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Spoilers: From the 'Eyes of the Gorgon' trade
Seven Pages )

title: wonder woman
char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira
char: veronica cale
char: steve trevor
creator: greg rucka
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posted this at the old S_D 1.0. thought i'd re-post here:

classic golden age wondie. now featuring steve "the brain" trevor!

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eta: why steve is dressed as he is in the 4th dimension:

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suggested tags: creator: william moulton marston, creator: h.g. peter, era: golden age, title: sensation, publisher: dc comics, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, char: steve trevor
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Four scans from Wonder Woman #40.

Must I do everything around here? )

char: etta candy, char: steve trevor, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, title: wonder woman, creator: gail simone, creator: aaron lopresti
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Boy, do I have some crack for y'all today. Published in Wonder Woman #7, winter of 1943. This is a long story, so I counted the pages and made sure I didn't have too many. Had to delete a few of the scans that were in this post on the old s_d.

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Album for dial-uppers.
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This one was published in 1946. I gather that the issue had multiple stories about Lana, whose mental turmoil about her relationship with her no-good boyfriend Carl Ambishun AKA Silas Sneek had the side effect of taking her and the Holliday girls to other time periods, where they would temporarily forget that they hadn't been born in ancient Greece or wherever and behave as if they belonged there. Since Lana said "Oh, my formula", I'm assuming she made some kind of chemical thingie that she drank that gave her this ability. I really, really want to see how this concept was introduced. But all my collection includes is the last of the stories about Lana.

Wonder Woman in the Wild West. )
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Thank you, everyone who said they wanted to see more WW! So I will work my way backwards through my own LJ, posting one a day (when possible) until I've reposted it all. And I'll repost the few non-WW posts I made too, though not till after I'm done with Wondy.

The first few posts will be from this 70's collection, as was yesterday's.

This issue was published in 1945. It was one of my favorites from this old collection, mainly because there was a lot of bondage.

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I only got one comment expressing interest, but I'll try reposting a couple of my old WW posts here and see what kind of response I get. If people are interested, I'll repost one a day until they're all here. I'll be posting them backwards, since I'm harvesting them from my own LJ.

Oh, also: can someone please repost that manga drawing of a guy with kittens strapped to his chest? I know I saved it to my hard drive, but I can't find it. Classics like that should be kept in circulation.

This issue of Wonder Woman was published in 1946.

I find that I don't have as many snarky remarks to make about most of the issues from this collection. They carefully chose the least whacked out stories. They also chose the ones with the least bondage. Not that there still wasn't plenty, but when I later heard people making jokes about all the bondage, I thought they were being silly. Then the Archive Editions started being published, and I realized they were right all along.
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Before the Great Disaster, I had a few posts covering some of the lesser known Wonder Woman villains. May as well try again.

Doctor Poison was Wonder Woman's arguably Wonder Woman's first costumed/recurring villain (some argue that Ares or Hercules fit that bill).

An appointment with Doctor Poison )
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I'm not sure I can really describe this one. For Wonder Woman 200, one of those 80-page giants, DC commissioned a back-up strip pastiching (not a word) the Golden Age, complete with "the Golden Age Veronica Cale". So basically it's a Golden Age AU fanfic of Greg Rucka's run, only with less smut.

But even by Golden Age standards, there's some impressive crackitude. Just take a look.

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From as far back as Marston, Wonder Woman's defining short phrase, her version of "Caped Crusader" or "Man of Steel" or "Scarlet Speedster," has been "Amazon Princess." Which is fair, because that's what she is in the most literal sense - the daughter of the amazon queen (well at least until they dissolved the monarchy, but at this point I think I'm going to have to admit I've lost that one) - but for most of her pre-Crisis history, was nevertheless a relatively empty phrase. Diana was a princess because girls like princesses, as any Disney exec can tell you, and that was it. Occasionally the authority was useful, but basically it was a purely meta thing that was merely convenient shorthand for her specialness.

Part of Perez' genius was to actually consider what being a princess means for Diana, especially from the mythical perspective of this very mythical character. Mythic royalty isn't about tiaras and castles, after all. It's about stewardship, struggle, king sacrifice; about servitude and symbiosis and taking your people's burdens for your own. Diana, as Athena's champion and essentially a demigod, is an avatar of the Olympians, yes - but as heir to the throne, she's also the avatar of the amazons, and that responsibility is as integral to her character as her duty to her gods. She bleeds when her people bleed, they win when she wins, their story is hers and hers theirs. And Perez' run was saturated with that understanding, in a constant intertwining of Diana's mission and the activities of the Amazon Nation as a whole. She's not just one of them, she's not even just the best of them; she is them, full stop. That concept underpins the particular awesomeness I've got on offer today - this is the story of Themyscira and how the Amazon Nation reconnected with Man's World. Because Diana did, and so that Diana could. And because it's a damn good story.

Also, Diana v. Lois action. You know you want to see that.

Man do I love that cover. )

Next time: Perez attempts to pre-empt strawfeminist portrayals of the Themyscirans with some strawfeminists of his own for Diana to oppose. And because he is Perez, they end up completely fascinating anyway.


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