Friday, March 16, 2007

Short Attention Span Theatre with Wonder Woman, Part I

Wonder Woman in the 1950s may have had Super-Strength, Super-Agility, and Super-Gizmos, but she certainly did not have Super-Memory.

It certainly is amazing Wonder Woman! But not as amazing as when you did almost exactly the same thing in the very same issue!

I can see why Wonder Woman would be impressed with holding two halves of a airplane together in the air when she had only, um, held two halves of a submarine together, both underwater AND in the air, while standing on the wing of an airplane.

(Both Images from Wonder Woman, v.1 #94).


Blogger Merle Whitefire said...

An INVISIBLE airplane, no less.

Yeah, Wonder Woman definitely wins this one.

3:05 AM  
Blogger Timothy Liebe said...

Well - she's saying "Amazing!", as in "Everyone's going nuts b/c he's holding two halves of a PLANE together? LAME! I held two halves of a submarine together...underwater...on the wing of my invisible plane, no less!

"Boy, living in Man's World in the Fifties really sucks rocks - I can't wait for Gloria Steinem to summon me back in the Seventies,"

Tim Liebe
Dreaded Spouse-Creature of Tamora Pierce
- and co-writer of Marvel's White Tiger comic - Issue 5 out soon

9:34 PM  
Anonymous The Mutt said...

And in high heels.

"We'd all be fish-
if it weren't for Wonder Woman."

5:35 AM  
Blogger Ragtime said...

Hi Merle,

The invisible plan is definitely cool, but I'm a little unclear of the whole concept of the "invisible plane" in the 1950s. I mean, I understand that it was an invisible plane, and all, but there never seems to be that moment where the bad guy is looking for Wonder Woman, but walks right past her because she's hiding in the invisible plane.

Not that she'd be hiding, of course, but I guess I'm not recalling the issue where things would have gone terribly differently had the Invisible Plane been in the shop and she was forced to take the Day-Glo Plane instead.

Anyway, thanks for commenting!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Ragtime said...


I guess you could read it that way. In context, though, it seems like she's impressed. Perhaps the oddest part of the scene, though, is the thought that at the end of a hard day, Wonder Woman kicks back with her new black and white TV set and watches -- in full costume including tiara -- the superheroics of others on the news.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Ragtime said...

Hi Mutt.

Yeah, I was sort of glossing over the whole "We'd all be fish" part. "We'd all be fishfood" I would understand, but the spontaneous sprouting of gills implied here throws me a little.

7:18 AM  

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