Before we get started with tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Boogaloo
, I'd like to lead off with a little bit of a rant
At last weekend's San Diego ComicCon
, Warner Bros
. unveiled the first photo of Gal Gadot
in the Wonder Woman
costume she will be wearing for the upcoming Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice
film, and it certainly was....sepia
over at The Agony Booth
wrote a very insightful column
about the changes Wonder Woman has gone through since her post-Crisis
reboot, particularly the negative ones, including the loss of her and the Amazons' more peaceful, nonviolent nature as well as Diana's increasing use of a sword where her nonlethal arsenal of bulletproof bracelets and a magic lasso
once sufficed. He covers the subtle loss of WW elements I had forgotten existed myself. I highly recommend reading it.
And I have to agree with a lot of it.
While I think Ms. Gadot herself
looks great in the costume, I have a very bad feeling
about what that costume portends about the upcoming movie. First of all, where are the bright colors
? She's supposed to be a symbol of hope, particularly for women. Instead of the classic red, blue, gold (or silver), and yellow, we're getting brown, brown, and more brown
. Her former "golden lasso"
looks here like something I would use to tie down large boxes to my car trun
k. And worst of all, she's brandishing a sword
A lethal weapon
This indicates to me that director Zach Snyder
intends to portray our favorite Amazon as a violent Xena
wannabe rather than the peaceful princess we know and love. It also indicates that he and the WB think that a magic lasso of truth isn't a good enough weapon for a summer blockbuster
. Which is ridiculous, especially since George Lucas
and Stephen Spielberg
have already made four
such blockbusters starring a man armed with a damn bullwhip
Okay, rant over.
To cleanse the palette, I'm going to post a fight from Diana's Silver Age
days, namely Wonder Woman#130
, written by Bob Kanigher
and illustrated by Ross Andru
and Mike Esposito
, and recalling a time when Wondy was a lot more....fun
Synopsis: Silver Age Steve Trevor
is being something of a colossal dick
to WW's bespectacled alter-ego Diana Prince
at this juncture. He rarely asks her on dates and when he does
take her out, he never shuts up
about how beautiful and wonderful his "angel" Wonder Woman is. And Diana is quite pissed
about it. She vents to her mother Hippolyta
, who gives Di her magical Mirage-Mirrors
, which will allow her to temporarily assume any form she chooses. So when Steve invites Wondy to a day at the carnival
, she plants the Mirage-Mirrors around the fair grounds in order to mess with Steve and teach him a lesson.
Unfortunately, Wondy's foe Angle Man
and his gang choose that moment to rob the carnival.
Unfortunately for them
, that is, as Diana uses her newfound shape to....
which let Wonder Woman change into any form she wants
. We haven't seen these in a Wonder Woman comic in over 40 years why exactly
Tonight's fight music is this little illusory
number from Santana
This story, unfortunately, features the earliest sign of a trend that would go on 5 decades later
to ruin two iconic DC characters
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