The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

It’s the most most wonderful time of the year! NO! I do not mean Christmas (Christmas is also pretty rad though!) This week was Arrowverse Crossover Week!

The second best week of the year, after Halloween/My Birthday, where The CW and Greg Berlanti take us on a glorious romp, where Oliver Queen is grumpy at Kara Zor-El Danvers and Barry Allen. Where they world hop as we would jump on a bus! And where secrets that these heroes don’t know yet, but we, we as comic book fans, hold in our hearts are revealed.

This year was never going to live up to last year’s truly exceptional Crisis On Earth-X, where the entire stable of heroes took on the Nazi versions of themselves and their friends and family. (Seriously, how sad was it watching Nazi-Tommy Merlyn try to kill Oliver? Or Nazi-Papa Lance put Sara in a concentration camp?) It was intentionally scaled back to 3 episodes instead of 4, thus leaving the Legends out. (A bummer, everything is better with Legends…) 

But it had a few things going for it too. John Wesley-Shipp playing The Flash of Earth 90! (AKA, The Flash he played on The Flash in 1990. He’s also The Flash on The Flash that’s on The CW on a couple of alternate Earths, and The Flash’s dead Dad.) Introduction of Lois Lane! (Elizabeth Tulloch, who was wonderful!) Introduction of Batwoman! (Ruby Rose, also good.) THE MOTHER FUCKING MONITOR! (Remember, my first real deep dive into superhero comics came via Grant Morrison. This is a guy I like.)

Anyway, it’s important to remember the cornerstones of these Crossovers:

  1. Oliver is Grumpy. And violent.
  2. Barry is peppy, and optimistic and LOVES SCIENCE.
  3. Kara is the Mom friend, and Barry is her favored child.
  4. We must be reminded the Barry and Felicity dated, but now Barry and Iris ARE SO IN LOVE THAT IT BLINDS EVEN THE SUN. Also, Oliver and Felicity have ISSUES. Kara and Alex love each other more than they could ever love an SO.
  5. Cisco and Diggle will be delightful in their own ways. But always, always, delightful. (Jimmy got to be delightful this time too! Good for you Jimmy!)

Anyway, now into this specific crossover. Entitled Elseworlds, we start with the monitor giving Gotham based Psychologist John Deegan a magic book that rewrites reality. Being, kind of a twit, Deegan uses the book to switch Barry Allen and Oliver Queen’s lives. Not a body swap, they’re themselves, it’s just that everyone thinks Oliver is Barry (and he has The Flash’s powers) and that Barry is Oliver (he can beat the shit out of Diggle. Which. No.) Barry is kind of delighted by the switch, until he realizes it’s implications for his life. (Oliver and Iris in bed together) Oliver is annoyed, not just because like, dude just got out of prison (I think? I haven’t watched Arrow in years.) but because the whole huggy touchy feely aspect of being on Team Flash just doesn’t fit his vibe.

So after a brief sojourn in The Flash’s secret meta tunnel, they decide that if they go over to Earth-38, to see if this new reality has even infected Kara.

It hasn’t, and she’s hanging out on the Kent farm, talking about her feelings with Clark while Lois buzzes around being the best. Tyler Hoechlin continues to be staggeringly good as Clark Kent/Superman, (and an evil version in Parts 2 & 3) and this whole segment was like getting a warm hug for me. From starting the visit with an overhead shot of Smallville and Remy Zero’s “Save Me,” blaring, to Clark’s calm confidence brushing up against Oliver’s dark arrogance and Barry’s hyper excitement, you know one thing, Berlanti & Co, get Superman. They get him hardcore in a way I don’t know if anybody since Richard Donner has. (Really, though, that Smallville call out was amazing. I started my journey with these characters through that show.)

Anyway, after some training and arguing and Mama Kara setting everyone straight, Cisco comes and fetches everyone (including Clark! SQUEE!) to fight AMAZO in Central City. They do, it’s wonderful and they learn, quickly, that they need to go to Gotham, for reasons.

