Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #10

The Mystery of Nubia

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By all indications, 2017 needs a podcast dedicated to Queen Hippolyta’s “second,” “other,” “dark” daughter who debuted on November 7, 1972 in Wonder Woman #204, so we’re “Introducing Nubia!” The soul sister of the Amazing Amazon went on to appearances in Wonder Woman #205-206, including a solo back-up story, plus cameos in Supergirl #9 and The Super Friends #25 before vanishing from comics entirely for twenty years (and actually closer to a quarter century if you discount a single page of one of those comics.) Despite barely escaping 1973 in comics, Nubia managed to make appearances on television and in toy form when that was an extremely rare accomplishment, and her origin has a massive impact on Wonder Woman’s own. Nubia was a contender, and we argue that she still matters 45 years later on this episode!

Nubia is one of the least heralded but most valuable creations of Robert Kanigher, and possibly his single most important contribution across twenty years as a writer/editor of the Amazing Amazon (depending on how much credit you extend him on Wonder Girl.) The world is still waiting for Nubia to be fully embraced as a key component of Amazonian lore! For more on Nubia, check out my 2012 article on her, newly revised with fresh scans to replace the busted embeds Comicvine left me with.

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #9

DC’s Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special (2016)

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Along his way to covering DC Comics’ special issue released to commemorate the Amazing Amazon’s three-quarters of a century in action, Diabolu Frank lost his way and stumbled into so many outtakes from the 75 Birthdays– The Secret Origins of Wonder Woman episode recording sessions that it became a second special its own self.

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #8

The Ironically Iconic Wonder Woman

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This episode, Frank offers a rebuttal to Brigit McCone’s “Unpopular Opinions” week article for the site B**** Flicks, which took the character of Wonder Woman to task for the “revolutionary banalities” of her “male-authored feminism,” especially within the context of the 1970s TV show.

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #7

The Second Coming of Robert Kanigher


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This episode we look at the brief return of writer/editor Robert Kanigher to the Wonder Woman series following a campaign by Gloria Steinem to return the Amazing Amazon to her roots. Kanigher decided what that meant was that he could recycle his own decades old scripts, so we get to simultaneously cover 1973’s Wonder Woman #207-208, but also the original presentations from Wonder Woman #37 (September-October 1949) #33 (January-February 1949) and #55 (September-October 1952) of “The Riddle Of The Chinese Mummy Case!” “The Four Dooms” and “The Chessmen of Doom” by Robert Kanigher, Harry G. Peter, Ric Estrada & Vince Colletta.

If that’s not enough Wonder Woman podcasting for you, you might also try I’m Th’ Gun’s Happy 75th Wonder Woman: War of the Gods #1 (Sep. 1991) and Power of Fishnets 13: Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #6

The 2016 Wonder Woman Trailers

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This episode Frank looks at the teaser and first full trailers released for the 2017 feature film starring Gal Gadot.

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #5

75 Birthdays:

The Secret Origins of Wonder Woman

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October 25, 2016 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the release date for All-American Publications’ All Star Comics #8, which featured the story “Introducing Wonder Woman” by her creators William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter in her comics debut! In acknowledgement, your regular host Diabolu Frank covers a variety of different interpretations of Princess Diana of Paradise Island’s origin stories from Sensation Comics #1 (1942), Wonder Woman #1 (1942), Wonder Woman #23 (1947), Wonder Woman #45 (1951), Wonder Woman #98 (1958), Wonder Woman #105 (1959), DC Special Series #19 (1979), Wonder Woman #1 (1987), and Secret Origins #6 (2014)! To break up all that information dumping and more treat this momentous occasion as a true celebration, we’ve also enlisted a slew of notable co-anchors to discuss a bunch of fun, accessible topics relevant to new and old fans of the Amazon Princess! Hola!

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #4

A Final Adventure of Wonder Woman (1985)

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This episode finally, irrevocably breaks from its previous incarnation as a podcast! A seasonal/bi-annual show no more! No longer only coming out only when an issue of Wonder Woman ’77 corresponds with the episode number! This edition, we cover an entire story arc, encompassing the entire (very brief) run of Wonder Woman’s first female writer, Mindy Newell! That’s “Tropidor Heat” & “A World in Chaos!” & ” To Everything a Season…” from Wonder Woman #326-328 (July-December, 1985) plus the concluding 48-page story of the original volume, “Of Gods and Men,” written by Gerry Conway! Don Heck draws most of this swan song to the Pre-Crisis Amazing Amazon, with a little help from Pablo Marcos. We also read excerpts from magazine articles and letters columns contemporaneous to the end of this era, and look forward to the next, which signals the changes coming to this show in celebration of the 75th anniversary year!

In the meantime, do check out Wonder Woman: Warrior for Peace: A podcast that explores the history of Wonder Woman on page and screen. It’s currently five episodes deep chronologically covering the Golden Age, Iron Age, New 52, and 1970s TV show!

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