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Below are the 4 most recent journal entries recorded in the "Daily Scans" journal:
When Wondy was... Dakota Fanning?|
Some highlights from one of my favorite JLU episodes, "Kid Stuff", in which Diana, Clark, Bruce, John... and Etrigan are tranformed into children, with Dakota Fanning voicing Diana.
And, the last three pages of Wonder Woman V2 #62, which ended the Perez run. The War of the Gods is over, though not everyone survived. Perez's final issue was about the characters closing chapters of their lives and beginning new ones, including the Amazons, Steve, Etta, and Ed, with Diana trying to figure out what she should do, next. Nessie, meanwhile, is graduating Junior High, and we conclude with a little meta and Fourth Wall breaking.
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Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: etrigan/jason blood, char: green lantern/john stewart, char: julia kapatelis, char: morgaine le fey, char: silver swan/vanessa kapatelis, char: superman/clark kent, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: george perez, group: justice league of america, medium: videos, publisher: dc comics
When Dr. Psycho was... well, Psycho|
Dr. Psycho was introduced in the Golden Age, and quickly became one of Wonder Woman's main foes. When George Perez revamped WW following Crisis of Infinite Earths, it was natural that he'd bring back, and revamp, Dr. Psycho, as he'd done with the Cheetah, Ares, the Silver Swan, and Circe.
Perez didn't rush into it, though. Dr. Psycho was re-introduced towards the end of Perez's run. But, as this was, really, a five year epic story, Dr. Psycho entered the stage when it was time for him to play his role.
And, that role would be nightmarish. Literally. This would establish him as one of the most twisted and evil of DC's villains. But, what's truly important is how Diana responds, how she deals with this threat. It's often said that heroes are, in part, defined by their villains. The villain represents what the hero must overcome in their struggles, what makes them heroes. Also, Diana, as she often does during Perez's run, demonstrates that she has other ways of dealing with evil than simply beating it up.
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Tags: char: dr. psycho/edgar cizko, char: hermes/dc, char: hippolyta of themyscira, char: julia kapatelis, char: silver swan/vanessa kapatelis, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: george perez, group: amazons, publisher: dc comics, series: world of wondy
When Wondy was Awesome, part 3 (Chalk Drawings)|
This next is not actually a story about Diana herself, but rather a story about the people around her and the world she lives in. That's not uncommon in a general sense, but it's actually relatively rare with Diana - you just don't get stories about Themyscira or a day in the life of Philippus the way you get stories about Gotham or the investigative exploits of Lois Lane. So this, the story of tertiary cast member Lucy Spears, is a bit of a rare gem in that sense.
It's also a rare gem in many other senses, as you'll see once you click the cut.
( This was originally a Manly Tears Week entry. Just a warning. )
Next time: More trouble from the spawn of Ares, and men walk on Themysciran shores, which isn't the catastrophe it would have been pre-Crisis but still manages to spell more trouble than it initially seems worth.
Tags: char: hippolyta of themyscira, char: julia kapatelis, char: silver swan/vanessa kapatelis, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: george perez, publisher: dc comics, series: when wondy was awesome, series: world of wondy, title: wonder woman
When Wondy was Awesome, part 1 (Birth of a Wonder)|
Alright, both by request and because I myself feel something at a loss with it gone, here commences the repost of my When Wondy was Awesome series from our LJ incarnation.
We'll begin, as is proper, at the beginning - the origin of the character as she is now. The concept of Wonder Woman, of course, is one of the oldest in Big Two comics, as she was first created by Marston back in 1941. However, once the Golden Age ended and the character passed into other hands, she became something of an albatross to the company - they were under contract to keep publishing her, but they didn't really know what to do with her, and her title quickly devolved into a miserable sexist mess from which it never entirely recovered.
Thus, with Crisis on Infinite Earths, Editorial completely erased Wonder Woman from past continuity, deciding she would enter the DCU for the first time in the late 80s - allowing them to start over and try to really do her justice. After a long (and terrifying to read about for fear of what might have been) process, they finally found a team that they thought could both create a new and viable character, and preserve the essence of the one who came before; thus Diana passed into the hands of Greg Potter and the now-definitive George Perez.
( And hot damn was that a good call. )
Next time: The nonsensical American flag bathing suit is made to make some small sliver of sense, we learn what kind of person inspires an amazon and why we should care about Steve Trevor, and Diana kills a hecatoncheries, as we tackle the second, less prominent but no less awesome half of Wonder Woman's origin.
Tags: char: antiope of bana-mighdall, char: aphrodite/dc, char: ares/dc, char: artemis of bana-mighdall, char: athena/dc, char: decay, char: deimos/dc, char: demeter/dc, char: etta candy, char: harmonia/dc, char: hephaestus/dc, char: hermes/dc, char: hestia/dc, char: hippolyta of themyscira, char: julia kapatelis, char: matthew michaelis, char: menalippe of themyscira, char: philippus of themyscira, char: phobos/dc, char: silver swan/vanessa kapatelis, char: steve trevor, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: george perez, group: amazons, publisher: dc comics, series: when wondy was awesome, series: world of wondy