Amanda Waller Amanda Waller by Erica Henderson Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (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 ) w Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.