Just picked this sucker up. So excited!
I’m just gonna be over here, reliving my childhood.
A well put article about my beloved Wonder Woman.
In the mythology of DC Comics, there exists the concept of the Trinity – Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. They represent the thematic underpinnings of the whole enterprise – The Stranger From Elsewhere, The Night’s Avenger and The Queen of Power. Three major arcana, unique in that they have been consistently published since the early 40s and yet, are still relevant today.
Superman was created by two kids from Cleveland named Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster. Batman was created by Bill Finger but a kid named Bob Kane stole all the credit. Wonder Woman was created by the guy who invented the Lie Detector.
Much has been written about William Moulton Marston and his unorthodox home life (he lived in a triparate “marriage” with two women and was big into BDSM, apparently) and Wonder Woman gets tied up a lot – like, A LOT – in the early comics but…
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I actually gasped while reading this – held my breath through a little.
Madeline is allergic to the world – she lives in a house with an airlock, and goes to school via internet. But then a new family moves in next door, and sees Olly – and falls hard.
It’s a book about survival versus living, the lies we tell ourselves, and how love can be both prison and freedom.
There is some good clever witty banter, self-mockery, emotion. Great teen book, nice fast read, perfect if you want something absorbing and emotional. If you are looking for something for the John Green lover, this will do. Out in September.