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    I think The Legend of Wonder Woman by Renae de...

    I think The Legend of Wonder Woman by Renae de Liz follows the idea of immortality versus fertility, but it's not the most common variation. I'm not sure I think it's a good option anyway, for a...
  2. Comics switched from being a true mass medium to...

    Comics switched from being a true mass medium to being a specialist and collectible item.

    The direct market is also not very elastic, so lowering prices there is unlikely to accomplish much. To...
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    The same is true for the members of the Birds of...

    The same is true for the members of the Birds of Prey, especially Black Canary.

    What I think is fundamentally counterproductive, is to compare the film we got with an entirely different film that...
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    From what I heard, the people making the movie...

    From what I heard, the people making the movie judged the Birds of Prey script to be stronger than the Gotham City Sirens script, so from that perspective the answer should be no.

    I do agre with...
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    Another possibility to get kids among the Amazons...

    Another possibility to get kids among the Amazons is to delve deep into science fiction: their knowledge in genetic engineering (or reproductive magic, if one wants more fantasy) allows them to do...
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    "Some of them want to use you Some of them want...

    "Some of them want to use you
    Some of them want to get used by you
    Some of them want to abuse you
    Some of them want to be abused"

    Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics
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    "Hickory, oak, pine, and weed Bury my heart...

    "Hickory, oak, pine, and weed
    Bury my heart underneath these trees
    And when a southern wind comes to raise my soul
    Spread my spirit like a flock of crows"

    I Will Never Die by Delta Rae
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    I expect most people don't. It requires more than...

    I expect most people don't. It requires more than a bit of grounding in narration and feminist (or equivalent) theories in order to pick this up on a first read. I know that I found pieces of it...
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    BoP is a wholly standalone and self-contained...

    BoP is a wholly standalone and self-contained story.

    I can see several ways in which the BoP (or its individual members) storyline can go after this, just as there are several possible storylines...
  10. First that comes to mind is New Frontier by...

    First that comes to mind is New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke.
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    "It's raining men! Hallelujah! It's raining men!...

    "It's raining men! Hallelujah!
    It's raining men! Amen!
    I'm gonna go out to run and let myself get
    Absolutely soaking wet!
    It's raining men! Hallelujah!
    It's raining men! Every specimen!
    Tall,...
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    Yup. And the sad thing is that Pérez had given...

    Yup. And the sad thing is that Pérez had given himself an out, in the form of the Amazons who rejected the goddesses and rode away with Antiope. Pérez could have done some really interesting things...
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    "I'm free like a flying demon, no more of them...

    "I'm free like a flying demon, no more of them filthy lies
    Just free like a flying demon, this is the day of my life"

    Free Like a Flying Demon by E-Type
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    Feminism, Pérez, and the Amazons

    The recent discussion on Themyscira led me to reread Wonder Woman #1 by Pérez, and I think something finally clicked on why I felt uncomfortable with his take on the Amazons and their backstory.
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    Later writers seems to have interpreted it as the...

    Later writers seems to have interpreted it as the Amazons doesn't have to eat, at least not on Themyscira.
  16. Nice discussion, and thanks for linking it! I...

    Nice discussion, and thanks for linking it!

    I think it also puts a finger on why this movie had trouble with marketing: it's anti-male gaze, rather than simply removing it. Wonder Woman, and to...
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    "And I dream I'm an eagle And I dream I can...

    "And I dream I'm an eagle
    And I dream I can spread my wings

    Flying high, high
    I'm a bird in the sky
    I'm an eagle that rides on the breeze
    High, high
    What a feeling to fly
    Over mountains and...
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    They'll say nice things about Alita Battle Angel...

    They'll say nice things about Alita Battle Angel too. (So they could claim they weren't misogynists for disliking Captain Marvel.)

    That was really the big marketing mistake that BoP did. If it had...
  19. Ask a political geographer, a political pundit, a...

    Ask a political geographer, a political pundit, a geologist, an Irishman, an Englishman, and a Scot, and I guess you'll get six different answers.

    Terms of contention (depending on outlook)...
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    When you need cheering up from a very down...

    When you need cheering up from a very down position, like Marry Ellen Carter, rise again!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uirXFig0IQ
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    Pérez says the following in Wonder Woman volume 2...

    Pérez says the following in Wonder Woman volume 2 #1: "For though the Amazons know immortality--though they never age or hunger…"

    I think you're misreading the Wikipedia article. It says...
  22. Europe is sort-of poorly defined geographically....

    Europe is sort-of poorly defined geographically. The EU is about six times larger than Texas; two and a half times larger than Alaska. If you do a strict geographic definition (including Russa west...
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    Time for this image again? ...

    Time for this image again?

    https://i.imgur.com/RFqvQIL.png
  24. The Bullfinch and the Holliday girls!

    The Bullfinch and the Holliday girls!
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    "He's a real nowhere man Sitting in his nowhere...

    "He's a real nowhere man
    Sitting in his nowhere land
    Making all his nowhere plans for nobody"

    Nowhere Man by The Beatles
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