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2012 Super-Team Family: The Lost Issues: Wonder Woman and Wonder Man

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The blogger Ross has been doing fan fiction cover mock-ups pairing groups of characters since 2010, but I guess he didn't see the point of creating The Brave and the Bold: The Lost Issues pieces with the Amazing Amazon when she already spent plenty of time alongside Batman in actual published comics. Wonder Woman finally got her turn the following year among the Super Friends before joining the Thing for one-on-one action in Marvel Two-in-One: The Lost Issues, soon followed by her supporting cast of heroines and villainesses. Continuing further into the Marvel Universe, Princess Diana meets Simon Williams as part of Ross' Super-Team Family!

...More Lost Team-Up Issues...
The Doom Patrol @ DC BloodlinesZatanna and The Scarlet Witch @ Justice League DetroitThe Thing and The Justice League of America @ Power of the AtomManhunter (Paul Kirk) and Iron Fist @ The Idol-Head of Diabolu

2008 “The Amazon Princess” Wonder Woman color art by Imbong Hadisoebroto

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Aquaman @ Justice League DetroitCaptain Marvel @ DC BloodlinesHawkman @ Power of the AtomMartian Manhunter @ The Idol-Head of Diabolu

2012 Wonder Woman color art by Sam Shin

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"Wonder Woman done in copic markers."Sam Shin
Martian Manhunter @ The Idol-Head of DiaboluZatanna @ Justice League Detroit

“2013 The Post-Punk / New Wave Wonder Woman by Butcher Billy”

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What makes a pop culture icon?

"Would it be the effect of their contribution to a cultural movement? Is it the way they impact the time and the generation they are targeting? Or just how their exposure constitutes a defining characteristic of a given society or era?

As a child of the 80's I was heavily influenced by everything from saturday morning cartoons on TV to the music coming from the radio. Ian Curtis or Johnny Rotten are as iconic to me as Superman or Batman. Real people or imaginary characters, the incorruptible ideals of perfect superheroes or the human flaws and desires sometimes so desperately depicted in song lyrics - all of those influences affect us to the point of defining our character and personality, career paths and life choices.

The references we are exposed and specifically the ones we choose to absorb make us who we are. Who are your heroes?" I freakin' love this. Totally in my wheelhouse, and Siouxsie Sioux is the most per…

Sensational Comics for August, 2013

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I'll talk about all those likely cheesy Trinity War books I'll probably still buy in a minute, but I have something to say first. I'm lookingattheseArkham City action figures, along with the Infinite Crisis Atomic Wonder Woman statue, and I simply find it all friggin' repugnant. It's like Juggalos have taken over the design aesthetic of DC Comics. Generations to come will laugh at how vulgar and stupid we were for putting up with this crap. Just because super-heroes have gone mainstream doesn't mean it's okay to pander to literally the lowest common denominator of all possible audiences, and will either drown in fail sauce or push the entire medium back into the grimiest ghetto of popular culture alongside furries and the oeuvre of V. C. Andrews' ghost writer.

Wonder Woman
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 B&W cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale AUGUST 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: Thi…

2010 “Diana” Wonder Woman art by Gary Martin

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Pretty obvious Sophia Loren reference, not that it's a bad thing. "Brush and ink on bristol board. How do you ink black hair? The technique I used for this piece was to use the white highlights to define the shapes. (This saved me from rendering every dang hair strand.)"

2013 Wonder Woman “We Can Be Heroes: Truth” silhouette by Steve Garcia

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“For every hero, there comes a day. A day when they step forward. A day when talk turns to action. Over 8 million people have had their lives affected by the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. It’s bad. And it hasn’t been this bad in over 60 years.

All of us at DC Entertainment are joining with Batman and the Justice League and making a stand. Today is the day we fight.”

More at Images courtesy of Bleeding

“We Can Be Heroes”
Aquaman @ Justice League DetroitMartian Manhunter @ The Idol-Head of DiaboluHawkgirl @ Power of the AtomCaptain Marvel @ DC Bloodlines

2013 Wonder Woman color art by Kyle Latino

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"Just needed to draw something before I imploded yesterday."Kyle Latino
“Darkseid Eats” @ DC BloodlinesHawkgirl “Hawk-Nuts Flakes” @ Power of the Atom“A Ralph and Sue Dibny Romantic Mystery” @ Justice League Detroit

2012 “Justice Mag - Wonder Woman” art by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

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"Just for fun. Wonder Woman photo studio shot for a magazine cover."