The Feminist comics blog DC Women Kicking Ass runs an annual tournament for the “Most Kickass Woman in DC Comics,” and is on the semifinals this week. The final four this year are Barbara Gordon, Diana of Themiscyra, Stephanie Brown, and my girl, Dinah Laurel Lance.
As part of the run up to the voting on Friday, I wrote a piece for DCWKA to showcase why I personally think Dinah should win it.
The hardest part of writing this piece is in finding something I haven’t already written about how awesome Dinah Lance is. It’s not enough to say that she’s one of the best martial artists in the world and co-founded the Justice League and her generation’s incarnation of the Justice Society and the Birds of Prey. It’s not enough to say that she was taken prisoner, tortured and depowered and worked her way back up from the bottom. It’s definitely not enough to throw at you scans of Dinah hugging Oracle or playing dress up with Wonder Woman or kissing Batman.
Although I really want to do those things.