Monday, December 26, 2016

Wonder Woman: The Contest by Lauren Tucker

Wonder Woman- The Contest

1.       I enjoyed the artistic style in this comic. I would describe it as “realistic sketchy.” It reminded me of x-men, but more detailed. I can’t decide if that is just how the comics were drawn in that time (1994) or if it was a common artist. The faces are almost always especially detailed. However, the characters are incredibly sexualized. Huge boobs, skimpy outfits, the whole 9 yards. It almost seemed like an excuse to make ‘hot girls’ fight like some fantasy. At least there was an interesting plot.

2.       Honestly, I don’t think they could get away with having an almost all female cast in today’s society. The reason could be subtle sexism, or because of how people might treat it. Since it is so sexualized, I think there would be a lot of backlash if they tried to imitate the comic directly. I don’t think it would be a difficult movie as long as there is care while making it to watch out for the pitfalls that could occur.

 3.       The ethics are incredibly interesting in this comic. It isn’t about what a Superhero believes. It is about how one island believes they can influence the world. What does it mean to be Wonder Woman and how can it influence? However, it is not the only question asked. What happens when the people in power aren’t trustworthy? What happens when your own parent isn’t trustworthy? Diana loses how position as Wonder Woman and must enter a contest for her right back. Now that everything you knew is wrong, do you still trust the morals you were raised with? Diana must face this question.

4.       Page 155-177
a.       This scene shows Diana answering the last question from above. She makes a choice to go against what “Wonder Woman” stood for. The villains thought they could manipulate her and get away since she used to adhere to these morals. One says, “That would be revenge. She don’t believe in revenge.” Diana then rejects her morals and fights them. She just seems pissed and done. I think this scene helps to cement the ethics and the results of betrayal. Everyone handles it differently.

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