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The Real Housewives of the DC Universe by Femmes-Fatales The Real Housewives of the DC Universe by Femmes-Fatales
This was another illustration inspired by the podcast Misty Knight's Uninformed Afro (which can be found here: mkuapodcast.com), hosted by Jamie Broadnax and Stephanie Williams. Specifically episode 6 where they discuss the idea of an Amanda Waller-led Real Housewives-style series. 

Truth be told, there are a lot of great supporting women in the DC Universe who would be badass being spun off into their own series. For this piece, I stuck to those who are specifically love interests for the main Justice League members. So, we've got Lois Lane (Superman), Talia al Ghul (Batman), Mera (Aquaman), and Iris West (the Flash), plus Amanda Waller. You know she'll bring the most quotable shade of this group.

I actually had quite a lot of fun drawing these gals because I don't often get to draw supporting characters.

As always, I love hearing from you all so please feel free to leave a comment below. And don't forget to check out Misty Knight's Uninformed Afro!

Enjoy! :)
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mr-redx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student General Artist
I read why you went with these 5, and I respect your decision.:)
But if I may offer my own critique, I'm surprised Sue Dibny didn't make the cut. Her and Elongated Man's marriage seemed almost perfect, I'd like to think her "Real Housewives" story would say different, and that she's the head of this group due to still being married to her husband(if you ignore her death, that is).
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
She didn't make the cut for obvious reasons. You could always just pretend Lois is Sue if it bothers you that much. They basically look the same - white ladies with black hair. 😂
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TrekkieGal Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:wow:

Did you see the episode that Amanda Waller, ripped Lois Lanes dress right off her at the Metropolis Mayor Banquet?  EMBARRASSING1
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Given the difference in their ages and body types, I'm not convinced Lois and Amanda would wear the same formalwear. Haha! ^^;
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TrekkieGal Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Now who said they were wearing the same dress? :confused:
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, my mind filled in the blanks since I couldn't make sense of it being in character. She's a master manipulator. She'd probably blackmail Perry into sending Lois off into the coldest, most remote part of the world if she felt so inclined to get back at her for something.
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TrekkieGal Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
True, but this is Reality Television.  I mean perhaps Amanda has a drinking problem, as well as paranoid delusions that Lois is trying to sabotage her on the show.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that kind of undermines what makes Amanda Waller such a great, compelling character. While the catfight is the hallmark of the Housewives franchise, I wouldn't personally portray these five as caricatures or reality show archetypes. After all, they'd be riveting just as they are.
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TrekkieGal Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry, after listening to the drivel my roomate watches, I figure that would prevail.  In actuality, I hate the show, the premise, and listening to it.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
As a creator, I have little use for stereotypes unless they're being subverted.
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Catwoman. Selina Kyle.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What about her?
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Shouldn't she be there instead?
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why? As stated in the description, this was really about shining a light on the supporting women within the DC Universe. Selina is most definitely not a supporting character. She's headlined three solo ongoing titles (two of which nearly made it to 100 issues) and co-headlined Gotham City Sirens with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.

Of course, if you're interested in seeing Catwoman, I have a whole slew of art featuring her in my gallery (the two most recent being this one: fav.me/db2veym and this one: fav.me/da0xpgw). :)
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, this is a great idea.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
For sure, Steph and Jamie were quite astute to discuss it in Amanda's episode of Misty Knight's Uninformed Afro. How could I not draw it? :P
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again, good pic here.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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ParisNJones Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to see this as a series. Amanda would definitely keep things interesting. 
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
For sure! Although, I think they all would. With the five I went with, you've got two investigative reporters, an assassin, the leader of a government kill squad, and the Queen of Atlantis. Put them all together and you've basically got a group of women who could rule the world within a week.
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nerdtopia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amanda Waller is married? Who's the poor soul married to her?
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Since it seems you're unfamiliar with her origins, I'll let that snide comment slide. :P

Amanda was married. Her tragic familial circumstances are ultimately what led to her metamorphosis into the toughest woman in the DC Universe. I definitely recommend listening to episode six of Misty Knight's Uninformed Afro (you can find the link in the description box to this illustration) for a full synopsis of her origin.
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nerdtopia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. I was unaware. I understand now.
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Greyman101 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
I only recognized Amanda Waller and Mera right away, mostly thanks to DCEU stuff, though I remember the latter from reading Blackest Night.  Thanks to watching Amy Adams as Lois these days, I didn't realize it was her. I didn't even guess about Iris, even though I've seen some episodes of Flash. Aren't they also going to make her black in the DCEU movies? Guess it's something that stuck like with Alicia Masters and Nick Fury.

Oh, what about Carol Ferris?
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What about Carol Ferris?
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ParisNJones Featured By Owner Edited Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Iris will be Black in the DCEU movies as well. She'll be played by Kiersey Clemons, who starred in the movie "Dope" and will be in the "Flatliners" remake.
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Greyman101 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
So she is DC's Alicia Masters. Cool.
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Steelpoodle Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Now there's an idea for a comic.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely! Steph and Jamie were onto something I'm telling you. :P
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