As a child of the '80s, I was delighted to see the above picture making its rounds on the internet this week. A fun parody/homage picture of the cast of Wonder Woman 2 (including director Patty Jenkins) recreating the movie poster pose for the teen-dramedy-to-begin-and-end-all-teen-dramedies, The Breakfast Club!
I was watching the documentary, Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie, on HULU about the history of the Barbie doll and her place in society, and it occurred to me that she and Wonder Woman had more than a few things in common. They’re both one of the most globally recognizable female characters. They were both created as positive role models for young girls. And, they both create a lot of divisiveness and controversy when arguing whether they are actually serving as good or bad influences.
Hey, Wonder Peeps! When Wonder Woman “Rebirth” rolled around, I was more than excited that Liam Sharp had been announced as the artist. I was a fan of Sharp’s since way back when he did work on The Hulk, Death’s Head, and his “adaption” of Frazetta’s Death Dealer with Glen Danzig. After that, I thought that he left comics for greener pastures as many artists are wont to do. He was actually busy starting his own digital comics platform, Madefire.
Hello, Wonder kids! Welcome to Wonder Woman Wednesday. I’m Michael Troy, and I’ll be your tour guide for the next three or four paragraphs. So, sit back, buckle your invisible seat belts, and let's talk Wonder Woman!
It’s the worst-kept secret in Hollywood that Chris Pine will reprise his role as Steve Trevor in the upcoming sequel to Wonder Woman. How could he not? His wholesome good looks and dazzling personality lit up the screen. Not to mention the amazing chemistry between Pine's Trevor and Gal Gadot’s Princess Diana. You could definitely sense that the actors had a genuine affection for one another during their scenes.
Why 1984? Due to the popularity of the heavily '80s-themed and influenced Stranger Things, the '80s are all the rage again. They tried to come back before, but I was more hesitant. I guess now that I’m a few years older, I’m more nostalgic this time around. Not to mention I’m a sucker for anything hot pink!
Happy 4th of July, Wonder peeps! I hope everyone is having a great time celebrating our country’s independence. As our rights and freedoms continue to be threatened on a daily basis, it’s a good time to reflect on what it really means to be an American.
Wonder Woman fans can be pretty picky. Maybe picky isn’t the right word. Wonder Woman fans can be very specific. For some fans, there are only certain incarnations of Wonder Woman that are acceptable. The best example of this being, of course, “Lynda Carter is my only Wonder Woman.” Now, I’m not in the position to really disagree with that opinion, as Lynda is the reason I fell in love with Wonder Woman, and she would absolutely be my favorite version of Wonder Woman if hard pressed to make a decision.