Greetings, fellow Amazons! Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be more exciting Wonder Woman news coming out of the pipeline, here it is.
Unless YOU personally have been living in the closet this past week, you've certainly heard the Wonder news. I had just been thinking there hasn't been any thing noteworthy about Wonder Woman lately. Well, this one's a doozy.
DC Comics has announced that Wonder Woman is officially being bisexual, mostly through mouthpiece and series writer Greg Rucka. In an interview with Comicosity, Rucka stated, "Obviously, she's queer." Referencing that Wonder Woman had grown up on an island of all women, how could she not be?
Others have cited that it's been hinted at through various times in the character's tales. I'm still trying to figure out the irony in Diana abandoning Paradise Island for the first man who washes up on shore of an island inhabited solely by females.
Some people are applauding the revelation, and, naturally, there are just as many condemning it. The fact that I'm a gay may or may not be relevant to the story at this point. I was quite young when I became obsessed with Wonder Woman, and it had nothing to do with her sexuality - gay, straight, or otherwise. What she and Steve Trevor did off panel was their business.
So, part of me did thinks, why? Why address it? What difference does it make? Maybe they're just a floating convent of sexy nuns? Then, of course, it dawned on me why it's important that we address it. Because it's there. It's reality. It makes sense. It's natural and should be accepted as such. We're lucky that we live in times when people can live their natural lives openly, not shrouded by taboo. I applaud DC in their bold move. Wonder Woman is one of their biggest characters and, therefore, one of their biggest licenses, especially with a big movie on the horizon. Not to mention being in the middle of the character's 75th anniversary celebration. This has been a big year for the Amazon, indeed!
But this is big. Big in an historic way. The biggest mainstream character being labeled "queer" and or bisexual. That's huge. Just another way Wonder Woman proves to be a role model to fans who can identify with her.
That's it for this week! As always, check out I Am Wonder Fan on Facebook.
The Ballad of Donna Troy.
It occurred to me in preparing to write this week's column that it may be misleading to call Donna Troy "Wonder Girl," as she hasn't been properly Wonder Girl in quite some time - at least a generation; however, Donna Troy was the original Wonder Girl and the one and only in many people's eyes.
Greetings, fellow Amazons! I hope you all had a lovely week.
Although there's something to be said about Wonder Woman, sometimes, there's too much. So, this week I thought I'd discuss a few various going-ons in the world of Wonder Woman, like water cooler stories... (You know, if you worked in office filled with people all obsessed with Wonder Woman.)
Fans were very excited when it was announced that not only would there be an animated feature based on the Batman TV series from the sixties, but Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar would all be reprising their original Bat roles! How cool is that?
Although Wonder Woman has always been my favorite, it's fair to say the Bionic Woman gave Lynda Carter a run for her money. Although you may think that Lindsay Wagner's blonde hair would give her the edge, one would have to consider the deep blue pools of Carter's eyes and be lost in the abyss.
My fellow Amazons:
Greetings and welcome to another week of Wonder Woman Wednesday! This week, we have a special treat. We get to chat with Wonder Woman: Amazonia artist Phil Winslade.
An interesting thing happened. When Batman V Superman started releasing toys to promote its film, fans (and Wonder Woman fans) were treated to a new batch of Wonder Woman action figures and dolls. The only problem is . . . they were not the best looking. That is until talented folks started repainting the figures to some fairly remarkable results.
Greetings, Wonder Freaks and Geeks! (I'm so glad I lived to see the day those adages would become self-empowering compliments!) This week saw the release of the highly anticipated Superwoman Rebirth, written and drawn by Wonder Woman alumni, Phil Jimenez.