Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced today that they are teaming up with designer and artist Lauren Moshi for a new line of clothing that will feature Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl.
According to a press release Moshi’s designs will “include a clothed Tweety, with oversized, heart-shaped feet; the ultimate female empowerment symbol, the Wonder Woman emblem; the unmistakable Batman symbol, an insignia that is both distinctive and powerful, and also worn by Batgirl; and Superman’s iconic S-Shield, the universal symbol for strength, also upheld by Supergirl. “
The collection will be available at online and specialty retail boutiques such as Bloomingdales.com, Revolveclothing.com, Lester’s and Singer22. The designs will start appearing this fall with prices ranging from $98-202.
Here’s a look at the Wonder Woman design:
Damn it, I took a vacation from Tumblr and comics and the world exploded.
Well, not really but still! First, Ben Affleck was cast as Batman and apparently this is the absolutely worst thing that ever happened in the history of the world according to some fanboys (girls).
Or just the worst casting for comic book movies since Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker.
I like Affleck and not just because he’s from Boston. He’s dark and handsome and he’s actually a good actor. I’m sure will be fine as an older Batman. There have been four different dudes who have played Batman one of whom was George Clooney wearing plastic nips. How can it be worse?
Besides, I’m saving my rage for the casting of Wonder Woman which, of course, means I’ll be saving THAT for a long time.
Now on to the other explosion. FanExpo, a Canadian Con, was held this week and DC announced that the Justice League of America will now be the Justice League of Canada. Watch out Rob Ford.
But that wasn’t the really interesting thing - it was about, well, this.
For a 120 page book that has just 25 pages completed (as of last week) and isn’t due until next year, we are certainly getting lots and lots of updates. The book is Wonder Woman: The Trial of Diana Prince and the writer is Grant Morrison. This time he’s speaking with the Guardian.
In this interview it says that Etta Candy is getting a new name - Beth for singer Beth Ditto. The name won’t be just the only tribute as the character apparently physically channels Ditto as Morrison is returning to the classic Etta Candy body type. That’s not a first for Morrison, his Etta in Seven Soldiers also channeled the classic Etta.
Etta/Beth is just one of the many female relationships that Morrison will be exploring in the book. He’s discussed in other interviews the relationship between Diana and her “hot” mom. And now alludes to a relationship that touches upon something that has been to date pretty sub-textual for Wonder Woman
The Grant Morrison Wonder Woman project commonly referred to as Wonder Woman: Earth One has a new title. On the Kevin Smith podcast, Fatman on Batman, Morrison said the title is actually Wonder Woman: The Trial of Diana Prince.
Like just about every interview he’s given on the project, Morrison goes on and on about sex. In this case he goes also discusses the life of the creator William Marston and his relationships with his wives. I have to say it’s a little off putting the way the Morrison chooses to describe their life as weird and laughs as he talks about it given that the Marston family is still around.
I also have to say that while I’ve tried to be a little good humored about Morrison’s inability to discuss Wonder Woman without discussing sex it is becoming a bit tiresome and veering into problematic.
The fetchiest couple in corporate comics is at the center of a new poster for New York Comic Con debuting city wide soon. Drawn by Stephane Roux, the poster shows off the new World Trade Center and will soon be seen, according to the NY Daily News, in comics shops and metro stations.
Roux seems to have gone easy on the boobage and nicely given Wonder Woman some girth through muscle in her legs and gluts. Not sure why her ribs are visible but the boots are flat so even?
(Source: New York Daily News)
Wonder Woman’s costume got a make-over in the New 52 and now that new costume is being incorporated into kids toys. Seems kind of silly given that Wonder Woman isn’t appearing anywhere in that costume kids would see her. Add in that Target just ran a huge Justice League promotion with Wonder Woman front and center in the classic costume.
Here is the Fisher-Price Wonder Woman invisible plane set that’s been on the market for the past few years. Wonder Woman is wearing the old style gold trimmed outfit and red boots.
And here is the new version Invisible Plan set with the New 52 silver accents and blue boots.
You gotta love how Bats is shown on the box for a Wonder Woman toy. And that he’s not wearing HIS New 52 Costume.
Honestly, I’m just happy to see that Fisher-Price is continuing to make these toys. I have to assume they are selling if they are making them. And given the discussion of pink and female superheroes, it shows that primary color stuff is still being sold.
As previously posted, it was revealed today that the CW is moving ahead very quickly with a new show that center on the Flash. Today at a press conference CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed that they are planning on introducing an origin story for Barry Allen. And for those folk who might have thought a TV show means no Flash movie, nope. Pedowitz said “We’re good to go… There’s no conflicts in any way shape or form.”
So it looks it’s double dipping for the Flash.
But what about Wonder Woman? Is it really true that Amazon, the long discussed show featuring a younger Diana, is
dead, um, ”paused?”
Yep. Pedowitz said "The script isn’t quite where we want it."
I can’t help but think back to what I jokingly tweeted a few weeks ago.
If you really want to know what’s going on with DC and Marvel and movies give a listen to the latest 3 Chicks Review Comics where we have a very revealing discussion with Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher.
Smallville, Arrow and ?
