[identity profile] janegray.insanejournal.com 2009-07-05 01:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Wonder Woman and the Amazons actually have a pack of pet Megalodons that have the duty to devour those who try to invade Themiscyra.

...Well, had, anyway. In the last issue, WW #33, the Megalodons heroically sacrificed themselves to fight against a Kraken and other giant sea monster that were attacking the Amazons.

I never thought a bunch of enormous and ferocious sharks could be turned into woobies, but their heroic death is actually quite moving.

[identity profile] porringer.insanejournal.com 2009-07-05 02:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I must see this!


The almost-human sacrifice of the noble megalodons...

[identity profile] janegray.insanejournal.com 2009-07-05 02:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Luckily it's all in one page, because it's part of an issue that has already been scanned so I can't offer you more than that (I think, with this page, I just hit the limit).


In the very next panel, an outraged Hippolyta incites her Amazons by shouting "will you do less to defend our home?"

It's even sadder because, in a recent issue, WW had used the Megalodons to pull Tom's leg (she made one of them scare the crap out of him, although of course it was completely safe because Hippolyta had just made him an Amazon and the Megalodons never attack Amazons).

[identity profile] porringer.insanejournal.com 2009-07-05 06:23 pm (UTC)(link)

Thanks for that. I'll never cast aspersions on giant sharks again.

[identity profile] cmdr_zoom.insanejournal.com 2009-07-05 03:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Try reading Deep Wizardry, by Diane Duane.

Heinlein himself wrote the author:
"I'm a Navy man. We don't like sharks. You made me like that shark. That was a dirty trick."

[identity profile] sir_razorback.insanejournal.com 2009-07-05 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I know I have a habit when the first thing I thought when I read that was "I wonder which Trek book that one is?" =p