neil-gaiman:

These are fascinating and enlightening.
When they get to the Sandman story A Game of You, I’d love to know whether it would pass a reverse Bechdel test. Whether there are any scenes in there where a) it has two men in it and b) those two men talk to each other c) about something other than a woman. (Mostly just curious, and a long way from my copies.)
bechdeltestingcomics:

The Sandman #11, 1989, by Neil Gaiman and Mike Dringenberg
It has to have two women in it: Rose Walker, Barbie, Chantal and Zelda.
Who talk to each other: Rose, speaks to Barbie and Chantal.
About something besides a man: They talk about themselves.
Passed
Cover by Dave McKean


Yes: A Game of You passes the reverse Bechdel.  Pages 26 & 27 of the original trade, Morpheus/Dream* and Matthew** discuss the state of the Dreaming***, not yet knowing that the disturbance they’ve noticed is an annulet.*****
* self-identified male anthropomorphized concept/super-deity** male crow who in life had been a human male***a realm that, inasmuch as it is an aspect of Dream himself, could be considered nominally male******** except for those sections of the Dreaming that explicitly identify as female, none of which is mentioned in this conversation. ***** which is only revealed to be the manifestation of a human female a few issues later

neil-gaiman:

These are fascinating and enlightening.

When they get to the Sandman story A Game of You, I’d love to know whether it would pass a reverse Bechdel test. Whether there are any scenes in there where a) it has two men in it and b) those two men talk to each other c) about something other than a woman. (Mostly just curious, and a long way from my copies.)

bechdeltestingcomics:

The Sandman #11, 1989, by Neil Gaiman and Mike Dringenberg

It has to have two women in it: Rose Walker, Barbie, Chantal and Zelda.

Who talk to each other: Rose, speaks to Barbie and Chantal.

About something besides a man: They talk about themselves.

Passed

Cover by Dave McKean

Yes: A Game of You passes the reverse Bechdel.  Pages 26 & 27 of the original trade, Morpheus/Dream* and Matthew** discuss the state of the Dreaming***, not yet knowing that the disturbance they’ve noticed is an annulet.*****

* self-identified male anthropomorphized concept/super-deity
** male crow who in life had been a human male
***a realm that, inasmuch as it is an aspect of Dream himself, could be considered nominally male****
**** except for those sections of the Dreaming that explicitly identify as female, none of which is mentioned in this conversation.
***** which is only revealed to be the manifestation of a human female a few issues later