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Oh, look, Kate Beaton did a bunch of Wonder Woman comics again

Hark! A Vagrant cartoonist Kate Beaton’s no stranger to superheroes, and her salty take on Wonder Woman really brings out the best in both women, real and imaginary. This time around, Beaton’s Wondy receives advice on how to be more awesome from Superman, Batman, some DC honchos, admiring fans, angry detractors, and more. Needless to say, she’s having none of it. Go read, but be careful not to touch that tiara. It looks dangerous!

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I think the conversation with the woman in the bar about her being a legend is spot on. Why is Wonder Woman iconic? She’s iconic because she’s iconic. Everyone has heard of her, but only comics fans know anything about her. The proof is that you can ask non-comics fans to name Batman or Superman villains and they’ll be able to name the Joker and Lex Luthor, but I highly doubt the average person could name one of Diana’s foes.

What she needs is an awesome movie that explains her origin. A cartoon couldn’t hurt either. She could also use a definitive take on her. Every writer who comes along seems to have a different take on her.

“What she needs is an awesome movie that explains her origin. A cartoon couldn’t hurt either. She could also use a definitive take on her. Every writer who comes along seems to have a different take on her.”
Although I’m extremely cynical that an origin story solves anything beyond “how they do that?” questions, Wonder Woman had both of the above in the “Wonder Woman” DTV animated movie that came out 2 years ago. IMO, it’s still the best DTV they’ve done with only “All-Star Superman” seriously challenging it.

Sales were slow initially, and even though the movie has been a success in the long-haul, apparently management wasn’t happy enough with the sales to greenlight a sequel. For that matter, they seem gunshy over anything that’s not Batman, Superman, or Justice League related, other than the attempt to tie-in to the Green Lantern movie this past summer.

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