what you're saying with your cover photo

  • Dinah Lance: Book-wise, it's no longer about good writing per-se. It's about marketability.
  • Barbara Gordon: Of the book.
  • Dinah Lance: Of the author. There's a reason why your photo takes up the entire back cover of your books.
  • Barbara Gordon: Because I'm a very good writer.
  • Dinah Lance: You're serviceable, but your success is contingent on your image as a hot scientist chick.
  • Barbara Gordon: [to Dick Grayson] That's not true, is it?
  • Dick Grayson: Of course not! [to Dinah Lance] Don't call my partner a chick! What's the matter with you?
  • [later]
  • Barbara Gordon: I don't want to be a sexy scientist!
  • Dick Grayson: C'mon, Babs. That's like me saying I don't want to be a sexy superhero. We can't change who we are.