Tag: Wonder Woman

Batman ‘66 meets Wonder Woman ‘77

Batman ‘66 meets Wonder Woman ‘77

by Marc Andreyko & Jeff Parker; ill. David Hahn & Karl Kesel (DC Comics, 2017)

Book cover: “Batman ‘66 meets Wonder Woman ‘77” by Marc Andreyko & Jeff Parker; ill. David Hahn & Karl Kesel (DC Comics, 2017)

The title says it all. Batman does indeed meet Wonder Woman: in a 1940s backstory then the 60s and 70s milieus of their respective TV shows. Tonally, the stories ring true, offering decent character likenesses, upbeat action sequences and wholesome colour palettes.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

by Jill Lepore (Knopf, 2014); audiobook read by the author (Random House Audio, 2014)

Book cover: “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” by Jill Lepore (Knopf, 2014); audiobook read by the author (Random House Audio, 2014)

Comprehensively researched biography of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston (and his extended, unconventional family), contextualised within the history of women’s suffrage and the early 20th Century feminist movement. Lepore bucks the trend by proving an able narrator of her own book.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

dir. Patty Jenkins (2017)

Jenkins_Wonder Woman

Standard superhero fare. Gal Gadot is refreshing in the titular role, and the shift to a more female-focussed cast is to be welcomed (viva Lucy Davis as Etta Candy!). However, Wonder Woman’s escalating invulnerability deprives the film of any tension or drama.