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!!”

Wonder Woman At The Olympics Part Six: The Russian Wonder Women

Last week we saw how Wonder Woman was a big inspiration for Venus Williams’ Olympic apparel, and this week we’ll take a look at some Russian outfits that certainly appear to have been inspired by Wonder Woman.  I don’t know how popular Wonder Woman is in Russia, but their 2012 Olympic women’s gymnastics team seemsContinue reading “Wonder Woman At The Olympics Part Six: The Russian Wonder Women”

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 Four: Time Travelling With The Brady Kids!!

Apparently in the early 1970s, The Brady Bunch was so popular that they made a cartoon spin-off show starring just the Brady Kids (called, conveniently, The Brady Kids).  The kids ran around with their pets, had whacky adventures, and sang some songs.  It looked like each episode cost roughly $12 to make, and it ranContinue reading “Wonder Woman At The Olympics Part Four: Time Travelling With The Brady Kids!!”

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 Two: Team-Up With Venus Williams!!

The Olympics of Terror in 1954 were pretty exciting, but now we move to the current summer games.  Instead of a whacky comic book adventure, though, today Wonder Woman serves as the inspiration for the outfits worn by tennis star Venus Williams!! Williams created an Olympic collection for her EleVen fashion line, and CBS SportsContinue reading “Wonder Woman At The Olympics Part Two: Team-Up With Venus Williams!!”

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!!”