Welcome Home, Wonder Woman!

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    1. "Wonder Woman was born on Paradise Island, but her life as a comic book heroine has been hell.

    2. Her unlikely origin story began with polygraph pioneer William Moulton Marston, a feminist theorist and psychologist with an apparent bondage fetish, who invented the Amazon warrior princess with the blue eyes and ample — ahem — ringlets of hair.

    a. 'Marston is credited as the creator of the systolic blood pressure test used in an attempt to detect deception, which became one component of the modern polygraph.' William Moulton Marston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    b. 'Marston wrote: "Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power.' Ibid.




    3. But Prospect Heights [Brooklyn] artist Cliff Chiang, has come to her rescue with a fresh reboot....In this past Wednesday’s release of the “0” issue, Diana of Themyscira finally gets an origin story that is cogent and concise, has a bold 1960s Marvel art style, and presents a clear theme: when a coming-of-age hero is taken under the wing of Ares, she must decide if death is necessary for justice.

    4. “It’s not a standard origin story where we show how she left Paradise Island, but it is about her character and a specific moment of how she grows into a hero,” Chiang said.

    5. “The ‘0’ issue deals with Wonder Woman’s childhood. We hint at it not being as rosy as one might think. She’s a princess in a culture that prizes skill and achievement, so she’s always had to prove herself worthy of the title.”



    6. ...(the) work is a part of DC’s attempt to relaunch its entire line of comics, branding them “The New 52” and starting each character with a clean slate.

    7. ... the opportunity to craft a new narrative for the femme fighter, showing her slug it out with Apollo, wrestle with Poseiden’s tentacled minions, and nearly marry Hades.

    8. “Our job for ‘The New 52’ was explicitly to reinterpret the classic Wonder Woman story in a way that would be accessible for new readers and exciting for long-time fans,” Chiang said. “We’ve made some people angry, but we’ve also gained a different audience that had never picked up a Wonder Woman comic before,...




    9. And in reintroducing the woman warrior to new audiences, Chiang didn’t feel as though he was tasked with redeeming the character — just doing what it took to get her right.

    10. ...simplifying and streamlining, and making her feel distinct and believable as an Amazon warrior. Her height and build, her big Mediterranean hair, the cut of her shorts, those were all things I had to consider carefully. "
    Cliff Chiang's 'New 52' rendition of Wonder Woman • Brooklyn Daily


    Can never have too many female superheroes



    We can never have too many female superheroes!!
    Welcome home, Wonder Woman!
     

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    You can, however, have too many poorly written female superheroes. :tongue:
     
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    Same for male superheroes?
     
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    No doubt the next step in the Wonder Woman evolution will be her coming out as a lesbian. :cool:
     
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    Oh, there are WAY too many poorly written male superheroes! That would probably include the vast majority of superheroes that have ever existed lol.

    There is, unfortunately, a lot of crap in comics.
     
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    You'd best NOT be referring to Green Lantern, Monty.....
     
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    They were better than Lois Lane comic books
     
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    I thought you were Wonder Woman?
     
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