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    Star-Blossom!

    Star-Blossom!
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    What gets me is the way the critique is framed....

    What gets me is the way the critique is framed. If it focused on the way that clothing for female superheroes is largely sexualised, that's a fair one. But if it's about how impractical it is, but...
  3. From a fighting standpoint, the sword that Diana...

    From a fighting standpoint, the sword that Diana normally uses is one that goes with a shield, so to me it makes sense that Diana busts out the shield whenever she uses her sword. The same is true...
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    Most superheroes have deeply impractical...

    Most superheroes have deeply impractical costumes, but it's mainly the women who gets critiqued for it.
  5. While Xenafication is a handy word to describe...

    While Xenafication is a handy word to describe some of the development around Diana, I doubt one can attribute it to Xena. The increased association with mythology started with Pérez, and there are...
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    For what it's worth, I think the main value of...

    For what it's worth, I think the main value of the rules should be to help new people who want to participate get started, and to provide some guide to first-time admins of the weekly contest.
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    Two proposals for updating the cover contest...

    Two proposals for updating the cover contest rules:

    A:

    2) Cover must be from a Published Comic (single issue, album, graphic novel, or collection)!

    B:

    Move rule (7) to (3), and change the...
  8. Thread: Lex Luthor

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    One of the things I think Frank Miller got right...

    One of the things I think Frank Miller got right in his Superman Year One was to present Lex Luthor as deeply misogynistic. One side effect of that he will always underestimate Diana. He might say...
  9. I don't think one can point to one single big...

    I don't think one can point to one single big reason, rather there are plenty of small reasons.

    One reason is that for a lot of writers I think the heroine wielding a sword and shield is safer and...
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    Hey, it's a living!

    Hey, it's a living!
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    Congratulations, seismic-2!

    Congratulations, seismic-2!
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    A striking and understated cover: seismic-2.

    A striking and understated cover: seismic-2.
  13. Looking at the preview, Morrison is trying to be...

    Looking at the preview, Morrison is trying to be seriously meta here.

    But you can't critique edgelordiness by being more edgelordy. It will simply stuff more edgelordiness onto the pile. I think...
  14. Perhaps I expressed myself poorly. Cheetah's new...

    Perhaps I expressed myself poorly. Cheetah's new motivation is simply dropped in, without any explanation why or how it changed from the end of Rucka's run to the start of Orlando's run. Wilson's...
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    Possibly, if the story calls for it. But not to...

    Possibly, if the story calls for it. But not to men.
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    I'm a fan of having Cassie be relatively...

    I'm a fan of having Cassie be relatively untrained. Lots of raw power (from whatever source), but no Amazon training. Donna should be the opposite to me: a normal human who received a systematic...
  17. Thread: Cheetah's powers

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    To me, adding powers is generally a poor idea....

    To me, adding powers is generally a poor idea. For one, it leads to power inflation, which has been a big problem throughout the history of superhero comics. For another, more powers doesn't tend to...
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    I'd say there is ample precedent that Diana is...

    I'd say there is ample precedent that Diana is highly resistant to magic and mind control in normal cases, and that when she ties herself with her lasso (like Simone had her do in "A Murder of...
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    There are plenty of Wonder Woman villains that...

    There are plenty of Wonder Woman villains that are either not tied to, or need not be tied to Greek mythology. Doctor Psycho, Veronica Cale/Paula von Gunther, Cheetah, Silver Swan, Doctor Poison,...
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    The more history and mythology I've read, the...

    The more history and mythology I've read, the more I've come to realise that social mores are really varied, and can change or evolve in unexpected ways. To take my favourite example, do not assume...
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    I've just about decided to headcanon that it's...

    I've just about decided to headcanon that it's really Doctor Psycho in WW 84, instead of Maxwell Lord.
  22. I think one has to be reasonably clear on what is...

    I think one has to be reasonably clear on what is meant by patriotism in a discussion like this, because it's a complex and changing pattern.

    The Golden Age comics that I've read or seen (rather...
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    There are some fun pieces of Messner-Loeb's run....

    There are some fun pieces of Messner-Loeb's run. The first space adventure was a fun romp, though the plotting felt seriously made up as he went along. The Taco Whiz situation was nonsensical, but he...
  24. I know that I should be careful about not...

    I know that I should be careful about not interpreting Orlando's words too negatively and I truly think he wants to do well by Diana and the title. But some things stick out to me in the interview.
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    The movie showed one great bullets-and-bracelets...

    The movie showed one great bullets-and-bracelets move that really could have been emphaised more, when she deflects the bullet back onto Ludendorff's pistol. Do that type of stunt on a semi-regular...
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