Wonder Woman, Pegasus and Bubo Picture

Art I made of Wonder Woman, Pegasus and Bubo, to show the potential of Wonder Woman on film to be both authentic and far more than what was on the TV show. Bringing light, magic and hope to a world gone sour. This is how to give Wonder Woman a sword without darkening and bastardizing the character into Lucy Lawless' Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), Arnold Schwarzenegger's Conan the Barbarian (1982), Brigitte Nielsen's Red Sonja (1985) and Gerard Butler's King of Sparta Leonidas 300 (2007) type barbaric mean-spirited battle-loving raging warrior with a battle cry. They should stop trying so desperately to get metalhead boys to think she's a "badass bitch, dude". Authentic Wonder Woman is actually liken to Through the Looking-Glass Alice vs the Jabberwocky (1871), Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld (1983), She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985), the Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (2005) movie. Her magical sword isn't used to decapitate people, but she would slay a dragon and monsters. She's a peace loving, positive, uplifting princess reluctant to battle. Bright, shinny and pretty as Aphrodite. Wonder Woman should be a positive hero to little girls again as she was created to be. Plus Pegasus would appeal to My Little Pony fans, too, so would DC's Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld and her flying winged unicorn horse Max. It's stupid that they haven't made Amethyst and Max toys for girls, either. In my art is the classic iconic Wonder Woman Lynda Carter from the TV series (1975-1979), Tanit Phoenix resembles Lynda Carter and in the classic costume would capture that essence and make authentic Wonder Woman live and breath again today. And this was partly influenced by the original Clash of the Titans (1981) sword and sorcery Greek mythology epic film by Desmond Davis and Ray Harryhausen which, if you think about it, is basically a Wonder Woman movie but with Perseus (Harry Hamlin) as the lead and Princess Andromeda (Judi Bowker) in the Steve Trevor love-interest role. Thetis (Maggie Smith) in the Ares/Mars role, Calibos (Neil McCarthy) in the Phobos/Deception role. Ammon (Burgess Meredith) in the Etta Candy sidekick role.

Wonder Woman was based on the ancient Greek mythology of Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Perseus, etc. Wonder Woman should be given more than a rope, bracelets and invisible plane. Wonder Woman should be given the shield from Hera (or Athena), magical sword from Aphrodite, Bubo the wise owl from Athena and the owl communicating with Wonder Woman telepathically, and the Pegasus winged horse, gifts from Zeus, as the male Bellerophon and Perseus had been granted, so should Wonder Woman be granted. Plus the golden magic lasso (from Antiope's Golden Girdle of Gaea, empowered Hestia and made into a lasso by Hephaestus), bracelets and invisible plane (cloaking device).

I believe Wonder Woman first has a white horse on the cover of Wonder Woman #1 (1942), art by Wonder Woman co-creator Harry Peter (reprinted in Wonder Woman Chronicles vol. 1). In Wonder Woman #128 (1962) "Origin of the Amazing Robot Plane", written by Robert Kanigher, art by Ross Andru, Wonder Woman has the flying winged white horse Pegasus (reprinted in Showcase Presents: Wonder Woman #2 (2008)). So it's historically and authentically part of Wonder Woman mythology, not just Clash of the Titans Greek mythology. Also, in Dark Knight Strikes Again (2001) by Frank Miller, Wonder Woman has the flying winged horse Pegasus. In Wonder Woman #215 (2005) "The Bronze Doors, Part One", written by Greg Rucka, art by J. G. Jones and Rags Morales, Wonder Woman has the flying winged horse Pegasus (reprinted in Wonder Woman: Land of the Dead). In Wonder Woman #216 (2005) The Bronze Doors, Part Two", written by Greg Rucka, art by Rags Morales, Wonder Woman has the flying winged horse Pegasus (reprinted in Wonder Woman: Land of the Dead). In Wonder Woman #217 (2005) "The Bronze Doors, Conclusion", written by Greg Rucka, art by Rags Morales, Wonder Woman has the flying winged horse Pegasus (reprinted in Wonder Woman: Land of the Dead).

I believe Wonder Woman first has a sword in Wonder Woman #2 (1942) "The Tournament of Slaves: Part 1", written by Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston under the pen name Charles Moulton, art by Wonder Woman co-creator Harry Peter, Wonder Woman has a sword and a white horse (reprinted in Wonder Woman Chronicles vol. 2). In Sensation Comics #71 (1947) "The Invasion of the Sun Warriors", written by Joye Hummel, art by Wonder Woman co-creator Harry Peter, Wonder Woman has a sword and shield. Queen Flaminaon (inhabitant of the Sun) has a flying winged horse. Just having a sword doesn't make Wonder Woman into Xena. In Wonder Woman #206 (1973) "War of the Wonder Women", written by Cary Bates, art by Nick Cardy and Don Heck, Wonder Woman has a sword. In Wonder Woman #253 (1979) "Spirit of Silver...Soul of Gold", written by Jack Harris, art by Jose Delbo, Wonder Woman has a sword. In Wonder Woman #299 (1983) "Target: Paradise", written by Dan Mishkin, art by Gene Colan, Aegeus has a flying winged horse. In Wonder Woman: Gods and Morals (1986-1987), written by Greg Potter, Len Wein, George Perez, Wonder Woman has a shield. In Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Gods (1987), written by Len Wein and George Perez, Wonder Woman has a shield. In Kingdom Come (1996), written by Mark Waid, art by Alex Ross, Wonder Woman has a shield and sword. An owl that looks like Bubo is on Wonder Woman's shoulder in the cover by artist Adam Hughes to Wonder Woman #139 (1998) "Gods and Monsters", written by Eric Luke.

