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Posts tagged wonder woman

Aug 21 '14

renaroo:

DC Writers Spotlight: Greg Rucka

There’s no writing like Rucka writing, in my opinion. I really can’t think of a writer who has a greater hold on such a huge array of DC characters and narratives. For many of these characters, Rucka’s characterization is my standard.

If it has Greg Rucka’s name on it, you can guarantee I’ll give it a try.

Personal recs:

Rucka’s Wonder Woman
Gotham Central
Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood
52
And everything he’s done with Kate Kane’s Batwoman.

Aug 19 '14

Why I Love Diana: Even though she’s a warrior, peace is more important to her than winning. 

Aug 18 '14
storytellerknight:

Just when my anger at DC and the New 52 had finally begun shifting to apathy, Sensation Comics comes along to remind me that I really, really should still be pissed at DC comics and their choices.
I miss Oracle so much.  It was beyond wonderful to see her show up in the first issue of Sensation.  There is a giant, gaping void in the DC universe where she once stood and DC’s decision to pull Babs away from Oracle instead of allowing her any ties to her former role just burns.
This was the single most powerful character in the DC universe before the reboot.  She had the respect of the Justice League.  She could challenge Batman and win.  She had not just one legacy—the Batgirls who she chose and trained no matter what Bruce said.—but also her Legacy through the Birds of Prey.  Bryan Q. Miller was even building a third, hacker Legacy through her training of Proxy.  She had her own network of operatives that rivaled every other coalition of heroes in the DC universe.  It’s not the fact that she had all this that was mind blowing, it’s the fact that she had all this as a disabled woman.  It’s that she kept amassing strength.  It was that no one at DC ever seemed at a loss when it came to her narrative (compared to Wonder Woman who went through reboot after reboot in the same era).  It’s that they weren’t afraid to admit that she was at least as powerful as Batman and growing stronger.  
Now she’s gone and no one rivals Batman.  Her legacy has been erased while her male colleagues got to keep theirs.  She has been de-aged and de-powered.  A student of Batman’s again instead of his equal.  And as good as the upcoming Batgirl book looks with its lighter imagery, it’s almost like Babs keeps growing younger.  Moving backwards.  
I can’t forgive DC for doing that to her.  For cutting out the powerhouse that was Oracle.  For erasing one of the most visible disabled characters in comics.   For keeping the Killing Joke canon when they had a chance to get rid of it.  I can’t forgive DC their treatment of Barbara Gordon.  The release of Sensation Comics today was a reminder of why I shouldn’t.  
Otherwise Sensation was quite lovely and you should all go buy it.  For a variety of reasons (Wonder Woman’s prominence within the Trinity, out of New 52 continuity storytelling, the return of Oracle (if only for this arc)), it’s really important that this book succeeds.    

storytellerknight:

Just when my anger at DC and the New 52 had finally begun shifting to apathy, Sensation Comics comes along to remind me that I really, really should still be pissed at DC comics and their choices.

I miss Oracle so much.  It was beyond wonderful to see her show up in the first issue of Sensation.  There is a giant, gaping void in the DC universe where she once stood and DC’s decision to pull Babs away from Oracle instead of allowing her any ties to her former role just burns.

This was the single most powerful character in the DC universe before the reboot.  She had the respect of the Justice League.  She could challenge Batman and win.  She had not just one legacy—the Batgirls who she chose and trained no matter what Bruce said.—but also her Legacy through the Birds of Prey.  Bryan Q. Miller was even building a third, hacker Legacy through her training of Proxy.  She had her own network of operatives that rivaled every other coalition of heroes in the DC universe.  It’s not the fact that she had all this that was mind blowing, it’s the fact that she had all this as a disabled woman.  It’s that she kept amassing strength.  It was that no one at DC ever seemed at a loss when it came to her narrative (compared to Wonder Woman who went through reboot after reboot in the same era).  It’s that they weren’t afraid to admit that she was at least as powerful as Batman and growing stronger.  

