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CRISIS ON INFINITE ORIGINS OF THE SUPERFLUOUS, MISSING MISTER WONDER

By Edgar Miraculous Dyer I am not sure  Prince Jason,  Wonder Woman's  twin brother,  should exist, ..at all. At least, I'm not sure he should have had a storyline built around him, in the  Wonder Woman  comic. It might have been smarter to introduce Prince Jason in a  smaller  way, without devoting an entire issue to him. It might have been smarter to, instead, use that time to show him in action, with or against his sister, in some spectacular, game-changing role to play. I think, if he had appeared briefly in the story, leaving a decisive impact, we would be having a different conversation about him ..and looking forward to the special  "The Amazing Origin of Wonder Woman's Brother, Jason"  issue, filling in the blanks, ..later. In the good, ole day, a popular superhero's brother would have been introduced to us, as if he'd been there, all along! That's how many of the great comic book characters were introduced. Prince Jason isn't one of those.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE GREATEST WONDER WOMAN STORYTELLERS OF OUR GENERATION, PHIL JIMENEZ!

PHIL JIMENEZ... You have WORKED, so incredibly, relentlessly hard to get to this moment--to impact and raise the expectations of what we expect to find in a comic book, how it can transform our LIVES ..and how we see each other--and we're so proud of you, Phil. You have told us you were one of those 80s kid artists, worshipping the masterful pencils of the late, great George Perez, ..emulating his style in your work. "You can't look at a Phil Jimenez, without thinking of George Perez", we say! When you hear fans say or write things, like that, it's got to be a little awkward, because we LOVED that generous man and what he shared with all of us, ..but, I think they are coming from a pure place. A place of sincere appreciation for you both. You truly are one of the greatest X-Men, Wonder Woman and Titans storytellers and illustrators, generally speaking, of our generation. You have been an inspiration to aspiring Latino and LGBTQA comic book creators, alike, ..a nd

LOOKING BACK AT THE ICONIC, IMAGINATIVE CHAZZARELLO YEARS, ON WONDER WOMAN'S 80th ANNO!

By Mel Dyer This cover really makes me miss the imaginative world-build that artist Cliff Chiang's and  100 Bullets  writer Brian Azzarello's run brought to the  Wonder Woman  comic. It was a  landmark  run, and on the skyline of the comic's greatest creative periods, it stands out, ..with decidedly quirky distinction. Looking back on the comic's 80th anniversary, it was  memorable.  Can't say that about all of them! The Chazzarello run on  Wonder Woman  - better known, as DC Comics'  New 52  - changed the context of Wonder Woman's  superheroic mission,  in that it left her reasons for coming to the world of men, ..a  mystery,  which Brian never truly solved for us. In its place, he and Cliff gave Diana a quirky, imaginative and iconic world, from which to launch her stories and, occasionally, explore her myth-inspired background. I even miss the nifty raptor companion,  Zephyrus the Wonder Eagle,  that the New 52 gave to teenage Wonder Woman, ..because Supe

REVOLUTION: THE NEW, REVISED SECRET FILES OF DONNA TROY

REVOLUTION      --------------    P   E   R   S   O   N   A   L      D   A   T   A    --------------      Real name:  Donna Darnell-Troy, formerly 'Donna Magna of House Pompeius' Occupation:  Adventurer, Lifestyle blogger, Photojournalist, Royal Princess of the  Amazons Marital Status:  Widowed Known Relatives:  Queen Hippolyta (adoptive mother), Magnus Pius (father), Lady Vonia (mother), Princess Diana - Wonder Woman (sister), Terry Long (husband, deceased), Zeus (godfather),  Queen Antiope (aunt),   Pompeia Magna (sister), Virbius Rex  (cousin), Mala (sister), Daniel, Lord of Dreams (nephew, alternate universe), Nubia (sister), Artemis (sister), Poseidon (uncle), Hunter Prince (future nephew) Base of Operations:  Gateway City, California (USA) and mobile Group Affiliation:  Amazons of Themyscira, Titans Height:  5'9" Weight:  135 lbs Eyes:  Blue Hair:  Black First Appearance:   The Brave And The Bold, Issue #60 (1965) Donna Troy/Wonder Girl story:  Neal Adams,  Teen

CLEA AND PHEASANT DANGER: WHY SHE'S WONDER WOMAN'S NATURAL ENEMY!

By Edgar Miraculous Dyer For a chick, with a turkey on her head,  Queen Clea  is one of Wonder Woman's nastier, more implacable, World War II foes and  could easily be her  Kurgan  ..or the  Ming the Merciless,  she needs to define her, the way Luthor or Loki define their superheroic adversaries. Wonder Woman - Princess Diana of the Amazons -  whom I've always argued is more  Flas h Gor don 's narrative cousin, than  Superman 's,  needs  a Ming, and she's never had one around, long enough to matter. By comparison, her other foils -  Cheetah, Warmaster  and  Grail  - seem to do little more than challenge Diana's athleticism. Diana is the daughter of a liberated nation of classical Amazons, mythical freedom-fighters, for whom love and freedom are literally a religion, ..and her archenemy should reflect that. Conceivably, Diana, who fought Nazis in World War II, should have a tyrant in her rogues gallery, who rules a colorfully bizarre, faraway place, and whose vil

WHY MYRINA BLACK IS THE GREATEST WONDER WOMAN VILLAIN...NEVER!

  By Mel Dyer "Myrina, a queen of the Amazons. According to Diodorus Siculus,[1] she led a military expedition in Libya and won a victory over the people known as the Atlantians, destroying their city Cerne; but was less successful fighting the Gorgons (who are described by Diodorus as a warlike nation residing in close proximity to the Atlantians), failing to burn down their forests. During a later campaign, she struck a treaty of peace with Horus, ruler of Egypt, conquered several peoples, including the Syrians, the Arabians, and the Cilicians (but granted freedom to those of the latter who gave in to her of their own will). She also took possession of Greater Phrygia, from the Taurus Mountains to the Caicus River, and several Aegean islands, including Lesbos; she was also said to be the first to land on the previously uninhabited island which she named Samothrace, building the temple there. The cities of Myrina (in Lemnos),[2] possibly another Myrina in Mysia, Mytilene, Cyme, P

A RASH ON MY TITANS (AND IT SMARTS)...STARRING WONDER WOMAN!

Mel Dyer Sometimes, I don't understand the logic behind writing Wonder Woman, anymore. How this comic can continue to ignore one of its own greatest antagonists, the quasi-mystical, cybernetic mastermind, Doctor Cyber, in an age of internet, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, just ..ASTOUNDS me! At what point are the myth and magic and pretensions to classicism in the Wonder Woman comic, overkill ..or missing the mark? UPDATE: Things are changing, in the pages of Wonder Woman... HAPPILY EVER AFTERWORLDS: CONRAD, CLOONAN, MOORE AND THE SECOND GOLDEN AGE OF WONDER WOMAN (wondabunga.blogspot.com) It's the Information Age, and writer, after writer, consigns Wonder Woman to hack her way through one column of witches and krakens, after another! Has anyone on Wonder Woman 's creative team seen the Terminator films of the late 80s or the Resident Evil films, which have been so immensely popular in recent years? Can leaving zombie-creating, Boba Fett'ish, boun