Warkiller II: This Time It’s Personal

Warkiller II: This Time It’s Personal

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

Before I really get into this week’s entry, let me just say that we got some amazingly good Wonder Woman news this week. One of the few DC Comics that I enjoy enough to actually pick up in single issues is Batman ’66. Based on and written in the style of the Adam West TV show, it’s a rare bit of fun that DC is somehow publishing while its main line of comics is relentlessly dark and gritty and ’90s Image-style xxxtreme. Well, one thing I’ve been saying is, “But what I’d really like to see is Wonder Woman ’77!” And darned if that’s not just

what DC is giving us—yet another WW series, this one based on the 1970s Lynda Carter TV show! I complain a lot about how I feel DC has misused and continues to misuse the world’s most prominent female superhero, but this news fills me with delight. And that will mean four ongoing Wonder Woman series, at least if you count Superman/Wonder Woman, which I guess we have to. And two of them (WW ’77 and Sensation Comics) I’m even interested in! Read more

From First to Last

From First to Last

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

here for previous installments. Read more

They Come in Threes

They Come in Threes

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

Last Wednesday no fewer than three comics starring Wonder Woman came out. If that’s not worth a write-up, I don’t know what is.

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When First We Learn to Deceive

When First We Learn to Deceive

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

We’re still in the late 1970s period of the first season of the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman TV series, and because that season was set during World War II, suddenly so was the Wonder Woman comic book. In DC Comics continuity, that meant a shirt to Earth-2, where Wondy, Superman and Batman were all active in the 1940s, as part of the Justice Society of America.

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Returning Japanese

Returning Japanese

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

A few weeks ago we started a

two-part story about some shapeshifting Japanese assassin trying to kill General Douglas MacArthur. Now let’s take a look at the stunning conclusion! Read more

Choose Your Own Wonder Woman

Choose Your Own Wonder Woman

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

Wonder Woman fans have had a tough time lately. First we get the news that Wonder Woman would finally make her live action movie debut… but only as one of many characters in the Batman vs. Superman movie (you know, the one with Ben Affleck as Batman), along with Aquaman and Cyborg. The word is that a Wonder Woman solo movie is somewhere in the queue of the DC Cinematic Universe movies that DC is building off of Man of Steel, sometime after the Justice League movie. (Couldn’t they hold off on their mammoth let’s-copy-Marvel master plan until they’d gotten one movie right, maybe?) Who knows, maybe they’ll make Aquaman and Cyborg movies first. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman actually made her feature film debut earlier this year. Where? In The Lego Movie. Seriously, after 73 years, that was her first time on the silver screen.

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The Diana Princes’ Diaries

The Diana Princes’ Diaries

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

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Pardon My Vibrators…of Death!

Pardon My Vibrators…of Death!

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

In the

last issue, Steve Trevor turned into a monster and died. I mean, sure, Steve only just came back from the dead, but that was a totally different Steve Trevor, the Earth-1 Steve of the 1970s. This is World War II Steve, on Earth-2, and he’s dead! Dead! Dr. Mid-Nite said so and everything, and he’s a doctor and a super-hero! If only there were some hope, like, say, the cover of the issue explaining that there’s a formula that could save Steve’s life. Read more

My Boyfriend Is a Monster

My Boyfriend Is a Monster

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

here for previous installments. Read more

It’s a Wonder Woman Thing

It’s a Wonder Woman Thing

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

So what was the Wonder Woman of the 1970s up to in 1977, while both her own comic and her backup feature in World’s Finest were only telling stories set during World War II, taking their cue from the Lynda Carter TV show? Well, the modern-day WW was still appearing regularly in Justice League of America (and Super Friends, but that was based on the cartoon and wasn’t quite in continuity), despite DC’s editorial stance that it would be confusing for new readers to have her in the 1940s on TV and the present day in the comics. Really, they were just trying to have it both ways.

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