She’s a Sensation

She’s a Sensation

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

Readers of this space may recall that I was super excited (or maybe wonder excited—nah, that’s dumb) about Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, the anthology series of various writers and artists telling Wonder Woman stories that don’t have to fit at all into current continuity. I wrote up the

first four issues here, but it’s up to #7 by now. Whatever happened to that?  Read more

Meet the B-Sides

Meet the B-Sides

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

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You Take the Good, You Take the Bad

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

A couple of weeks ago, two important Wonder Woman comics came out. One was the first issue of Wonder Woman by its much-dreaded new creative team of beefcake/cheesecake artist David Finch and his wife, untested writer Meredith Finch. And to judge the book by the cover, things didn’t look too promising. Oh, the baby-doll face! Oh, the awkward T&A pose!

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Wondy Don’t Play That

Wondy Don’t Play That

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

It may be late in the day, but dagnabbit, it’s still Wednesday! Usually I write these things the night before, but last night I was exhausted and in a bit of a funk and not feeling up to writing. But also, I knew this particular Wednesday would be a big one for Wonder Woman. Maybe the biggest news is that Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s run on Wonder Woman ends today with issue 35, clearing the way for the much-dreaded new team of David and Meredith Fitch, but I read the current Wonder Woman series in trade collections, so I can’t talk intelligently about the last issue without reading the run-up to it. I will say, though, that all of DC’s series this month have Halloween-themed “monster” variants available, and Aaron Lopestri’s vampire variant for Wonder Woman #35 is pretty great.

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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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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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Winter Wonder Woman

Winter Wonder Woman

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

It’s that time again. ’Tis the season to dig up another one of Wonder Woman’s very special Christmas stories from the 1940s, by Wonder Woman creators William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter. This one’s from 1945’s Sensation Comics #38, reprinted in the hardbound Wonder Woman Archives vol. 5.

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That Spyin’ Lion

That Spyin’ Lion

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

Just a quick one this week—too busy with other stuff. I have to say, too, that DC isn’t making it easy for me to write happy shiny things about its (and comicdom as a whole’s) most prominent superheroine when the company itself keeps making dick moves that look and quack a lot like misogyny.

There’s only so many times I can read about the latest DC debacle or the ongoing frustration with the lack of a Wonder Woman movie before I start to feel pretty glum in my fandom. And sure, I can write angry, but that’s really not where I want to be.

So! It’s time to hop in the wayback machine and head way, way back to 1943.  Let’s take a look at the very last story in Wonder Woman Archives vol. 2: “The Talking Lion.”

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