Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back

Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

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The Twelve Labors are over and Wonder Woman’s back in the Justice League. We’re also back in the realm of issues that have never been reprinted, and will be for quite some time; none of the issues between mid-1976 and 1987 have been collected in trade paperbacks. We’re also settling into a period with Martin Pasko as the regular Wonder Woman writer. He’d written the last five issues of The Twelve Labors and would go on to write the next nine issues of Wonder Woman after that. Read more

She’s Going to Disneyland

She’s Going to Disneyland

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click 

here for previous installments. Read more

Face Off

Face Off

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click 

here for previous installments. Read more

Taking Your Time

Taking Your Time

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click 

here for previous installments. Read more

Happy to Be Sad

Happy to Be Sad

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

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Taking Liberty

Taking Liberty

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

The Twelve Labors of Wonder Woman continue, with various Justice League of America members monitoring her adventures and reporting back on whether they find her worthy to rejoin the JLA after a long absence and bout of amnesia. Unlike the other issues in this story arc, Wonder Woman #218 is split into two separate stories, each with a different Leaguer narrating. But writer Martin Pasko and artist Kurt Schaffenberger are really scraping the bottom of the membership barrel with these twin tales hosted by C-list Leaguers the Red Tornado and the Phantom Stranger.

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Lose Your Illusion

Lose Your Illusion

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

The Twelve Labors of Wonder Woman continue, as she earns her way back into Justice League membership by having various Leaguers monitor her adventures and judge whether or not she’s worthy to return. Last issue Black Canary was on Wonder Woman monitoring duty, and this time it’s her boyfriend Green Arrow’s turn. Read more

A Lad, Two Lasses and a Lasso

A Lad, Two Lasses and a Lasso

WONDER WEDNESDAY

Marin Theatre Company’s Lasso of Truth seems like it was pretty much made for me. It’s a play about the creator of Wonder Woman (and his wife and their lover), as well as the cultural legacy of America’s favorite superheroine. And yeah, I’m pretty much in the bag for that one from the start. But at the same time I’m a pretty tough room, because I know things about Wonder Woman, to put it mildly.  I’d pretty much have to, writing about her past adventures every week.

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No Boys Allowed

No Boys Allowed

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

For most of Wonder Woman’s history, it’s been a rule that no man can set foot on Paradise Island, but exactly why that is seems to change all the time. In the version I’m most used to, a man stepping on the island would instantly make the Amazons lose their immortality and any other powers, but in some stories it’s portrayed as something that would kill the man instantly or otherwise invoke the wrath of the gods. And in some stories, the prohibition is forgotten entirely. Writer-artist Mike Sekowsky showed Diana’s martial arts mentor I Ching visiting Paradise Island, and longtime WW scribe Robert Kanigher had Nubia’s male warriors hanging out on the island without a problem. But generally speaking, it’s an absolute taboo, and in this story a very rich and powerful man sets out to find out why. The answer may surprise you!

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Amazon Stage

Amazon Stage

It’s Wonder…Thursday?! Marin Theatre Company unveils Carson Kreitzer’s Wonder Woman play, Lasso of Truth. Read my feature in today’s Marin Independent Journal.

Also, I’ll be taking part in a panel discussion on the legacy of Wonder Woman after the 2pm matinee of Lasso on Saturday, March 1, alongside comic creator and women-in-comics historian Trina Robbins and Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, director of the documentary Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines. So that may be a good time to come check it out.

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