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/Mars, 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. But even that remake was essentially a reboot trying to darken Clash of the Titans with a black Pegasus and dissed Bubo. That was stupid and a cash grab trying to cash in on 300. In Greek mythology Pegasus is a white horse, and Bubo is wise.

Wonder Woman should wear the classic iconic authentic costume as creators William Moulton Marston and Harry Peter intended, as Lynda Carter wore. As Lynda Carter said about Gal Gadot's Xena style costume: "Well, I was missing the red, white and blue, I have to say." batman-news.com/2014/08/31/lyn…
Lynda Carter said, “You really want to know? I like my costume the best." www.mtv.com/news/2598656/wonde…
Lynda Carter said about Cathy Lee Crosby's costume: "Cathy Lee Crosby did it and it was the wrong costume, the wrong hair color." www.youtube.com/watch?v=koYvZ3…
Douglas S. Cramer said about the costume, "Wonder Woman was that outfit to begin with, and it had to be perfect. I can't tell you how many times we looked at it, looked at fabrics, looked at different cuts, how they looked on Lynda, how they moved and operated, but we were there everyday getting it right." Lynda Carter's buster and panties were made of satin, the eagle on the buster is gold leather, the boots are suede, belt and tiara are gold leather, the bracelets are brass. It replicated the iconic Wonder Woman look from the comics wonderfully. www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtOW35…

Why does Wonder Woman wear an American flag costume? Creator
William Moulton Marston explained in All-Star Comics #8 (1941) "Introducing Wonder Woman" (reprinted in Wonder Woman Chronicles volume one) that Wonder Woman's mother Hippolyte designed the costume which Wonder Woman wears to America. American Army Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, with the American emblems that they see he wears, landed on the Amazon's Paradise Island. Wonder Woman was joining Steve Trevor and accompany him back to America - the land she learns to love and protect, and adopts as her own, and fight against evil with Steve Trevor. She was embracing America, in honor of Trevor, to preserve American liberty and freedom, and to help fight against the forces of hate and oppression. For America, and the equal rights of women, needs her help, of course America is not flawless (this was faithfully updated and embellished in Wonder Woman #1 (1987) "The Princess and the Power" by Greg Potter and George Perez and Wonder Woman #2 (1987) "A Fire in the Sky" by Greg Potter and George Perez (reprinted in Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals)). And writer Len Wein and writer/artist George Perez embellish the origin behind the costume in Wonder Woman #12 (1988) "Echoes of the Past" (reprinted in Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Gods) explaining that years earlier American Diana Trevor (Steve Trevor's mother) had crashed on Paradise Island and died saving an Amazon. The Amazons honored her as a fallen warrior hero, and made the Wonder Woman costume using the American flag emblems as a guide. Also, Wonder Woman wears the star-spangled skirt, battle armor with skirt and white robes from Paradise Island for variation depending on the occasion.

The way most people use English - if they don't agree with the message, they vilify it as "propaganda". If they do like the message and see it as positive, they call it "moral messages." Patriotism and Jingoism are not the same things at all. Wonder Woman wasn't chauvinistically patriotic and didn't vilify, hate and refuse to help other countries. She's not jaded, pessimistic, full of angst. She's about hope, optimism. Refusing to be aligned with the U.S. for fear of offending someone, somewhere, somehow, is cowardly and out if character for Wonder Woman.

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ust as women's swimsuit briefs and athletic briefs are outerwear, not underwear, Wonder Woman's star-spangled briefs are not Wonder Woman's underwear, it's Wonder Woman's athletic outerwear, an iconic part of the character's classic costume. Referring to it as "silly naughty lingerie underwear" is belittling a female icon that symbolizes female liberation and freedom. William Moulton Marston actually created her to be a symbol of female power, freedom and liberation. If William Moulton Marston had intended for Wonder Woman's legs to be covered up in a long dress or pants/tights than he would have instructed artist Harry Peter to design her and draw her with her legs covered. I haven't seen complaints about Tarzan only wearing a little loincloth or Namor only wearing briefs, etc. Conforming to Man's World's double standards of what's considered proper or indecent/sinful for a woman in some minds in comparison to a man and covering herself up accordingly would run contrary to Diana's mission to bring the Amazon ideals of equality to the world of men. Wonder Woman comes from a very different culture with different views and beliefs. Unrestricted by the strict censoring Editorial Advisory Board of William Moulton Marston's era, George Perez's 1986 reboot established that the Amazons have no inhibitions and shame about revealing their bodies, it is not considered indecent and sinful to them. Wonder Woman #8 (1987) "Time Passages", by George Perez, which is reprinted in Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals, explains that some nights, Julia Kapatelis would awaken to find Diana standing nude on the lawn, praying to her gods. In Wonder Woman #15 (1988) "Swan Song", by George Perez, which is reprinted in Wonder Woman: Beauty and the Beasts, beside the lake behind the summer home of Julia Kapatelis and her daughter Vanessa Kapatelis in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Diana stands naked in the moonlight. The cool air on her flesh as she prays to her gods. Just then she hears a voice and turns to see Vanessa standing there. Diana apologies for waking the young girl and Vanessa replies that the Amazon Princess sure likes to pray (nude) a lot. In Wonder Woman #17 "Traces", by George Perez, which is also reprinted in Wonder Woman: Beauty and the Beasts, Wonder Woman's mother, Queen Hippolyta, lays nude out in the open on Paradise Island looking at a picture of her daughter.


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