Wonder Woman Wednesday

Wonder Woman Wednesday (159)

With Wonder Woman 2 not coming out until November 2019, we can only speculate and fantasize about how awesome it will be. A few bits of information have come out about the movie, and I’m here to tell you the dirt (as I know it).

Back in the hay day of comics (also known as the ‘80s), there was somewhat of a British Invasion. DC Comics’ then president, Jeanette Kahn, was looking to inject new energy into the company and went abroad to recruit British talent. The likes of writers Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Neil Gaiman definitely made an impact and shaped the way comics would lead in the future.  The mature writing that said writers did inspired a little subgroup for mature readers, the legendary Vertigo Comics.  There was also “discovered” British artists in the likes of Alan Davis, Dave Gibbons, and Brian Bolland.

Hey, readers! Happy Wonder Woman Wednesday. Lynda Carter is all over the place these days. I’m happy to see during Wonder Woman’s “Rebirth” that Lynda is having something of a rebirth herself.

Looking fabulous as ever, '70s

One of my all-time favorite comic creators is John Byrne. Most famous for his run on The Uncanny X-Men with writer Chris Claremont, Byrne boasts an epic resume, and that resume includes Wonder Woman.

They say older music, for the first time in history is outselling current music. Supposedly, because it’s so much better than what is being currently made. It makes me wonder if the same thing holds true with comics.  IDW is releasing an “Artist’s Artifact” version of John Byrne’s run on the

Hello, fellow Amazons, Manazons, and Glamazons! Wonder Woman Wednesday became Wonder Woman Tuesday as Lynda Carter received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, April 3, at 11:30 a.m. in Los Angeles.

Of course, I needn’t remind you that Lynda is the most iconic version of Wonder Woman that I believe we have ever had, and that is how most people know her and how most people know Wonder Woman. Of course, there’s more to Lynda than that. She’s an actress, model, beauty queen, award-winning voice-over actress, and talented jazz singer! (I’ve seen her twice!) I think it’s easy to agree that it was Lynda who really brought the character to life, giving us a loving, compassionate Wonder Woman with a great heart, undeniable beauty, and feminine strength.

When I was a little, bright-eyed boy in the Midwest, I had dream to go to Los Angeles some day, become a wildly rich and famous actor, win an Oscar (The acceptance speech has been written for years!), and receive my coveted star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Well, I did move to Los Angeles at least. The rest is still sorting itself out.

Hello, readers! Welcome to another exciting episode of Wonder Woman Wednesday and Happy Women’s History Month. The sisters are doing it for themselves! I trust everyone bought Justice League on Blu-ray, so they can fast forward to all of the Wonder Woman scenes without having to sit through the rest of that white-hot mess? Good.

Okay, readers! We have some excellent news this week. I was espousing in a recent column how DC Comics should be doing major Wonder Woman projects with top-tier talent, as Wonder Woman fever is in full swing thanks to the success of the amazing film and Gal Gadot’s spectacular performance in the titular role. I believe I also mentioned how cool a book about the history of the Amazons would be. Well, what do you know? It appears the comic gods have heard and answered!

DC has announced a new imprint within their publishing house called “DC: Black Label.” “Black Label,” of course, inferring a certain caliber of quality. The best of the best. The cream of the crop. Like an aged scotch or a fancy cheese. The idea is putting top talent with top properties for some super top stories. 
With Batman and Superman attached to the imprint, naturally, the one I’m most excited about is Wonder Woman

Hello, readers! Wow! This is good time to be a comic book geek at this years Oscars: the shout-out to John Romita Jr. and Len Wein, recognition for Black Panther, Gal Gadot presenting with Armie Hammer, Jimmy Kimmel giving Wonder Woman props. As disappointing as it was that Wonder Woman wasn’t nominated (despite my bias . . . I thought it was a really good, well-done film.), I think the Wonder Love was there. The sequel seems so agonizingly far away.

One of the best parts of the success of Wonder Woman’s comic for DC Comics' popular “Rebirth” event was watching artist Liam Sharp’s own rebirth as a mainstream superhero comic artist. I first encountered Liam’s art during a brief, but memorable, run on the Hulk alongside writer Peter David and inker Robin Riggs back in the day. I really liked Liam’s art and was sad to see his run so short lived. I would love to see him return to the character.  After that, I kind of lost track of Liam’s career, as he went on to start his own comic publishing platform, Madefire. 

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