They are immediately mugged. (Ah, Gotham!) Then they’re arrested, and bailed out and chauffeured to Wayne Tower. (Kara’s remark that “Bruce Wayne bailed us out? That doesn’t sound like him,” lead me to believe that Kara and Bruce’s relationship on Earth-38 is kinda fraught, which is cool. It actually made me think of Batman/Superman: Apocalypse, which is one of my favorite stories.)  But of course it isn’t Bruce, because Bruce and Batman mysteriously disappeared at the same time a few years ago. (Kara makes sarcastic comments about this too. Kara’s Batman knowledge rubbing up against Oliver and Barry not even being sure he exists is one of the best things here) It’s his cousin! Kate Kane! She’s Batwoman, she and Kara flirt, and talk about long shadows and doing the right thing and it’s pretty excellent. After this fight and the revelation of the Book of Destiny, Kate basically tells the others to get the ef out of her city now, kthnxbi! (Bruce would be so proud. *Sniff*)

In the end of the episode, The Monitor is confronted by The Flashes (Oliver and Flash-90) Green Arrow (Barry) and Supergirl. He’s impressed that they’ve done better than any other group of heroes he’s tested and warns them that a Crisis is coming. Since ya can’t have a Crisis without a dead Flash (I don’t make the rules) Flash-90 gets zapped out of existence. Onto 6 years of bit parts before playing the greatest TV dad ever. (MITCH LEERY RULES!)

After this confrontation, we get another reality rewrite, and a black suited Superman lands to take out a leather jacketed and bandannaed Oliver and Barry.

They fight, and scheme and learn that this isn’t Superman at all, but Deegan! DUN DUN! They decide to go get the real Superman, so they have to find Cisco. And find him they do!

I love Cisco all the time, but I particularly love alternate Ciscos, and this one is no different! He’s a mobster who own a bar and uses his Vibe abilities to break into banks. (Dante’s still dead though.) Oliver and Barry convince him through the power of friendship (or whatever) to go to Earth-38 and pick up Clark. (They also pick up Lois, Brainiac-5 and J’onn) the two Supermen fight and it’s awesome.

Meanwhile, Earth-1 Alex (WHO EXISTS! And has a terrible wig) is guarding Kara who convinces her to A) Come out of the Closet in this reality. (All Alex’s are gay, I guess?) and B) Fight on their side rather than evil Superman.) All is set right when Oliver confronts the Monitor again, and sacrifices something oh, and also Batwoman’s still a thing, and Crisis on Infinite Earths is coming. Back on Earth-38, Clark and Lois reveal that they’re pregnant and get engaged, and that they’re moving to Argo City for a while, because they don’t want to raise a Kryptonian child on Earth. (Fair.) I think they’ll be back soon though.

Some random thoughts that made me clap my hands:

  • The Wayne Tower wi-fi password is “Alfred”
  • Gary from Legends was the bartender at Gangster-Cisco’s bar. Jimmy was his muscle. It was cute.
  • Everytime Barry said, “You have failed this city” I guffawed.
  • When Flash-90 saw Diggle he said, “John! You don’t have your ring!” DIGGLE IS JOHN STEWART ON EARTH-90 AND IF DAVID RAMSEY AS A GREEN LANTERN ISN’T A THING WE GET TO SEE SOMEDAY I WILL NEVER FORGIVE GREG BERLANTI! EVER! You can’t tease that, even the guy who bought infinite good will by making Joey and Pacey a thing, and not follow through.
  • Batwoman should be good. I think they laid an OK foundation here and Rose has a decently fun energy. I’m planning on finally watching Titans this weekend, hopefully neither lets me down as a Bat-verse show the way Gotham did.
  • As Ok-ish as Batwoman will probably be. (And look, Berlanti hasn’t delivered a total turd yet. Even Season 1 of Legends has it’s moments) I want a Lois and Clark show yesterday. My LORD they were excellent.
  • Speaking of Clark, apparently Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling were meeting with Berlanti this week. As we have Clark in Hoechlin and Jon Cryer will be playing Lex on Supergirl, I imagine they’ll either be playing other characters (a la Erica Durance, Helen Slater, Dean Cain and Terry Hatcher) or we’ll get a quick glimpse of the Smallville earth during the Crisis. Frankly, I would love a moment where Welling, Hoechlin, Cain and Brandon Routh all connected. Elseworlds was great, but not having The Legends did prevent the Clark meets Ray encounter of my dreams.
  • As usual, this has made me want to catch up on The Flash, so I’ve finished season 4. I’m probably going to watch the first half of season 5 in the next week or so. It might take Stephen Ammel coming to my house and holding me in his beautiful muscular arms himself to get me to catch up on Arrow though. Binging The Flash is nearly always an unexpected joy, even watching a little of Arrow at this point feels like a chore. More on all of that in the weeks to come, I think.
  • I requested Crisis On Infinite Earths from the library this week, and dusted off my copy of Final Crisis, not that I think Final Crisis will ever factor into this version, I just love it a lot. These characters’ dumb little Berlanti Brains probably couldn’t handle the Morrison stuff. (Except maybe the Legends, who basically are his JLA.)
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BIRDS OF PREY!!!!

