On this month’s episode, we discuss Wonder Woman 602; Cameron and Angela don’t see eye to eye on the new costume; Ali likes the action and Wonder Woman gets between your legs! Next, we move on to listener e-mails: Sam wants to know who Wonder Woman calls “father”, GL wants to know who our dream team creators would be, Blair asks how the sales of Wonder Woman’s DVD affected future female super hero animated films, and Dan wants to know what we think of Cassie and Donna. From there, JLA 90 with some Batman-Wonder Woman hand holding and Joker killing. Angela gives out next month’s homework: Wonder Woman Chronicles Vol. 1.
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Here’s some Wonder Woman news around the net that caught our eye.
First, a Wonder Woman bust being created, from pre paint to paint. Gorgeous looking.
Also Bleeding Cool ran an article about some interesting Wonder Woman pitches that were not to be!
Check em out!
This week, the marvelous folks of Red Carpet Superhero, started a new column titled “Ready-to-Wear Superhero”. And their first subject was our girl Wonder Woman.
If you’re not familiar with the blog, Red Carpet Superhero searches the world of red carpet fashion for anything with a strong superhero (or supervillain) vibe. The brainchild of Anika Milik (of Fantastic Fangirls fame), it’s a must-read for anyone who likes clothes and comics. The new Ready-to-Wear Superhero column is written by Christian Milik.
Ready-to-Wear Superhero: Wonder Woman
A new column by CHRISTIAN MILIK
It’s no secret that Wonder Woman has a new look. Gone are the days of her golden eagle bustier and star spangled briefs to be replaced by an armored jacket and skinny jeans. It doesn’t matter how you feel about this costume change; I think we can all agree that this look is far more wearable than her iconic costume. This outfit at the very least says “I could wear that”. When I see superheroes in ready-to-wear rather than their usual custom couture looks, the first thing I think is “we can dress like that too”.
When dressing like a superhero there is a fine line between fashion and cosplay. For Wonder Woman’s new look we are trying to reproduce the overall ‘look’, not the details. If you are determined to wear a tiara and golden eagle belt, I suggest going all out and try to reproduce this costume in exacting detail. But at that point it stops being “ready-to-wear” and becomes “what-I’m-wearing-to-comic-con” . You can achieve a Wonder Woman look and still wear this outfit out on the town, around the house, or on an average day of work or school.
First lets focus on the silhouette. Wonder Woman’s look can be broken down pretty easily into:
A cropped jacket with rolled sleeves to the elbow
A form-fitting tank
An interesting belt
Low, block heeled shoes or boots
I left the bracelets for last because while they are iconic to whom Wonder Woman is (what’s wonder woman without her magic bracers?) they are at the same time the most ‘costumey’ and least important to the overall silhouette. I consider them optional.
While the shoulder pads of the jacket are its most interesting part, I don’t think they are necessary for the look. If you find a nice navy jacket with shoulder pads built in (everything is ’80’s these days, right?) more power to you. I think it’s far more important for the jacket to be cropped and for the material to be easy to cuff at the elbow. A cropped dark navy jeans jacket seems perfect to me. If it has brass or gold buttons, all the better. This Levi’s trucker jacket looks pretty good to me, though it could be a darker blue:
Just roll the sleeves up half way and you’re good to go!
You have to check out the full article – it’s full of fantastic pictures and ideas. Christian did a bang-up job with this. I know I’ll be trying to dress like Wonder Woman next time I’m out for a night on the town!
And while you’re over there, give the rest of Red Carpet Superhero a look-see! Thanks to Anika for letting us repost the article.
In this months show, we discuss some podcast updates, get into our review of Issue 601, and then dive into listener e-mail: Monica and Paul ask about our favorite Wonder Woman Love Interest, Jesse ask about our favorite version of Wonder Woman, Louis is curious about what we would have done with the Amazons Attack event, Timmy wants to know what happened to Steve Trevor, and finally Sam asks us about the John Byrne’s run. From there we go into Wonder Woman homework with our review of the direct to DVD “Wonder Woman” feature, and assign next months’ homework, it’s Cameron’s pick this time.
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Note: Sorry for the delay in post, life got crazy busy, but we’re back on schedule.
This past SDCC, Saturday to be exact. A rumor appeared online. Claiming that DC/WB was going to announce a Wonder Woman film, to be written and directed by David Goyer of Blade and Batman Begins writing fame. Well that’s all it ended up being, a rumor. Never happened. Another con goes by and no news on a Wonder Woman movie. But this got me thinking, who should make the Wonder Woman movie when it eventually happens? I think Goyer is a good to great writer, but his directing has never amazed me. So who’s my dream team? Who are the film makers I’d love to see be announced as the director for Wonder Woman? Let’s take a look.
4. Gore Verbinski
Verbinski is a name known to geeks I’m sure. He made the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. Say what you will about the last two (I’ll say they weren’t great) but they were visually amazing. The first one, tons of fun. But Verbinski is a director who can do more then just epic action/adventure pictures. He also directed “The Ring” which is the film that brought J-horror to American audiences. He directed “The Weather Man” the Nicolas Cage dark comedy. So Verbinski can do the big special effects film, but he can also do the smaller character films that have no effects. For someone to be able to do a successful comic book movie, you need to be able to do both. Verbinski can do both. He also does interesting casting, you can thank Verbinski for putting Johnny Depp into the higher A list. I’d hardly say Verbinski cast unknowns but he knows how to get good actors noticed. Who was Naomi Watts before The Ring (Not to downgrade her talent her all, but Verbinski brought her to our attention)?
Also Verbinski now has a free spot. He was supposed to make the “Bioshock” movie but when the budget exploded and the economy took the hit it did, the film got scaled down and moved to be filmed in another country. Verbinski is now staying on as producer, but if he wanted to make a big budget film, and now has the free spot, why not Wonder Woman?
Film Recommendation: The Weather Man, a great dark little film.
Tune in tomorrow for part 5.