Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More Wonder Woman: "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hideyour sources." - Albert Einstein

SOURCE: Y! Buzz: Wonder Woman 2.0

... The famous bracelets are still around, but, according to Straczynski, they'll be more colorful, "with a script W on each of them that form WW when she holds them side by side…and if you get hit by one of them, it leaves a W mark." As Straczynski puts it, "this is a Wonder Woman who signs her work."

I see. So as part of your effort to modernize Wonder Woman and make her more relevant, you're ripping off the gimmick of one of the oldest superheroes there is?


  1. I don't have much faith in JMS as a comics writer currently but the new costume is decent. Well the jacket bit is kind of dumb, but hey, pants!

  2. I had a media prof last semester who's worked with damned near everyone in sci-fi. We were debating Star Trek vs. Babylon 5, and she says, "Can't stand Babylon 5."
    "Why not?!" asks the half of the class who's seen it.
    "I've worked with J. Michael Straczynski."
    "OMG! REALLY?!"
    "He's a hack."
    She would not elaborate, but she's one of those people who doesn't need to, you know?

  3. See, I actually like his writing most of the time... but everything I keep hearing about this new book fills me with dread.

  4. As someone who likes Babylon 5 for being everything Star Trek is not, I'd be willing to argue that point.
    Granted, I'm not a fan of everything JMS has done. But B5 was something special.

  5. The punching them in the face thing leaving the W. Also.. I just found out.. SHE's BEEN RAISED IN NYC SINCE SHE WAS THREE???? WTF? WTF WTF WTF

  6. Ah, okay. Wasn't sure if it was the idea itself or that a writer who has done so much better in the past is resorting to this sort of thing.
    As for the raised in NYC... parallel universe! Big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey... stuff.
    It will all be cosmic flotsam in a year anyway. Just do what I'm doing - buy the Hardcovers of the Gail Simone collections and just ignore it until it goes away.

  7. Me, I've dropped it after WW 600. Much better. I'll take a look after it's all compiled.
    Just show tarot the Amanda Conner section of WW 600, she'll feel better. Maybe.

  8. >_< the costume is for the movie.. THE COSTUME IS FOR THE MOVIE... WHY DO THEY HATE ME

  9. Yeah. I'm afraid of that now that I've seen the art of the new costume that makes Diana look like Megan Fox...
    Still, look at the new Wonder Woman #600 review I've posted. It has cuteness you will like.

  10. I never could get into it, but I never caught it from the beginning, and given what a mythos its said to have, I can understand why I didn't sink into it. I imagine it'd be like coming into BSG mid-season two or something.

  11. Pretty much exactly like that, yeah.
    Honestly, the first season is a bit of a difficult slog. A lot of episodes that seemingly have no purpose other than to get you used to the characters and the universe which wind up foreshadowing things later.
    I.E. Garibaldi's love of old Warner Brother's cartoons, which is referred to through one joke (my favorite thing in the whole universe), a later gag involving "personal household gods" (Yeah - he (Daffy Duck) is sort of an god of frustration) and a cruel bit of foreshadowing regarding how Garibaldi is being secretly manipulated (at one point he is watching 'Duck Amuck' during Daffy's "WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?!?!" speech).
    See? I try and explain that and you've got no clue. :)
    Which is why I'm so amused by JMS's complaints that Wonder Woman continuity is too insular and hard to get into and that's why he's doing a reboot.