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April 3rd, 2014

New information added to Appearances > Post Flashpoint: D, F, J, S and W
New information and cover added to Appearances > Post Crisis: S
Information added to Timeline > The 2010's > 2014
New cover added to Galleries > Wonder Woman > Volume Four > Issues 1 - 50 > Issue 29

Pete Marston and Lynda CarterMarch 1st, 2014

New information added to Appearances > Post Flashpoint: B, I , J, S and W
New information and cover added to Appearances > Post Crisis: S
Information added to Timeline > The 2010's > 2014
New cover added to Galleries > Wonder Woman > Volume Four > Issues 1 - 50 > Issue 28

February 1st, 2014

New information added to Appearances > Post Flashpoint: F and W
Information added to Timeline > The 2010's > 2014
New cover added to Galleries > Wonder Woman > Volume Four > Issues 1 - 50 > Issue 27

At the end of last year Pete Marston, son of legendary Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston finally got to meet the lady responsible for bringing his father's creation so convincingly to life, the iconic Lynda Carter herself!

Click here for more pictures of this historic visit between two Wonder Woman icons!

And if you want to hear more from Pete himself, below is a fascinating interview by Tim Estiloz:

 

January 19th, 2014

New information added to Appearances > Post Flashpoint: D, J and S
Information added to Timeline > The 2010's > 2014

January 1st, 2014

A new year and a new beginning! Well, sort of...

After much deliberation I have decided to continue updating the site with the current New 52 version of Diana. As regular visitors to this site will know, I am certainly no fan of the changes that have been made to this iconic character as a result of what I believe was an ill conceived reboot. And my opinion has not changed one iota.

However, now that I have had over two years to get used to the idea, even an "old timer" like myself is getting used to certain aspects of the New 52. For instance, Diana dating Superman and no longer being an item with Steve Trevor, which is likely to be temporary I suspect. I've even become accustomed to the new costume - though I consider it vastly inferior to the Terry Dodson redesign, which I miss greatly and which was a superb demonstration of how to "modernise" the iconic costume whilst retaining all the key elements. The New 52 costume's colour palette is still too dull and muted in my eyes - what with those ugly dark blue/black boots and the lack of any gold accents - but this is in keeping with the darkness and bleakness of the New 52 universe I guess!

That said however, as far as Brian Azzarello's interpretation of the character is concerned, I am still of the view that he has done nothing but harm to this character. The unnecessary origin change and the portrayal of the Amazons as murdering slavers are still unforgivable in my eyes.

And ironically, two years on, even though DC announced at the time that the launch of the New 52 would allow new readers to learn about these iconic characters without the baggage of the past, I doubt any reader of the current Wonder Woman book who was new to the character still has any clue as to who she is and what makes her tick. They have to look to other books such as Justice League and Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. to gain any insights as to what Wonder Woman's powers and abilities are in the New 52, what her world view is and what her past history reveals. And in addition she is often portrayed far better in these books and arguably more "true" to the pre Flash Point version of the character than is being portrayed in Azzarello's opus.

His seemingly never ending story arc, whereby the same group of characters talk an awful lot but do very little from issue to issue continues ad nauseam - completely divorced from the rest of the New 52 Universe. He is stubbornly focused on continuing to tell his "Adventures of the Olympic Gods (PS: Also starring an Amazon called Wonder Woman)" epic, without giving a damn about the rest of the DC Universe or continuity, not even acknowledging she is currently dating Superman! His Wonder Woman book simply feels like some stand alone Elseworlds/Vertigo title and it really needs to come to an end. Soon.

I will admit that a small part of me hoped that some of the more contentious changes to Wonder Woman would perhaps be "undone" as part of the much hyped "Trinity War" storyline that had been in the making from the very start of the New 52. Sadly, this did not transpire. More hype from the DC Suits.

With all that said however, I also recognise that this is just my opinion and that there are fans out there (though judging by the book's sales there are a dwindling number of them) who do actually enjoy his run and the version of Wonder Woman that the New 52 reboot has created. And many of those fans have asked me to continue to update the site - particularly the timelines and appearances.

Plus, with the recent announcement that Diana will finally get her big screen debut - albeit playing second fiddle to Superman and Batman (!) - the Amazing Amazon Princess will once again be in the spotlight of public consciousness and hopefully many more people will be wanting to find out more about this legendary character and perhaps even want to read more of her adventures. With regards to the movie however, it remains to be seen whether the casting of Gal Gadot in the role was either inspired genius on the part of the suits in Hollywood.. or a calamitous, misjudgment.

So, as I said at the start, the site has now been brought right up to date, including new, better quality images added to replace existing imagery, plus I have also even found some spare time to make the site a little more tablet friendly and give it a cosmetic makeover to celebrate my own site's "re-boot".

I invite you to take a look around and let me know what you think. Good or bad. The site is a huge undertaking and I work on it in my spare time. Just me. No help. So I recognise there are gaps, holes and maybe even the odd mistake here and there. I'm only human. But if nothing else, I hope visitors to the site at least appreciate the effort and the enduring love I have for this character - and that this comes across in this labour of love I call "Amazon Archives".

Chris.