My mom passed away several years ago, but I would like to wish all of you mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day!
Each of you has been a manifestation of Wonder Woman to your children from Day One.
Whoever we are, have become or will be, we couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks!
I stumbled across this artwork on the web and have no clue as to the artist. If anyone knows, please let me know and I will publish it.
On the off chance you stumbled by my blog on the day before Christmas, I would like to take this moment to wish you and yours a Wonder-ful Christmas!
As a die hard Wonder Woman fan, I was thrilled to learn that her costume is the most popular one this Halloween. This is undoubtedly due to the superb Wonder Woman film starring Gal Gadot which came out earlier. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been a Wondy – ❤️ – fan since I first read her comic books in the 1940’s as a kid. She is a strong admirable woman who is a super role model for girls of all ages.
A very early version
Gal Gadot in the film
The 2017 film version
Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot
In case you missed it, Wondy’s birthday was October 25 and I posted a Happy Birthday for her.
A friend of mine once complained to me that the trouble with my blog was that it was too journalistic and not personal enough. I don’t know if that is true. I have been a professional journalist since the 1960’s, so, maybe it is and you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Personally, I hate that old cliche. It is so negative. I believe that I am learning new stuff every day. I even pass on some of it to you in the form of blog posts.
At any rate, in the interest of creating a totally personal blog post, I suggest we all celebrate Wonder Woman’s birthday – today!
Wondy in all her incarnations – past and present, TV movie and comic book
October 25 is the day that she debuted to the world within the pages of All-Star Comics #8 back in 1941. Granted, this is not an in-story birth date, but a significant date nonetheless. This is also the debut date of that article in Family Circle magazine where her creator, William Moulton Marston, first talked about comic books. This was the article that got him hired as a consultant to All-American Publications, where he would later create Wondy.
Original sketch from artist Harry Peter
As you all know by now I am an old guy, turning 78 in January. I have been a fan of Wondy since I first ran across her comics back in the mid-1940’s. Like any love, I can’t explain it. I only know that I have loved her stories since then.
In practice, I think she is a wonderful (intended) role model for young girls and women. If you haven’t seen Gal Gadot’s performance in the new Wonder Woman movie, you are missing something. She brings a youth, sweetness and innocence to the role that the redoubtable Lynda Carter didn’t do. Don’t misunderstand, I am not criticizing la Carter, simply making an observation. I would definitely recommend to you if you have a young girl or young woman in your life, that you go see the film together. I promise that neither of you will be disappointed.
To all of my faithful readers (as well as any who might have been unfaithful) have a wonderful Christmas today with your loved ones. I hope you enjoy this beautiful artistic rendering of a tree.
I hope your and your loved ones have a Wonder-ful Christmas!
Regular readers know that I am a big Wondy fan.
Herewith a postcard-sized illustration by H.G. Peter, the original Wonder Woman artist, featuring an image (in blue ink) of Wondy decorating a Christmas tree while two children watch on. Text reads Wonder Woman sends Seasons Greetings. The card contains traces of gold paint on her tiara, lasso and some ornaments hanging from the tree.
The original sold on line for $1500 more than 10 years ago.
Season’s greetings to you and yours!