Batman (and the host of similar nonsuperhuman vigilantes) has his roots in pulp ficition and detective stories. Superman (and the host of similar superpowered adventures) has his roots in science fiction. Wonder Woman (and not too many characters that aren't directly related to her in the DCU) has her roots in ancient mythology.
Batman and Superman fight crime and supervillains. Wonder Woman fights monsters, foreign dictators, and lesbian hippy slave rings.
Even though one is the city mouse and one is the country mouse, Batman and Superman both live in big east-coast-style cities. Wonder Woman lives in...um...?
In this series, we've been looking at the season in the cities of the various big heroes in the DCU. It is was easy with Batman and Superman; we know where they live. But, unlike those two, Wonder Woman doesn't have one fictionopolis with which she is consistently associated. So figuring out the seasonal patterns in the place Wonder Woman lives is impossible.
Instead, then, we meditate on the fact that "Where Wonder Woman Lives"... IS her seasonal pattern. And a very complicated one it is, too. Whereas the seasons in Gotham City and Metropolis are easily represented by four rectangular panels of appropriate sizes, the kaleidoscope of Wonder Woman's every-shifting location is more like a crazy-quilt. Honestly, sometimes I wonder whether she's secretly chasing Carmen Sandiego.
- On Paradise Island
- In London
- In Gateway City
- On Mars
- In Boston
- At Eveland, the Antarctic Eden
- In Washington DC
- Hating I Ching
- In space
- On some Mystic/Mythical plane
- In Occupied Europe
- In Skartaris
- In Monaco
- Working at Taco Whiz
- On Saturn
- In a white pantsuit
- On Mount Olympus
- At Holliday College
- In Southeast Asia
- On Venus
Obviously, Wonder Woman is a free spirit and cannot be chained by the vagaries of the weather!
Although I hear that Themyscira is nice and warm. Just look out for the sharks.
I always associate Wonder Woman with Washington, DC. I assume her Diana Prince ID and the TV series forever cemented that in my mind (though now that I think about it, I'm not sure where the TV series was actually set). I am reliably informed by some chap on the Internet that DC has wildly variable weather, which would actually fit your crazy quilt profile, right?
Indeed it would.
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