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Posts tagged wonder woman

Feb 19 '14

You Want All These Posters, Don’t You?

Check out these awesome posters of DC Women from vendor "Geek My Wall" which uses Typography to create new ways to look at some of our favorite characters.

'Of all people, you know who I am… …who the world needs me to be. I'm Wonder Woman.”

”I don’t know about you, Miss Kitty, but I feel so much yummier.”

"Oh, come on, Puddin’! Don’t you wanna rev up your Harley? Vroom vroom!”

”You know you can’t resist me. No man can.”

Along with posters they are selling t-shirts as well and they have much more than comic characters.

Feb 18 '14

Wonder Woman May Cover and Solicit

Wonder bondage Cliff Chiang style!

WONDER WOMAN #31
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by GORAN SUDZUKA
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
An unlikely ally arrives on the eve of the Battle for Olympus… but standing by Wonder Woman’s side is a deadly place to be!

 

Feb 14 '14
Wonder Woman Wants You!
This is how Wonder Woman looked on the Justice League Valentines from Target last year, btw. Just putting it out there for anyone who posted in this fustercluck.

Wonder Woman Wants You!

This is how Wonder Woman looked on the Justice League Valentines from Target last year, btw. Just putting it out there for anyone who posted in this fustercluck.

Feb 2 '14

Here’s Your New Wonder Woman “Twerking”

We have been told that Gal Gadot is undergoing an “intense” preparation to prepare for her role as Wonder Woman in “Not yet Named 2016 Man of Steel Sequel.” In an interview the actress said she was beginning

A very serious training regime – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass.

One thing she won’t have to train doing is “Twerking”* (NOTE: see update below) because as you can see in the ad for Castro Jeans that is running in Israel right now - she’s very, very good at it.

* A number of people have stated that what Gadot is doing isn’t twerking - my use of “twerking” in this post is because the commercial uses it. I do agree - she isn’t twerking thus I have updated this post to put the world twerking in quotations marks.

Feb 2 '14
That time the DCU Went Dancing
It’s old school costume time as much of the DCU goes out dancing in this piece by J. Lonergan. I don’t think I’ve ever like Aquaman more.

That time the DCU Went Dancing

It’s old school costume time as much of the DCU goes out dancing in this piece by J. Lonergan. I don’t think I’ve ever like Aquaman more.

Jan 23 '14

Target Valentines’ Merchandise Features Wonder Woman and Others

In my list of the Best for DC Women in 2013 I listed the agreement between WB/DC and Target for Justice League Merchandise for putting Wonder Woman merchandise into their product mix. And they have once again for Valentines Day.

First the good. I found two Wonder Woman solo items for the February holiday. First, Wonder Woman lollipop:

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Cute! Also they had a variety of water bottles filled with candy with the League logos. I flipped through lots of Bat and Supe logos until I happily found this:

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Given the overbundance of purple and pink in the summer offerings I was surprised and please to see some primary colors here.

And then I went and looked at the Valentine cards - the type that grade school kids exchange. For the past few years its been pretty spotty for the ladies of DC Comics when it comes to Valentines. Gone are the days when you saw kids given a set where there was parity between female and male heroe like this:

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So the good news is that there is a set with some parity available at Target. But then there’s some … well let’s take a look, shall we?

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Jan 18 '14

While Wonder Woman TV Show Gets Passed On; Marvel Brings Sif to Agents of SHIELD

While DC/WB wrings it hands about how “tricky” Wonder Woman is and other how they JUST HAVE TO GET HER RIGHT (because there are no mulligans for female heroes) Marvel has announced THEIR bad ass superhero goddess is dropping into prime time for a visit.

Marvel has announced that Jaime Alexander will appear on the show in February for role integral to the plot. 

It’s not that hard, people. 

Jan 18 '14

Wonder Woman Will Most Likely Pass Her 75th Anniversary in Comics without a Planned Movie

In case you missed it last night Warner Bros. announced that the Man of Steel sequel currently unnamed but commonly referred to as “Batman vs. Superman” has hit a snag. The film will now debut in May 6, 2016 almost a year after its planned debut of July 17, 2015.  No word yet on how the existing movies on the slate for Affleck and Amy Adams will effect that change.

