Your second look at the new TV Wonder Woman?: The first photo of Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman that was released was much-discussed pretty much everywhere people discuss superheroes, and a common complaint seemed to be the shiny, plastic-y, off-the-rack look of the costume. Well, it looks less shiny, plastic-y and off-the-rack on set, as you can see in this series of images. I was a little bummed she changed boots, as the blue boots in that initial image were my favorite thing about the costume. I still contend the new Wondy costume looks infinitely better than the majority of the superhero costumes on Smallville, like this Blue Beetle get-up, for example. [UPDATE: Oops, looks like the main page also has the same images. That's the beauty of the Internet—you just don't get that kind of two people talking about the exact same thing at the exact same time in different sections of the same venue in print media!]
Speaking of Wonder Woman…: This H.G. Peter-drawn “Wonder Woman, Amazon Baby Sitter!” comic is fantastic, even if none of the events in the actual comic quite live up to the image on the title splash page, of Wondy pushing a baby carriage with a T-Rex happily crammed into it.
“If you look at the series, it’s typically Godzilla — he’s coming to wreak havoc on Japan…There’s no question that it’s unfortunate timing”: That’s IDW’s Ted Adams discussing this week’s release of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 a San Diego Union-Tribune article about a Godzilla-destroying-Japan comic coming out in the midst of Japan’s current tragedies. When the earthquake an tsunami first hit, many political cartoonists turned to Godzilla as a symbol of Japan and/or devastation in Japan in their initial cartoon reactions. (I know I had a hell of a time yesterday thinking of a non-offiensive Godzilla gag to draw at the top of my new release preview column).
Jeff Smith visits Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Sadly, they didn’t seem to be home.
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez draws the Marvel Family: Check out Jeffrey Klaehn’s little gallery here. It still boggles my mind that when DC wanted to make Mary Marvel “sexy,” they crammed her into a tighter costume with a tiny, barely there skirt instead of just, you know, having a person who draws really well draw her really well.
AAAAAAAAAA!: In this post from Brian Hughes, he discusses why he seems to be buying fewer and fewer DC Comics lately. The main reason I call attention to this post is that Hughes also points out something I so far hadn’t noticed—Phil Jiminez is a great artist, but his Bouncing Boy will haunt your dreams.
Sexless Superman is my favorite Superman: A. David Lewis discusses Superman not being “a sexual being” at The Hooded Utilitarian. I disagree with a lot of what he writes in terms of factual stating—Superman’s not a sex symbol? Then why do so many people wanna have sex with him?—and comic book Superman seems to have sex with comic book Lois Lane all the damn time now that they’re married. Lewis’ article may go away towards explaining why seeing comic book Superman make bedroom eyes at comic book Lois Lane never fails to creep me out. I tend to think of them as my parents for some reason (Like, in the way that I would think about my parents, not in that I think they are actually my parents), and don’t want to hear them allude to doing it. Anyway, it’s well worth a read, being about superheroes and sex, everyone’s two favorite subjects.