Happy Wonder Woman Day

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Wonder Woman weekend is upon us my astounding Amazonian associates, triumphantly commencing yesterday with the release of Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkin’s stunning cinematic adaptation (oh and believe me folks, it definitely lives up to the hype, review incoming soon) and continuing through today, which DC Comics have officially declared – Wonder Woman Day!

Hera’s heraldic hero of hope has been with us for an astonishing 75 years now and in that time has immersed herself in all forms of entertainment media from comic-books, animation, novelisations, television series, and beyond. So here’s three ways that you can join in the celebration of the world’s most important fictional female…

Indulge In The Fantastic 2009 Animated Origin Tale…

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Patty Jenkin’s fantastic adaptation might be Wondy’s first cinematic live action solo debut, but the Themysciran Titan has headlined her own movie previous to this in the amazing 2009 animated tale.

The film, which was written by Gail Simone and Michael Jelenic gave us a George Perez inspired origin tale, that takes us from the golden shores of Themyscira and Diana’s complex relationships with her mother, Queen Hippolyta and sister Amazons, to the dangerous and uncertainty of the world outside of the Amazon’s paradise island. With a star studded voice cast that includes – Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Virginia Madsen, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson and David McCallum, this is one of the best adaptations of Diana Prince outside of the comic books themselves… highly recommended.

Read Wonder Woman Rebirth…

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DC Comic’s recent Rebirth shake up of it’s iconic universe of characters has been a massive hit with fans across the globe. The 2016 relaunch heralded the end of their New52  run and returned the DCU to a time before the Flashpoint Paradox but retained the history and continuity of what came before.

Wonder Woman Rebirth has been a stunning adaptation of Zeus’ favoured daughter, alternating each issue between her present and past, with a retelling of her canonical origin story in the “Year One” chapters by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott, and the contemporary tale of Diana’s trials and tribulations to discover the truth behind “The Lies” by Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp. Diana’s world was brought to glorious and evocative life through the talent of these individuals presenting us with quite possibly the greatest WW run of issues since the glory days of the great George Perez. 

Continue Your Odyssey Through The Ancient Amazon Archives…

Our Herculean Odyssey through the Ancient Amazon Archives was a particularly big hit for Precinct1313 last year, and in anticipation of Gal Gadot’s solo escapades as the Amazon Herald we have been revisiting the archives from it’s humble beginnings through to it’s thrilling denouement… and Act IV begins right here. Happy Wonder Woman Day, my astoundingly awesome Amazonian affiliates!

Ancient Amazon Archives Revisited – Act IV

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Our torches flicker white hot incandescence across the walls of the ancient Amazon archives as we continue our research into the millennia long annals of the Olympus created Amazon race. We have descended vast depths since beginning this investigation, floor after floor of extensive libraries detailing every facet of the venerable Amazons and their feats of great valour, which are then regaled to you through – Classic Wonder Woman’  Precinct1313’s comic cover countdown to the 75th anniversary of Zeus’ favoured daughter.

This weeks tantalising tome is brought to you by those veracious virtuosi of comic book excellence – Gail Simone, Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan. Released in September 2009.

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After her titanic struggle against the unremitting foe Genocide and a sorrowful departure from her home of Themyscira, Diana returns to her apartment in Washington DC. It is here she learns that Genocide is still alive, though broken, and is being harboured by Dr Psycho in Japan, Psycho is using an underground Meta-Human fight arena as cover whilst he sets about returning Genocide (who is actually the corpse of Wonder Woman, stolen by Ares in the future and corrupted to become Genocide) to full power.

Diana consults fellow Justice League member Dinah Lance (better known as Black Canary) about her dealings with illegal operations such as Psycho’s fight den, who gleefully agrees to join Diana on her mission to infiltrate the Meta-Human arena as competitors. Cue another fantastically written tale by the talented Gail Simone, the quirky story follows our two celebrated heroines on a journey through zany Japanese culture and even comparisons of Super female bust sizes(!?)

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I love this run of Wonder Woman by Gail Simone, in my opinion it rivals all the greats that came before and after it including George Perez and the more recent saga by BrianAzzarello. Simone just ‘gets’ the character like no other, it helps also that her talent runs the gamut of both deep dramatism and incredibly funny comedy. Rounding this series off perfectly are Aaron Lopresti’s fantastic visuals, his characters exhibit real emotion and his articulation of facial expressions in his art is worthy of the great Keith Giffen himself, and that is high praise indeed.

Join us again next time for more Classic Wonder Woman, my astonishing Amazonian associates!

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About ArcaneHalloween

Fanatical about comics, gaming and horror movies....but then isn't everyone?

Posted on June 3, 2017, in Comics, Comics in film and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. Going to see the movie in a few short hours. Can’t wait.

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  2. Happy Saturday Agent! You will be pleased to know that I’ve watched the movie of our favorite female fighting force (I know you like your alliteration) and it made me fall in love with her! I have to admit, I didn’t know much about Diana’s origin, other than what I’ve read on your blog, so the movie filled in some gaps for me. The movie is amazinggggg. Have a great Saturday!

    -Luna 🙂

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    • Hi there Luna, (loving the alliteration by the way!) so glad you enjoyed the film… it really is rather stunning huh. About time WW had her own movie, and it’s had such great reviews that a sequel is definitely a go now! Happy Wonder Woman day fellow Agent. 🙂

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  3. I’m so glad that DC got this one right! At least from what I’ve heard fans say. I can’t wait to see it myself 🙂

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  4. I cannot wait to learn more about Diana! I’m excited for the movie. You did a great post dedicated to WW!! 🙂

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  5. Awesome post! Happy Wonder Woman Day to you! I saw the movie yesterday and looooved it. ❤ Can't wait to read your upcoming review. 🙂

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  6. As someone who didn’t really grow up with Wonder Women this has been such a great read for me. I love that she has these big powerful (and realistic) looking thighs. She actually looks like someone who could handle herself.

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  7. Not to mention her blue/black hair, how bad-ass is that!

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  8. Awesome! Thanks for the insight!

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  9. May be I will just have to go and see it,thanks for visiting
    As Sheldon Always

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  10. Great post, I LOVE wonder woman!! I can’t wait to see this movie 🙂

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