Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Author: Noah Berlatsky

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813575742

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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William Marston was an unusual man—a psychologist, a soft-porn pulp novelist, more than a bit of a carny, and the (self-declared) inventor of the lie detector. He was also the creator of Wonder Woman, the comic that he used to express two of his greatest passions: feminism and women in bondage. Comics expert Noah Berlatsky takes us on a wild ride through the Wonder Woman comics of the 1940s, vividly illustrating how Marston’s many quirks and contradictions, along with the odd disproportionate composition created by illustrator Harry Peter, produced a comic that was radically ahead of its time in terms of its bold presentation of female power and sexuality. Himself a committed polyamorist, Marston created a universe that was friendly to queer sexualities and lifestyles, from kink to lesbianism to cross-dressing. Written with a deep affection for the fantastically pulpy elements of the early Wonder Womancomics, from invisible jets to giant multi-lunged space kangaroos, the book also reveals how the comic addressed serious, even taboo issues like rape and incest. Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics 1941-1948 reveals how illustrator and writer came together to create a unique, visionary work of art, filled with bizarre ambition, revolutionary fervor, and love, far different from the action hero symbol of the feminist movement many of us recall from television.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Author: Vera J. Camden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000537819

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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Through a celebration and critique of the comics character of Wonder Woman, this collection takes up the historical trends that have changed the world of comics, American popular culture, and feminism. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the comic book super heroine Wonder Woman in 2016, Kent State University and the Cleveland Public Library partnered to celebrate the intersections of public literacy, comics, and feminism in a jointly sponsored symposium. Centering on the figure of Wonder Woman, the special issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics that this volume is based on collected the presentations and interviews from the event. This book will fortuitously appear in honor of Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary and pays respect to "herstory" while recognizing her perpetual relevance to our present day, and beyond. Like its progenitor, it reflects the historical trends that have changed the world of comics, American popular culture, and feminism so relevant to our current moment. It also highlights an interview with Mariko Tamaki, the current writer of Wonder Woman comics, as well as new editorial reflections in a Foreword and an Afterword.

Wonder Woman Unbound

Wonder Woman Unbound

Author: Tim Hanley

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613749098

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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“I’ve never seen more information about Wonder Woman than in Wonder Woman Unbound. Tim Hanley tells us everything we’ve never asked about Wonder Woman, . . . from her mythic Golden Age origins through her dismal Silver Age years as a lovesick romance comic character, and worse yet, when she lost her costume and powers in the late 1960s. Our favorite Amazon’s saga becomes upbeat again with the 1970s advent of Gloria Steinem and Ms. magazine, and Lynda Carter’s unforgettable portrayal of her on television. And it’s all told with a dollop of humor!” —Trina Robbins, author of Pretty in Ink With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman. Tim Hanley explores Wonder Woman’s lost history, delving into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the motivations of her creators, to showcase the peculiar journey of a twentieth-century icon—from the 1940s, when her comics advocated female superiority but were also colored by bondage imagery and hidden lesbian leanings, to her resurgence as a feminist symbol in the 1970s and beyond. Tim Hanley is a comic book historian. His blog, Straitened Circumstances, discusses Wonder Woman and women in comics, and his column “Gendercrunching” runs monthly on Bleeding Cool. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wonder Woman and Philosophy

Wonder Woman and Philosophy

Author: Jacob M. Held

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119280750

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique explores a wide range of philosophical questions surrounding the most popular female superhero of all time, from her creation as feminist propaganda during World War II up to the first female lead in the blockbuster DC movie-franchise. The first book dedicated to the philosophical questions raised by the complex and enduringly iconic super-heroine Fighting fascism with feminism since 1941, considers the power of Wonder Woman as an exploration of gender identity and also that of the human condition – what limits us and what we can overcome Confronts the ambiguities of Wonder Woman, from her roles as a feminist cause and fully empowered woman, to her objectification as sexual fantasy Topics explored include origin stories and identity, propaganda and art, altruism and the ethics of care, Amazonians as transhumanists, eroticism and graphic novels, the crafting of a heroine, domination, relationships, the ethics of killing and torture, and many more.

