In honor of Wonder Woman’s solo film debut this weekend, DC has proclaimed Saturday, June 3rd Wonder Woman Day. Created 76 years ago by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter as both a superheroine and symbol for women’s equality, Diana has had an eventful history. Her legacy is a rich one, which the staff of Nothing But Comics have often revisited. So, for those wishing to delve deeper into Wonder Woman and what she represents, here is a selection of writings from Nothing But Comics on the adventures of the Princess of Themyscira.
As a comic book that’s been continuously published over a seventy year period, several creators have had a significant influence on the character of Wonder Woman and her mytho’s. Like many of DC Comics superheros, Wonder Woman was redefined for the modern era following the line wide reboot that was Crisis of Infinite Earths. Like Batman with Frank Miller or Superman with John Byrne, Wonder Woman was taken on by one of comics greatest talents of the time, and within a historical context, one of it’s most important creative talents in George Perez. Fresh off his time illustrating Crisis of Infinite Earths, Perez would do a fresh take on the character that leaned into some of the most interesting and functional elements of her mythology without trying to overly define her in any particular direction or style. It’s not perfect, it’s not on the level of Byrne on Superman or Miller on Batman and it’s not essential in the larger context of the medium. But it’s well crafted, looks fantastic and straight up cool on an elemental level; that doesn’t make for a classic comic per-say but it does make for one that’s evergreen. Continue reading DC’s Post Crisis Rebirth: Wonder Woman, George Perez, Gods & Metal
Nothing But Comics is about to hit our three year mark and in observance of the site’s anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite comics creators all time. This week it’s Patrick Continue reading Tuesday Top Fifteen: Our Favorite Creators Patrick
For many of us, superhero cartoons were gateway drugs into comics. Who doesn’t feel a pang of nostalgia when they remember getting up early to watch how Batman defeats the Joker that week, or get pumped up when they hear this?
Cartoons, in many ways, are like comic books during the heyday of the Comics Code Authority. They can tell fantastic stories, but if you are above a certain age, people will inevitably question if you’re too old to be watching cartoons. The answer? No, no you’re never to old, especially right now, with cartoons like Steven Universe and Gravity Falls pushing the boundaries of storytelling and creating plots and characters that appeal to both kids and adults. The stigma still exists though. Like comics, cartoons struggle for legitimacy. They also share a sort of symbiotic relationship. Comics get adapted to cartoons and cartoons get adapted or expanded in comics. Because of this relationship, here are five boundary pushing comic based cartoons I would love to see in the near future. There are, of course, many others that would be fantastic, but this is just my personal top five. Continue reading 5 Comics that Would Make Amazing Cartoons
Last week, I discussed the debut and origin of Avengers’ nemesis Ultron. This week, I would like to explore how later writers have used the character, starting with:
Ultron Unlimited, Avengers #19-23
Kurt Busiek’s new model of Ultron is even more vicious than the preceding ones. He announces his return by unleashing a whole new level of terror: the slaughter of every single man, woman and child in the Baltic state of Slorenia. In a matter of hours, an entire nation’s population is decimated. Meanwhile, his robot minions are snatching up his extended family, gathering them about him. Captain America leads a desperate cavalry charge, but all they seem to be able to do is, at best, maintain a stalemate. Every turn, Ultron maintains the upper hand.
Continue reading Ages of Ultron, Growth
Many creators have added their own bit of lightning to the Scarlet Speedster, but a select few have become essential in making him as enduring as he as become. Here are ten creators, writers and artists, without whose work we wouldn’t have the Flash we know and love today…
Each Tuesday, the NBC Staff will comprise a Top Ten list for whatever the topic is for that week. In the comments section, we can all compare the lists to see if there were any patterns. Also, feel free to post your own top ten lists. Today we tackle the many relaunches and reboots of comic-books.
Top Ten Comic Book Reboots!
10. Captain America
Captain America never connected with me before I read Ed Brubaker’s take on him. Finally, he was a compelling character. Also, Brubaker brought back Bucky, which, in and of itself, is probably one of the biggest ret-cons ever .