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    Poll: Please, not a Byronic hero romantic interest for...

    Please, not a Byronic hero romantic interest for Wonder Woman. She could do so much better than being the Magic Pixie Dream Girl to reform a male love interest.

    I think what Diana needs much more...
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    Thanks Restingvoice! The New 52 makes sense,...

    Thanks Restingvoice!

    The New 52 makes sense, given the 30-year-cycle that the Nastyzons lived on.

    As for the Rebirth interview, aside from not being stated in text but only in ancillary...
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    Do you have any scans or issue references for...

    Do you have any scans or issue references for those figures?
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    What Bifrost said. In a way, I think this is a...

    What Bifrost said.

    In a way, I think this is a part of a much greater issue with Wonder Woman, in that her origin and backstory is so open-ended. To know Diana's age, that implies a lot of...
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    I read it and wasn't that impressed. The new...

    I read it and wasn't that impressed.

    The new Paula von Gunther is just a generic physical baddie, and has lost everything that made Marston's original Paula interesting. I like that Diana sets out...
  6. Agreed. But I think creators and publishers in...

    Agreed.

    But I think creators and publishers in long-established franchises need to be aware that expectation management is a real thing. Genres are really about saying what you can expect of a...
  7. Thread: Why

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    In that case, we have seen very little of that...

    In that case, we have seen very little of that process.
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    The thing that bugs me about the panel isn't...

    The thing that bugs me about the panel isn't Wonder Woman calling out sexism, but the way she does it. She grew up on Themyscira, a place where there our gender roles simply do not exist. Her calling...
  9. Harley Quinn very much depend on the writer. ...

    Harley Quinn very much depend on the writer.

    Original Wonder Woman had more than a bit of schooling in psychology, including reversing brainwashing.

    What kind of education Doctor Psycho has is...
  10. Sometimes the touch is bad without knowing it…

    Sometimes the touch is bad without knowing it…
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    Oh, absolutely. But here I think we need to...

    Oh, absolutely.

    But here I think we need to look at details. There are difference between privilege, responsibility, and power, and likewise between status and roles. With history, details often...
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    Agreed that Ares works best as an origin story...

    Agreed that Ares works best as an origin story villain, to be used very sparingly afterwards. And yes, I think that Zeus makes for a much better long-lasting antagonist for Diana. Not in the physical...
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    The First Lady of USA is probably a terrible...

    The First Lady of USA is probably a terrible model here. In lots of ways, the US presidency was shaped by the monarchies of mid-late 18th century (of which France was the example everyone looked to),...
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    Poll: I touched upon that in an earlier post of this...

    I touched upon that in an earlier post of this thread, and I believe such an attempt will flounder on that Batman and Wonder Woman are, at core, very different heroes. Batman is here to defend...
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    Exactly. Patriarchy rears its head both within...

    Exactly.

    Patriarchy rears its head both within the LGBT community and in how "outside" society interacts with LGBT people as individuals and as a group. One factor in that is that girl on girl is...
  16. Thread: Ask Kurt Busiek

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    Interesting essay! Yeah, I was thinking...

    Interesting essay!



    Yeah, I was thinking right now, and if there are any issues that are particularly acute within the field of superhero comics, and how and why they are such.

    Like the...
  17. There were different phrasings in different...

    There were different phrasings in different adventures. I grabbed the one I used from All Star Comics #8.
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    I think my issue here is that movie Steve might...

    I think my issue here is that movie Steve might be a badass, but it's not a defining quality, but an emergent one. Pushing "badass" first only leads to "I'm the goddamn Batman" territory, and will...
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    Poll: Oh, I agree that there Diana as a person, and...

    Oh, I agree that there Diana as a person, and especially Diana of Themyscira, needs to be explored more and deeper and better.

    But I think the love triangle trope is so deeply set and...
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    If you're writing Steve as a "manly man badass"...

    If you're writing Steve as a "manly man badass" you're doing something wrong! Pushing him in that direction, or trying to make him live up to that ideal, has caused a lot of the issues with him...
  21. Note that Diana's original powerset was lovely as...

    Note that Diana's original powerset was lovely as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, speed of Mercury (Hermes), and strength of Hercules (Heracles). But early Wonder Woman wasn't that invulnerable—she was...
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    Poll: Love triangles work for Batman and Superman...

    Love triangles work for Batman and Superman because they're staid men built on American puritanical ideals.

    But for Wonder Woman? A woman growing up on a paradise island, unfettered by any...
  23. Thread: Ask Kurt Busiek

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    Really appreciate you taking the time to answer...

    Really appreciate you taking the time to answer questions like this! Your answer on that the hardest part on becoming a comics book writer fit with what a lot of authors I know have said, that the...
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    I think she had a decent handle on the relation...

    I think she had a decent handle on the relation between Harley and Ivy, but the art wasn't to my taste (check the previews for how it looks), and the ending felt like it was written by someone who...
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    Provided it's well-written, I'd love to see...

    Provided it's well-written, I'd love to see Wonder Woman's super-empathy and the power of kinkiness (love).
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