Don't know if anyone has posted to this link or not, but it is a thoughtful and provocative article from a woman's perspective about the way previously powerful female characters are now being handled in DC:
I haven't read the book, but unless there is some strange act that Kori is putting on, the panels that I've seen just look sad.
I was really looking forward to both of the comics discussed in the article, but I honestly don't know if I can after reading that. I did notice one thing though, when she mentions female superheroes she looked up to it was all Marvel characters. So that got me wondering, is Marvel any better when it comes to this kind of stuff?
Something I heard today was kind of interesting: the events of Bendis' first issue of Alias are somewhat similar to the first issue of Winnick's Catwoman, but it manages to be about ten thousand times classier because it knows what it's doing.