EPISODE 8: The Wonder Woman Movie

Juliet and Elle abandon the usual format and leave the next issue of Sensation Comics for next time, instead spending more than two hours discussing the brand new movie Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.

The first ten minutes of the podcast are spoiler-free, if you want our quick takes before you watch the movie! We'll let you know when to stop listening until after you've seen it.

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EPISODE 7: Enter George Pérez

In  Sensation Comics #6, Juliet and Elle are surprised to see the first appearance of the this podcast's namesake. Then we travel to 1987 to discuss the first volume of Wonder Woman by writer/artist George Pérez, which mostly stands up to the test of time.

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EPISODE 6 Show Notes

LASSO OF TRUTH, EPISODE 6!

In which Elle and Juliet discuss Navy uniforms, Etta Candy at her most commanding, and the sheer misery of the 2009 Wonder Woman movie.

GOLDEN AGE DISCUSSION

Emotive diver suits!

Emotive diver suits!

We're a tad confused by this seemingly time-displaced confederate's uniform.

We're a tad confused by this seemingly time-displaced confederate's uniform.

Now this is an Ensign who knows how to make an entrance.

Now this is an Ensign who knows how to make an entrance.

We're really into Peters's rendition of the Atlantic.

We're really into Peters's rendition of the Atlantic.

Keep em' flying--with wisecracks!

Keep em' flying--with wisecracks!

Step aside, George Washington.

Step aside, George Washington.

Note the aesthetics of a Good Diver and an Evil Nazi Diver.

Note the aesthetics of a Good Diver and an Evil Nazi Diver.

WONDER WOMAN 2009 DISCUSSION

  • We're...not fans of this movie, which stars Keri Russell as Diana and Nathan Fillion as Steve Trevor.
  • This is a movie in which Etta Candy is a svelte extra who exists entirely to be a Catty Office Bitch.
  • Steve Trevor only stops making things about his boner when he has an opportunity to whine about women ignoring nice guys like him for "bad boys" like Ares.
  • Diana learns an important lesson in Chivalry: It's Not So Bad After All, Why Do You Have To Be Such A Bitch About It?
Yes, this is Etta Candy.

Yes, this is Etta Candy.

This sums up our entire attitude towards Steve Trevor in this movie, tbh.

This sums up our entire attitude towards Steve Trevor in this movie, tbh.

Ares gets a particularly ugly Final Form.

Ares gets a particularly ugly Final Form.

But we do rather like Diana's little blue shrug jacket!

But we do rather like Diana's little blue shrug jacket!

  • The movie will be receiving a re-release this year. People will say it's good, because they haven't rewatched it in nearly 10 years. These people are wrong.

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EPISODE 6: Wonder Woman 2009

Juliet and Elle discuss Sensation Comics #5, which is hard to follow but features great maritime art from HG Peter, and the 2009 Wonder Woman animated movie, which we are not fond of.

Lots more details in the show notes!

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EPISODE 5 Show Notes

LASSO OF TRUTH, EPISODE 5!

In which Elle and Juliet discuss Baroness von Gunther's lavish wardrobe, Nazi spy school, the upcoming end of Greg Rucka's tenure as WW writer, and the strangeness of feeling optimistic about Wonder Woman's future.

GOLDEN AGE DISCUSSION

Deductive reasoning, as helped along by Irish Accent Lady.

Deductive reasoning, as helped along by Irish Accent Lady.

The Baroness knows how to make an entrance, and Peters can draw the heck out of some clothes.

The Baroness knows how to make an entrance, and Peters can draw the heck out of some clothes.

Ahem.

Ahem.

Nothing takes out Nazis like a particularly enthusiastic Charleston!

Nothing takes out Nazis like a particularly enthusiastic Charleston!

The Holliday girls refuse to abide by your hilarious vs. badass binary.

The Holliday girls refuse to abide by your hilarious vs. badass binary.

Only a true supervillainess can glare literal daggers.

Only a true supervillainess can glare literal daggers.

That's what Nazi Spy School looks like, right guys? Right?!

That's what Nazi Spy School looks like, right guys? Right?!

WONDER WOMAN CREATIVE TEAM CHANGES DISCUSSION

  • Greg Rucka recently announced his intention to leave Wonder Woman with issue 25. Shea Fontana will take over as writer, with Mirka Andolfo on art for two issues.
  • Fontana's done some wonderful work as the writer on the DC Super Hero Girls comics, and we're eager to see what she does with Wondy proper.
Nice hat, Harley. Art by Vancey Labat.

