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    Talking Hola, Wonder Fans! Introduce yourselves!

    We have a thread about forum changes, Rules & Regulations, but let's see one for what makes the forum experience--the members! Please take a moment and introduce yourselves. Share about yourself and your love for Wonder Woman!

    My name is Andrew. I live in Savannah, GA, and I work in our local Tourism industry. I'm gay, a proud uncle of a beautiful niece and two adorable nephews, and the papa of the cutest cat!

    My first experience with Wonder Woman happened in a used bookstore in a sleepy GA college town owned by my Mom's best friend. At age 3, I saw a comic book cover with a colorful, powerful, black-haired beauty and I was hooked for life! The Lynda Carter series debuted around this time and intensified my love for Wonder Woman! Over the next 3 years, I spent Friday nights watching Wonder Woman (the notable exception was opening night of Star Wars), Saturday mornings watching Superfriends (and The Shazam/Isis Hour), and many hours in between reading multitudes of comic books.

    The cancellation of the show broke my heart, and John Schneider was a comely, but not quite as satisfying, replacement! I saw Wonder Woman trade her Eagle bustier for the Double W. Shortly thereafter, I traded Diana for the X-Men. As I neared adolescence, I identified with Claremont's outcasts, since I often felt that way myself. Shy, awkward, liked reading instead of sports or fishing, four-eyed, and eventually horrified that the kids in the playground probably meant me when they uttered the word "Faggot".

    Yeah, the X-Men were my speed then, since I FELT like a mutant...and at least I wasn't called a "sissy" for liking them!

    Eventually came the Crisis, though, with an intelligent reimagining of Diana by the wondrous George Perez. The new story brought a mature depth, rich mythology, and gorgeous art! Diana showed strength, innocence, wisdom, and power! After high school, I reclaimed Wonder Woman as a queer icon, even as I claimed my own sexual identity. Since then, I've stuck by Wonder Woman, loving or questioning many different interpretations.

    Admittedly, not the biggest fan of Azzarello, but that's more about what he did to her mythos. Hey, still love Wonder Woman herself, though! I'm glad that others here do, too! I

    I can't wait to hear from everyone else!
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    The name's Erik. I live in Florida.

    My first experience with Wonder Woman? I read comics as a kid and ended up taking a long hiatus for several years. I was exclusively a Marvel boy at the time, so once one of my friends convinced me to get back into comics, I naturally went back to Marvel books.....only to find the Marvel Universe I had known and loved as a kid had turned into a hideous mockery of everything I had loved about it previously. My friends had told me about the Civil War event that was happening, and it sounded absolutely awful to me. But, still, I held out hope. I was SURE that after Civil War was over everything would go back to the way it was supposed to be. I was SO sure, in fact, that I made my first Marvel purchase in years by buying Civil War #7 so I could just see this story end and watch as everything turned out alright in the end. I didn't even READ the book first. I just bought it and took it home to read it.

    Suffice to say, I was..........disappointed. The Marvel Universe was destroyed for me. Characters I'd known and loved for years were unrecognizable to me. The world was a dark and horrible place, and the heroes of the Marvel Universe flat-out FAILED to set everything right at the end. Hell, the REAL heroes flat out surrendered and/or went into hiding. I was shocked. Then, as I kept reading, my shock turned to anger. My anger turned to seething and enduring hatred. A hatred that has endured to this day. I don't know if I'll EVER learn to appreciate Marvel ever again.

    So, as I was increasingly unhappy about Marvel, I turned my attention elsewhere. I had always known about DC Comics, but I'd never given them much thought. So, I started on the most obvious books I could think of: Superman, Justice League, Teen Titans.......I had just enough money to buy one more. I saw Wonder Woman on the shelves. I won't lie to you, I think my main motivation for picking it up was seeing her on the cover and thinking "Well, at least she's hot." So I picked her up too. I didn't know a lot about her, obviously, but I started doing my research: reading back issues and visiting comic web sites for information about her.

    I quickly learned what an amazing character Wonder Woman was. A warrior who desires to end conflict and bring about world peace. A compassionate, merciful woman who saves the lives of friend AND foe alike. A redeemer who shows people a better way. An inspirational figure who encourages people to be more than they are. In short? The perfect balm to make me forget all about the Marvel Universe and its dark, depressing, hateful crap.

    I couldn't get enough of her. I still can't. Even her less-than-stellar runs appeal to me on at least SOME level. I'll never understand WHY the rest of the world has yet to realize how awesome this woman is. She was there for me during a very unpleasant time in my life, and she has my loyalty for life. And any writer who portrays her as weak, stupid, violent, incompetent, and/or in any way NOT the most powerful and important woman in all of comics earns my lasting enmity.

