Lithophanes were originally bas-relief artworks made of translucent porcelain that let varying amounts of light through depending on thickness. Now they same effect can be created using a 3D printer and applied to anything from Wonder Woman images to personal photos. Read the rest
Before Cathy Lee Crosby (1974), Lynda Carter (1975), and Gal Gadot (2017), Ellie Wood Walker was Wonder Woman! In 1967, Batman producer William Dozier created this short film as a pitch to Warner Brothers. From IMDB:
Unlike "Batman," which was campy adventure, "Wonder Woman" was going to be a straight comedy series, along the lines of "Captain Nice." The resulting short written by several writers on the Batman series failed to win Dozier that approval.
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Watch as an off-the-shelf Barbie gets a superhero makeover in this delightful tutorial. Includes a list of materials used and a very relaxing voiceover. Read the rest
Recreate Diana’s iconic fishtail braid with this tutorial. Be warned, however, you might need arms of steel (or a friend) to make it happen.
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Fandor points out that despite the fact that the comic book characters were created around the same time, we got seven Superman movies and nine Batman ones before Wonder Woman was finally allowed to make her big screen debut. Read the rest
In this great piece for Vulture, pop culture critic and Wonder Woman aficionado Angelica Jade Bastién digs into Diana’s Prince comic book origin story. Unlike Batman and Superman, whose backstories are both iconic and straightforward, Wonder Woman’s origin is a little weirder and a little less familiar to mass audiences. Traditionally, she’s molded from clay by her mother, Queen Hippolyta, who leads the Amazons on the all-female island of Themyscira; Diana leaves Themyscira when Captain Steve Trevor crash lands on the island and needs an escort to take him back to the world of man. Like many comic book characters, however, Wonder Woman has seen her origin—not to mention her personality, ethos, and biographic details—shift over the years. And Bastién argues that in this case, those shifts aren’t just part of the normal ebb and flow of comic book storytelling; they also specifically relate to Wonder Woman’s relationship to feminism. Bastién writes:
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Due to the fact that she’s so intrinsically tied to the feminist movement, Wonder Woman is also often burdened with having to represent all facets of womanhood in ways other female superheroes, like Black Widow, Storm, and Captain Marvel, have not, which has created a more muddled sense of who she is. Charting the tangled lineage of Wonder Woman’s origin is to chart the history of American feminism itself and how female power is negotiated in a world that abhors it. At the beginning of her history, Wonder Woman carried the echo of the suffragette movement and first-wave feminism.
After serving as the soloist for Wonder Woman’s now iconic theme music in Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, cellist Tina Guo uploaded her own even more badass take on Hans Zimmer’s score to her YouTube channel.
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Nikkie of NikkieTutorials offer a step-by-step guide to creating a comic book homage to Diana Prince. Consider pairing this look with your custom-made Wonder Woman bathing suit. Read the rest
Wonder Woman earned $100.5m in its first weekend at the box office, breaking the record for a woman director and taking in $223m worldwide. Patty Jenkins's only previous feature film was the very different Monster, an award-winning biopic of serial killer Aileen Wournos. Critics say Wonder Woman is also the first DC universe movie that isn't a grim, tedious trudge through the dark end of superhero fandom. Read the rest
The new Wonder Woman movie is easily the best thing in the DC Extended Universe so far. And it turns out it fits quite nicely with the vibe of the 1970s TV show too. Read the rest
Here's a great quote from the New York Times interview with Patty Jenkins, director of the well-reviewed new "Wonder Woman" flick and the Aileen Wournos biopic "Monster".
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Just days ahead of the premiere of the new Wonder Woman movie, the YouTube channel VariantComics shares some of Diana Prince’s most awe-inspiring comic book moments. Read the rest
From Nancy Sinatra to Beyoncé, Nerdist uses songs by some of the greatest female artists to salute the most famous female superhero, Wonder Woman.
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In this new upload, video essayist KaptainKristian explores the history of Wonder Woman as a progressive symbol. Read the rest
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Lynda Carter, the Wonder Woman of 1970s television, with stunt double Jeannie Epper. If you're not hip to the only screen Wonder Woman that matters, watch the original title sequence below.
In your satin tights,
Fighting for your rights
And the old Red, White and Blue.
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