Nice hat, Harley. Art by Vancey Labat.

Yes, the Atomic Knights show up in DC Super Hero Girls. Art by Agnes Garbowska.

Yes, the Atomic Knights show up in DC Super Hero Girls. Art by Agnes Garbowska.

Young Amanda Waller is a revelation. Art by Agnes Garbowska.

Young Amanda Waller is a revelation. Art by Agnes Garbowska.

:(. Art by Vancey Labat.

:(. Art by Vancey Labat.

  • Mirka Andolfo is best known for her work on DC Bombshells. It's great stuff, but rather dramatically different from the pin-ups she seems to otherwise be known for. We look forward to her work on Wonder Woman with optimism!

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EPISODE 5: Breaking News

Juliet and Elle discuss Sensation Comics #4, which introduces Baroness Paula von Gunther, and the recent news that Greg Rucka is leaving Wonder Woman.

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EPISODE 4 Show Notes

LASSO OF TRUTH, EPISODE 4!

In which Elle and Juliet discuss mental radios, sorority hazing as an all-purpose excuse, and badly-drawn breasts.

GOLDEN AGE DISCUSSION

Marston works in his other famous invention--the lie detector!

Marston works in his other famous invention--the lie detector!

Wonder Woman is very into jumping out of windows in this issue.

Wonder Woman is very into jumping out of windows in this issue.

Brown military dress uniforms sort of make everyone look like Nazis.

Brown military dress uniforms sort of make everyone look like Nazis.

Lilah reveals herself to be a good guy, and her whole face opens up.

Lilah reveals herself to be a good guy, and her whole face opens up.

Peters continues to be an all-star at drawing people in clothes. Wonder Woman continues to be an all-star at dunking people.

Peters continues to be an all-star at drawing people in clothes. Wonder Woman continues to be an all-star at dunking people.

The fabulous mental radio!

The fabulous mental radio!

Wonder Woman doing things that would definitely just kill people.

Wonder Woman doing things that would definitely just kill people.

Sometimes you just gotta spank the Nazi out of someone.

Sometimes you just gotta spank the Nazi out of someone.

GREG RUCKA AND LIAM SHARP'S "THE LIES" STORYLINE DISCUSSION

  • We discuss the other half of the current Wonder Woman run: The Lies!
  • The first arc of The Lies has recently been collected as a trade paperback, available here.
We have Some Thoughts on Sharp's depiction of Wonder Woman.

We have Some Thoughts on Sharp's depiction of Wonder Woman.

We argue that a bad artist can make even the most "modest" garment appear sexy, if they only know how to draw sexy women. Marvel's Dust is a good example.

We argue that a bad artist can make even the most "modest" garment appear sexy, if they only know how to draw sexy women. Marvel's Dust is a good example.

We love what Sharp does with Cheetah's design.

We love what Sharp does with Cheetah's design.

Sharp's pedigree as an artist shows in his dense jungle environments.

Sharp's pedigree as an artist shows in his dense jungle environments.

Director Bordeaux, where is the rest of your skirt?

Director Bordeaux, where is the rest of your skirt?

We like this cover, with reservations.

We like this cover, with reservations.

"Hey, remember Azzarello and Chiang's angry murder sex amazons? That's over." --Greg Rucka

"Hey, remember Azzarello and Chiang's angry murder sex amazons? That's over." --Greg Rucka

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EPISODE 4: The Lies

Juliet and Elle talk about Sensation Comics #3 by William Moulton Marston and Harry Peter, and then the "The Lies" by Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp.

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EPISODE 3 Show Notes

LASSO OF TRUTH, EPISODE 3!

In which Elle and Juliet discuss the many masks of Doctor Poison, Etta Candy then and now, and Cloris Leachman's absolutely dazzling, tragically short-lived take on Hippolyta.

GOLDEN AGE DISCUSSION

 

Another classic Peters splash, and an encapsulation of Wonder Woman's approach to Nazi-curbing.

Another classic Peters splash, and an encapsulation of Wonder Woman's approach to Nazi-curbing.

This episode introduces Doctor Poison. We remark on the subtly planted clue that are her delicate hands.

This episode introduces Doctor Poison. We remark on the subtly planted clue that are her delicate hands.

Doctor Poison revealed--with an intact bouffant and cocktail dress/possible culotte romper beneath!

Doctor Poison revealed--with an intact bouffant and cocktail dress/possible culotte romper beneath!

Etta is here to get shit done.

Etta is here to get shit done.

Springing into action!

Springing into action!

A Holliday Girl going for the suicide dive.

