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Superhero Angel Paper Craft Decorations, Including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Ms. Marvel, and More!

December 22, 2015

I saw a cool classic style angel design on Buzzfeed this weekend and thought, “That’s fun! I bet I could make a Supergirl from that,” because I’m all about Supergirl as of late. The new show is the BEST. So I built myself a template based on what I saw and customized it to Supergirl, and quite liked it. Plus it was really fun to build. So I built more. And more and more. And ended up with ten superhero angels that are now decorating my home and making it all sorts of festive. Here’s what I ended up with!

1) TV Supergirl: Melissa Benoist is amazing, and I am all about that costume.



2) Wonder Woman: Because, of course. It’s me! Who else would you expect?



3) Batgirl of Burnside: It’s just the best costume.



4) 1970s Catwoman: A classic, and super rad.



5) Ms. Marvel: Kamala Khan is maybe my favourite character in comics right now.



6) Lois Lane: With superpowers, as seen in some classic 60s stories.



7) Thor: I love me some Lady Thor. The comic is killer, and she’s so much fun.



8) Patsy Walker, aka. Hellcat: My pal Kate Leth has a new Patsy Walker series starting tomorrow with art by Brittney Williams and it looks AMAZING.



9) TV Hawkgirl: Such a cool character, and I can’t wait to see more of her in Legends of Tomorrow.



10) Maps Mizoguchi: AW YEAH MAPS!! If you don’t love Maps, then you just don’t have a soul.



If any of you happen to be interested in making angels of your own, here are all the PDFs for you. Just print them out, cut yourself a flap on one of the sides of the angel so you can stick it all together, fold it together and tape or glue it up! They’re really easy to put together. Yay for festive fun!

The PDFs:












Wonder Woman Holiday Gift Guide 2015

December 1, 2015

It’s now December, and the festive season is in full swing. You’re probably going to have to buy gifts, and soon! You’ve got family, friends, Secret Santa at work; it adds up to a lot of folks to gets presents for. Luckily, everybody loves Wonder Woman (and if they don’t then they’re probably not the sort of person you should buy presents for because they have poor taste and don’t deserve fun things). So here is a gift guide for various Wonder Woman products available now that you can go purchase for the Wonder Woman enthusiast in your life, or add to your own list to Santa:


Justice League Wonder Woman Bust 3D Puzzle

I got this for my birthday earlier this year, and it’s really cool. And hard too! It’s not a ton of pieces, but it takes a little while to get the hang of it. It comes with instructions, and even then it’s still tricky. And very fun. I highly recommend it.



Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman Volume 1 and 2

None of Wonder Woman’s mainline titles, and their subsequent collections, are terribly good, but Sensation Comics is fantastic. Both of these volumes are excellent choices, with plenty of good stories in each. And if you’re looking for stocking stuffers, single issues could be fun too. I highly recommend #5 with Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman’s fantastic Apokolips tale, James T. Tynion IV and Noelle Stevenson’s great teen Wonder Woman in #8, and a team up with Poison Ivy in #12.



Wonder Woman by George Perez Omnibus

This hardcover collects the first 24 issues of George Perez’s legendary Wonder Woman run that began in 1987. It’s a very nice book, and though it doesn’t have much in the ways of extras it makes up for that in terms of the sheer volume of story. It’s over 500 pages long! All of it quite enjoyable.



DC Comics Designer Series Wonder Woman by Jae Lee Action Figure

I love a good action figure, and this is my favourite Wonder Woman figure to come out this year. The costume is a little different, from an alternate Earth with Jae Lee’s twist on things as seen in the pages of Batman/Superman. It’s unique and kind of cool, and I’m very into it.gift5Wonder Woman Shield Logo 24 oz. Soup Mug

“A mug?” you exclaim incredulously. “That sound so boring!” But no, it’s great! I have this mug and I use it all the time. I have oatmeal in it every morning and have enjoyed several delicious soups in it. The handle makes it handy for transporting, it’s nice and deep, and it looks cool. Get one!



Wonder Woman Shirts

It’s always fun to get a Wonder Woman shirt, and there are about a billion choices out there these days. A few sites with fun options are Simply Superheroes, Stylin’ Online, and Superhero Stuff.



