|I was 8 years old when Lynda Carter
ran on to the tv screen, looked around to see if anyone was
watching, took off her glasses and then spun into the star
spangled banner heroine of my dreams. She was Wonder Woman.
Did I know she had a comic book out for 20 years? No. Did I know
about the true history and Greek mythology behind her creation?
No. But did it inspire me to find out more? YES!
In 1985 I started collecting comic books after reading an incredible storyline called Crisis on Infinite Earths by DC Comics. An incredible story, a year long, about the re-creation of the entire DC Universe. But in that same plot, they KILLED Wonder Woman!! WHAT?? Well, ok, they reverted her to clay to be reborn. What a lucky little reader I was because when George Perez got his hands on the Amazon Princess, he justified every minute I had devoted to Diana.
I still collect that comic book till this day. The original series had ended a couple years before Wonder Woman was reborn, so I have always been in fear of the same thing happening to this run of Wonder Woman. But so far, so good. I've read the book for almost 2 decade and not all the stories and artwork have been up to par. But everything has it's ups and downs and I am loyal til the end.
There is where my excitement to see WW on the TV or big screen came into play. So much talk about bringing Diana back to television land or to a theatre near you, but so far, no luck. The lucky actress contenders? Catherine Zeta Jones... a definite YES! Sandra Bullock... um, prove it to me!
I had to get my fix of a female superhero on TV by watching Xena:
Warrior Princess. So much in common with the daughter of
Hippolyta, the Greek heritage, the chakram/tiara hit and miss, the
pinch and lasso for getting the truth, and their physical
likeness. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to put that together,
but the characters are completely different at that point. Diana
lives to spread the message of peace, but is a warrior when
necessary. Xena, used to be a villain, and his now trying to get
redemption for those bad deeds and help others in the process, a
dark hero if you will. Still, love them both!!
Check out Diana's many incarnations on paper and on the TV screen!!!
Wonder Woman TV series
Wonder Woman comic book
List of Comics (1987 & up)
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