Jun 9, 2017

The 40 Years of Comics Project - Day 835: Wonder Woman #256, June, 1979

https://www.comics.org/issue/33436/

Kind of a bland adventure today, though the reveal that is teased on the cover likely came as quite a shock to regular readers at the time. I didn't have quite as much investment in the character, so his revelation as a super criminal was neat, but not affecting.

As far as I can tell, Diana has had enough of training to be an astronaut by the end of this issue, and packs up and moves back to New York. As I noted before, the choice to put her into NASA's astronaut training was a strange one - while I get that she has to have interests outside of her superheroing, this is the sort of thing that smacks of a young Clark Kent playing football. How can anyone stand up to the Amazon Princess? Couple this with her ability to literally go into space whenever she wants to, and isn't it a bit unfair that Diana is competing against "normal" humans for the opportunity to do so?

An odd characterization to be sure.

Not much else to say about this one. To make up for the Justice League comic in the middle of Wonder Woman week, I'll do a couple more this weekend, featuring the ever-entertaining Animal Man.

To be continued.

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