Love & Radiation
I also really like Diaz’s take on Wonder Woman, for a couple of reasons:
The emphasis on the Greek elements in her costuming.
His decision to make her “living marble,” extracting one of the more interesting components of Wonder Woman One Million. One thing I hate about the Nu52 Reboot is that they’ve made the decision that Diana is another bastard of Zeus—rude!—when I’ve always felt that “sculpted from clay, brought to life by the gods” was integral to her origin. Someone is going to come along and tell me that Diana being made of clay is dehumanizing and makes her “difficult to write,” but I like that her origin is suitably mythical (She’s Galatea with a sword) and that she symbolizes hope for her own people as well as for the Patriarchal World.
I like the use of weapons besides her lasso. I like the lasso because I can’t get behind the whimperingly conservative objections to the bondage component of Diana’s adventures. At all. Most super-hero adventures have bondage components and at least originally Diana’s world was so completely playful about the bondage going on—Diana is so above giving a fuck—that it never felt corrosive or corrupting. It just felt playful, and reminded us that WW was a rehabilitating hero. She always found a way. That said, if you’re taking her more straight as a warrior, a sword and shield are fine.

I also really like Diaz’s take on Wonder Woman, for a couple of reasons:

  1. The emphasis on the Greek elements in her costuming.
  2. His decision to make her “living marble,” extracting one of the more interesting components of Wonder Woman One Million. One thing I hate about the Nu52 Reboot is that they’ve made the decision that Diana is another bastard of Zeus—rude!—when I’ve always felt that “sculpted from clay, brought to life by the gods” was integral to her origin. Someone is going to come along and tell me that Diana being made of clay is dehumanizing and makes her “difficult to write,” but I like that her origin is suitably mythical (She’s Galatea with a sword) and that she symbolizes hope for her own people as well as for the Patriarchal World.
  3. I like the use of weapons besides her lasso. I like the lasso because I can’t get behind the whimperingly conservative objections to the bondage component of Diana’s adventures. At all. Most super-hero adventures have bondage components and at least originally Diana’s world was so completely playful about the bondage going on—Diana is so above giving a fuck—that it never felt corrosive or corrupting. It just felt playful, and reminded us that WW was a rehabilitating hero. She always found a way. That said, if you’re taking her more straight as a warrior, a sword and shield are fine.
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