Wonder Woman villains Picture
Wonder Woman villains photomontage. Ares (Pistnuto), Medusa's daughter Decay from Wonder Woman #4 (1987) "A Long Day's Journey into Fright" by Len Wein and George Perez (George Perez based Decay on the Medusa from Clash of the Titans (1981) by Ray Harryhausen), Cheetah (Nicci Fett NicciFett), Circe (Madeleine West), the seven headed Hydra Wonder Woman battled in Wonder Woman #11 (1987) "Challenge of the Gods: Fire and Torment" by Len Wein and George Perez (artist George Perez obviously based the Hydra on the Hydra in Jason and the Argonauts by Ray Harryhausen) and giant tentacled Kraken from Wonder Woman #289 (1982) "His Name is Psycho" by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan (artist Gene Colan seemed to base the Kraken on the giant octopus in It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) by Ray Harryhausen).
Too many people think Wonder Woman villains are lame. It's a popular misconception due to the low budget of the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman TV series where she was often fighting generic Nazis and average thugs and bank robbers, and the tame campy Super Friends cartoon version of the Cheetah and Giganta. I put this photomontage together to show the potential Wonder Woman villains have for rock 'em sock 'em visuals and action on film.
Artist/writer George Perez explained, "I wanted to tap into Wonder Woman’s mythological background. I wanted to do a Ray Harryhausen story with Wonder Woman as the lead. I’m still surprised, 20 years after the fact, that people tell me they like it." www.newsarama.com/21546-jim-mc…
In the book George Perez Storyteller by Christopher Lawrence, George Perez said, "Using my love for the Ray Harryhausen movies and my interest in mythology, I wanted to do a 'challenge of the gods' type thing. A particular type of story inspired by my love for Ray Harryhausen movies (Clash of the Titans, etc.), where the hero goes through a gauntlet of mythological adventures in order to reach a particular goal. It sold well. The best Wonder Woman sold in two decades. To this day, it's fondly remembered."
Artist/writer Adam Hughes said in 2006, "I happen to love the heavy mythological feel of the Perez issues. That presence was in the Golden Age William Moulton Marston version, and Perez just turned it up to 11. I’d like to keep that feel, because I like the tone of Wonder Woman as a mythological character, as opposed to just a straight superhero. I love George Perez's take on Wonder Woman. I love the whole aspect that her origins are tied to the Greco-Roman gods and I want to incorporate a lot of that into mine. She’s out somewhere, in strange new lands, meeting new people, and while she’s there, she needs to slay a dragon or something. I’m taking the best bits from the Golden Age, the best bits from the George Perez run, and hopefully will come up with something where I can say, ‘Aha! A happy, healthy balance.'" archive.today/Wuih5
As a Wonder Woman movie should be. For a Wonder Woman film to be truly authentic and faithful to Wonder Woman it should be faithful to Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston's Golden Age vision and George Perez's modernization. A Wonder Woman movie should be a sword and sorcery monsters and magic fantasy adventure type film with Ares, etc. and a US Army Air Force military combat type film with Steve Trevor, etc. There's so much potential that so many people don't even realize that Wonder Woman has, including the Warner Brothers studio executives. Warner Brothers even owns the original Clash of the Titans (1981) by Ray Harryhausen and Warner Brothers released the remake in 2010.