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Dynamite Entertainment has just announced that it will be publishing a crossover of two series with iconic female leads from 1970's TV; Wonder Woman (as in the Lynda Carter version) and the Bionic Woman (with Lyndsay Wagner)

Two series I have fond memories off, it'll be fun to see what they can do with this.

Also interesting that Dynamite has opened offices in DC and basically tapped some of the talent and staff that DC let go when they moved to California!

The article also mentions that they will be publishing new comics featuring The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew (though not, I would imagine the Shaun Cassidy/Parker Stevenson/Pamela Sue Martin versions);

Their new series, which will make its premiere next year, will take two tracks, Mr. Rybandt said — “one, which aims for the mass-market teen and tween reader, and also something for the comic book market that aims a little older.

The "mining the past" has been paying dividends, so this seems like a fairly sensible plan, as recently, DC has published three 60's TV franchises crossoing over all featuring the Batman '66 TV cast.

The Batman '66/Green Hornet crossover was fun, and had some nifty deathtraps, even if it did highlight what a fundamentally dull character the TV Green Hornet was (It never screened in the UK when I was growing up, so I have no nostalgic attatchment to the series, but have to say Kato I wanted to see more of, GH not so much)

Batman '66/The Man from UNCLE was thoroghly enjoyable, and I really must post some from it, as it includes an excellent analysis of what motivates Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin.

Batman '66/The Avenegers (Well, "Steed and Mrs Peel") has just started and I'm not sure about yet. Steed and Emma would meet characters like Batman and Robin in their own show, but would treat them as humourous eccentrics, whereas Batman '66 plays it's characters dead straight (when it's doing it right) so we'll see. Also the Avengers have characters die on a regular basis (especially given the bad guys they're using for the series) whereas Batman 66 had a combined death toll of about three people and all in the first few episodes (Molly in the first story, and two gunmen in the Zelda the Great episodes).

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"For the longest time, DC has put Diana on the pedestal, but because of the audience interest she hasn't really been supported. She hasn't been portrayed in a way that fought that status. But certainly in the last couple of years and this year in particular because of the film, because of Grant Morrison's "Earth One" and because of Renae De Liz's "Legend of Wonder Woman," it feels like the audience is really waking up to the fact that this character is really important. And they're showing up. I feel like that's really fantastic and that we're really lucky because we get to do something of significance with this character at a significant time." - Nicola Scott

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Liam Sharp
Colorist: Laura Martin

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"I've read everything [in "Wonder Woman"] since I left, so the goal of this is not to be "This is a continuation of Greg's run." The goal is that this is a continuation of Wonder Woman's story. Since it's cast in the light of "Rebirth," one of the things we're all working really hard at doing is reconciling some of the incredible inconsistencies that have arisen in the 75-year history of the character." - Greg Rucka

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artists: Matthew Clark & Liam Sharp
Inker: Sean Parsons
Colorists: Jeremy Colwell & Laura Martin

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'I always felt one of the fundamentals of Wonder Woman in at least the last two decades is that she always seems to be on trial, and I don't mean that in a story sense. Everyone's always saying, "Why does nobody buy Wonder Woman? Why isn't she any good?" It seems like she's always on trial, so I thought if I literalized that and made the story basically the Amazons bringing her back home after her first adventure away and putting her on trial, it'd be different from anything else you might see. The Amazons have their own ways of doing things. It's kind of asking Wonder Woman to justify herself, which I feel has almost been what the character's had to do for a long time.' -- Grant Morrison

I'm dividing this into three parts because there are so many pages. Here's part 3.

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'For the first 48 pages, there are no men — it’s just women talking to each other. And then halfway through the book, we’re building up to this big fight, and then I thought, “No, I’m not.” This book isn’t about fights, there’s not going to be any fights. So we threw out the rules of traditional boy’s adventure fiction. It’s the most exciting book I’ve done in years, it changed everything I’m thinking about the future.' -- Grant Morrison

I'm dividing this into three parts because there are so many pages. Here's part 2.

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'I sat down and I thought, “I don’t want to do this warrior woman thing.” I can understand why they’re doing it, I get all that, but that’s not what William Marston wanted, that’s not what he wanted at all! His original concept for Wonder Woman was an answer to comics that he thought were filled with images of blood-curdling masculinity, and you see the latest shots of Gal Gadot in the costume, and it’s all sword and shield and her snarling at the camera. Marston’s Diana was a doctor, a healer, a scientist. So I went back to those roots and just built it up again.' -- Grant Morrison

I'm dividing this up between three posts, since there are so many pages. Here's part 1.

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I wasn't very familiar with Etta Candy going into this issue, but based on just this, I like her so far. Here's how Diana and Etta first met, plus Diana's Xena + Samurai Jack + Quantum Leap origin. (At least for this arc. I think.)


Also, look at that sickass cover! That'd make an excellent character poster.

Writer & Artist: Renae De Liz
6 pages from a nice 20 page issue.

Hardwick, Sugar and, uh ... Araminta. Dammit. Whatever other family names. )
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"We did bring Superman into our last arc, but I really felt like for this arc, I wanted to focus not on that relationship, because there is the book for that relationship, and instead focus on the other women in her life. So you’re really going to see her relationship with Donna, and how that’s evolving. And—I wanted to develop more friendships for her. So we’re gonna see some more of that dynamic with Hessia and Zola and Hera. Because one of the biggest things for women, I find for myself, and I’m sure most women can relate to this, is your support group, and your support family." - Meredith Finch

Writer: Meredith Finch
Artist: David Finch
Inkers: Danny Miki, Jonathan Glapion, and Sonia Oback
Colorist: Sonia Oback


Warning for violence.

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"Absolutely, Wonder Woman is a feminist icon. Throughout the course of her history, she has been a role model of strength and empowerment for young women, and today, those young women of the '60s and '70s are doctors and lawyers and executives for some of the world's biggest corporations. But I think that more importantly, Wonder Woman is a humanist and I would say that today, she is simply a symbol of equality and empowerment." - Meredith Finch

Writer: Meredith Finch
Artist: David Finch
Inkers: Batt, Danny Miki, Jonathan Glapion, and Sonia Oback
Colorist: Sonia Oback


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