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Amanda Waller Creator John Ostrander Writes About Character’s ‘Sexy’ Redesigns

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Of all the redesigns that took place for DC's "New 52" relaunch, the one that was most disappointing to the staff of ComicsAlliance was undoubtedly the one that hit Amanda Waller. Rather than the short, stout, and impossibly tough woman who appeared in the pages of John Ostrander, Kim Yale and Luke McDonnell's Suicide Squad, the redesigned Waller was young, slim and sexy. She was, in other words, just like every other "idealized" body type in superhero comics, and lost a bit of what made her unique.

Well, it seems our disappointment has found us in good company, alongside no less than Ostrander himself. In a column at ComicMix that went up this week, the writer expressed both a love of the character he shaped for over 60 issues, and a dismay at how the character's redesign conflicts with his original intent.

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Link Ink: Tons Of ‘Captain America 2′ Images, Valiant RPGs And Hello Kitty Home Safety

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Get through the middle of the week with Wednesday's links.

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‘Arrow’ Season 2 Recap, Episode 15: ‘The Promise’

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The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson will be following along to see how he fares.

This week's flashback-heavy episode features a ship raid, a chokeslam, an art tour, and a lot of loaded dialogue.

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Link Ink: The Winter Soldier’s Butt, The CW’s Suicide Squad And Songs Inspired By Batman

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Click through to take a look at Thursdays links.

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‘Arrow’ Season 2 Recap, Episode 14: ‘Time of Death’ [SPOILERS]

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The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson will be following along to see how he fares.

This week, yet another Lance family gathering goes awry, a pilot shows up on Flashback Island and immediately dies, and the Clock King wreaks havoc.

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Television’s New Flash Could Actually Look Like The Flash

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Behold the Flash -- or at least, the head of the Flash -- as he will be seen in the upcoming CW pilot spun out of Arrow and based on the DC Comics superhero. Actor Grant Gustin will portray a version of the Barry Allen incarnation of the Flash, a police scientist who encountered Arrow Oliver Queen in two episodes of his Arrow series.

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See The Suicide Squad Lineup Set To Debut On ‘Arrow’

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If you're an avid Arrow viewer, then you'll remember how Amanda Waller (played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson) approached Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White) a few weeks ago and asked him to be part of her new unit (which is really "more of a squad").

Well, the makeup of that Suicide Squad has been revealed in some new photos posted to CBR. The members appear to be (from left to right): Bronze Tiger, mad bomber Shrapnel (Sean Maher), Waller, and Deadshot (Michael Rowe). Also present are A.R.G.U.S. agent Lyla Michaels/Harbinger (Audrey Marie Anderson) and, surprisingly, none other than Team Arrow member John Diggle (David Ramsey).

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Link Ink: ‘Arrow’ Season 3, Kaneda’s Friend Travis, And Shaun White’s Gundams

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Wrap up your week with a host of Friday links.

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FLASH FACT: Original Flash TV Actor John Wesley Shipp To Appear In New CW Series Pilot

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The first actor to play the Flash on film will have a role in the DC Comics' superhero's newest TV venture.  TV Guide reports that John Wesley Shipp will appear in an as yet unrevealed role in the Flash pilot, a spinoff of the network's popular Arrow series, also based on a DC superhero.

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‘Arrow’ Season 2 Recap, Episode 13: ‘Heir To The Demon’ [SPOILERS]

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The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson will be following along to see how he fares.

This week, Sara Lance makes out with everyone she can, because why not? Also, some dumb stuff about a dumb mayoral campaign.

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