Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Not Just Another Amazon
In this issue of Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman is so much more relateable and dynamic. She is struggling with her roots, she is separated from her tribe, and her gods can't hear or protect her people. Unlike the old wonder woman, she isn't just worried about being a good woman and helping out the man she works for. She has human concerns, and existential questions that we can all relate to. She is compassionate, but not in a weak way. Her compassion keeps her from being narrow-minded like many superheroes. Her compassion isn't a mark of womanhood because the other amazons completely lack compassion. Her compassion is a trait all her own, and it makes her an even better superhero. Her enemies in this issue don't underestimate her as much either. At one point one of the soldiers says that her strength is equal to one of them, and she's outnumbered. He doesn't say that she's just a weak woman, he says they are equal. One to one. Her outfit is still a little skimpy, but her costume is the wonder woman icon. All in all there seems to be a much higher level of respect.