Liam Sharp’s Cheetah Designer Credit Missing From Wonder Woman 1984

Cheetah

One point that I usually make while writing about comic book films, is the acknowledgment of the comic book creators that made it possible to bring those characters and stories to life. Comic books aka the source material of these books are what make things like the Marvel Cinematic Universe possible. Why you have the successful Arrowverse and the ever-growing DCEU. Even dark series like The Boys, Preacher, and The Walking Dead are around thanks to comic books. So when a comic book creator doesn’t get the proper acknowledgment, to me and other comic book enthusiasts, it’s a big deal.

In the credits for Wonder Woman 1984, they thank comic book creators like Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott. But they left out the artist Liam Sharp. During the great time that was DC Rebirth Sharp worked with Rucka and Scott on the Wonder Woman book. Sharp handled the odd-numbered books that told a story that focused a lot on Cheetah. Since then, his design for the character has been used all over the DC Universe. This included a big role later in Justice League as part of the nefarious Legion of Doom.

Cheetah

Being that his co-workers got credit for their work on Wonder Woman, it was justified for him to feel left out. Below is the tweet he wrote venting his frustration, but showing nothing but class.

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In the thread that follows he states that this was something that was pointed out to him, not something he was looking for.  But he goes on to talk about his work on Cheetah. He immediately got lots of love from the comic book world including Dan Jurgens, Jimmy Palmiotti, Gail Simone, and Donny Cates to name a few. Soon after, Patty Jenkins, the director for Wonder Woman 1984 responded to Sharp’s missing credit as a mistake. Claiming that he was supposed to be in the credits and had no idea how he was left out.

To which Sharp responded:

The main reason I write this piece today is not to bash Warner Bros. for the oversight (ok maybe a little bit), but to give credit where credit is due. As part of the source for characters like Cheetah, Sharp should be given credit for his amazing work. If you’d like to see some of his current work at DC look no further than his run on The Green Lantern with Grant Morrison. He also wrote and did the artwork for The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman. While it may not be a credit on a major motion picture. At least we can highlight his contributions to the DCEU via pieces like this!

via: CBR

 

 

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