April 27, 2007
Director of Publicity
1700 Broadway, 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10019-5905
We’ve talked a few times and met once at CCSD, so even though I don’t know you very well, I feel I know you well enough to bring the Stephanie Brown memorial case in the Batcave situation and potential PR flap to your attention. I’m enclosing a copy of the well-written article in the April issue of Sequential Tart, On the Topic of Stephanie Brown, by Kathrine Keller that inspired me to get in touch with you.
I haven’t worked in PR very much, but I’ve been around it enough to know that small actions that reap great rewards and kudos are desirable. I feel strongly that sticking a memorial case in the Batcave is one of those acts, as well as an easy one. If DC does it soon enough they won’t look like they’re caving into pressure. You can spin it as one of those “Oh, thanks for bringing that to our attention” things and everyone who’s annoyed by the memorial case double standard will love DC, or at least they will no longer have this particular issue annoying them.
I don’t know how many Batman titles are running, I’m only following the All-Star Batman and Robin romp, but all Frank Miller has to do is put a memorial case for Stephanie Brown in that incredible Batcave I saw in Issue 4 and he’s a hero to the Defendez La Stephanie Brown crowd. Frankly, I don’t care which Batcave DC puts it in, I’d just like to see it in one of them.
This is an easy way for DC to look good for a few minutes, so David, if you are so inclined, please see if you can get someone at DC to see it that way and do the right thing.
Yours as ever,
Editor, The Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society
PS. Ever needing content, I’m putting this letter on my blog (www.hackenblog.com), so if you answer, let me know what I can’t make public. It’s okay if you don’t answer; hopefully you’ll be too busy getting S. Brown a memorial case in the Batcave.