Continued from Part 5: Superman’s ‘Super-suit’
#2 – One part demi-goddess, two part boobs, all kickass.
Now here’s a classic heroine who rarely gets her due, often the center of controversy concerning her own wardrobe changes (to pants, or not to pants), this Amazon Princess has reverted back to a more classic look. Since her inception, WONDER WOMAN was a great concept, the first woman, superhero created by Dr. William Moulton Marston (who also invented the lie-detector). Wonder Woman was the first of many DC heroines including Supergirl, Black Canary, Batgirl, Batwoman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, the Huntress, Power-girl, and Harley Quinn among countless others.
Some of which have been just as successful as their male counterparts, on the other hand some of these characters have been rather mis-handled over the years as well. Regardless, writers have struggled with how to handle her for decades (even though, no one ‘handles’ Wonder Woman, she handles you).
Enter: Brian Azzarello, who steps in, and instantaneously fixes her baffling origin. Gone is the fable of a clay-formed goddess, in issue 3 of this superb tale, it is revealed that Diana is in fact the daughter of none other than Zeus himself! Her mother, the Queen of the Amazons, reveals that’s why Hera wants her dead. Wonder Woman is then exiled from Thermyscara (tropical lesbian paradise). By making Diana Zues’s illegitimate daughter, we now have a perfect reason for conflict among the Greek gods and it solidifies her connection to the mythology more than ever before. Throughout this story arc Hera, Hermes, Hades, and Poseidon have all played crucial parts in this family feud and I’m intrigued to see where it goes.
If you like this one, I also recommend Straczynski’s ‘Wonder Woman: Odyssey’.
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Concluded in Part 7: Aquaman is… badass?!