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"The fun is in taking that iteration of those characters out of that timeframe having them interact in a darker and more modern story structure." - Larry Hama

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Following "Batman '66", DC's next Digital First title, is the Lynda Carter inspired "Wonder Woman '77"



Now it has to be said that, though Batman 66 set it's own surreal tone, Wonder Woman 77 was more of a product of the late 1970's... Disco... a certain post Bicentennial afterglow of patriotic fervour and the pesky, pesky Russians....

So what could be more natural... )
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I'm a little more generous to the New-52 than some other fans, there are a lot of books I've enjoyed, including Wonder Woman, but one thing I have not been able to forgive is making Diana the daughter of Zeus. Of course Azzarello and Jim Lee had their reasons for doing so, as stated in this article:



“She’s going to learn she’s not who she was told she was,” Azzarello told the Post. “Everybody’s got a father, even if he’s not the nicest guy in the world.”

DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee told the Post that rewriting the character’s origins to make her the offspring of two parents rather than, say, sand could make Wonder Woman accessible to many readers. “In this case, making her a god actually makes her more human, more relatable,” said Lee.


I reject that reasoning... first off I question why in a universe where there are a number of last of their kind aliens, demons, and immortals we read about that a woman forged from clay is such a stretch. The two largest religions in the world share a creation story where a man was formed from dust, and his wife from his rib.

Never mind the "everyone has got a father," thing while true from a biological perspective (depending on how you define father), does not necessarily play into the life of every person raised by a same-sex couple, or single parent.

And most importantly, it undermines a parallel to Greek Myth and the origin of Pandora in Hessiod's Works and Days. More on that

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News from NYCC

Since Batman 66 has been doing quite well, it seems only natural that for their next title, DC Digital are producing one based on TV's live-action Wonder Woman!

And the first cover art from Nicola Scott is a thing of genuine beauty!

She's a wonder, Wonder Woman! )
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Two semi-familiar faces (one unexpected) appear for the first time in the last two pages...

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