“America’s Silver Age,” My Piece On Gender And Race In Silver Age Wonder Woman Comics For The Los Angeles Review Of Books

This weekend, a piece I wrote about Wonder Woman’s Silver Age comics went up at the Los Angeles Review of Books. We really could have called it “Ugh, White Men, Am I Right?” but “America’s Silver Age” is a classier title choice. Ostensibly a review of Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess Archives, Volume 1, whichContinue reading ““America’s Silver Age,” My Piece On Gender And Race In Silver Age Wonder Woman Comics For The Los Angeles Review Of Books”

Wonder Woman At The Olympics Part Five: The Sinister Olympics!!

In the comments section of one of the previous Olympics post, reader Scott Nesmith correctly pointed out that Wonder Woman appeared in yet another Olympic games in Sensation Comics #83.  I totally missed it, so we’ll check out the 1948 story by Robert Kanigher and H.G. Peter as: Yes, this is ANOTHER Kanigher story setContinue reading “Wonder Woman At The Olympics Part Five: The Sinister Olympics!!”

Wonder Woman At The Olympics Part Three: The Interplanetary Olympics!!

The first time Wonder Woman participated in the Olympics in space, the fate of the entire world was at stake and she, of course, rose to the challenge.  In Wonder Woman #91 from July 1957, written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by H.G. Peter, things are much more laid back as Wonder Woman competes in:Continue reading “Wonder Woman At The Olympics Part Three: The Interplanetary Olympics!!”

Wonder Woman At The Olympics Part One: The Olympics Of Terror!!

Now that the 2012 Summer Olympics have started, I thought it might be fun to take a look at Wonder Woman’s varied and bizarre participation in all sorts of Olympic Games.  First up is a story from Wonder Woman #66, published in May 1954 and written by Robert Kanigher with art by H.G. Peter. TheContinue reading “Wonder Woman At The Olympics Part One: The Olympics Of Terror!!”

David Arquette Got A Tattoo Of Wonder Woman From Sensation Comics #81

While recently on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show Bethenny (SIDENOTE: I have NO idea who this is or why she has a talk show), David Arquette revealed that he got a new tattoo on his torso.  It’s impressively large, going from just above his waistband to halfway up his ribcage, and it depicts a panel fromContinue reading “David Arquette Got A Tattoo Of Wonder Woman From Sensation Comics #81”

Wonder Woman Teaches Us About Waste Paper Salvage

I’ve been reading through All-Star Comics lately, and while Wonder Woman doesn’t do a whole lot in the book, she does have some fun sporadic appearances.  In this one page strip from All-Star Comics #24, illustrated by H.G. Peter, Wonder Woman teaches her incredulous mother about the importance of saving paper.  Hippolyte thinks that savingContinue reading “Wonder Woman Teaches Us About Waste Paper Salvage”

Wonder Woman: Secretary Of The Justice Society Of America

Way back in the 1940s, decades before the Justice League first appeared, DC’s premiere superhero team was the Justice Society of America.  The all-male team was always off fighting Nazis and other evildoers in All-Star Comics, but the most famous character to come from the book was Wonder Woman, who appeared for the first timeContinue reading “Wonder Woman: Secretary Of The Justice Society Of America”