As we move to the semi-finals of the 2012 DC Woman kick ass tournament I’m running essays for each of the four contenders - Barbara Gordon, Stephanie Brown, Dinah Lance and Wonder Woman - to convince you to vote for them. Earlier today I ran an essay on the case for Stephanie Brown. Here we have an essay by another one of my favorite guest bloggers Tim Hanley. He, unsurprisingly, makes the case for Wonder Woman. His thoughts follow:
All of the women in this tournament are great, but there’s only one character who is the definitive kick ass DC woman. Wonder Woman has been continuously awesome for more than seventy years, weathering every crisis, relaunch, and creative shift thrown at her for well over six hundred issues. She was the first female superhero at DC Comics, and she’s been the standard bearer for female superheroes ever since, kicking ass the entire time.