Wonder Woman Origami

Wonder Woman Origami

Author: John Montroll

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781491417881

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 49

View: 310

"Provides instructions and diagrams for folding origami models of characters, objects, and symbols related to Wonder Woman"--

Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman #5 (Of 6)

Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman #5 (Of 6)

Author: Andy Mangels

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 25

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Bullets & Bracelets & Bionics! If it's always darkest before the dawn, Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman - along with some familiar faces - had better pray that the dawn comes soon. Because from where the story continues, things look awfully dire. The evil cabal of villains have sprung their trap, and have staged a monumental assault, and one major character is already badly hurt. Our heroines will soon find that nothing is unbreakable! The best-selling team-up fans demanded is written by best-selling author ANDY MANGELS (Star Trek & Star Wars) and illustrated by JUDIT TONDORA (Grimm Fairy Tales).

Pocket Guide to Becoming a Business Wonder Woman

Pocket Guide to Becoming a Business Wonder Woman

Author: Kathryn Harris

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780994374202

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 85

View: 957

Are you a woman ready to take the leap and start your own business? This book will give you basic guidance through the steps involved in starting, running and exiting your business.Along the way you will read real life anecdotes, case studies and examples to help you understand the journey.

Wonder Woman: Paradise Lost

Wonder Woman: Paradise Lost

Author: Phil Jimenez

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 9781401279196

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 168

View: 380

Batman's home, Gotham City, is being transformed into a land resembling ancient Greece, lorded over by evil gods. And once the gods of war, discord, fear and terror combine their essences with those of the Joker, Scarecrow, and Poison Ivy, Batman finds himself in the need of help from Wonder Woman. But when the gods decide to merge with Batman as well, the Amazon princess finds that even the aid of Gotham's other protectors, Nightwing and Robin, as well as her own protégé, Wonder Girl, may not be enough to end this evil reign.

Wonder Woman: A Celebration of 75 Years

Wonder Woman: A Celebration of 75 Years

Author: Bob Kanigher

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 9781401272661

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 300

View: 251

The most recognizable superheroine of all time, Wonder Woman has been an essential part of the DC Universe and an icon for female empowerment for more than 75 years. Armed with her lasso of truth and her bullet-stopping bracelets, the Amazon Princess journeys into Man’s World again and again, spreading her mission of peace and goodwill and fiercely battling injustice where she finds it. She’s a princess, a warrior and an ambassador. Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, swifter than Mercury...she is Wonder Woman! WONDER WOMAN: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects more than 400 pages of the iconic heroine’s best stories, from her first appearance by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter, to her mod ’60s redesign by Denny O’Neil and Mike Sekowsky, to her present-day adventures by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang. Other legendary talents featured include George Pérez, Darwyn Cooke, Robert Kanigher, Gene Colan, Phil Jimenez, Mike Deodato, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone and more. Collects ALL-STAR COMICS #8; SENSATION COMICS #1; WONDER WOMAN (1942-) #7, #28, #64, #93, #99, #107, #142, #177, #179, #195, #204, #288, #600; WONDER WOMAN (1987-) #1; WONDER WOMAN vol. 3 #0; JUSTICE LEAGUE: NEW FRONTIER SPECIAL #1; SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN (2014-) #1 and #7.

Wonder Woman (2016-) #6

Wonder Woman (2016-) #6

Author: Greg Rucka

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: PKEY:T1635200065001

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 20

View: 949

“WONDER WOMAN YEAR ONE” part three! Diana brings Steve back home, but the reception is not what either of them expected. Amid suspicion and a looming threat, the Patrons pay a visit, and new friendships are forged.

Wonder Woman by George Perez Vol. 4

Wonder Woman by George Perez Vol. 4

Author: George Perez

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 9781779506252

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 288

View: 493

George Pérez’s storied run on Wonder Woman continues in these tales from Wonder Woman #36-45 and Wonder Woman Annual #2! First, the Amazons prepare for the Feast of Five, then Diana invites delegates from Man’s World to join the festivities on Themyscira-which soon descend into chaos!