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When I got Wonder Woman I made a couple of decisions.The first one was that I wanted to discover who she was, not what her powers were, not what the storyline was or whether it was a Nazi or whatever kind of bad guy there was, but really who she is. And in reading all the research and how they came up with the character way back in the ‘40’s, it was to give girls their own hero so that it wasn’t just Batman and Superman and all the rest of them that were out there during World War II. She came from an island where all the women could do the same things, and she had to compete against her sisters, her fellow Amazonians and so it was her will in going against her mother which we can all identify with when you’re a teenager or whatever, not wanting to do what your mom wants you to do necessarily. So it gave me the idea that she was a real force and that she had her own ideas about things, and she didn’t think that she was all that. She just really saw a need like so many women do and I’ve discovered that the archetype of Wonder Woman really lives in all of us. She had the goddess within. It’s who we really are. That secret self that yearns to be out and that we hope is appreciated and even if it isn’t we still do what do.
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Starting Feminist Friday with my favourite Wonder Woman scene ever. This, I feel, epitomises what I adore about this character: she will fight, and she will win, but she knows that victory through strength of arms isn’t the important part. And she can see past the blind rage to the man beneath, and she has the courage to still offer him her hand.
This is one of the three or four favorite sequences I ever wrote on Wonder Woman, and I think a big part of why I find it moving is that it would never work with almost any other superhero. I can’t quite make Batman or Superman or Iron Man fit this moment. It is, simply, a Wonder Woman moment.
And that’s what I loved about it, it came to me while I was falling asleep one night and I jumped up to write the issue around it, because it says specifically, “there are many kinds of strength. You can use your weapon and break a mountain in half, but my extended hand is stronger.”
Damn, Wonder Woman is awesome.
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Oh, man, I cannot tell you how happy this page makes me.
They were wrapping up Wonder Woman, to have JMS take over the book. All fine, that’s how it goes. They asked George Perez to draw a short goodbye story to the classic Wonder Woman, because it was felt that JMS was going to recreate everything and it was essentially a new character.
George said he would only draw it if I would write it. Me, write my Wonder hero’s last WW story?
I wanted to do a story showing how WW inspired the newer generation of female heroes. If you look, all these heroines are recent, the last couple decades. He drew every one of them so beautifully, it just killed me.
A few months after the story came out, I got a package in the mail. George and the art team had sent me two pages of original art from the story and not even mentioned it, just as a gift.
This is a great job, sometimes.
I just love that Grace Choi is there. I just love her a lot okay. The only way it could be better would be if Anissa Pierce was there too.
I asked for a couple people they wouldn’t let me have for some reason, Rocket was one of them. They suggested Anissa Pierce as one of the alternate choices to Rocket, but for some reason, she didn’t get on the page. I honestly can’t recall if that was my fault, the editor’s, or an artist choice. SORRY!