Gotta Get Back in Time

Gotta Get Back in Time

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

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Can’t Start a Fire Without a Spark

Can’t Start a Fire Without a Spark

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

This time writer Martin Pasko and artists Jose Delbo and Vince Colletta give us a two-part story in two issues, which was a fairly rare thing back in 1976. Nowadays, of course, it’s standard practice to spread a single story out over six, twelve or even 20-odd issues, but back in the ’70s single issues tended to have self-contained stories. So what’s so special about “A Life in Flames”? Well, let’s see.

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Money Can’t Buy Me Love

Money Can’t Buy Me Love

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

here for previous installments. Read more

Jerry Lewis, Warrior Princess

Jerry Lewis, Warrior Princess

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

A little while ago, when I was writing about the nonsuperpowered

“mod” era of Wonder Woman in the late 1960s, I included various team-ups and guest appearances she made in other series, as collected in the four Diana Prince: Wonder Woman trade paperbacks. But they and I omitted to mention perhaps the most notable team-up that Diana made during that period, a clash of the titans such as we’ve never seen before, in which Wonder Woman meets…Jerry Lewis?! Read more

The Amazon Incident

The Amazon Incident

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

here for previous installments. Read more

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.

So

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

Face Off

Face Off

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

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Taking Your Time

Taking Your Time

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

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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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