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Posted on: January 13, 2009

via Occasional Superheroine

via Occasional Superheroine

Wonder Woman is a favored topic of mine because she is this icon of pop culture and yet her comic book is often maybe always one of the lowest selling books in the industry. I am inspired to rant after coming across this post on Occasional Superheroine where this blogger tries to wrap her head around why Wonder Woman does not fly off the shelves.

Essentially there are a lot of problems but most of it stems from Wonder Woman having the worst enemies ever. I mean who is her nemisis? The fucking Cheetah? Wonder Woman can go toe-to-toe with Superman and the best she gets is the Cheetah? Is she a Lex Luthor or a Joker level of douchebag? No? She’s a furry? Wow. Ok…

More to the point what is Wonder Woman’s backstory? Ask the average person and they can tell you a suprising amount regarding Superman and Batman (especially after The Dark Knight) because they have memorable origins. Even if you do know that she is a clay princess from hot, acnient Greek, warrior woman island, how in the hell does it make any sense that she is some ambassador/superhero.

It makes no sense and sure as hell does not stick as a digestable origin.

One could ignore that and just have her be a mystery, so let’s talks stories. What does she do all day? Who does she fight? What major life-changing event has transformed her character.

The answer to all these questions is “nothing.”

No good villians, no good back story and no life.

Wonder Woman indeed.

Fear not because the badass Amazon, Greek origins and mythos were alive and thriving in a little show called, Xena: Warrior Princess. It was the tale of a brunette, Amazon princess and her spunky blond sidekick traveling the world fighting Greek gods and monsters… How hard is this people? The show ran for SIX fucking seasons!

Wonder Woman should fight Greek myths and flirt with her sexuality. I mean it writes itself. She grew up on an island of chicks, man! I mean, God of War sold a shitload of game. Why is this so hard?

So there you have it. I just blogged a great idea. Hopefully, this is not the first time that you’ve heard it, but if it is and this ends up being the new direction of the book then it is sad that the idea had to be stolen from a blogger who wants to write comics.

Gays love Wonder Woman. LOVE. HER. Who’s your fanbase?


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