Okay so Whoopi Goldberg did a segment at New York Comic-Con for THE VIEW and it includes not only Dan DiDio, but Joe Quesada, Kevin Smith, Diana Gabaldon, Frank Beddor and John Barrowman. Unsurprisingly, Quesada—who, like Whoopi, works for Disney—gets to be the straight man, but otherwise, considering that this is a video aimed at the demographic that traditionally has nothing to do with comics—stay at home moms and women over 25—I would judge this as the final triumph for comics culture.
As I mentioned, previously, Goldberg has always been a nerd friendly celeb, and she doesn’t patronize in a smarmy way here. It’s enthusiastic and positive—and also very girl and family friendly. I judge this a win for our side.
What does the tribe think?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.