Astonishing Lady Shirt by Kate Beaton

One shirt you won’t find on those sides is this great new one from Topatoco and Kate Beaton. It’s “Astonishing Lady” instead of “Wonder Woman”, probably for copyright reasons, but it’s definitely Wonder Woman, just Beaton’s hilarious version thereof. I’m hoping to find this under my tree this year.



Wonder Woman Reversible Women’s Hoodie

I wish this hoodie came in men’s sizes, because it’s awesome. Both sides look great, it’s got Wonder Woman up the wazoo, and it has a full zipper. I’m all about a full zip when it comes to hoodies. Cozy AND stylish is the way to roll.



Wonder Woman Art of War by Robert Valley Statue

If you’ve got some money burning your hole in your pocket, statues are a good way to go. I love this one designed by Robert Valley, based on his spectacular animated Wonder Woman shorts. It’s a cool, different take on Wonder Woman with a rad style.



Wonder Woman Symbol Collar Necklace

I bought one of these for my sister for her birthday and it’s really quite nice. It’s substantive but not too big, and the quality is pretty high, especially for the price. I think the design of it is great, and it wears well.

So there you have it, tons of fun Wonder Woman options for the holiday season. Fill your stockings with Amazon fun!  And while you’re shopping, perhaps considering picking up my book, Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine. It’s a fun gift for anyone interested the history of the character!

Wonder Woman Holiday Gift Guide 2013

November 27, 2013

It’s less than a month until Christmas, and with festive carols and commercials now inundating us from every angle it seems like a good time to take a look at some fun Wonder Woman gift ideas.  Whether you’ve got a Wonder Woman fan in your life or you are one yourself and are looking to make a list for Santa, here are some fun Wonder Woman products for you to consider.

Most of these items will have links to websites that carry them, but I’d encourage you to support local business and pop by a comic shop before you buy something online.  Most comic shops carry a lot of great items, and would be glad to help you find some cool Wonder Woman stuff.  You can find your LCS here, or call 1-800-COMIC-BOOK.

Now let’s don our gay apparel and sink into the consumerist morass that the holidays have become with these fantastic gift ideas:

Smallville Season 11 #16-19


There are a few Wonder Woman comics on the stands right now, including her eponymous series and the not so great Superman/Wonder Woman, but for me the best Wonder Woman story this year was actually in Smallville Season 11.  It’s a fun new take on her origin, with excellent writing and art from Bryan Q. Miller and Jorge Jimenez.  The issues haven’t been collected in a single book yet, but you can probably find them individually at your local comic shop.

Wonder Woman and Katana Action Figure Set


DC Direct makes some nice action figures, and have combined two cool heroines into one set featuring their New 52 designs.  Wonder Woman and Katana both come with swords, which is always a good time.  You can make them duel!  Wonder Woman is available individually as well, but with this set she can have a friend.

Wonder Woman Papercraft Doll


If you’re looking to go a little cheaper with a Wonder Woman figure, consider this Papercraft doll.  You punch out the pieces, fold them, and put it all together and you’ve got a Wonder Woman.  Plus you get the pride of making it yourself, and that’s just priceless.

Wonder Woman Bombshell Statue


Now if you’re looking to go a little pricier, consider this fine statue.  A lot of Wonder Woman statues are kind of gross and weirdly sexualized, but this one has a classy World War Two pin-up vibe and showcases Wonder Woman’s beauty AND strength.  It’s also the most clothes I’ve seen on Wonder Woman in a long time. 

Wonder Woman T-Shirt


There are tons of great Wonder Woman t-shirts at sites like Stylin’ Online and Superhero Stuff, though the girl ones always have way cooler designs than the boy ones.  Misandry!  I picked the t-shirt above as an example because I liked the simplicity of it.  It’s very iconic.  But there are SO many more to choose from.

Wonder Woman Footy Pajamas

xmaswwpjsIf a t-shirt just isn’t enough, consider these footy pajamas with a hood.  You can spend your nights enveloped in your Wonder Woman fandom, having dreams about bullet deflecting and invisible jet flying.  Plus, they look really cozy.  I’m sure they’ll keep you warm on those cold winter nights.

iPhone Cover

xmaswwphoneEveryone’s got an iPhone these days, and I’ve showcased fancy covers in past lists, but this one is pretty hardcore.  You can turn your phone into Wonder Woman, basically. 