I’ll be blunt - this is not good for DC Comics or Warner Bros.

It means that WB/DCE will have no movie exploiting its superhero IP for three years after Man of Steel. It means that the film that they are hanging every hat that DC has in superhero IP on a date that will directly conflict with a Marvel superhero movie. Marvel who has gotten the trick of making superhero movies down to being able to do it with their eyes closed.

So not good.

Now let’s talk about Wonder Woman.

The delay also means that Wonder Woman will not see celluloid until just around the middle of her 75th year of creation. As the theory and utterings from the studio have gone it’s Superman Sequel, Justice League Movie and then maybe, just, maybe, you’ll see a Wonder Woman movie. And that’s if the person cast as Wonder Woman works out. I’ve already expressed concerns about that.

So basically Wonder Woman gets for the 75th anniversay of her comic debut in December 1941 an extended guest appearance in a Superman sequel. My hope was, of course, that WB/DC was serious when they talked about getting a Wonder Woman movie made and that we’d get a green light after the debut of Batman vs. Superman around July/August of 2015 so that there would be possibly a movie on slate.

That’s not going to happen. In fact right now given this delay and the clown car approach that the studio seems to taking with shoving characters and actors into the movie, I’m even more concerned about the movie than before.

On one hand, perhaps they figured out they had a problem and want more time to get it right. On the other hand, what’s going on that they are so unable to do this without problems? Marvel can do it. Fox can do it with their Marvel characters they have rights to. Really, what is the problem?

What makes this even more disappointing is that the CW announced this week they had buried any plans for a Wonder Woman TV show. That means, for all intents and purporses, Wonder Woman has nothing except this movie for multimedia. What other network is going to do this? NBC as already had their experience with the shittastic David E. Kelley show. ABC is all in on Marvel. CBS? Doubt it. Perhaps Fox might take a chance given their plans for a Gotham (aka “Smallville w/Batman)?

The frustating thing about the CW killing plans on Wonder Woman is that they used the same language that everyone uses about Wonder Woman “need to be very careful.” But it seems they are willing to work to get shows like Arrow “right” and the Flash “right” - but with Wonder Woman its “eh, tired, let’s go find some dude to give show to.”

Marvel, of course, has yet to have any female led superhero movie. And may not have one by the time Wonder Woman does. But they will have a Jessica Jones TV show. And they may have a Peggy Carter TV show. And they will have had much of their female characters on the big screen - Black Widow will have been in four movies for example. And who knows they may just move forward with a Ms. Marvel movie.

And DC? Well we know about the movie situation. And for TV, let’s see there’s Gotham, Constatine, Arrow, Flash TV shows all already on or green lit for pilots.

While Wonder Woman made her debut in comics in December of 1941, her self-titled comic didn’t debut until the following year. That gives WB/DC still a chance to 1) Get out this movie out on the new time 2) skip the “Let’s put out Justice League first” 3) Prove Gal Godot is as great as they’ve told us and that’s she’s able to headline a big budget movie 4) pull together a movie that overcomes the memes of “tricky” to debut mid year 2017 to mark the debut of Wonder Woman #1.

I think Wonder Woman has the same thoughts on that happening as I do.

Jan 15 '14

CW Says No to Wonder Woman TV Show

While Batman has multimedia projects dropping out of his utility belt (oh and that Jim Gordon show? It’s about Batman) and the Flash (that’s right the Flash) is getting his own TV show and probably his own movie, it doesn’t seem like Wonder Woman can get anything other than an extended guest appearance in a Superman movie sequel. 

Today the CW, who has Arrow and soon The Flash, said that it has officially left for dead the Amazon show it first announced last year. That show would have focused on a young Wonder Woman. According to the THRCW president Mark Pedowitz said “we did not go through with it.”

Why you may ask? The script. 

"It all depends on the script. We were very careful with Arrow and we’re being very careful with Flash,” Pedowitz said of the Stephen Amell series and Grant Gustin Flash pilot in the works at the network. “These are iconic characters so we’re going to be very careful with Wonder Woman. You only get one shot before you get bit.”