A Holliday Girl going for the suicide dive.

THE NEW, ORIGINAL WONDER WOMAN DISCUSSION

  • We discuss the TV movie/pilot of the classic 1975 Wonder Woman series!
  • We are really into Cloris Leachman as Hippolyta.
Could YOU pull off that tiara?

Could YOU pull off that tiara?

  • Lynda Carter offers a particularly cute take on Diana, and we love it.
  • The Amazons believe in the power of Sport Chokers.
  • Marcia was NUREMBERG JUDO CHAMPION!
  • Steve Trevor is.....fine. But he's not what we're here for.
  • We appreciate the special effects of the era, especially the use of jump cuts in bullet deflection.

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EPISODE 3: The New Original Wonder Woman

Elle and Juliet discuss Sensation Comics #2, as well as the movie-length pilot episode of the classic Wonder Woman TV show.

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EPISODE 2 Show Notes

LASSO OF TRUTH, EPISODE 2!

In which Elle and Juliet discuss Wonder Woman's culottes, how to make Steve Trevor a worthwhile character, Barbara Ann Minerva as a gloriously angry lesbian, and Wonder Woman's mission to save the world from itself.

GOLDEN AGE DISCUSSION

SENSATION COMICS #1 features a classic Harry Peter splash.

SENSATION COMICS #1 features a classic Harry Peter splash.

Viral marketing and the skepticism it inspires: an American tradition.

Viral marketing and the skepticism it inspires: an American tradition.

Wonder Woman: benevolent identity thief.

Wonder Woman: benevolent identity thief.

Walter Reed: a skyscraper across from the Capitol, apparently.

Walter Reed: a skyscraper across from the Capitol, apparently.

WONDER WOMAN: YEAR ONE DISCUSSION

  • In this segment, Elle and Juliet discuss the recently ended Wonder Woman: Year One arc by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott.
  • We contrast Rucka's depiction of a queer Diana in YEAR ONE with his depiction of Renee Montoya, an outed lesbian, in GOTHAM CENTRAL.
Wonder Woman has a girlfriend. Sort of. Probably.

Wonder Woman has a girlfriend. Sort of. Probably.

In contrast, here's a panel from Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker, and Michael's Lark's GOTHAM CENTRAL. We know Rucka is willing to be explicit with his depiction of queer women.

In contrast, here's a panel from Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker, and Michael's Lark's GOTHAM CENTRAL. We know Rucka is willing to be explicit with his depiction of queer women.

  • We are very into how warm, friendly, and powerful Nicola Scott's Wonder Woman is.
Rucka and Scott's Wonder Woman is notably open to making friends.

Rucka and Scott's Wonder Woman is notably open to making friends.

  • We touch on the fun, approachable, teen Diana from James Tynion IV and Noelle Stevenson's SENSATION COMICS #8.
Whee! Roller skating!

Whee! Roller skating!

This Barbara Ann Minerva is not screwing around, and we're here for it.

This Barbara Ann Minerva is not screwing around, and we're here for it.

Not a subtle take on Ares, and we like it.

Not a subtle take on Ares, and we like it.

Diana delivers her mission statement.

Diana delivers her mission statement.

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EPISODE 2: Wonder Woman Year One

Elle and Juliet discuss Sensation Comics #1, as well as the recently concluded "Wonder Woman: Year One" storyline by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott

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EPISODE 1: Welcome to Paradise Island

LASSO OF TRUTH, EPISODE 1!

In which Elle and Juliet discuss how they came to Wonder Woman, her first appearance in ALL STAR COMICS #8, the need for stories about queer feminist utopias, and the Bad Old Days of the 1990s.

ELLE AND JULIET'S PREVIOUS WORK ON WONDER WOMAN

GOLDEN AGE DISCUSSION

Steve, Diana, Hippolyte, and the interestingly dressed Doctor from ALL STAR COMICS #8.

Steve, Diana, Hippolyte, and the interestingly dressed Doctor from ALL STAR COMICS #8.

Wonder Woman, gazing towards the future at the end of ALL STAR COMICS #8.

Wonder Woman, gazing towards the future at the end of ALL STAR COMICS #8.

 

90s WONDER WOMAN

  • Behold the age of thongs.
It's a dress! It's a thong! It's a bra! It's two belts! It's the 90s!

It's a dress! It's a thong! It's a bra! It's two belts! It's the 90s!

Also, Artemis was Wonder Woman for a while because that was the hip thing to do. 

Also, Artemis was Wonder Woman for a while because that was the hip thing to do. 

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