Now she’s gone and no one rivals Batman.  Her legacy has been erased while her male colleagues got to keep theirs.  She has been de-aged and de-powered.  A student of Batman’s again instead of his equal.  And as good as the upcoming Batgirl book looks with its lighter imagery, it’s almost like Babs keeps growing younger.  Moving backwards.  

I can’t forgive DC for doing that to her.  For cutting out the powerhouse that was Oracle.  For erasing one of the most visible disabled characters in comics.   For keeping the Killing Joke canon when they had a chance to get rid of it.  I can’t forgive DC their treatment of Barbara Gordon.  The release of Sensation Comics today was a reminder of why I shouldn’t.  

Otherwise Sensation was quite lovely and you should all go buy it.  For a variety of reasons (Wonder Woman’s prominence within the Trinity, out of New 52 continuity storytelling, the return of Oracle (if only for this arc)), it’s really important that this book succeeds.    

Aug 13 '14

fanbingblink:

knightamazon:

~Take a journey through my universe My love’s the softest place on Earth~

"Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman" #1 cover by Phil Jimenez.

SENSATION COMICS IS OUT TODAY

Aug 10 '14

Awesome Wonder Woman Things: Things people say about Diana

Aug 7 '14

- Ryan Sook

- Ryan Sook

(Source: comicqueens)

Jul 31 '14
jasric:

okay so I drew this immediately after the new ww photo release, I couldn’t resist. Loving the design but I would make a few modifications. This is the Wonder Woman I would want to see on the big screen<3 with captain america:winter-soldier-esque shield yesssss!! eventually I’ll turn this into a trinity picture and maybe clean it up *sigh* it was rushed :/ on dA here too [x]

jasric:

okay so I drew this immediately after the new ww photo release, I couldn’t resist. Loving the design but I would make a few modifications. This is the Wonder Woman I would want to see on the big screen<3 with captain america:winter-soldier-esque shield yesssss!! eventually I’ll turn this into a trinity picture and maybe clean it up *sigh* it was rushed :/ on dA here too [x]

Jul 30 '14

(Source: fanbingblink)

Jul 30 '14
your-modern-blackman:

Live action wonder Women comparison 

Whatever you think of the new WW costume, I think we can all agree it&#8217;s better than the one Adrianne Palicki was almost stuck with.

your-modern-blackman:

Live action wonder Women comparison 

Whatever you think of the new WW costume, I think we can all agree it’s better than the one Adrianne Palicki was almost stuck with.

Jul 29 '14

Diana through the years.

(You can click on each pic to see more info!)

Jul 27 '14

missingbatgirl:

garykingoftheworld:

As much as I hate that I’m probably becoming known as a “DC Defense blog”* , I have to put this out there.

DC

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Marvel

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You know what’s probably most problematic with people’s claims that WW is sexualize while BW isn’t? The fact they believe it’s not feminist for Diana to wear something that’s revealing, something that shows skin EVEN THOUGH FEMINISM =/= regulating women’s clothes. And that Diana’s comics outfit which is less armored than this is and is designed to be a strapless one piece bathing suit has been what she’s known for for YEARS, DECADES EVEN and not once has that made her any less feminist of a character. Never once had that been deemed as negative because despite what she wore she was an amazon and a hero. That everyone looked up to her even though it could have been assumed she was going to be a Sports Illustrated cover model but NONE OF THAT MAKES HER NOT FEMINIST.

This is an iconic character fitted in a poster designed to make her look like a warrior and then you have BW whom is also iconic but looks like she’s on a photoshoot with this big fans and she’s having fun with it, she looks more like a doll designed to look cute for the male gaze. People need to remember that skin doesn’t mean sexualization, but everything that makes WW and BW different in these two photos SHOW that BW has been sexualized.

Fandom shows selective misogyny and it sickens me because only DC can do wrong, right??

Some things to also remember:

1) Black Widow also made her film debut as a supporting role in a male hero’s movie.

This is the promo shot they used to promote her appearance in said movie: 

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That is way, way more sexualized than the WW promo shot OR even the Black Widow promo from Cap 2.

