Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wonder Woman with sword and shield in 1947

I follow the comics field from a distance now, so while I'm not up to date on specific developments in the last couple of decades, I notice trends, like the popularity of putting Wonder Woman into armor. I don't like it—to me, the point of characters like Wonder Woman and Superman is that they don't need anything more than their wits and their supernatural abilities.

And in Wonder Woman's case, armor and weapons turn her into Warrior Woman, a character who owes more to Mars than any other Greek god.

That said, I love this cover.