It’s Drudgler’s 10 Awesome Things – Wonder Woman Edition! This is the first of a series of 10 Awesome Things posts and it’s entirely appropriate that it’s about My Weird Fantasy, an Amazon Princess.
I barely remember the first time I read a comic book. I must have been about 6 or 7 and I think it was a Sad Sack comic.
I also can’t remember the first time I fell in love, although I do remember feeling something like heartbreak when a girl named Susan moved away in the middle of our 2nd grade school year. Young love can be so brutal. It’s sometimes like remembering the first time you got hit in the face with a baseball.
I do, however, clearly remember the first comic book character I fell in love with. She was the Amazon Princess Diana, who came to the World of Men as an Ambassador of Peace. Upon arriving, she kicked serious butt to make sure everything remained peaceful. Our world named her Wonder Woman. Never was there a more fitting epithet.
Here are my 10 reasons why Wonder Woman is the Greatest Superhero Ever!
What more can be said? Go to any comic-con and seek out the Wonder Women. They are often passionately designed costumes worn by very beautiful women made more beautiful by the goddess they portray.
If you’ve never been to a comic-con, look what you are missing. The bigger the con, the more elaborate, and outrageous, the costumes.
9) Her Cameo in CAG #0
I can’t go too far into this without pitching my own tribute to the Amazon Princess in one of my comics.
Written by me, the Dirk-o-nator, with art by the legendary Gary Dumm, Comics Are Go #0 had a tiny cameo of a Wonder Woman cosplayer as part of the Geekus Maximus story. My undying love for the character demanded an acknowledgment in my first autobiographical comic. One of my favorite aspects of this little piece was the perfect WW flesh tone by co-colorist, Lex. She totally nailed it.
8) Her Bracelets
A favorite theoretical question in comic fandom is, “If you could have only one, what superpower would you want?” It’s fun watching comic nerds pretzel themselves into trying to figure out exactly which power would appeal to them, to the exclusion of all others.
My personal choice is the Ability to Fly. The practical problem with this single power is it leaves you vulnerable to attack. Your power is best suited to fleeing. Not very brave.
My solution is invulnerability by bullet-proof bracelet. It’s kind of cheating, but totally within the rules. I thank Wonder Woman for this nerdy work around.