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    In Marstonís original idea both Ares and Aphrodite were rulers of Venus and Mars. Would it still work if having them be something of Greek and Sco-do. We see that they can go to Olympus but still have a home of sorts.

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    In Marston’s original idea both Ares and Aphrodite were rulers of Venus and Mars. Would it still work if having them be something of Greek and Sco-do. We see that they can go to Olympus but still have a home of sorts.
    I think the original Marstonian Venus and Mars were very much cosmic players, in that sense. Mars, while humanoid in appearance, was almost interchangeable with DARKSEID, ..right down to his shape-shifting, superhuman agents, fire pits, slave mines and rocket-ships.

    The Wonder Woman comic is, at its core, as much cousin to Flash Gordon newspaper cartoon, as to Harryhausen's Clash Of The Titans, ..and probably, more so - the sci-fi elements, you mentioned. Without it, WW loses the pulp-inspired quirkiness that made it so interesting in the Golden Age, and that's a shame. For those WW readers, who first read the comic, post-Crisis, this might be immaterial, ..but, the rest of us have been cheated of something, I think.

    Would it still work? I think it will.Frank Azzarello tried to do this - even bringing in Orion, as her male companion - but, his storytelling style was challenging to many readers.
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