It’s happening you guys.

Warner Brothers has officially green lit a Birds Of Prey movie.

I’ve spent the past 24 hours freaking the frak out about it.

The BOP lineup is apparently set. Margot Robbie is going to be producing as well as featuring as Harley Quinn, and apparently there’s going to be a villain, “we’ve never seen on the big screen before” (This is both exciting and kind of a bummer, because I was really hoping it would be the Birds VS Harley and Ivy)

I’ve wanted this for a very long time, but let’s get into the lineup:

The Huntress -Helena Bertinelli

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It appears they’re going Helena Bertinelli, which is fine? I like both versions of the character, but I prefer Helena Wayne. Her backstory is much more fun, and her relationship to both the vigilante world and the crime world a delight. (Bruce Wayne is her dad, Selina Kyle is her mom) But Bertinelli’s good too, and hey maybe they’ll go with her Grayson  spy backstory rather than her “mob kid decides to fight crime” one? That could be cool

Batgirl – Cassandra Caine

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YYYEEESSSSS! While Cassandra is the Batgirl I know the least about, this gives me a good excuse to dive into her stuff. What I do know? She’s a straight up BADASS. Raised by her league of assassin parents to be the perfect weapon, she was also kept from speech and verbal communication. This makes her a body language expert, and kind of weird about like, people.

Also, she’s Asian, which means it’s a representation win.

Renee Montoya

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We don’t know whether Renee will be Detective Renee Montoya of the GCPD or The Question but either way I’m on board. Renee’s a great character with some fun stories to tell and like Harley, I’m pretty sure she’s a BTAS original, which is fun.

AND OF COURSE!

Black Canary – Dinah Lance

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Look, y’all know how I feel about Black Canary. She’s my signature cosplay, a character who pushed me to look beyond the A-List to DC’s deep and fascinating B-List characters. Dinah’s a great fighter, has a really cool power, a distinct and fun costume look. (If they skip the fishnets a la Arrow, I’ma cut a bitch) Not to mention she’s been leading the Birds for most of their best iterations.

I’m very very excited about this movie. Like dance around my room excited. Pull out my platinum blonde wig and give a Canary call excited. I was already planning on bringing the costume back this year. (HOORAY FOR SIGNIFICANT AND CONSISTENT WEIGHT LOSS!) Of course DC has taught me to be cautious with said excitement, but I have faith in Margot Robbie as a producer. She has very good instincts.

30 Books in 2018 #17: Grayson By Tim Seely & Tom King

Depression’s a funny thing, when you come out the other side of it. I mean, the disease itself isn’t funny at all. But I’ve always found the odd transformations that occur during one of my “foggy times,” a little bit funny.

I had a rough week, last week. Nothing happened, particularly, I just, didn’t feel well. (Seriously, concerned friends and family, I’m good. It was like the mental health version of a cold or stomach bug!) When the fog lifted however, my mind snapped into place, looking to latch on to some old obsessions.

Plus I’d been doing some heavy lifting in the reading department, so I figured, yeah, let’s take a break with some sexy spy times with everyone’s favorite ex-acrobat, ex-superhero, double agent with buns of steel and a heart of gold.

Agent THIRTY SSSEEEVEEEENNNNN! *BA BOW BOW*

AKA Dick Grayson, AKA Nightwing, AKA Robin, AKA Batman for like a minute (A GLORIOUS MINUTE) AKA The Fictional Love Of My Life.

So, when your depression brain wakes up one day and says , “I miss Dick Grayson,” and the part of you that’s trying to cope thinks, “that’s it? That’s what you want this time? We don’t need to eat our weight in pasta? Or skip work and walk around the Met? Or just lay in bed with the covers over our head wondering what the point of getting out of bed is? You just want to read some comics and obsess about Dick Grayson’s butt? WE CAN TOTALLY DO THIS DEPRESSION BRAIN!” And then your depression brain goes, “Really? Cool! Now about that pasta…”

I’m not suggesting that you negotiate with brain weasels all the time, I’m just highlighting how low level this week’s funk was.

Anyway, I decided that since my crazy self missed Mr. Grayson, I’d reread and finish the spy series that bears his name. (And then probably read Nightwing: Rebirth…but I haven’t done that yet…) I went on Amazon, bought the soft cover collections, and realized I’d previosuly read about half the series, though remembered even less of it.

