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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday Cover: Wonder Woman '77!

Considering DC Comics' recent-ish success with their Batman '66 comics, which presented new adventures of the mid-Sixties Adam West & Burt Ward television versions of Batman & Robin, it was inevitable that they'd try a Wonder Woman comic based on the Seventies TV show that starred the stunning Lynda Carter as the star-spangled heroine. Originally serialized online, the publisher has recently collected a couple of the period adventures as the Wonder Woman '77 Special!

As a fan of the 70s Wonder Woman series, I felt I had to pick this up when I saw it at a local store, despite the hefty cover price. It was a fun read, although I felt the writers and artists did an only "adequate" job evoking the TV series.  In fact, reading it, I got the impression that no one involved actually was alive in the 70s!

1 comment:

Richard Bellush said...

You're probably right about that. Actually, I preferred the first season of the show, which was set in the 1940s, but trying to evoke the 40s as seen from the 70s is probably a little too convoluted for a comic book.