golden age
Comic Books, Story

Fishing in a Goldfish Bowl: Some of the Complexities of Golden Age 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

Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in The Shining
Book Reviews, Story

Shine on, you scary diamond: Stephen King’s “The Shining”

When I was younger, I liked to read. Scratch that, I loved to read. If I found a book I loved or a story I adored, I wouldn't put it down. Seriously, bookworms know of the learned skill of successfully navigating crowded hallways and classrooms with your nose stuck between pages. (Books are great, kids.… Continue reading Shine on, you scary diamond: Stephen King’s “The Shining”

Astral
Comic Books, Story

Astral Bodies, Ray Guns, and the Wonder of it All

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

celebrating
Comic Books, Story

Celebrating Wonder Woman’s First Year of Publication Or Ruining her Feminist Reputation

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

Diana
Comic Books, Story

Is that you, Diana?

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?

storm front
The Geek Embassy Podcast, Book Reviews, Podcast, Story

TGE Ep 41 – Reads: Jim Butcher’s “Storm Front”

Welcome to the first episode in our new series, The Geek Embassy Reads! This series is the official book club for the site. We will read a book and then come together to share our thoughts about it. Storm Front For the first installment, we read Storm Front by Jim Butcher. This is the first… Continue reading TGE Ep 41 – Reads: Jim Butcher’s “Storm Front”

weld
Comic Books, Story

Weld Then: Wonder Woman’s Bracelets

When it comes to Golden Age Wonder Woman, people have devoted a great deal of attention to creator William Moulton Marston’s unconventional lifestyle and his beliefs. A lot of that attention is paid to the number of scenes in which Wonder Woman is tied up and must escape. Bondage is certainly a primary source of… Continue reading Weld Then: Wonder Woman’s Bracelets