I enjoyed it immensely. Grayson is a really fun book, even if I can’t quite look at it objectively. Most comic fans have “their guy.” Dick Grayson is my guy, and Grayson is written for people who choose him as their guy. Here he’s the smartest, best, funniest and obviously prettiest boy in every room he enters. (I mean he usually is anyway, IMO.)

But Grayson in particular plays to the character’s strengths and history which makes it a fun read. The spy setting lets his abilities as a performer and man-skank (seriously he’s SOOO slutty. I love him.) shine, whereas the traditional Batman urban setting plays these down, focusing on the acrobatics and quips (Also great) (And in abundance here.)

It’s also got a fun cast, (Helena Bertinelli & Tiger are true treasures. Midnighter’s fun too!) and my favorite series of moments, when Dick reveals to his fellow Bat-kids that he faked his death. Jason punches him in the face while Tim lectures him. Barbara tells him that she wishes she could be surprised by how disappointed in him she is…which ouch. And Damian just flying tackle hugs him, and I cry forever. There’s a decent exploration of identity throughout the series and the way it shifts as we grow up and change. Given how much he’s changed (Robin, Nightwing, Batman, back to Nightwing) Dick’s the perfect character in mainstream comics to explore that with. And it’s explored prtty deeply.

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Also this happens…because FAN SERVICE!

Like a lot of tail end New 52 stuff, things sort of fall apart when the book is forced into the massive crossovers and complex retcons happening around it. While the Robin War stuff, which crossed over with We Are Robin and I would assume Robin and Red Hood And The Outlaws and Teen Titans, I guess, (What was even was Tim’s book at this point? But see what I mean about the confusion?) was interesting, it pulled you out of some pretty important Spyral action which then takes another couple of issues to pick up. But it’s a fun mystery with a bonkers conclusion that all ties back to the question of identity. And there’s a fun Coda featuring my new favorite Constantine story. So that’s fun.

I’m trying not not let this suck me down a dark hole of comics reading, because so much time and money. But I was happy to pop in and revisit, especially with Dick. I’d missed him so.

 

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And did I mention the fanservice?

I Don’t, Not, Like You

Justice League

I spend a lot of time thinking about superheroes. (Obviously). Less lately, but still, a lot of time.

I wonder sometimes if I didn’t think about superheroes so much, if I’d be able to enjoy superhero movies more, which then leads me to believe that it depends on the movie. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Wonder Woman made me think about Grant Morrison, about ambitious storytelling, and about big ideas and superheroes. (In all honesty, I was pretty drunk when I saw that movie. Every other time I’ve tried to watch it, I fall asleep.)

Justice League didn’t make me think about any of that, but, I definitely enjoyed it more than BVS, but this was a fanservice movie, and I’m a fan. This is a movie where Alfred teases Bruce Wayne about having a crush on Wonder Woman. This movie is not for beginners. (Something I also said about Man Of Steel by the way.) There’s too much buried in there, too much history that’s unspoken and hasn’t been laid out in other movies. Too many moments like Cyborg saying, “Boo-Ya” as he hacks a Mother-Box. Too many oblique references to Apokalips, and Darkseid. Too many half asses explanations of Atlantis and Arthur Curry’s life.

But overall, the movie was good, enjoyable, well performed. (GIVE AFFLECK WHATEVER HE WANTS TO KEEP HIM AROUND! HE IS GREAT!) Not a world shaker, but you know, not everything has to be.

Oh, Also, you know Gal Gadot and all of the Amazons are amazing, but we knew this, so, there you go!

Rankings:

  1. Wonder Woman
  2. The Big Sick
  3. Battle Of The Sexes
  4. Dunkirk
  5. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  6. Guardians of The Galaxy: Volume 2
  7. Thor: Ragnarok
  8. Justice League
  9. King Arthur: Legend of The Sword
  10. The Dark Tower
  11. Cars 3
  12. Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Trailers:

Alpha: Puppies! The origin story. No but in reality this movie looks SUPER dumb, but the dogs look cute

I don’t remember any of the other trailers…which does not bode well…

They Do Not Deserve You

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When I was waiting for my car last night on the way home from Wonder Woman, I texted my brother, “Wonder Woman is perfect by the way.” His answer: “Well they took long enough I would hope so.”

I loved this movie. I went in ready to love this movie and it’s perfect and wonderful and I want to hug it and also I want to see it a million times. Aless summed it up, “I don’t think I will ever get tired of watching that movie.”

