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Wonder Woman Unbound Review


When you stop and think about Wonder Woman, who do you think she really is? To some, she’s THE female superhero. To others, they may have fond memories of Lynda Carter. I accept that she’s one of DC’s Trinity with Superman and Batman, but Wonder Woman seems like a token superheroine. I was pleased that Wonder Woman finally made to the big screen in the Superman/Batman movie, but not even long-gone TV show could form a definitive Wonder Woman in my head.

Tim Hanley, who runs Straitened Circumstances, a blog about Wonder Woman and women in the comic book industry, has written an extensive history of William Moulton Marston’s sensational creation. Hanley goes through great lengths to show how Wonder Woman remains a viable character after 70+ years. While one can glance a general history of Wonder Woman or look for specific points of her history online, Hanley brings together many contexts and subtexts. Continue reading “Wonder Woman Unbound Review”

Gal Gadot IS Wonder Woman!


Congratulations, Gal Gadot! The Israeli actress from the Fast and the Furious movies won the part of superhero royalty: Wonder Woman. She’ll join Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in the Superman vs. Batman movie. Her exact role, costume, and invisible jet accommodations are yet to be determined.

In the mainstream DC comics, Wonder Woman is Superman’s lover. How much the upcoming movies will reflect the comics, where WW seems to be a Xena-like figure, is unknown. (Note: I only go by the covers of the Wonder Woman comics.) I hope with the casting of Gal, the filmmakers will go in a different, more inspired direction.

With little information about the Superman vs. Batman movie surfacing to date, this casting news furthers Warners’ attempt to out-spectacle the Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bring on the Trinity, I say. Continue reading “Gal Gadot IS Wonder Woman!”