Nuggets of Wisdom

Thursday, June 1, 2017

What Does Wonder Woman Actually Represent?


Tomorrow will see the premiere of the first ever Wonder Woman movie, and my thoughts and feelings about it are mixed.

On the one hand, this is the very first theatrical release for the Amazonian warrior, and it’s certainly been a long time coming for her, especially considering how many Batman and Superman movies have been released beforehand.

On the other hand, this particular adaptation is being brought to us by the same studio that recently gave us such cinematic schlock such as Batman vs. Superman, so overall expectations for quality remain rather low. (Though many critics are praising it.)

Either way, even if this particular representation of the lasso-wielding warrior from Themyscira doesn’t do her justice, there’s also solace in knowing that she’s only one of many previous comic book adaptations.

Speaking of which, while I don’t normally recommend comics from The Nib (as they are extremely regressive leftist), I find this particular comic essay of Wonder Woman and her previous incarnations to be rather enlightening.

These comics really delve into her history, ranging from her rather interesting origins to her various incarnations throughout the decades, and show how each and every different time period provides a unique interpretation of her character.

I recommend that you go and read the whole thing for yourself, but here’s just a brief sample: