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Further to this, here’s a little something for at least one of our regulars. Some of you may spot a theme in these vintage comic covers.
I should perhaps point out it wasn’t just Wonder Woman.
Posted at 09:17 in Comics | Permalink
Heh. It's the rhino drool in the last link that makes it special.
December 04, 2008 at 09:40
Is the woman in the shorts "presenting" to Captain Marvel?
Brian H |
December 04, 2008 at 09:54
It looks like he's really into the rhino. :)
December 04, 2008 at 09:57
As my working day often involves dodging torpedoes whilst strapped to a buoy, I find this post offensive!
The Thin Man |
December 04, 2008 at 13:03
TTM, are you channelling Amanda Marcotte?
No doubt someone somewhere will be demanding an apology.
Though I’m not sure who could claim to be offended. Women? Super-powered women? Believers in Greco-Roman deities?
December 04, 2008 at 13:57
But were they "more innocent times"? Didn't anyone notice?
carbon based lifeform |
December 04, 2008 at 14:33
I’d guess it’s always been noticed to some extent. Superhero comics have always been read by both adults and children, most notably in the armed forces during WWII. Fredric Wertham noticed, and I’m pretty sure the artists must’ve had the odd chuckle. Wonder Woman’s creator, William Moulton Marston, wasn’t exactly without his quirks. Today the sexuality is just a little more overt, partly as a result of more sophisticated illustration. For instance, Power Girl’s décolletage now virtually has its own sub-culture:
December 04, 2008 at 14:47
Damn those torpedoes!
I'm often asked why, of all the female superheroes, I chose Wonder Woman as my alter-ego. I say, once you get to know me a little, it becomes rather self evident.
And THIS is why you are a daily read for me ;)
Wonder Woman |
December 04, 2008 at 15:02
And its own gravity.
December 04, 2008 at 15:03
I do try to keep my, um, punters happy.
December 04, 2008 at 15:07
my my, what a gal!
December 04, 2008 at 17:19
It's a veritable fountain of irony.
December 05, 2008 at 13:23
"are you channelling Amanda Marcotte?"
Yes, funny isn't it, that Amanda Marcotte and Wonder Woman are never in the same place at the same time? Oooo! Do you think we've penetrated (and I love using that word in a Marcotte context, it feels deliciously patriarchal) her secret identity.
I suspect that if we suggested Marcotte wore tight blue satin pants and that gold pointy bra thing that the fecal matter would carom the flabellum at very high velocity.
I'm sure she'd hate the word flabellum too.
The Thin Man |
December 05, 2008 at 14:08
On an entirely unrelated note… Wonder Woman: The Later Years:
December 05, 2008 at 14:17
December 05, 2008 at 14:22
Are you referring to all those objects that resemble bombs?
December 05, 2008 at 18:51
You want kinky? Comic book bondage cover of the day: http://bcotd.com/
Jim C. |
December 10, 2008 at 04:41
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