Kelly Sue DeConnick

Interview: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnick is one of the hottest writers in comics right now. After retooling Carol Danvers to make her the new Captain Marvel, DeConnick capitalized on her success to launch the creator-owned titles Pretty Deadly and Bitch Planet. She most recently took over writing duties for DC’s Aquaman.

Whether simply creating well-rounded female characters like Captain Marvel, writing more explicitly feminist works like Bitch Planet, or directly motivating her social media followers with tools like her Bitches Get Things Done mailing list — DeConnick has found success as a writer not afraid to take a stand for what she believes in.

We (virtually) sat down with DeConnick for a Skype interview, where she talked about her favorite tattoos, how to pass the “Sexy Lamp Test” and the fact that all comics are political.

The Disney Princess / Justice League Mashups You Didn’t Know You Needed

There usually isn’t a ton of overlap between Disney princess fans and superhero fans. The culture of each fanbase is quite different and they tend to attract different types of people. But DeviantArt user Micah Graham (a.k.a. MuiMushroom) saw princess and superheroes as two great tastes that taste great together and made these brilliant Disney/Justice League mashups.

I was just thinking that it would be a fun crossover to do, it started out as just a discussion with my brother, “If the princesses were super-hero’s who would they be?” That sort of thing, and we began matching them up. It was just a fun little thing to get ready for Comic-con, and it was a lot of fun designing the costumes.

Check out the gallery of superheroic princesses below, and then check out Micah’s other work on DeviantArt.