    Yeah, I'm a Wonder Woman fan, and if you don't like it? Screw you!
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    Hi ya'll. I'm Patricia or just Pat. I'm from San Angelo, Texas.

    I'm a huge Rogue fan but since Marvel allowed her to be killed I have my other hero Wonder Woman who i have on my dashboard of my suv to remind me i can be strong everyday too like her. I'm also digging her boyfriend.
    I wanta be Rogue when i grow up.

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    Shalom, y'all! I'm from Florida, and I'm a writer of Greek mythology fantasy novels, two of which are out now (and the third will be out in January 2015). Huge Wonder Woman fan since I was 8 (over 30 years as a die-hard fan!).

    I'm looking forward to what happens with the future of Wonder Woman, both in the comics and in the movies. I can't guarantee I'll be on the boards a lot, but I will be around.

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    Brett, 47, Australia, kids Xander and Gwen, writer, teacher, science specialist, like Jimenez, don't like neck snapping, Steve Trevor is awesome, Tom Tresser is even more awesome.

    That's enough for you to go on with.

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    Angela, Become a Wonder Woman fan in watching many cartoons featuring her mainly Super Friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard-01 View Post
    The name's Erik. I live in Florida.

    My first experience with Wonder Woman? I read comics as a kid and ended up taking a long hiatus for several years. I was exclusively a Marvel boy at the time, so once one of my friends convinced me to get back into comics, I naturally went back to Marvel books.....only to find the Marvel Universe I had known and loved as a kid had turned into a hideous mockery of everything I had loved about it previously. My friends had told me about the Civil War event that was happening, and it sounded absolutely awful to me. But, still, I held out hope. I was SURE that after Civil War was over everything would go back to the way it was supposed to be. I was SO sure, in fact, that I made my first Marvel purchase in years by buying Civil War #7 so I could just see this story end and watch as everything turned out alright in the end. I didn't even READ the book first. I just bought it and took it home to read it.

    Suffice to say, I was..........disappointed. The Marvel Universe was destroyed for me. Characters I'd known and loved for years were unrecognizable to me. The world was a dark and horrible place, and the heroes of the Marvel Universe flat-out FAILED to set everything right at the end. Hell, the REAL heroes flat out surrendered and/or went into hiding. I was shocked. Then, as I kept reading, my shock turned to anger. My anger turned to seething and enduring hatred. A hatred that has endured to this day. I don't know if I'll EVER learn to appreciate Marvel ever again.

    So, as I was increasingly unhappy about Marvel, I turned my attention elsewhere. I had always known about DC Comics, but I'd never given them much thought. So, I started on the most obvious books I could think of: Superman, Justice League, Teen Titans.......I had just enough money to buy one more. I saw Wonder Woman on the shelves. I won't lie to you, I think my main motivation for picking it up was seeing her on the cover and thinking "Well, at least she's hot." So I picked her up too. I didn't know a lot about her, obviously, but I started doing my research: reading back issues and visiting comic web sites for information about her.

    I quickly learned what an amazing character Wonder Woman was. A warrior who desires to end conflict and bring about world peace. A compassionate, merciful woman who saves the lives of friend AND foe alike. A redeemer who shows people a better way. An inspirational figure who encourages people to be more than they are. In short? The perfect balm to make me forget all about the Marvel Universe and its dark, depressing, hateful crap.

    I couldn't get enough of her. I still can't. Even her less-than-stellar runs appeal to me on at least SOME level. I'll never understand WHY the rest of the world has yet to realize how awesome this woman is. She was there for me during a very unpleasant time in my life, and she has my loyalty for life. And any writer who portrays her as weak, stupid, violent, incompetent, and/or in any way NOT the most powerful and important woman in all of comics earns my lasting enmity.

    Yeah, I'm a Wonder Woman fan, and if you don't like it? Screw you!
    Its great seeing people can still see an amazing character! I think most people have a problem with a strong sensitive female character and that may be why many people do not get her...perhaps its the costume to a degree.....but i love her suit do not go adding pants or other things....seems just wrong....than again I admit I like the female form....... also I notice a big number of ladies do not like Diana it seems...that makes me sad...or perhaps I just been to bad spots...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangent Man View Post
    We have a thread about forum changes, Rules & Regulations, but let's see one for what makes the forum experience--the members! Please take a moment and introduce yourselves. Share about yourself and your love for Wonder Woman!

    My name is Andrew. I live in Savannah, GA, and I work in our local Tourism industry. I'm gay, a proud uncle of a beautiful niece and two adorable nephews, and the papa of the cutest cat!

