Having power and knowing how to use it aren’t the same thing. You of all people should know that.
Gotta reblog Oogie Boogie.
Superman/ Wonder Woman Annual #1
Only an Annual could contain this chapter of “SUPERMAN: DOOMED”! It’s an all-out assault by the heroes of Earth (superpowered and not) on the God of War, Wonder Woman, who’s leading the charge against all manner of alien attackers. The monstrous Superman smashes through everything friend or foe as his de-evolution reaches a critical stage. It all leads to their best hope: the Phantom Zone?!
This issue is on sale 30th July 2014. So in two weeks!
I am posting this photo of a 4 month old white rhino in South Africa, who I call Little Shrek, as a tribute to the 4 rhinos massacred in Kenya this week. It is deeply, deeply upsetting to hear about these killings, the worst rhino poaching episode in 25 years. I fear we will lose these incredible creatures. They just cannot reproduce at the rate of human greed.
I was in conversation with Colleen Doran yesterday, all her working life she’s had to contend with sexism.
Sexist attacks on her work because she happened to be blessed with talent and good looks.
Sexist attacks by other women.
And me, I went to an all boys boarding school, and y’know men equally able to be nasty to men - and when fueled by testosterone far worse in terms of physical violence against others.
This is a people thing.
Feminism: The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
We’d agree wholeheartedly.
“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.”
― Erich FrommWe’d say Superman and Wonder Woman are very much the latter. Diana needs Clark because she loves him.It would be different say if the argument was that Diana needs Steve, a human love interest to anchor her humanity, that would immature love born out of a need, the need to stay “human.”
That this need exists in-story is perhaps a projection - association, of the reader into the character, seeing Diana’s tremendous strength of compassion, truth and athleticism, in someway dehumanising.
This is a very negative message, making evil of exceptionalism, that by being “god among men” an exceptional human being is in some way dangerous - inhuman.But how dreadful our world would be without the exceptional, be that Mother Teresa, or Albert Einstein or Jesse Owens, or Martin Luthor King, or my mum; indeed creative geniuses like Siegel and Marston.
So sure they attack the idea of Diana and Clark because two good looking and exceptional people sharing the same passions of truth and justice are together - which makes as much sense as calling any power-couple in Industry, Politics, Sport or the Arts sexist.
I love this ask and reply!
I see some bloggers put this up. Some seem to post it as a warning or an attempt at humor, not sure. If anyone is scared that marriage could look like this, then you probably should steer clear of it. Because marriage is not a fairy tale where nothing goes wrong. It is a work in progress,between two individuals, learning how to give and take and compromise. Couples have disagreements. Some ladies can get cranky when they get pregnant. Guys can put on a little weight. But a marriage doesn’t work because two people look svelte. Love is when you can overcome all, the good and not so good times, and still be together. Love is when she’s asking for the most outrageous thing because she’s craving, and he’ll go find it for her because she’s bringing in that beautiful baby to their world that will transform their lives forever.
Superman and Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Power Couple
Tough but currently these rank as my favorite covers with Superman and Wonder Woman together.
My fave covers…so far. :)