Wonder Woman Spectacular: Amazons in Skimpy Armor
This 80-page-long "Wonder Woman Spectacular" was published in 1978 but is set during WWII. It was written by Jack C. Harris and drawn by several guys, including Steve Ditko. And it's basically just an excuse to show slutty-looking Amazons in skimpy armor and provocative poses - exactly what I love George Perez for not doing.
So even though the clothes and weapons and architecture are Hellenistic looking, the smart Amazon, the doctor, has to have glasses. Why do we believe people with glasses are smart? And considering that pre-Crisis Amazons had all this incredible technology, including mental radios and purple healing rays and invisible airplanes, why couldn't they come up with Lasik?
Now for some gratuitous bondage that would have made Marston proud:
Virulent anti-male sentiments and that outfit do not belong in the same panel.
Next, Amazon mud wrestling!
A Nazi villain manages to knock Wonder Woman unconscious and weld her bracelets together, which has the same effect as chaining them.
He pronounces watch "vatch" but he can say "Wonder Woman"? Shouldn't he be calling her "Vunder Voman"?
Okay, we lived with it when Marston mixed up Greek and Roman mythologies; we all know Mars and Ares are really the same guy anyway. But Thor? I confess, the main reason I included this scan, aside from to ridicule Mars' Robin-style spanky pants, was to tease Thor fans.
Since this comic is set in WWII, several Golden Age characters are resurrected, including Mars's henchmen the Earl of Greed, the Lord of Conquest and the Duke of Deception. I didn't scan them because none of the pictures of them were interesting. I figured this resurrected Golden Age villainess was interesting, however:
I still want to be a WW villain when I grow up.
And here they are, Queen Hypolyte:
The goddess of love wears big red hearts all over herself. Yes.
That's the goddess of love there.
I have a suggestion: go to a military base and address the female Marines, soldiers, or whatever as "my pretties". I'll visit you in the hospital so you can tell me how it went.
I included this scan just for this shot of Hypolyte. I can't get over that armor.
Diana, I really don't think the slave girls minded. Consider this:
And in another scene, the slave girls were carrying Uzis. They must not be too unhappy about being Paula's slave girls or they'd already have staged a palace coup.