If you're here reading this, you know who Stan Lee is, you know what he created, and you know why the geek world mourns this week. You can find lists of his greatest achievements and his influence on the comics industry in a billion different places, but I'm not here to do that. I choose… Continue reading Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Learned from Stan Lee
Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Things Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. Deadpool 2 is coming out this week, and we are all flipping our tater tots with excitement. Why wouldn’t we be? The Merc with a Mouth is awesome. Groundbreaking. Amazeballs. Or maybe we’ve… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Deadpool
Congratulations to television’s best Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter. At 66 years old, Carter finally received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Patty Jenkins, director of 2017’s smash hit Wonder Woman was at Carter’s side as she posed with her star. Jenkins captured the importance of Carter’s portrayal of the Amazon princess: “In my… Continue reading Congratulations, Lynda Carter!
When W. M. Marston created Wonder Woman he wanted her to possess universality so that women could see their potential in her and men could see the power of women in her. This is part of her appeal — her ability to morph, transform, and flex. This is also the appeal of modern day Sensation… Continue reading You Are Wonder Woman
In December 1942 Wonder Woman was asked to star in a feature film. Initially, she suggests hiring an actress to play her part. But after hearing that Steve Trevor would be in Los Angeles she changes her mind. (Note: This contradicts previous stories where Wonder Woman is uninterested in Trevor. However, her alter-ego Diana Prince is… Continue reading Fishing in a Goldfish Bowl: Some of the Complexities of Golden Age Wonder Woman
The Golden Age of Wonder Woman One of the most fascinating elements of Golden Age Wonder Woman are the tools available to her. “Mission to Planet Eros” introduces the reader to a number of fascinating tools that haven’t been mentioned before (Marston 1). The story opens with Diana Prince dressing for work by putting on… Continue reading Astral Bodies, Ray Guns, and the Wonder of it All
Not Another New Year's Resolution Post New Year's Resolutions are a tried and trite trope. When our planet returns to its arbitrarily determined starting point in its orbit around the sun we decide to start anew and resolve to do things that we quit, failed, or forgot to do in the past year. New years… Continue reading Nerd Year Resolutions
Celebrating Year One To celebrate Wonder Woman’s first year of publication, creator William Moulton Marston spins a tail that draws Diana Prince, Wonder Woman, and Steve Trevor back together. Only the love triangle between these three is transformed into a love square involving Dolly Dancer, a young woman Diana trails Steve to meet at the… Continue reading Celebrating Wonder Woman’s First Year of Publication Or Ruining her Feminist Reputation
Darwyn Cooke’s (with Dave Stewart) DC: The New Frontier introduces us to a new incarnation of Wonder Woman. In Chapter 4: Gods and Monsters, we see a newspaper story written by Clark Kent. The article, “Superman and Wonder Woman Ease Suffering for Indo-China” is accompanied by a photograph of Wonder Woman holding a girl waving… Continue reading The Cooke’d Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman isn’t a character. Wonder Woman is a role that different characters take. This complicates discussions and understanding of Wonder Woman because that title doesn’t always refer to daughter of Hippolyte, Diana, Princess of the Amazons. Others have been Wonder Woman, and other Wonder Women exist in the multiverse. Diana Who? At some level,… Continue reading Is that you, Diana?