DC is being awfully generous with peeks at the upcoming Wonder Woman: Earth One considering the artist apparently has only complete 18 pages of the graphic novel. Today two new pages debuted as part of Morrisson’s “Goodbye to Batman” press interviews. In the interview he provides a bit of detail on his story and it doesn’t include one reference to Wonder Woman’s sex life:
A. She’s very different, and I’m really focusing a lot more on the mother and daughter story in it between Hippolyta and Diana. I want it to be that kind of book, a story about women. I grew up with my own mother and sister in the house, and it was watching that and the way women can tear each other apart and lift each other up at the same time. I wanted to do a little bit of my own experience with those characters.
Diana’s a lot more defiant in it and she’s not sent to man’s world — she runs away to it so there’s a very different dynamic between her and Hippolyta, and the entire thing basically takes place around a trial.
I always felt one of the fundamentals of Wonder Woman in at least the last two decades is that she always seems to be on trial, and I don’t mean that in a story sense. Everyone’s always saying, “Why does nobody buyWonder Woman? Why isn’t she any good?” (Laughs) it seems like she’s always on trial, so I thought if I literalized that and made the story basically the Amazons bringing her back home after her first adventure away and putting her on trial, it’d be different from anything else you might see. The Amazons have their own ways of doing things.
It’s kind of asking Wonder Woman to justify herself, which I feel has almost been what the character’s had to do for a long time.
Morrison says he’s reading the “entire history of feminism” in preparation for the book although he doesn’t consider himself a feminist or any kind of “ist”.
(Source: USA Today)
Back in May when DC debuted Atomic Wonder Woman from the Infinite Crisis game, I knew she was going to be popular. And indeed she is. Check out the cosplay by Meagan Marie from SDCC on the right.
Atomic Wonder Woman. I’m liking her more every day.
Oh and if you want to read an article on Wonder Woman that made me wish I had Atomic Wonder Woman’s Chainsaw there’s this piece on Wired. I’m somewhere in the comments sticking mainly to knocking down basic facts.
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How would you feel if they made a Trinity film that focused mainly on Wonder Woman, instead of a solo Wonder Woman (in the way they called the animated film Superman/Batman: Apocalypse even though it was really about Supergirl, just to cater to a demographic)?
You mean adopt the "Hide the Girl" strategy?
You mean ignore that 51% of the movie goers in this country are women?
You mean ignore that 44% of the audience for Superman/MOS were women?
You mean ignore that films with female leads can do well (Hello Hunger Games!) but Hollywood continues to cater to the precious male demographic because apparently the money women spend at the box office is someone how less attractive.
Fuck that noise. Hollywood needs to stop catering to the kind of small minded wrong head bullshit that brings two movies that have the White House being invaded to the screens within months of each of other and express SHOCK when a female lead film opening the same weekend beats the pants off it.
They need to stop pouring money into pieces of shit like the Lone Ranger and after they had a bomb with it and lJohn Carter then limit the films that have female leads.
They are in self perpetuating cycle of expressing shock each and anytime their male led movies fail and a film with a women or POC succeeds.
They need stop being paralyzed about how Wonder Woman must be done right when they freely reboot Superman when he fails. Or the Hulk. Or any other male-led superhero movie. I wouldn’t be a bit suprised if there’s a new GL movie before Wonder Women.
I’m pragmatic but I’m also tired and frustrated with this constant catering to the idea that male movie goers are fricking special snowflakes who will break out in a sweat or die if they see a female led movie.
Did they go see Aliens? Yeah, they did.
Did they go see Tomb Raider? Yeah they did.
Did they go see Hunger Games? Yeah they did (39% of the opening was male).
Did those movies make money? Yeah, they did.
I’m sorry Hollywood is just filled with dudes who believe the world revolves around them.
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Diana of Themyscira arrives in the digital first comic Smallville Season 11 which is ready to be downloaded right now.
Today’s chapter is fun and has a different take on Steve Trevor and Diana meeting.
But it’s not all fun but still some games - you remember Amazons like to play “bullets and bracelets”, right?
Go get it!
Great Hera, does everyone, everywhere get a messaging bible about Wonder Woman? Give the number of “tricky’s” I hear about the character it sure seems so. Of course that’s not the only thing they say. And in a new interview with THR on the dawn of SDCC, DC’s Entertainment head honcho, Diana Nelson also gives her take on Wonder Woman and it contains some of the same frustrating language you hear over and over and over and over.
Nelson: We have to get her right, we have to. She is such an icon for both genders and all ages and for people who love the original TV show and people who read the comics now. I think one of the biggest challenges at the company is getting that right on any size screen. The reasons why are probably pretty subjective: She doesn’t have the single, clear, compelling story that everyone knows and recognizes. There are lots of facets to Wonder Woman, and I think the key is, how do you get the right facet for that right medium? What you do in TV has to be different than what you do in features. She has been, since I started, one of the top three priorities for DC and for Warner Bros. We are still trying right now, but she’s tricky.
No single clear and compelling story?
You mean like “Amazon princess? Kick Ass? Sent to Man’s World to fight for peace” There are kid’s books can boil down the essence of the character. Not only kids prose books, but coloring books.
But maybe the “single clear and compelling story” is the origin? Because her origin was just fine and dandy until it was gutted in the new 52.
Goodness, if they had spent all this time wondering about how to make a Batman movie or a Superman movie than we wouldn’t be on the thirdboots of either one.
And this pretty awesome fan film that shows Diana on a first date (thankfully not with someone she has to take second billing too).
Oh, and if you need another one you have this one.
Seems that no one of them is limited by the “lack of a single clear and compelling story.”
It sure is tiring to hear the same things over and over and over again when people write about the character.
But really depressing when you hear come from the top.