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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Settling for Superman

Settling for Superman

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

I’ve avoided talking about this as long as I could, but the recent news that DC is launching a new Superman/Wonder Woman series has forced my hand. I’ve been a DC Comics fan since the mid-1970s, which necessitates a certain tolerance for reboots and retcons, but I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m no fan of the current “New 52” relaunch of all DC’s titles, in which only Batman and Green Lantern continued more or less unchanged and everyone else’s history was rewritten.

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