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Subj: To be fair, there's hints, but nothing specific...
Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 at 04:54:49 pm EDT (Viewed 320 times)
Reply Subj: Re: C'mon...it makes the most sense...
Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 at 11:02:54 pm EDT (Viewed 258 times)

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Yeah...Wonder Woman being bi and it being fine makes about as much sense as Superman being gay and having that be fine. These "women" didn't always live on that island. They grew up around men, so at least most of them would be straight. Chances are, Diana would be as well as pickings would be slim. If Rucka really respected Diana's history, he wouldn't have done this to the character when, for decades, she was not like this at all.

She is shown to have a strong relationship with another Amazon and that Amazon is shown to be jealous of Steve Trevor. We also know that, when asked about her relationships on the island, that she mentions that amazon as one of the people she cares about the most.

But that's like a bit of a whole thing that brings Diana back into the larger mythos of her origin and her history. It kind of does away with her parentage from Zeus and has great little twists like having her without powers when she competes, but then gains her powers once she's in the man's world. That's pretty cool and well in keeping with Diana's history and sense of fair play.

It also does away with the revelations in Chang's run that the Amazons must have raped sailors and killed male children, and the possibility that Diana is a demi-god. Both kind of diminish the character to a degree.

I bring this stuff to make the point that Rucka took the approach of repairing from Chang's run (we don't know if she's a demi-god, but she's definitely not been home since she came to the man's world), updating (the story of the contest and the subtle revelation that Diana might have had a girlfriend), and answering the questions of Diana's past by giving future story-points for writers to use. I think he did a brilliant job of trying to do all of that while opening up the character for new writers to tackle.

I like that he puts Diana's girlfriend as a potential plot-point, and it feels so in keeping and updating Marston's idea about Wonder Woman and creating her in a fresh way like Perez's run in the 80s.

- l.k.

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