Diana Prince: Wonder Woman

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #11

Justice League Action upon The Transconsciousness Articulator

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This time we revisit the Joe Kelly/ChrisCross issues of JLA #s 83 (September, 2003) and 90 (January, 2004) covering fantasy stories involving the World’s Finest Trinity versus George Bush President Lex Luthor, as well as Diana and Bruce considering the possibility of a romantic relationship. It’s supposed to be a Martian device facilitating this, but it sure sounds like more of a Paradise Island or Kryptonian sort of thing. Then, Frank dishes on the first ten episodes of the new Cartoon Network show Justice League Action. Finally, your comments are addressed, plus we run promos for Justice League Universe Podcast, The All-Star Comics Review Podcast, and the latest podcast about Wonder Woman, Lasso of Truth (not to be confused with the long running non-Amazonian podcast of nearly the same name.)

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman

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

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

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

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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