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All the World Was Waiting For You

There was a famous review from Janet Maslin at the New York Times back in 1982 for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, in the wake of the somewhat blah reaction to Star Trek: The Motion Picture. “Now,” wrote Maslin, “this is more like it.” Well, after a long run of uninspiring DC movies […]

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Whence Wonder Woman and Whither…?

Everything you think you know about Wonder Woman is true. However, it’s probably not true in the way you think it’s true and it’s certainly not true all the time. When Wonder Woman started out in 1941, women weren’t doing well in society. As often happens when war looms, people focus on it and the […]

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WONDER WOMAN Is Everything

When I heard Patty Jenkins was directing a Wonder Woman movie, I was excited. But I wasn’t sure what to expect. DC TV shows kick ass, but the movies have been questionable at best. I’ve loved the character of Wonder Woman since I was a kid. I adore Lynda Carter. I’m still a little mad […]

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Looking at “A League of One”

I have a confession to make. I didn’t know anything about Wonder Woman for a long time into my time reading comics. I knew her by sight, sure. It’s hard not to; she’s one of the most iconic and referenced characters in pop culture. Eventually, there came a point where I felt like it was […]

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All the World Is Waiting For You

Wonder Woman’s biggest bit of mass-media exposure was, of course, her hit 1970s TV series, starring Lynda Carter as Diana Prince/ Wonder Woman. Premiering in 1975 as a pilot movie entitled THE NEW ORIGINAL WONDER WOMAN (so as to avoid confusion with an earlier and unsuccessful 1974 attempt entitled simply WONDER WOMAN, which starred a […]

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Enter Diana, Part II

With the death of William Moulton Marston in 1947, the WONDER WOMAN strip was entering into a new phase of its publication. No longer singlemindedly focused on issues of gender equality and submission, WONDER WOMAN instead took on a more straightforward adventure style, being handled primarily by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Ross Andru. Andru’s […]

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Enter Diana

By all accounts, M.C. Gaines was no dummy. The publisher of All-American Comics (publisher of FLASH, GREEN LANTERN, HAWKMAN and many others, and sister company to DC Comics before the two merged in 1944) had read an article in a recent issue of FAMILY CIRCLE, which, while it wasn’t outright attacking comic books, seemed to […]

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May Is Wonder Woman Month!

Wonder Woman is finally about to make her feature-film debut, and we’re marking the occasion this month with the May banner from our always amazing Artist-in-Residence Elena Casagrande, aided and abetted this month by the scintillating Simone Di Meo!

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