The Many Lives of Catwoman Moments, Week Twelve: Duplicates, Designs, and Death Traps

My new book The Many Lives of Catwoman: The Felonious History of a Feline Fatale is available now in bookstores and online in an assortment of formats, and I’ve been celebrating the book’s release by posting key moment from her history on Tumblr. It’s a random assortment of comic book panels and film stills thatContinue reading “The Many Lives of Catwoman Moments, Week Twelve: Duplicates, Designs, and Death Traps”

You Can Buy A Page From The Comic In Which Lois Lane Fell In Love With Comet The Super-Horse!

I don’t mean to tell you what to do with your money, gang, but here are some very important facts concerning an excellent investment opportunity: 1) In Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #92, Lois fell in love with Comet the Super-Horse. 2) You can buy a page from that comic book RIGHT NOW at HeritageContinue reading “You Can Buy A Page From The Comic In Which Lois Lane Fell In Love With Comet The Super-Horse!”

January’s Flash Variant Covers For Wonder Woman #38 And Superman/Wonder Woman #15

Every month, DC Comics has a variant cover theme for twenty or so of their titles. We’ve had selfie variants, Batman variants, Halloween variants, and now in January we’re going to get Flash variants. I assume this has something to do with the wildly successful Flash television show, which premiered to great ratings a coupleContinue reading “January’s Flash Variant Covers For Wonder Woman #38 And Superman/Wonder Woman #15”

“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 Seven: The Olympics Of The Doomed!!

On this, the day of the closing ceremonies, we take our last look at Wonder Woman’s Olympic adventures.  And fittingly, we turn to our friend Robert Kanigher for a fourth time.  That man could really beat a story to death, and this series has been richer for it.  In Wonder Woman #148, published in AugustContinue reading “Wonder Woman At The Olympics Part Seven: The Olympics Of The Doomed!!”

The Evolution Of The Costume Change

Today I was reading Comic Book Legends Revealed, as I do every week, and the latest installment investigates who came up with the idea of Wonder Woman twirling her lasso to change into her costume.  Editor Julius Schwartz took credit for the idea but writer Len Wein says that it was actually his, and ultimatelyContinue reading “The Evolution Of The Costume Change”