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FallenLegend writes...

Some questions about Mary Batson!

1.-You've mentioned the concept of"core truth of several characters and even wrote one for nightwing.

To clarify: Not asking for the spoiler of how you will depict her. Just the core truth that would remain even outside earth 16.

I'm a huge fan of your work and I would love to read your take on her.

2.- Do you think that she has the potential to be as popular as supegirl?

You've mentioned before you want to do justice to Supergirl, but Mary I think is very underated.(even though Billy getting more popular has helped her too)

3.- Did you avoid the name "mary marvel" to avoid the obvious drawback of her hero name giving away her secret identity?

4.-Is she empowered by the classic 6 female goddess? or the same 6 gods that empower Billy?


I personally love her in part because she was one the first strong superheores around. She was created in the 40s and in her first appearnce she rescued the two male leads And got to be her own hero. She even had her own comic!

While supergirl was thrown to an orphanage and prohibited to user her powers, or show up at all in public, by superman. Even inviisble woman, and Jean grey were glorified damsels in distress in their first appeareances.

I think she might also be the first example of a magical girl, in the japanese sailor moon sense.

she was one of the first magical girls in the japanese sense (she predates sailor moon) if you consider how she can :

a)transform to use powers via magic
b)Even had a talking mascot (twany)
c)Uses powers to fight evil

Now with a good writer like you, this makes me exited to see your depiction of her!