Friday, June 2, 2017

Wonder Woman Week

Art by Nicola Scott.
With the new film is in theaters now, the internet has reached peak frenzy concerning all things Wonder Woman. And I kind of love it. I'm as giddy as Gal Gadot here in the GIF of the week.

Sequart has devoted this entire week's coverage to the character, with a series of articles exploring different facets of what makes her such an enduring icon. My contribution ran on Wednesday and can be read here. I tried to put into words why Diana represents hope for a countless number of fans; how she isn't defined by her powers or her skills in battle (although she's no slouch in either department), but instead by her endless capacity for compassion, kindness, empathy, and, ultimately, her ability to offer hope. My thesis was that she's a unique character within the world of superheroes in this regard. Honestly, I can't think of any other that comes close.

It's exciting to see the world celebrate Wonder Woman on the occasion of her first feature film. Please take some time to read all of the articles about her at Sequart this week. They're well worth your time.

Otherwise, go to your local comic book shop this weekend and celebrate the first Wonder Woman Day. Buy some of her comics and graphic novels, go see the movie. My daughter is quickly growing into a big fan, so I'm most excited to take her to the LCS so she can snag a free tiara and some other swag. The look on her face will show me all I need to know about Wonder Woman's impact on her legions of fans. It'll remind me of what I already knew, that Wonder Woman is Hope. She'll help my daughter to dream big and to find the courage to make her dreams a reality. What more could I want for her than that?

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