    My first experience with Wonder Woman happened in a used bookstore in a sleepy GA college town owned by my Mom's best friend. At age 3, I saw a comic book cover with a colorful, powerful, black-haired beauty and I was hooked for life! The Lynda Carter series debuted around this time and intensified my love for Wonder Woman! Over the next 3 years, I spent Friday nights watching Wonder Woman (the notable exception was opening night of Star Wars), Saturday mornings watching Superfriends (and The Shazam/Isis Hour), and many hours in between reading multitudes of comic books.

    The cancellation of the show broke my heart, and John Schneider was a comely, but not quite as satisfying, replacement! I saw Wonder Woman trade her Eagle bustier for the Double W. Shortly thereafter, I traded Diana for the X-Men. As I neared adolescence, I identified with Claremont's outcasts, since I often felt that way myself. Shy, awkward, liked reading instead of sports or fishing, four-eyed, and eventually horrified that the kids in the playground probably meant me when they uttered the word "Faggot".

    Yeah, the X-Men were my speed then, since I FELT like a mutant...and at least I wasn't called a "sissy" for liking them!

    Eventually came the Crisis, though, with an intelligent reimagining of Diana by the wondrous George Perez. The new story brought a mature depth, rich mythology, and gorgeous art! Diana showed strength, innocence, wisdom, and power! After high school, I reclaimed Wonder Woman as a queer icon, even as I claimed my own sexual identity. Since then, I've stuck by Wonder Woman, loving or questioning many different interpretations.

    Admittedly, not the biggest fan of Azzarello, but that's more about what he did to her mythos. Hey, still love Wonder Woman herself, though! I'm glad that others here do, too! I

    I can't wait to hear from everyone else!
    Interesting, we have been leading the same life! Gay, Lynda Carter, switched to Xmen, rediscovered WW after COIE ... Did you used to envy your big sisters WW underoos? I remember them fighting over have the same WW underoos (I had Spider-Man). My eldest sister insisting that my middle sister had to be Wonder Girl ... Who had just made her appearance as Drusila on the show played by Debrah Winger!

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    Hey Wonder Woman fans it the former Terrifan2 back on the boards. I have been a Wonder Woman fan for quite a while. I like the different incarnations that the comics and do. I also catch the old Wonder Woman series in syndication once a while. Still on the fence about Gal Gadot being Wonder Woman but as the movie gets closer I am sure we will see more pictures come out I'll leave my final judgment until the movie is released. I am glad to be back as for the new name it is representative for the current Supergirl storyline going on right now.
    former Terrifan2

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    I have been a Wonder Woman fan for a while. My name is Angela, and I'm working on being a animator. I hope to one day do a Wonder Woman Series

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmiMizuno View Post
    I have been a Wonder Woman fan for a while. My name is Angela, and I'm working on being a animator. I hope to one day do a Wonder Woman Series
    That's a very nice goal; I hope you become an animator and get a chance to do a Wonder Woman series one day.

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    Hi my name is Ray Gootz and i'm a stand-up comic, web show producer and writer for salon.com.

    For the past year I have been reading every issue of Wonder Woman and reviewing each issue on my facebook page. I've also kept a running tally on how many times a woman has been tied up in her book (I've also put issues of JLA she is in as part of that count) right now as of vol.2 issue 98 we are at 1077.

    I was a Wonder Woman fan for years and it's been fascinating reading every issue of Wonder Woman. The early issues have a ton in common with fetish videos. Then the book got super bland and terrible for years and years. It got better when they did the Diana Prince flower shop owner reboot got bad again when they went back to the costume and stayed a lousy book for the rest of vol.1.

    Vol.2 when George Perez took over is when the book got really good. As a Kid I started collecting when John Byrne took over in issue 101 but having done a full read through the book is the best it's ever been under William Loebs and Mike Deadado. The story line of the mob wars of Boston is a lot of fun and Wonder Woman has been given so many great moments. I really think she is a great character but so many writers have done a terrible job writing her. Loebs really got her.

    Anyway if you want to follow my reviews friend me on facebook. A lot of comics are following them and when Howard Porter came to a show I was on I was introduced as "the guy who reviews Wonder Woman on facebook." Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmiMizuno View Post
    I have been a Wonder Woman fan for a while. My name is Angela, and I'm working on being a animator. I hope to one day do a Wonder Woman Series
    Hello Angela and that is a fine goal!! I have been wishing for a Wonder Woman animated series...I feel its just begging to be adapted and I am so sad it has not happened yet.

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    A bit behind - welcome new folks Good to see fans finding their way to us!
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