Patty Jenkins and the team at DC and Warner Brothers have created something really special, and it’s not like they had any pressure on them to do it right or anything. (HAHA) And through a coup of casting Gal Gadot, who I think might actually be Wonder Woman, like hiding out or something, and a singular focus on telling a strong story with defined characters, they cleared the very high bar that had been set for them.

Let’s talk about Gadot. I was in the “Who?” “She’s too skinny.” “I’m not sure about this.” camps three years ago when her casting was announced. But she’s amazing, she understands this character in a way that’s hard to articulate, her every move and word embodies Diana and it’s just so wonderful.

There’s a moment in this movie, the first time we see Diana in Wonder Woman’s costume, where she pushes herself over the top of a trench in Belgium and runs through No Man’s Land, deflecting bullets with her shield and bracelets, taking the fire as the men who follow her chase through to the other side. I was crying the whole time. Happy joyous, “HOLY SHIT THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING” tears, streaming down my face. It’s a wonderful moment.

Chris Pine is great in this movie too, which does incredible things with Steve Trevor, who is brave, funny, interesting and DAMN IS THE BOY FINE. I mean, look, I’m not saying the rest of the movie could have been crappy and the scene where he takes a bath and then he and Diana have a conversation about his dick would have mad the whole endeavor worth it, (yes that happens, and yes it’s better than how I described it) and I don’t want to dwell on the fact that the image of him in a fedora walking through the streets of 1918 London, (SWOOON) is my new image of male perfection, but seriously, he’s a very attractive man and has passed Hemsworth to become the third best Chris. (He’s even inching up on Pratt…none will touch Evans though.)

I could keep going on about how much I loved this movie, but I’m just going to say one more thing, this a movie where Bruce Wayne does not appear and it still managed to get across the part of his personality that I like the best from versions other than movies. He finds the original copy of the picture of Wonder Woman with her war buddies, and sends it to her, with a note that reads, “I found the original, maybe someday you’ll tell me your story.” A little bit cranky, but deeply invested in the people he cares about.

Because this movie is perfect.

Rankings!

  1. Wonder Woman
  2. Guardians of The Galaxy: Volume 2
  3. King Arthur: Legend of The Sword
  4. Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Trailers

Transformers again.

The extended Dunkirk look was fabulous. Good lord is that movie going to be good. I hope it wins Nolan his Oscar. I kind of don’t see how it couldn’t…though it would be sweet sweet irony if Logan wins.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle: How do we make this thing most people love better? Add Jeff Bridges and Channing Tatum!

Thor: Ragnorok: *Aless and I practically collapse into giggles on the floor of the theater in anticipation.*

Wonder Woman: A Reflection

Isn’t it amazing? 3 posts in a week, and I wasn’t even in Disney World! (Might I be getting my groove back? I hope so!)

But I thought it was important, with today being the opening night of Wonder Woman, for me to post something today, specifically, what Wonder Woman means to me. A lot of women are probably writing this piece this week. It’s the nerd woman’s version of the “leaving New York essay.”

When I started this blog six years ago, I didn’t really know Wonder Woman. I mean, I knew who she was, I knew her basics, and I hoped to someday see her in the movies. I was still mourning the version written by Joss Whedon with Lauren Graham in mind that we never got to see, but I didn’t know the character well at all.

I had to make a conscious effort to get to know her, as I fell deeper and deeper into nerd life, comics fandom, and specifically, DC Fandom. Unlike her peers, Batman and Superman (They are her peers, by the way. The Holy Trinity of superheroes!) she’s not as around. People don’t know Diana the way they know Clark and Bruce. Hell, most people probably don’t know her name is Diana.

It took a while, but then I found Wonder Woman: Odyssey. There’s something about that book, which is about Diana figuring out who she is, and when I read it, at twenty five, at a huge crossroads in my own identity, it really spoke to me. It was about embracing your past and facing your future all at once and it’s really beautiful.

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This also might be why I’m so obsessed with giving her pants…

So after that, I fell in love with Wonder Woman. I read more comics runs. Gale Simone’s being a top favorite, though I’m a huge fan of the first chunk of her New 52 run as well. But I’m a sucker for modernizing Greek Myths. I found myself trying to explain what I loved about her to other people, and I realized, it’s something that I loved about a lot of women I admire in real life too.

