Sunday, March 27, 2005

Wonder Woman as Dynastic Centerpiece

How's the Amazon Princess doing as a "Dynastic Centerpiece" lately? Well, she's got a groovy new Animal Companion, Pegasus, sprung from the blood of Medusa just as it did for Jason when Medusa was first killed. Hard to argue with that. Besides, Wonder Woman is supposed to be an icon for girls (even if she never is), and girls like horses. Plus, Athena, as the new Ruler of Olympus, certainly can count as an Authority Figure!

Wonder Woman will go on a quest with her Kid Sidekick Wonder Girl (the first time I can remember their actually working together!) that will return Troia (Junior Counterpart) to the fold, and recent cameos by Etta Candy (Civilian Companion) and Steve Trevor (Romantic Interest) are good signs. The stupidly wasteful loss of Hippolyta (Elder Statesman) in a meaningless "crossover" death was a bad mistake, though; Diana's relationship with her mother was the most human thing about her. WW also needs a Contextualizing City; she's lost Boston, Gateway never worked (thanks, Byrne!), and New York de-contextualizes characters because the city is always bigger than they are; when's she moving to "Capitol City" or Washington DC, folks?!?!?


Kenneth Belasco said...

There's a swingin' town I know called... Capital City.
People stop and scream hello in... Capital City.
It's the kind of place that makes a bum feel like
a king.
And it makes a king feel like some nutty, cuckoo,

It's against the law to frown in... Capital City.
You'll caper like a stupid clown when you chance
to see...
Fourth Street and 'D'! Yeah!

Once you get a whiff of it, you'll never want to roam.
Capital City, my home sweet, yeah!
Capital City, that happy-tal city,
It's Capital City,
my home sweet swingin' home!

Thant's the best I could do, Happy Holidays.

Kenneth Belasco said...

... and I couldn't even spell right.
sad really.

Siskoid said...

It's incredible how much I love Wonder Woman on the Justice League cartoon, but have never been able to get into any of her comics series for any length of time, even the Greek Studies era of Perez and Jimenez.

Definitely not in the 2-panel pages Byrne era. Eeeech.

Maybe it's her dynasty I don't respond that well to?

Anonymous said...

For JASON? It was PERSEUS who killed Medusa and saw Pegasus!