Fisher Price Wonder Woman With Invisible Jet

xmaswwjetMy cousin’s daughter’s birthday party was a few weeks ago, and everyone else brought Disney princess related gifts.  I brought this.  If you’ve got a little kid to buy for this year, pick up this awesome set.  It talks and everything, plus a warrior princess is a fun counterpoint to Disney princesses.

Wonder Woman Steering Wheel Cover


Do you know a Wonder Woman fan who has every Wonder Woman related thing?  I bet they don’t have a custom made Wonder Woman (and friends!) steering wheel cover.  This is the kind of thing Etsy was made for.

Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years


This isn’t a Wonder Woman gift directly, but there is a Wonder Woman story inside.  Plus, Lois Lane is fantastic too, and this book collects a lot of great stories from the past 75 years.  Any Wonder Woman fan would probably love this book as well.

And now you’re all set for the holidays!  Happy (insert whatever you celebrate)!  I sincerely hope that you don’t get trampled on Black Friday.

Wonder Woman Holiday Gift Guide 2012

November 27, 2012

If the commercials I’ve been seeing since before Halloween are any indication, the holiday season is upon us, so it’s time for our third annual Wonder Woman Holiday Gift Guide!!  If you’ve got a Wonder Woman fan in your life or you’re compiling your own Christmas list to send to Santa, look no further.  I’ve got you covered.

Each item is linked to a website that sells it, but I strongly encourage you to check out your local comic book shop first and see if they have what you’re looking for.  You can find your LCS here, or call 1-800-COMIC-BOOK.  Now, let’s revel in some mass consumerism and check out all the cool Wonder Woman stuff you can give and/or receive:

Wonder Woman: Blood by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, and Tony Akins

Catch up on the new DCnU Wonder Woman with the first volume of the new series.  While things get a little dodgy right after this book ends, the six issues collected here are very fun and lovely.  If you haven’t checked out the DCnU Wonder Woman, this book is worth a look.

Wonder Woman: The Twelve Labors by various

You get over 200 pages of comics in this collection of Wonder Woman’s return to the Justice League in the 1970s.  There’s art by comic legends like Curt Swan and Dick Giordano, and it’s retro fun all around.  Plus it’s cheap!!

Wonder Woman Archives, Volume 7 by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter

This is not cheap, but it’s a darn good time.  Go back to the very beginning with some tales of the Golden Age Wonder Woman from the 1940s.  These stories have everything: space invaders, bondage, jingoistic war adventures, god of the underworld Pluto with a machine that renders Wonder Woman into a being of pure colour.  How can you say no to all of that?

iPhone 4 Wonder Woman Hard Case Cover Skin

All the kids have the iPhones these days, so help them look super cool with this awesome Wonder Woman skin.  It doesn’t do anything useful at all, but it looks nice.

Wonder Woman T-Shirts

There are tons of great t-shirts to choose from at sites like Stylin’ Online and Superhero Stuff, and this is one of my favourites.  The selection for girls is way classier than the boys selection, but there’s lots of cool stuff to choose from for both.  But it’s winter, so if you’re chilly in your t-shirt…

Junk Food Wonder Woman Hoodie

… this’ll keep you warm on those cold winter nights.  Plus it’s Junk Food, which is a pretty quality brand.  It’s all fake vintage, which is fun, and it looks very comfortable.

Wonder Woman Mug

You’re going to want to enjoy some hot beverages over the winter months, and there’s no better way to do so than in a nice, oversized Wonder Woman mug.  You’ll look cool AND get more coffee, tea, or hot chocolate than usual because it’s extra-big!!

Wonder Woman DCnU Figure

Action figures are the best.  This new Wonder Woman figure is part of the Justice League line and is based on Jim Lee’s art instead of Cliff Chiang’s, which is a bit of a bummer.  I love Jim Lee, but a set of Cliff Chiang Wonder Woman figures would be SO COOL.  Regardless, this one is still fun, AND it comes with a sword!!

Wonder Woman Mrs. Potato Head

For younger Wonder Woman fans, and the young at heart, we have this fantastic Mrs. Potato Head.  She’s got the tiara, the bracelet, the lasso, the boots, the outfits… it’s impressively accurate.  If Wonder Woman was turned into a potato, this is EXACTLY what she’d look like.

