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Re: Wonder Woman

Post by Mbast1 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:01 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:No internet either Sad
 
No internet. No DVDs of old shows to watch, no VHS either (unless you were rich), healthcare was worse, you had to go home to make calls. You couldn't order books, comics and magazines as easily as you do now, or sometimes find things at all.
I have in my pocket (most of the time) a small computer which can take photos, make calls, play music and videos, check my bank account, the weather, send texts, read books or magazines, play videos I can't find anywhere else (Youtube in particular), listen to podcasts, store notes and plenty of health apps.
My car has more to it, in that I can listen to MP3s in the car, satellite radio (if I wanted), better gas mileage and cleaner emissions.
And that's just off the top of my head. PLENTY more.
 
There were some definite things I think were better in the 1970s (for example, and I think this is a leftover from the 1960s, there was a definite attempt at dealing with races and cultures intelligently that I think in the post-Reagan era is gone) but mostly I think now is measurably better. Or, at least not worse.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:17 pm

I agree.
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Re: Wonder Woman

Post by MajorHoy on Tue May 29, 2018 9:07 pm

tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Those comics look pretty fun. I'd read them.
My favourite Wonder Woman era.   
Aaaaaand, a few Wonder Woman covers from back then which we missed:

The introduction (and death) of somebody called "The Bouncer".




The issue that returned the focus of the book back to (then) present-day Earth-1 Wonder Woman.
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Re: Wonder Woman

Post by tony ingram on Wed May 30, 2018 5:37 am

I realy wish they'd release a trade of these stories.
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Post by MajorHoy on Wed May 30, 2018 4:25 pm

tony ingram wrote:I realy wish they'd release a trade of these stories.
And also include her feature stories from World's Finest Comics back then:


from World's Finest Comics #244 (cover-dated April-May 1977)


from World's Finest Comics #245 (cover-dated June-July 1977)


from World's Finest Comics #246 (cover-dated August-September 1977)


from World's Finest Comics #247 (cover-dated August-September 1977)

We'll add a few more next time . . .
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Post by Mbast1 on Wed May 30, 2018 6:49 pm

tony ingram wrote:I realy wish they'd release a trade of these stories.

I am unsure of the financials of doing things like that any more. I mean, trades of things I wouldn't have expected seem to be coming out all the time, but the move to digital makes it cheaper to put almost anything in that format. So I never know what is coming out until I see it.
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Post by MajorHoy on Thu May 31, 2018 12:36 am

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I realy wish they'd release a trade of these stories.
I am unsure of the financials of doing things like that any more. I mean, trades of things I wouldn't have expected seem to be coming out all the time, but the move to digital makes it cheaper to put almost anything in that format. So I never know what is coming out until I see it.
And there may also be a question of if/how much compensation may be owed to all the parties involved in terms of royalties for reprinting those stories.
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Post by MajorHoy on Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:38 am

continuing with stories from World's Finest Comics:



from World's Finest Comics #248 (cover-dated December 1977-January 1978)



from World's Finest Comics #249 (cover-dated February-March 1978)

Next time we'll get to issue #250 . . .
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:08 am

I don't think I was ever aware of a protracted run of WWII Wondy stories in World's Finest. How long did this go on for?
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Post by MajorHoy on Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:33 pm

tony ingram wrote:I don't think I was ever aware of a protracted run of WWII Wondy stories in World's Finest. How long did this go on for?
Issue #250 was the last one. The timing pretty much synched up with when the regular Wonder Woman title was featuring Earth-2's Wonder Woman back in the days of WWII.

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:36 pm

I shall have to look out for them!
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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:12 pm

Now for World's Finest Comics #250:


The story begins in the "present day" (1978 back then) with Earth-1's Batman and Superman each facing problems that appear to be from WWII.

Upon further investigation, the two heroes discover that, apparently, awareness of these attacks isn't all that well-known, and even stranger, no other members of the JLA seem to exist as superheroes. When they travel to Paradise Island to investigate what's happened to Wonder Woman, they learn that Princess Diana is still there (but has never been Wonder Woman?) and that another Diana who is Wonder Woman is present on this Earth.


And as if that isn't complicated enough, Green Arrow and Black Canary will make things even more confusing!
(In other words, to be continued . . .)
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:03 pm

I really need to read this stuff...
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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:24 pm

MajorHoy wrote: . . . And as if that isn't complicated enough, Green Arrow and Black Canary will make things even more confusing!
(In other words, to be continued . . .)
Ollie & Dinah's chapter starts with them fighting (how unusual).


What also should be remembered was that, back in the late 1970s, there was still just the one Black Canary, not a mother and a daughter with the same codename.


After Dinah decides she needs to go back and visit the Earth she originally came from (Earth-2), she and Ollie head up to the JLA satellite to try and arrange a trip between Earths. However, that doesn't exactly work out as planned.



And things get even more tangled as a result of Ollie's actions!  Shocked
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:30 pm

I'm conflicted by the revised Black Canary origin. On the one hand, by the early eighties it was clearly ridiculous that a woman who'd been fighting crime in the late forties still looked about 25 and it needed addressing, but on the other, the whole mother and daughter thing was spectacularly badly handled. A no-win situation, really.
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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:43 am

tony ingram wrote:I'm conflicted by the revised Black Canary origin. On the one hand, by the early eighties it was clearly ridiculous that a woman who'd been fighting crime in the late forties still looked about 25 and it needed addressing, but on the other, the whole mother and daughter thing was spectacularly badly handled. A no-win situation, really.
It would have been tough to come up with a better solution back then as to why we just had 14 years of stories where Black Canary was saying/remembering she was originally from Earth-2.  (If only they had been able to wait a couple more years to just use CoIE to deal with it!)
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Re: Wonder Woman

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:51 am

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I'm conflicted by the revised Black Canary origin. On the one hand, by the early eighties it was clearly ridiculous that a woman who'd been fighting crime in the late forties still looked about 25 and it needed addressing, but on the other, the whole mother and daughter thing was spectacularly badly handled. A no-win situation, really.
It would have been tough to come up with a better solution back then as to why we just had 14 years of stories where Black Canary was saying/remembering she was originally from Earth-2.  (If only they had been able to wait a couple more years to just use CoIE to deal with it!)
They should have just continued to use the idea that Earth Two was about twenty years behind Earth One.
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