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Women in Comics Podcast: Wonder Woman Panel | Comic Book Podcast | Talking Comics

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(Back on August 29, 2013, it was my honor to play host to this very special gathering, and as many of you may not have heard this, we present it again to honor the 75th Anniversary of Wonder Woman, and the premiere of her solo film!  rrr)

Welcome to Talking Comics 2nd Annual Women in Comics week! We have some great content lined up for you guys that include interviews, reviews and columns all focused on the ladies that make comics great.

Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka, writer/historian Trina Robbins, doctoral candidate Mara Wood and Professor Carolyn Cocca gather for Talking Comics’ Wonder Woman Panel to discuss what the character means to them, their favorite moments and what they hope the future holds for the Princess of Themyscira.

If you want to reach out to our amazing Wonder Woman panel you can:

Greg Rucka:

Website

Twitter: @ruckawriter

Mara Wood

Twitter: @marvelousmaraw

NerdSpan

Trina Robbins

Website

Carolyn Cocca

Email

Annnnnnnnnnd… we say it on the show, but just in case you missed it, the Talking Comics crew on Twitter are:

Bobby: @bobbyshortle
Steve: @dead_anchoress
Stephanie: @hellocookie
And Bob’s email is bobreyer@talkingcomicbooks.com

FYI: the crew have gone all superhero on the world, thanks to the wonderful Hanie Mohd. Like them? Make sure to follow her and let us know what you think of our new superhero pictures.

The Comic Book Podcast is brought to you by Talking Comics (www.talkingcomicbooks.com), a blog dedicated to covering the latest and greatest in comic book releases. The editorial staff is composed of Editor-in-Chief Bobby Shortle (Fanboy Remix, Doctor Whocast), Stephanie Cooke (Misfortune Cookie) and Steve Seigh (JoBlo.com contributor) who weekly dissect the releases and give you, the consumer, a simple Roman yay or nay regarding them. Our Twitter handle is @TalkingComics and you can email us at info@talkingcomicbooks.com.

4 Responses

  1. blu

    Great episode! Two questions I wish were asked:

    1) I’m curious what thoughts the panelists may have on the upcoming graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette (based on the interviews they have been giving as of late). I would’ve loved to hear their thoughts on the idea of putting Wonder Woman on trial, bringing backs elements of bondage from the early comics, etc.

    2) With their (and a lot of people’s) disappointment in the New 52 version of Wonder Woman, what should fans do to still support the character if they decide not to pick up the book? I’m worried about what may happen if sales of the current book are not strong but I also don’t think anyone should keep a book on their pull list that they don’t love.

    The Women in Comics podcasts were really great. Well done!

    • Bob Reyer

      Blu,

      The Grant Morrison question was one I regret not getting to as well. For me personally, I have mis-givings about the project, as some of what I’ve read in those interviews has me questioning whether Messers Morrison and Paquette are going to deliver a classic Wonder Woman or a pastiche.

      As to supporting Wonder Woman as a character, I make certain to pick up trades of earlier runs, I’ve bought the animated-style “Adventures” and children’s books, all in the hope that if others do as I’ve done, DC will see a love for the “purer” versions of the character, and that the falling sales of the re-launched book will eventually result in a return to normalcy. From a business standpoint, I can’t imagine DC cancelling Wonder Woman, so if people make their feelings known, whether through forums such as these, the on-line “Restore Wonder Woman” petition that was circulating, or just the old stand-by of a “Letter to the Editor”, their management might understand the love so many of us have for the character, and the disdain for the current incarnation.

      Thanks for the thoughtful letter…and the kind words!
      Bob

      • blu

        @Bob- I hadn’t heard about the petition. I will definitely look into it. I can’t imagine Dc cancelling Wonder Woman either but I do wonder if low sales play a part in other decisions- live action movie, tv show, etc. I have been reading some of the older trades as well but I will check out the books you mentioned. BTW- the Olympus storyline of the Smallville Season 11 comic has been really good so far.

        Thanks for the ideas:)

      • Bob Reyer

        Blu,
        I agree with you that lowering sales might have a chilling effect on future film ventures, but I think that at some level, the larger audience outside of comics still thinks of Wonder Woman as Linda Carter (thankfully!) and might be immune to what goes on within the comics pages.

        I couldn’t seem to post a link, but go to change.org and type in “Restore Wonder Woman” !
        Bob

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