Original Cliff Chiang Art

Are you looking to impress someone with a lavish gift?  Or are you just straight up rich?  Then original art is the way to go.  Original pages may be pricey, but they’re SO cool and very fun to own.  I should know… I got the above page for my birthday.  Chiang’s original art is gorgeous, and it’s a good investment too.  Plus, classy!!

So there you go!!  So many festive options.  Or you could just make your loved ones something special instead of basically just swapping goods of equal value.  It’s sort of a dumb system we’ve got going with this whole Christmas  thing.  Anyway, happy holidays!!  Go buy and/or get bought some cool stuff.

Wonder Woman Holiday Gift Guide 2011

November 27, 2011

It’s just under a month until Christmas (or, FAR more importantly, the Doctor Who Christmas Special!!), and all of the other various holidays are fast approaching, so it’s time for our second annual Wonder Woman Holiday Gift Guide!!  If you’ve got a Wonder Woman fan in your life, or are a Wonder Woman fan yourself and are looking for some items to put in your list for Santa, I’ve got some cool stuff for you to check out.  There’ll be Amazon links for each item, but a bunch of them you could probably get at your local comic shop, which is way more fun AND supports your community.  You can find your LCS here, or call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK.  On to the festive fun:

Wonder Woman Chronicles, Volume Two by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter

The adventures of the Golden Age Wonder Woman are a very fun and VERY bizarre read, and these Chronicles books are the ideal format for reading them.  The Archive editions are lovely but super pricey… this is a far better deal.  Plus, Etta Candy rides a kangaroo in one issue.  Who wouldn’t love that?

Showcase Presents: Wonder Woman, Volume Four by Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, and more

If the Golden Age isn’t your scene, try the Silver Age.  It’s got less bondage, but way more pterodactyls.  It’s 21 comics for $20, plus they’re printed in black and white so you can colour them if you want.  AND Wonder Woman battles the perilous Paper Man… he can fold himself into a paper plane!!  That’s the Silver Age in a nutshell, really.

Wonder Woman Blanket

Technically, this is a slanket or a snuggie or whatever term you prefer for these weird blanket/sleeve amalgams.  But it’s got Wonder Woman on it!!  You can be cozy AND look super cool!!

Flashpoint Wonder Woman Action Figure

I know Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies was a bit of a disappointment, but the design for Flashpoint Wonder Woman was pretty fun, and this is a sweet figure.  I mean, it’s got a sword!!  Actions figures with swords are the best sort of action figure.  Plus no one will know what it is, so you’ll look like the most hardcore Wonder Woman fan ever when you explain to your friends that it’s an alternate universe Wonder Woman figure.

Wonder Woman Socks

Think about how your day was today.  Now, think how much awesomer your day would have been if you were wearing socks with a Wonder Woman logo AND these socks also had a cape.  Your day would have been WAY better, right?  These are so classy.

Wonder Woman T-Shirt

There are lots of awesome Wonder Woman t-shirts, but this “Wonder Woman for President” one is pretty great.  I love a Golden Age throwback.  As always, all of the cool shirts are for ladies… the sexist buggers who run this t-shirt racket won’t give us male Wonder Woman fans a break and let us have cool designs too.  I’d wear the hell out of this shirt!!  But those sleeves are really short… my armpit hair would probably stick out, and that’s not a good look.

And now for the kids, because it’s important to indoctrinate them early:

Wonder Woman: The Story of the Amazon Princess by Ralph Cosentino

This book is a perfect way to introduce kids to the story of Wonder Woman, and it’s crazy cute too!!  Now that I think about it, this is pre-DCnU Wonder Woman, but the basics are still the same.  Plus old school origins are always a good time.

Little People DC Super Friends: Wonder Woman and Batgirl Pack

You’ve got to set kids on the right path early, so you should instill a love of DC’s coolest super-ladies in your toddlers with these figures.  The only thing better than Wonder Woman is Wonder Woman AND another kick ass DC heroine, really.  You can also get Wonder Woman in a sweet star-spangled car!!

Now you’re all set for the holidays!! Or, you know, you could just make people something cool and Wonder Woman-related.  Things get totally out of hand with the gift buying… making stuff for people is super fun too.

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