To the Waynemobile!

To the Waynemobile!

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

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Hands Off My Superman

Hands Off My Superman

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

There have been a number of stories over the years that have toyed with the idea of Superman and Wonder Woman becoming a couple, sometimes with Lois Lane and maybe Steve Trevor looking on in dismay. Heck, quite recently in Geoff Johns’s Justice League series, Supes and WW got to smooching, but of course in the New 52 relaunch, for worse or for worse, Superman and Lois Lane aren’t even a couple.

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Witches and Hippies and Slaves, Oh My!

Witches and Hippies and Slaves, Oh My!

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

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Where I Came In

Where I Came In

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

I wouldn’t have considered myself a Wonder Woman fan when I was a kid. I liked her well enough, and the 1970s TV series starring Lynda Carter had a lot to do with developing my adolescent ideal of womanhood, but I was much more into Green Lantern, Batman or the Flash than Wonder Woman. Still, I knew her pretty well. She was a regular star of Super Friends, both the TV cartoon and the comic-book series it spawned, and in Justice League of America, and she teamed up fairly regularly with other favorite heroes. But I wasn’t a regular reader of her own comic, so when I think about what my first Wonder Woman comic was, it’s pretty easy to remember. Almost.

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Encounter at Flashpoint

Encounter at Flashpoint

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

Last week I started talking about Flashpoint, DC Comics’ 2011 mega-crossover that led into the New 52 reboot that restarted all of the company’s superhero series and reimagined many of its characters (usually for the worse), and remained the status quo they have today. It turned out that I had so much to say about this series in general that I didn’t have space to actually talk about the part that directly involved Wonder Woman. So the quickest of recaps: The Flash has screwed up time while trying to set right a change his archenemy made in the timeline, inadvertently creating a dystopian reality in which, among other things, a war between Wonder Woman and Aquaman has led to the sinking of Wonder Woman by Atlantis and the British Isles conquered by the Amazons.

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Prelude to Flashpoint

Prelude to Flashpoint

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

DC and Marvel both love their mega-crossovers. Scarcely a month goes by when the entire superhero line of one or both of the Big Two comic book companies isn’t caught up in some universe-shaking event after which nothing will ever be the same again. In the last several years, DC has usually had more than one of these overlapping uber-crises going on at the same time.

Even so, Flashpoint was one that I thought I could safely ignore.

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Make Them Remember My Name

Make Them Remember My Name

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

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Back for a Limited Time

Back for a Limited Time

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

Man, I’m ready to be done with J. Michael Straczinski and Phil Hester’s “Odyssey,” the 2010-11 storyline in which Wonder Woman suddenly has a new costume, a new history, a new personality, and no idea she ever was anything else. The Amazons were mostly killed when she was a kid, and she grew up on the run with a rag-tag team of survivors. Nobody else remembers things any other way either, but there are plenty of hints of her old life left lying around as a sort of promise that she’ll find her way back to it somehow. And well, now would be the time. Here we look at the four issues that make up the last half of Wonder Woman: Odyssey vol. 2. (They do like to draw these storylines out as long as possible nowadays.)

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You May Find Yourself

You May Find Yourself

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

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It’s Amazon Season

It’s Amazon Season

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

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