Themysciran Daughter Cosplay – “I can’t believe we’re finally getting a Wonder Woman movie!”
I still can’t believe we’re finally getting a Wonder Woman movie. Not one bit. I honestly still can’t believe she was in Batman Vs Superman last year. I’ve been waiting since I was twelve when I first picked up a Wonder Woman comic from my local library.
I think it was one of the Messner Loebs ones, I believe it may have been the trade for The Contest, or Phil Jimenez’ Gods of Gotham trade paperback, I can’t remember.
She was a character I clicked with automatically. There was just something in the way that she held herself, the way that she preferred peace to war, but when pushed she was willing to get her hands dirty. The way that she loved her fellow woman, the way that she nurtured, she loved all that she saw. Even her villains. All she ever wanted to help and that was a rare thing to see in comics, especially post 1990s when attack of the grim started. Violence was king, storytelling? Not much so.
I devoured each and every comic set Post Crisis. From Perez to Simone. John Byrne’s writing was a trip, the art even more so. But I still read it. However, when the New 52 happened, I needed to stop reading. Love is important in Wonder Woman. You can tell when a writer has just been chucked on the title, when they don’t really care. They change her, mould her to be colder and more violent. To pick up the sword rather than the lasso.
They miss the point of her. Why she was created in the first place by a man who believed that women should rule all. She wants love, not war. She wants to make a community where people count on one another, much like her homeland of Themyscira. Where everyone helps one another, altruistically. There was no such thing of that in the New 52.
We’ve been lucky recently with Greg Rucka writing the Wonder Woman comic, Liam Sharp, Nicola Scott and Bilquis Everly on art. They’re leaving soon and I have hope upon hope that they continue to love and nurture Wonder Woman the way that we’ve seen Greg do. The way we’ve seen Gal do. The way her eyes light up when she’s talking about Wonder Woman is beautiful to see. Chris (Steve Trevor) and Patty (Director) do it too and it calms my nerves. Our glorious Princess Diana of Themyscira, is once again in loving and gentle hands.
It’s taken a long, long time for her to have a movie. Wonder Woman has been around since 1941, she’s been at the head of the Justice League. She’s died and become a goddess and then returned again. She’s been married, retconned and then become single again. Wonder Woman is an icon of femininity, plain and simple and it’s a crime that it’s taken so long.
I’m seeing it today. 9:15pm, with some of my friends who know I will cry throughout the movie. I have been waiting and hoping, eagerly devouring all the commercials and advertisements while keeping up to date on the comics, heart in my throat knowing that soon I’ll be able to see it on the big screen.
Princess Diana of Themyscira is my hero, plain and simple. She will always be my hero. I love her with all my heart and I am so thankfully we’ll finally see her in her first feature film. Hers and hers alone. And I can’t wait for the next one.