Diana is going to get the job done. It might not be pretty, it might be bloody, but she’ll do it. And if she can get the job done without a fight, she will. She leads with her heart, with love and compassion, but she understands that sometimes, it isn’t enough. She’s practical that way.

I’ve mentioned before how watching the trailers for Wonder Woman have filled me, more than anything else with an overwhelming sense of calm, which I understand is a strange reaction, but there’s something deeply comforting about her, that steadies me in a way that other heroes that I love (The founding fathers of this blog, Batman and Captain America for instance) don’t. But today, I find myself feeling more than a little bit anxious.

There’s a lot riding on this movie for people like me. Wonder Woman, the movie, is a referendum on a lot of things, DC’s film initiative for one. But it also feels a little bit like our last chance. Marvel hasn’t begun filming on Captain Marvel yet. Gotham Sirens and Batgirl are equally “planned,” but nothing having yet been executed. Black Widow remains a tease beyond anyone’s comprehension.

If Wonder Woman isn’t a smash, if it isn’t perfect, that’s the end for comic book movies about women. It will be Catwoman and Electra all over again. “They don’t sell,” they’ll say, “no one likes them.”

But then I think about Diana, I think about her courage and her love and what she’s come to mean to me over the past half decade, and I feel calm.

Wonder Woman gets the job done. It’s what she does.

 

Watching Wonder Woman: A Primer

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So, maybe you live under a rock and you’re wondering, “Hey, what’s this movie coming out this weekend? You know, that one with the lady and the sword?”

Or maybe, you’re like me and you just cannot wait another day for this movie. (Aless and I are going Thursday night.) So, you’re looking for something to watch to hold you over, or introduce you to Princess Diana of Themyscira.

Also known as Wonder Woman.

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A good a primer as any if the 2009 animated movie. Co-Written by Queen of All Superhero Awesomeness Gale Simone, and starring voice talent like Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Virginia Madsen, Rosario Dawson and Alfred Molina, gets you up to date on Diana’s traditional origins, as well as having a really cool battle in the streets of Washington D.C.

Justice League: Season 1: Episodes 1-3: “Secret Origins”

Meet the Justice League as they join forces. Diana leaves home here and it’s a fun alternate origin for her. Plus it has a really great scene where she is baffled by a department store.

Justice League: Season 1: Episodes 14 & 15: “Fury”

Diana and Sheyara (Hawkgirl) team up to save Themyscira from a rogue Amazon, and while I don’t remember the episode in detail, I believe this is the one where Hawkgirl makes fun of Wonder Woman for being a virgin, which is why I included it. Also, I like watching ladies team up to fight other ladies.

Justice League: Season 2: Episodes 7 & 8: “Maid Of Honor”

While this episode is a big ol step in the Wonder Woman/Batman ship that I hate so very much, it is also a Diana spotlight episode that comes as close as any non comics anything to confirming Diana’s bisexuality. (Although Gal Gadot has stated that Diana in the films is. SQUEE!) It’s also really, really good.

Justice League Unlimited: Season 1: Episode 4: “Hawk And Dove”

Diana fights Ares. This is important because Ares as an enemy is pretty important to the overall mythos of Wonder Woman, and this is definitely the only time in JL or JLU that it happens…I think.

Justice League Unlimited: Season 1: Episode 5: “This Little Piggy”

OK, so Wonder Woman isn’t actually in this episode much, and it showcases the dreaded ship, but it’s also a really fun episode, where she gets turned into a pig. And then Batman has to save her by singing a song for Cersi. It’s great, and Kevin Conroy croons “Am I Blue?” Also, Zatanna is in this episode a lot and so it showcases both of Aless’s top cosplays. (Also, I know it’s one of her favorites and she’d be mad if I didn’t include it.)

Justice League Unlimited: Season 1: Episode 18: “The Balance”

Diana learns her heritage, and also she and Hawkgirl make up after having a fight. And that’s where this picture, that is my favorite comes from.

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SWORD!!!!

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice: The Grand Total of 20 minutes or Whatever that have Wonder Woman in Them.

I went on HBO go last night and fast forwarded through the boring and kind of terrible rest of the movie and just watched Wonder Woman’s parts, and they are great. I would never suggest anyone watch the whole movie, but just watch the Wonder Woman parts. Gal Gadot is awesome and she and Affleck are good together. (I am less opposed to this ship here. I hate it in the DCAU, however, I WILL ALWAYS HATE IT!)

I’ll be back on Friday after seeing the movie. Guys, I’m really excited for this one. Who’s ready for the