Wonder Woman’s Feminist Origin

Harry G. Peter

Wonder Woman was not the first superheroine. She had such precursors as Sheena Queen of the Jungle, Miss Fury and Amazona, the Mighty Woman. Female protagonists in the pulps and comic books might have been a very small minority, but they did exist prior to Wonder Woman’s debut in All-Star Comics #8, 1941. Still, there was something different about her, just as there had been that distinctive flair to the Bat-Man, lifting him above the ranks of other late 30s masked vigilantes. Wonder Woman quickly found success, headlining her own anthology series Sensation Comics, which also featured her on every cover (a feat not equaled by Batman during his inaugural year of Detective Comics appearances). In addition, she was given her own quarterly solo title. Fans voted her onto the roster of the Justice Society of America, even if writer Gardner Fox proceeded to minimalize her role in the team to nearly non-existent. As with all social progress, it was a bit of two steps forward, one step back. Regardless, it is fitting to speak of Wonder Woman as belonging, quite consciously, to the cause of cultural and political change.
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The world’s largest weekly comic book poll!

The NBC! team loves to pick the week’s best comic for “This Week’s Finest!“, and we want to give all members of the NBC! community the opportunity to voice their pick for the best comic of the week.  Below is a poll comprised of all the comics listed in the NBC! pull lists for this week – which one did you think was the best?

Please vote, and please let us know which comic you voted for – and why – in the comments.  The poll will close at 11:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday, December 21, 2014, when we’ll announce the winner of YOUR WEEK’S FINEST!

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Brian Wood Leaving Spawn


In the authors own words:

“For the sake of readers and retailers who read the current Image solicits (March 2015), I just want to sent out a little PSA and say that I am not the writer of Spawn #251. I’m actually not the writer of the Spawn title after all. I delivered, to spec, the script for February’s Spawn Resurrection #1 special but raised objections to the considerable extent to which my script and the larger plot was being rewritten during production. I was then removed from the job. I’m not trying to complain or spark drama, but I do think that the audience and the retailers laying down money for the book should be aware when there is a creative team change, especially this close to the book’s release. I’m sorry to anyone who was looking forward to my work on Spawn – its a bummer for me too.”



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