From Academic to Fan The current political climate makes reading classic (i.e. Marston-era) Wonder Woman feel more relevant. To be honest, reading Marston-era Wonder Woman is tough for me. The stories share a formulaic structure and repeat the same themes: Wonder Woman saves America from the Axis of Evil and along the way encounters Steve Trevor so he can remind us that Wonder Woman is beautiful and an object of desire. I feel a much more immediately attached to the Wonder Woman of Azzarello and Chiang’s work and the Wonder Woman of Finch and Finch. Modern Wonder Woman is slicker, more direct, and more complex.
This week we were inspired by a Wired Magazine article: Geek Culture’s 26 Most Awesome Female Ass Kickers! Check out the gallery for full size versions of these pictures and short descriptions of the characters and the reasons why we love them. Also, Regina was on another awesome podcast. Make sure to check out Pixel Response and their new series, Breaking Balls: Gender Politics in Media. The Doc is on their first episode focusing on female video game characters. We would love to hear about your favorite female ass kickers! Make sure to comment here or follow us on Twitter. You can even like our page on Facebook. Game on