Wonder Woman Unbound

Author : Tim Hanley
ISBN : 9781613749098
Genre : Social Science
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“I’ve never seen more information about Wonder Woman than in Wonder Woman Unbound. Tim Hanley tells us everything we’ve never asked about Wonder Woman, . . . from her mythic Golden Age origins through her dismal Silver Age years as a lovesick romance comic character, and worse yet, when she lost her costume and powers in the late 1960s. Our favorite Amazon’s saga becomes upbeat again with the 1970s advent of Gloria Steinem and Ms. magazine, and Lynda Carter’s unforgettable portrayal of her on television. And it’s all told with a dollop of humor!” —Trina Robbins, author of Pretty in Ink With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman. Tim Hanley explores Wonder Woman’s lost history, delving into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the motivations of her creators, to showcase the peculiar journey of a twentieth-century icon—from the 1940s, when her comics advocated female superiority but were also colored by bondage imagery and hidden lesbian leanings, to her resurgence as a feminist symbol in the 1970s and beyond. Tim Hanley is a comic book historian. His blog, Straitened Circumstances, discusses Wonder Woman and women in comics, and his column “Gendercrunching” runs monthly on Bleeding Cool. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Category: Social Science

Wonder Woman Unbound

Author : Tim Hanley
ISBN : 9781613749128
Genre : Social Science
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With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman. The original Wonder Woman was ahead of her time, advocating female superiority and the benefits of matriarchy in the 1940s. At the same time, her creator filled the comics with titillating bondage imagery, and Wonder Woman was tied up as often as she saved the world. In the 1950s, Wonder Woman begrudgingly continued her superheroic mission, wishing she could settle down with her boyfriend instead, all while continually hinting at hidden lesbian leanings. While other female characters stepped forward as women’s lib took off in the late 1960s, Wonder Woman fell backwards, losing her superpowers and flitting from man to man. Ms. magazine and Lynda Carter restored Wonder Woman’s feminist strength in the 1970s, turning her into a powerful symbol as her checkered past was quickly forgotten. Exploring this lost history as well as her modern incarnations adds new dimensions to the world’s most beloved female character, and Wonder Woman Unbound delves into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the myriad motivations of her creators to showcase the peculiar journey that led to Wonder Woman’s iconic status.
Category: Social Science

Investigating Lois Lane

Author : Tim Hanley
ISBN : 1613733321
Genre : COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
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"A comprehensive history of the beloved comic book character."--Provided by publisher.
Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

The Ages Of Wonder Woman

Author : Joseph J. Darowski
ISBN : 9780786471225
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the longest continuous runs of published comic book adventures in the history of the industry. More than 70 years after her debut, Wonder Woman remains a popular culture icon. Throughout the intervening years many comic book creators have had a hand in guiding her story, resulting in different interpretations of the Amazon Princess. In this collection of new essays, each examines a specific period or storyline from Wonder Woman comic books and analyzes that story in regard to contemporary issues in American society.
Category: Literary Criticism

Many Lives Of Catwoman

Author : Tim Hanley
ISBN : 1613738455
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For more than 75 years, Catwoman has forged her own path in a clear-cut world of stalwart heroes, diabolical villains, and damsels in distress. Sometimes a thief, sometimes a vigilante, sometimes neither, and sometimes both, the mercurial Catwoman gleefully defies classification. Her relentless independence across comic books, television, and film set her apart from the rest of the superhero world. When female characters were limited to little more than romantic roles, Catwoman used her feminine wiles to manipulate Batman and escape justice at every turn. When male villains dominated Gotham on the small screen, Catwoman entered the mix and outshone them all. When female-led comics were few and far between, Catwoman headlined her own series for over 20 years. True to her nature, Catwoman stole the show everywhere she appeared, regardless of the medium. But her unique path had its downsides as well. Her existence on the periphery of the superhero world made her expendable, and she was prone to lengthy absences. Her villainous origins also made her susceptible to sexualized and degrading depictions from her primarily male creators in ways that most conventional heroines didn't face. For good and ill, Catwoman serves as a stark counterpart to the typical evolution of the history of women in comics, and in popular culture generally. The standard tropes rarely applied to Catwoman; instead, her adventures have charted an inimitably varied journey of empowerment and exploitation. Exploring the many incarnations of this cultural icon offers a new perspective on the superhero genre and showcases the fierce resiliency that has made Catwoman a fan favorite for decades."
Category: Literary Criticism

Wonder Woman And Philosophy

Author : Jacob M. Held
ISBN : 9781119280750
Genre : Philosophy
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Fighting fascism with feminism upon her creation in 1941, Wonder Woman has battled the forces of evil for generations. But as a superhero, the iconic Amazonian princess is problematic. Does her sex appeal diminish her gravitas? Is she less of a heroine and more of a sexual fantasy? And her feminism complicates matters, doesn't it? Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique explores the philosophical questions behind the iconic super-heroine Wonder Woman, from her creation as feminist propaganda during the dark days of World War II to modern times. The philosophers and scholars gathered in this volume explore the complex world of Wonder Woman--uncovering fascinating facts about the superheroine and deep philosophical insights about ourselves. Topics explored include, origin stories and identity, World War II propaganda and art, altruism and the ethics of care, eroticism and graphic novels, and many more. Timely and provocative, Wonder Woman and Philosophy offers wonder-filled insights into myriad philosophical issues surrounding the most popular female superhero of all time.
Category: Philosophy

The Secret History Of Wonder Woman

Author : Jill Lepore
ISBN : 9780804173407
Genre : History
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A cultural history of Wonder Woman traces the character's creation and enduring popularity, drawing on interviews and archival research to reveal the pivotal role of feminism in shaping her seven-decade story.
Category: History

Wonder Woman

Author : Les Daniels
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028642192
Genre : Humor
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Showcases the popular cartoon character with a visual history that spans from the super heroes' origins in the World War II era, through the popular 1970's television series, up to its continued popularity in the comics world.
Category: Humor

Wonder Woman

Author : John Sazaklis
ISBN : 9781434297297
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Born an Amazon princess on the island of Themyscira, Diana leaves the island to become Wonder Woman, defender of Earth.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Wonder Woman

Author : Noah Berlatsky
ISBN : 9780813575742
Genre : Social Science
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William Marston was an unusual man—a psychologist, a soft-porn pulp novelist, more than a bit of a carny, and the (self-declared) inventor of the lie detector. He was also the creator of Wonder Woman, the comic that he used to express two of his greatest passions: feminism and women in bondage. Comics expert Noah Berlatsky takes us on a wild ride through the Wonder Woman comics of the 1940s, vividly illustrating how Marston’s many quirks and contradictions, along with the odd disproportionate composition created by illustrator Harry Peter, produced a comic that was radically ahead of its time in terms of its bold presentation of female power and sexuality. Himself a committed polyamorist, Marston created a universe that was friendly to queer sexualities and lifestyles, from kink to lesbianism to cross-dressing. Written with a deep affection for the fantastically pulpy elements of the early Wonder Womancomics, from invisible jets to giant multi-lunged space kangaroos, the book also reveals how the comic addressed serious, even taboo issues like rape and incest. Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics 1941-1948 reveals how illustrator and writer came together to create a unique, visionary work of art, filled with bizarre ambition, revolutionary fervor, and love, far different from the action hero symbol of the feminist movement many of us recall from television.
Category: Social Science