LikeLike Reply I just watched Contact and I thought Angela Bassett looks very much like the new Amanda Waller then I remembered she played her in the Green Lantern movie. I really like Pam Grier’s portrayal of her on Smallville though. It’s much truer to the Amanda Waller archetype you celebrate here. LikeLike Reply This a nifty drawing of Amanda Waller, your art choices are always PRIMO CHOICE V! : ) Amanda Waller has always been a character that I have ambivalent feelings about, I do not dislike her but I do not like her either. I hate that they revamped her into a model in the comics. Yes they did have Angela Bassette play her in the Green Lantern film and Angela Bassett is a very beautiful woman and a wonderful actor, but I found the comic book change of Amanda to be a big fail on DC’s part and just made me not care for the New 52 even more. LikeLike Reply Pam Grier played her on Smallville, also a stunningly beautiful woman … but she still nailed the essence of the character. At least actors can do that. No matter how they look, I think a good actor can be a character that they don’t immediately resemble. But in print, you can’t do that. We don’t have the luxury of movement or inflection of voice. And so … how a character looks weighs so much heavier. And apparently DC though Amanda Waller needed to be much skinnier. LikeLike Reply I agree totally V. : ) LikeLike Reply What do you think? Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.