Showing posts from October, 2012

Wonder Woman Annual #7 (1998)

Wonder Woman was in a particularly bad mood as she used her bracelets to deflect a barrage of bullets from some thugs. Using her Lasso of Truth, she forced one of her would-be killers to see all at once the facts that added up to his life being worthless. Despite being entangled by an unbreakable rope and within feet of a woman with super-speed, he managed to shoot himself in the head before anyone could stop him. This same "heroine" perceives his blood floating through the air for six panels, and then spotted the ghost of her old friend Myndi Mayer begging "Save her... Save her..." before disappearing in a spectral haze. A page later, the dude's body was still falling with plasma on the breeze.

A figure of clay with life breathed into it by gods she knew personally, Princess Diana had difficulty understanding the compromise of faith that would lead a person to take their own life. Myndi Mayer had died from a drug overdose after serving Wonder Woman as an eage…

2004 Wonder Woman “Pensive” art by Will Conrad

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Again with the sword, but I do enjoy the Steve Lightle vibe here.

JLA: Scary Monsters #1 (May, 2003)

In the Dakota Badlands of 1877, U.S. Calvary soldier Abel Carmody rescued the granddaughter of an American Indian shaman who gave his life to contain a demoniac hoard that had plagued Black Spirit Lake and slaughtered Carmody's troop. Carmody eventually married the girl, become a great industrialist, and constructed the fortress "Carmody’s Folly" in preparation for another terrifying assault.

In 2003, Plastic Man was on monitor duty aboard the JLA's lunar Watchtower. Aquaman was on leave. Superman was on active duty, combating global issues. Batman, Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman were all on-call, the latter in New Zealand on a forest hike with adolescent girls.

Vacationing elsewhere were Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, his girlfriend Jade, the Flash, and his wife Linda, who had taken to the Spirit Lake Resort for a vacation. Also at the resort were Kishana Lewis and three fellow forest service fire fighters, who were called out by resort manager William Hume to insu…

2010 Wonder Woman color art by Yıldıray Çınar

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"Wonder Woman Copic markers, pitt pen, brush pen, pro-white and correction pen." I like this one a lot better than the sober piece from last week, especially that jubilant lasso work!

Yildiray Cinar
2012 Art Gallery: Mera @ The Aquaman Shrine2008 Mister Miracle color art @ DC BloodlinesClassic Firestorm @ Firestorm FanSketches of Jason and Ronnie @ Firestorm Fan2012 Aquaman art @ Justice League Detroit

Sensational Comics for January, 2013

Wonder Woman
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale JANUARY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• Wonder Woman and her half brother Milan must grapple with the dangerous New God known as Orion!
• What strange alliance has the terrifying First Born made?

Why am I looking at a Wonder Woman cover and thinking of Dario Argento's Creepers?
Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III 1:25 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III On sale JANUARY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format. • This issue guest-stars everybody! • In this penultimate chapter, everything that’s been happening in BATWOMAN comes to a h…

2012 Wonder Woman angry art by Yıldıray Çınar

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This menacing piece reminds me of Michael Turner's infamous lasso noose cover from Identity Crisis. Yıldıray Çınar features quite a bit of Wonder Woman sisterhood art in his deviantART gallery and tumblr, which I'll try to feature here over the next few weeks. In the meantime, how about a head sketch?

Yildiray Cinar
2012 Art Gallery: Yildiray Cinar @ The Aquaman ShrineHawkman Sketch @ Being Carter Hall2009 Orion color commission @ DC BloodlinesJason Rusch’s first costume @ Firestorm FanEarly Firestorm Try-out @ Firestorm FanGuy Gardner @ Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!2012 J'onn J'onzz sketch @ The Idol-Head of Diabolu2012 Justice League International art @ Justice League Detroit

2011 Wonder Woman print by Johnny J. Segura III

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If you like your Amazing Amazons bloody rare, you could do worse than this print. However, the artist has drawn Princess Diana in sweeter moods, and even gussied up a My Little Pony version. Given my druthers, I'd at least consider the horse (no kanga?)

Johnny J. Segura III
2012 L'lex Xanadar Comicpalooza Commission @ The Idol-Head of Diabolu2012 Zatanna color art @ Justice League Detroit

2012 Hitfix: Wonder Woman is a Superhero who Really Doesn't Need Her Own Movie


Wonder Woman fans have heard this drum beat countless times-- the pros and cons of finally making a major motion picture for the Amazing Amazon. The movie site HitFix has come down on the negative side with their recent list, 10 Superheroes who really don't need their own movie... Wonder Woman

When Warner Bros. turns down drafts that are as faithfully rendered as the Laeta Kalogridis draft and the Joss Whedon draft, it's time to admit that they are too scared of the overall iconography of Wonder Woman to ever successfully turn her into a standalone franchise hero. This is not a case of no one ever writing the right script. They've done that several times now. This is a case of a mythology that is inherent to the character that Warner Bros. simply can't imagine supporting a series. Wonder Woman has historically had a hard time in the comic market supporting her own title as well, and while she is definitely one of the most iconic and recognizable of DC's creations…