So World War II becomes World War I to keep Wonder Woman from coming of as a ripoff of Captain America to those moviegoers who don’t know comics? Maybe dropping the New 52 sword and shield would have helped?
Surprisingly this isn’t the first time Marvel messed with poor Diana. The infamous “mod” period of Wonder Woman was also in response to Marvel. You know, the “mod years” where the feminist icon was changed to a woman who gives up her powers for a man (who is later killed off anyway), starts a fashion boutique because she’s obsessed with fashion, dates a bunch of different guys, and teams with an old man who teaches her to be Mrs. Peel from that other Avengers all to appeal to the modern woman. Not surprisingly this was an epic among epic fails.
As part of paying homage to a new movie sensation and totally not just to bring in views by discussing the new big name that happens to be part of their wheelhouse (like I’m one to talk), Scott from NerdSync released a video discussing this terrible mistakes made to Wonder Woman at probably the dumbest time they could have, and how Marvel comics was partly to blame. Also Seduction Of The Innocent, which I swear is a coincidence.
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