one more for the fridge
So back in 2006 I heard that Tamora Pierce (most famous for the Tortall series beginning with Alanna: the First Adventure) was collaborating with her husband, Tim Liebe, on a limited series run for Marvel that would detail the origins of a new White Tiger in the Daredevil cosmos.
Cool, I said, because even with her faults (this poster likes to pretend the Immortals quartet did not happen) Pierce writes some pretty genuinely kick-ass heroines.
Excited to see what she would do with the super-heroine trope, I picked up the whole run of White Tiger.
I should also make it clear at the get-go: I'm primarily a DC fangirl, so my knowledge of Daredevil and the history of the White Tiger character is slim to resting solely on the firm conviction that Ben Affleck looked terrible in a red rubber body condom.
I'll spare you all the full-blown Wikipedia summary, but the gist of the new White Tiger's story is that Angela del Toro, FBI agent, is given her uncle's mystical amulets, endowing her with superhuman strength, speed, fighting prowess-- basically the typical superhero power-up.
And naturally, she fights crime-- in this case, with a little, er, help from a friend:
The new White Tiger was a strong, competent, capable crime fighter-- who also happened to be a woman. By the logic of comics, this means that her next appearance after the end of the White Tiger limited series came in Daredevil #113-- with her murder by Lady Bullseye (and later resurrection as an evil assassin, natch).
Pierce's reaction is pretty much in line with mine.
Dead ain't dead in comics, and evil ain't evil for long, I know, but it's still-- one more dead super-heroine, you know?