Tuesday, January 25, 2011

DC Was Still Doing Wonder Woman Bondage Covers in 1977, Three Decades After the Death of Dr. Marston. Aren't You Glad I Told You That?

8 comments:

mathematicscore said...

Dude, they will ALWAYS do them. Core part of her character.

Diabolu said...

True, but I'm big on gender equality. We need more Steve Trevor in a gimp suit.

Tom Hartley said...

For that, you'll have to wait for Garth Ennis to write Wonder Woman.

Tom Hartley said...

Oh, sorry I stepped on your latest Justice post, Frank, but... when will it end? It's the "adult" version of the Legion of Doom season of Super Friends with Alex Ross painting over some stills from a Leni Riefenstahl film that he found in his swipe file/photo reference library. And it goes on forever. What part of the word "wrong" do modern super-hero comics nerds not understand?

Diabolu said...

Well, the months long break between my covering the issues from the first Justice trade and second was due to my not having the second trade on hand when I thought I would. The months long break between covering the second and third trade was because I thought I could get away with it. Stupid, pretentious comics.

Besides, when I thought this was going to be a more free-for-all, multiple posts a day blog, I stepped on a bunch of your offerings. I figure I was due the karma. ;)

Tom Hartley said...

My puny offerings don't count. If I ever post something that requires more than five minutes' effort, then you can feel guilty after you step on it.

But seriously, doesn't Justice suck the chrome off a trailer hitch and make it shine real good?

Diabolu said...

Alex Ross has the germs of good ideas, but his execution is crap, and he refuses to work with anyone who can step up his game. Ross was a hired hand on Marvels, so he took a solid Busiek script and made it something truly great visually. Ross co-plotted Kingdom Come, but he had Mark Waid cleaning up the messes and pushing forward with his own ideas. Ever since then, Ross works with weak writers who essentially facilitate his imaginings, and he's just not that strong of a storyteller. Justice was bad, but Project: Superpowers was like getting caned with the dummy stick. It hurt my brain, and I still haven't finished the first trade three years on.

LissBirds said...

It entertains me every time Leni Riefenstahl is brought up on a comics blog. Which happens more than you think it would.

I enjoyed Justice when I was a new reader. Plus the art is pretty to look at. I just like to look at pretty pictures, what can I say?