EPISODE 12 Show Notes

LASSO OF TRUTH, EPISODE 12!

In which Elle and Juliet discuss the Cheetah in her many forms: prissy socialite, crusading environmentalist, and morally ambiguous academic.

PRISCILLA RICH

  • The first Cheetah: a vindictive debutante with highly stylized dissociative identity disorder.. We discuss her appearances in Wonder Woman #6, Wonder Woman #196, and Wonder Woman #230.
Fabulous hair, excellent seamstress skills.

Fabulous hair, excellent seamstress skills.

Never change, golden age Wonder Woman comics.

Never change, golden age Wonder Woman comics.

Fight! Fight! Fight!

Fight! Fight! Fight!

Dramatic eyelashes=evil.

Dramatic eyelashes=evil.

Priscilla as she appears in the 1970s revisit of her character.

Priscilla as she appears in the 1970s revisit of her character.

1970s Priscilla, addressing her niece. She is "old" and "sickly," apparently.

1970s Priscilla, addressing her niece. She is "old" and "sickly," apparently.

DEBBIE DOMAINE

  • The second Cheetah: an ardent environmental activist-turned terrorist. We discuss her appearances in Wonder Woman #275 and Wonder Woman #275.
Greenpeace Barbie!

Greenpeace Barbie!

This Cheetah comes with an agenda.

This Cheetah comes with an agenda.

Debbie's allegedly terrifying statement.

Debbie's allegedly terrifying statement.

BARBARA ANN MINERVA

  • The third Cheetah: A ruthless archaeologist who won't let conventional morality get in the way of a good find. We discuss her appearances in Wonder Woman #28 through #31.
Barbara will not smile for your cover photo, thank you very much.

Barbara will not smile for your cover photo, thank you very much.

Barbara sinks into depravity.

Barbara sinks into depravity.

Insert Priscilla Rich-style "Arrr-rrrgh!" here.

Insert Priscilla Rich-style "Arrr-rrrgh!" here.

The final battle.

The final battle.

The cheetah skin is sort-of-but-not-really her own skin.

The cheetah skin is sort-of-but-not-really her own skin.

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  • Our theme song is "The Lady of the House of Love" by The Parlour Trick, from the album A Blessed Unrest.
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EPISODE 12: Spotlight on the Cheetah

We devote an entire (very long) episode to Wonder Woman's feline archenemy, the Cheetah. We talk about Priscilla Rich, Debbi Domaine, and Barbara Ann Minerva. Along the way we visit some interesting eras of Wonder Woman's history, which leads to a discussion of how the character (as well as her villains) has been subject to constant change.

 

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EPISODE 11: The True Amazon

In which Elle and Juliet discuss the physics of aerial rescue, terrible marriages, and what makes Jill Thompson's Wonder Woman so attractive.

SHOW NOTES

GOLDEN AGE DISCUSSION

Some interesting physics happening on this cover.

Some interesting physics happening on this cover.

A loquacious baby.

A loquacious baby.

Diana Prince cannot be stopped.

Diana Prince cannot be stopped.

Uh.

Uh.

Sadistic....yet stylish.

Sadistic....yet stylish.

A very pastel knock-out gas.

A very pastel knock-out gas.

BOOOOOO

BOOOOOO

THE TRUE AMAZON DISCUSSION

  • We discuss Jill Thompson's Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, which recently earned her two Eisner awards.
  • It has its ups and downs.
Thompson paints a great Amazon, and a truly paradisal Themyscira.

Thompson paints a great Amazon, and a truly paradisal Themyscira.

We're into her designs for the gods and goddesses of Olympus.

We're into her designs for the gods and goddesses of Olympus.

The Very Spoiled Princess.

The Very Spoiled Princess.

A truly advertursome Diana.

A truly advertursome Diana.

"Friendship," huh?

"Friendship," huh?

OUR AWESOME THEME MUSIC

  • Our theme song is "The Lady of the House of Love" by The Parlour Trick, from the album A Blessed Unrest. Find more Parlour Trick on their Bandcamp page.

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EPISODE 10: The Truth and Godwatch

In which Elle and Juliet discuss mind control, lesbian melodrama, and just how queer modern Wonder Woman can get.

SHOW NOTES

GOLDEN AGE DISCUSSION

Strong visual parallels in this issue.

Strong visual parallels in this issue.

One of many contenders for Gayest Panel of This Issue.

One of many contenders for Gayest Panel of This Issue.

Strong body language here from Harry Peter.

Strong body language here from Harry Peter.

Labor politics--and fabulous hats.

Labor politics--and fabulous hats.

Steve gets to be cool! Before he is inevitably tied up and thrown in a vault.

Steve gets to be cool! Before he is inevitably tied up and thrown in a vault.

Another contender for Gayest Panels of the Comic.

Another contender for Gayest Panels of the Comic.

Violence: sometimes it gets the job done!

Violence: sometimes it gets the job done!

2017 RUN DISCUSSION

  • We discuss the back half of Rucka, Evely, and Sharp's Rebirth take on Wonder Woman.
  • We like it, with reservations.
Doctor Cyber likes cosplay.

Doctor Cyber likes cosplay.

We have mixed feelings on this Circe.

We have mixed feelings on this Circe.

We're very into Bilquis Evely's Cheetah.

We're very into Bilquis Evely's Cheetah.

>:(! But just check out that adorable Superman body language.

>:(! But just check out that adorable Superman body language.

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EPISODE 9: "Wonder Woman Meets Baroness von Gunther"

In Which Elle and Juliet discuss the importance of milk in the American child's diet and the Nazi imagination, Baroness Paula von Gunther's skirt suit, and what's coming next for the Amazing Amazon's current comic book.

SHOW NOTES

GOLDEN AGE DISCUSSION

Steve can salute like nobody's business.

Steve can salute like nobody's business.

Now this is the waiting room of an important man! It's got a magazine about milk and everything!

Now this is the waiting room of an important man! It's got a magazine about milk and everything!

Golly! That's nefarious!

Golly! That's nefarious!

What a palooka!

What a palooka!

Frustration!

Frustration!

Gasp! An ambush!

Gasp! An ambush!

Now that's a look.

Now that's a look.

"WONDER WOMAN MEETS BARONESS VON GUNTHER" DISCUSSION

  • We continue watching the 1970s Wonder Woman TV Series with the first true episode of the first season: Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Paula Von Gunther!
  • Spoilers: she's a brunette now, and less gay.
  • Tommy is here to be earnest and apparently believe in Sherlock Holmes the way other children believe in Santa Claus.
  • Steve Trevor continues to be gullible, and Lynda Carter continues to a wonderful Wonder Woman.
"I'm learning so much about democracy! Just look at this book I'm holding!"

"I'm learning so much about democracy! Just look at this book I'm holding!"

No, wait, still a Nazi, never mind.

No, wait, still a Nazi, never mind.

Chains tested by a horde of Nazi elephants!

Chains tested by a horde of Nazi elephants!

Wonder Woman and her friend Tommy. The jury is out on him. 

Wonder Woman and her friend Tommy. The jury is out on him. 

OUR AWESOME THEME MUSIC

  • Our theme song is "The Lady of the House of Love" by The Parlour Trick, from the album A Blessed Unrest. Find more Parlour Trick on their Bandcamp page.

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