Funny how those scripts work out out for the, um, not female led shows.

Oh did I mention that the Constantine pilot was green lit?

I wonder what the secret is for scripts being turned in for that rumored Peggy Carter show and the Netflix Jessica Jones show Marvel’s got going on? 

Oh well, we still have Wonder Woman finally appearing on the big screen in not her own movie! 

Jan 10 '14

The Best of 2013 for DC Women

Well that year happened. But before we continue on with the new year, I’m taking a look, as in past years, at the good and the bad for the women of DC Comics. This year I’m starting with the best because POSITIVITY! So let’s take a look back at 2013 and see what were some moments that made me happy. Click to look at 20102011 and 2012 picks.

And here we go!

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Dec 14 '13
Beyonce Wears a Wonder Woman Shirt in Her New “Blow” Video
Beyonce has long been a fan of Wonder Woman once telling the LA Times she wanted to play the character:

“I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It’s time for that, right?

In the video for a song from her new album she once again shows her fondness for the character wearing a classic Double Double t-shirt. 

Beyonce Wears a Wonder Woman Shirt in Her New “Blow” Video

Beyonce has long been a fan of Wonder Woman once telling the LA Times she wanted to play the character:

“I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It’s time for that, right?

In the video for a song from her new album she once again shows her fondness for the character wearing a classic Double Double t-shirt. 

(Source: thanley.wordpress.com)

Dec 3 '13

Hollywood Is Slow to Bank on Wonder Woman But You Can Bank With Her Right Now!

Hey did you hear that two movies that feature female leads, Catching Fire and Frozen, killed the box office over Thanksgiving? And that other movie starring a woman, Gravity, is still raking it in? Oh and sequel to the Best Man is also doing great as well.

Guess that Hollywood meme about women and people of color not being fill the seats isn’t exactly true. Can’t wait to hear the newest reason why only one of the Trinity hasn’t had a live action movie.

I would say it’s becoming harder to say you can’t bank on Wonder Woman.

But while Hollywood continues waffle, you can definitely bank on her in your own life.

Behold, two Wonder Woman banks for holiday giving!

First up the one I like to call “judgemental Wonder Woman” helping you second guess those little purchases.

"Another Venti Latte? Shouldn’t you be saving for that car?" "Take out again? Don’t you want that trip to NYCC?"

You can buy this bank here.

But perhaps you don’t Wonder Woman looking over your finances and just want a old school Wonder Woman bank? 

I’ve got that.

Drop your loose change in her and watch it grow!

You can get this tin bank here.

But wait, you want real old school? Perhaps this should do it

Bonus to those of you who saw this and immediately thought that episode of Justice League (which is one of my favorites).

This is available on the Warner Bros. store and is on sale today.

Nov 29 '13

Happy Birthday Greg Rucka!

Happy Birthday, sir!

From an interview:

Q: How do you write such strong/well-realized/positively portrayed women?

A: I don’t. I write characters. Some of those characters are women.

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Nov 28 '13
Happy Thanksgiving!
Who says Wonder Woman doesn’t have any decent villains? That turkey looks EVIL. Have a great day! And here are some things I’m thankful in comics this year. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Who says Wonder Woman doesn’t have any decent villains? That turkey looks EVIL. Have a great day! And here are some things I’m thankful in comics this year. 

Nov 21 '13

Target Features DC Comics Christmas Ornaments

Thanksgiving is late this year so if this was any other year you’d getting ready to eat Turkey and start shopping. The stores are all ready as I found out when a swoop through Target showed up some ornaments for fans of DC Comics, like me!

Let’s start with the one I’m going to make a face at:

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That is not the trinity. That isn’t three wise men (I’ll leave it to you to figure out who didn’t make the cut). How hard would it be to add Wonder Woman? Are they afraid someone’s going to go “Hey you have a lady superhero on your tree?” For craps sake you can just pretend her logo is the WWF logo.

But there’s more!

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It’s Batman and Robin, DCAU style and really isn’t that the best?

And finally the one that made me very happy.

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