And, in fact, it’s generally agreed on (not by everybody, but on the whole most of the fans I’ve seen seem to feel this way) that Natasha was both more sexualized and less well-written in Iron Man 2 than in her subsequent appearances in The Avengers and Cap 2. Marvel’s take on her didn’t start out perfect. That’s okay. It got better.

2) Yes, there’s no Wonder Woman movie confirmed yet. Guess what? There’s no Black Widow movie confirmed, either. Or any female-led superheroine movie from Marvel.

This is especially interesting when you consider that DC is, in many ways, still catching up to Marvel in terms of movies. Black Widow has been part of the MCU since 2010. The MCU has been going strong since 2008, and Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor have all built up successful franchises with multiple movies in that time. Iron Man has already had two sequels! But still no movie with a female heroine as the lead.

By contrast, DC is just starting to build up a shared cinematic universe like Marvel has. Man of Steel was the first movie that’s going to be part of the shared “DC Cinematic Universe” (or whatever you want to call it). That was just one year ago. Dawn of Justice is only going to be the second. If DC manages to get a Wonder Woman solo movie off the ground in the next five years, they’ll still have added a female-led movie to their line-up faster than Marvel did.

In certain ways, actually, DC already looks like they might be doing better than Marvel in terms of representation. The Avengers had one PoC main character - Nick Fury, who isn’t part of the official team. If the latest Dawn of Justice casting rumor about Aquaman is to be believed, the live-action Justice League will have at least two on the actual team (Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Gal Gadot, as an Israeli-born Ashkenazi Jew, does not necessarily qualify as a PoC, though you could debate that.)

I mean, look. Am I nervous as heck about how Dawn of Justice/DC’s cinematic universe in general is gonna turn out? Absolutely. The title “Batman v. Superman” alone makes me nervous. So does the fact that they’re introducing so many new characters in what was originally supposed to be a Superman movie - I’d rather have quality over quantity. And I don’t really trust David Goyer to write Wonder Woman properly.

But we haven’t even seen the movie yet, and DC’s cinematic universe is still in its infancy. Marvel didn’t start out perfect, and in fact Marvel is still far from perfect. So let’s wait and see what DC can bring to the table, alright? We might be pleasantly surprised.

Jul 27 '14
gingerrogerss:

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

gingerrogerss:

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Jul 24 '14

aegontargaryen:

WonderBat

Jul 23 '14
mbecks114designs:

Wonder Woman Victorious
by Mike Becker

mbecks114designs:

Wonder Woman Victorious

by Mike Becker

Jul 23 '14

Anonymous asked:

What about a Wonder Woman movie?

thehappysorceress:

more-like-a-justice-league:

Yikes. Uh I don’t know Wonder Woman as well as I should but real quick, here we go:

Diana is a princess born of clay and given life by the gods on the utopian paradise of Themyscira which is undisturbed by men for centuries until Steve Trevor crashes on their island and accidentally releases an ancient force: Ares.

Diana wins the contest to return Steve to his home and gains the powers of the gods against her mothers wishes. When they return to America, they realize the hell that’s been unleashed on Earth. With war-itself unleashed on man’s world, Diana must remain in Man’s world to battle Ares and restore Peace, as Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman is all about truth, peace, feminism, and kicking greek mythological ass. So I think making her villain Ares, the greek god of war is pretty easy. And make him representational of all the things wrong with patriarchal society. He’s sexist, brutal, manipulative, and savage. And then we have Wonder Woman as a balance to that.

I also considered having Circe or Cheetah involved. As manipulators of Ares so Diana has a lady villain to fight. Circe could be a good villain to start with too. She’s pretty easy to substitute in for Ares in this equation.

I think there’s a ton of action to be had. I think there’s easy ways to find a good message without compromising the character.

I mean the movie writes itself. And what I’ve come up with isn’t too much different than the animated Wonder Woman movie. 

Costume wise this is my WW design. I think either very greek armor, or very superheroic with pants is the way to go.

Mike gets it.

Diana’s story isn’t ‘tricky’.

Endless material to draw from, an origin (ORIGINAL, thankyouvermuch) that’s no more fantastic than anyone else’s, interesting and powerful villains.

And while I’ll never be sold on the pants, you are likely to win me over with battle-ready armor.