Sunday, March 13, 2011

I Wonder who that Woman is

Gutters - Issue #15
by Evan Shaner
You know, the lasso is the least unlikely part of Wonder Woman's uniform. That makes perfect sense. Every superhero should have one. (Heck, Batman has always had one. Spider-Man has the next best thing. GL can make 'em as needed. Captain America is so damn awesome that you stay where he puts you. And the new kids don't need one because they don't take prisoners anyway, they just go ahead and kill the perps.)

What I don't get is the continuation of the trend to celebrate big honkin' landmark anniversaries by throwing out everything that we've loved about a character for thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy years and starting over with the name and a couple of touchstones.

Ah, well. That's probably what Roy Thomas and Jerry Bails first thought when Barry Allen and Hal Jordan first hit Showcase.

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