Readers evidently enjoyed the sweetness Family. For two years into the 1960s that are early about 50 % the tales in Wonder girl had been ponder Family activities. While Kanigher labeled some вЂњimaginary,вЂќ others left the impression that Diana really had siblings. It is probable that this is one way the Teen Titans creators got the concept that ponder woman had been a character that is separate might use from the group.
17 For precisely one problem, ponder WomanвЂ™s backstory carries a long-lost daddy
MarstonвЂ™s ponder lady origin is good for such an iconic hero that is female sculpted from clay by an Amazon queen, delivered to life by a Greek goddess, no men required. Kanigher, nevertheless, didnвЂ™t appear too thrilled along with it. In WW #105, the Amazons check out Paradise Island after their menfolk are killed in a war (a rather various origin from Marston) plus itвЂ™s implied that the menu of dead contains DianaвЂ™s dad.
Wonder girl #152 topped that by telling visitors of вЂњWonder GirlвЂ™s Mysterious Father,” lost at ocean years back. That isnвЂ™t presented as a big unveil, though it is tossed down casually as a well established reality.
Into the full times as soon as the mostly kid readership switched over pretty fast, perhaps Kanigher figured no one would remember MarstonвЂ™s variation. a missing daddy could have now been a supply of drama he could mine for later on tales. However, lower than per year later on, Kanigher offered Wonder lady a soft reboot that cut back a lot of Golden Age elements, including MarstonвЂ™s beginning. Ponder GirlвЂ™s lacking daddy had been never mentioned once more. It couldn’t be through to the brand New 52 that Diana once more possessed a daddy.
16 Wonder girl battles a gigantic, wicked Communist egg that is chinese
Kanigher commonly used strange monsters in their WW tales, but none as bizarre as Egg Fu. You canвЂ™t have more WTF than an evil, super-genius, Communist Chinese egg that is giant utilizes its (their?) very long mustaches as tentacles. In ponder girl #157, the wicked egghead (Kanigher’s very own terms) develops a missile nudelive mobile which will wipe out the United States Pacific fleet with one shot. Can ponder girl and Steve Trevor defeat Egg Fu also though he is “steeped in oriental cunning?”
Too bad this gloriously concept that is insane ingloriously racist. The storyline constantly warns us that the Chinese are callous fiends prepared to lose human life as when they had been cornflakes. Egg Fu is “comically” not capable of pronouncing the letter вЂњrвЂќ (вЂњThey may indeed too pless a tligger against their blains that are own), a stock trope for Asian characters.
However, Kanigher evidently thought heвЂ™d created one thing pretty cool. Although ponder Woman destroyed Egg Fu, Kanigher later introduced his clone (Egg Fu the Fifth) and his brother that is twin. Yes).
For bonus WTFeckery, browse the way Steve Trevor treats Diana Prince within the story that is same.
15 Two of Wonder WomanвЂ™s villains attempt to destroy her before they have written from the show
WW #159 didnвЂ™t just break the wall that is fourth it smashed it to rubble. Together with his Golden Age reboot planning to start, Robert Kanigher calls the show’ cast into their workplace and fires Wonder Tot, ponder woman, and everyone else else except Wonder Woman, Steve, and Hippolyta.
Once you understand theyвЂ™re obtaining the axe, recurring foes man that is angle the Duke of Deception try to destroy WW before getting their red slip. The Duke takes his beat with dignity; Angle guy, as you care able to see above, freaks away. The references that are constant Kanigher’s bow tie probably mirror the author’s indignation over a fanzine claiming he wore one ( the tale takes a few shots at fanzine writing).
The story seems like a prescient parody of Internet fandom, with angry mobs haranguing Kanigher and demanding he do Wonder Woman the right way in some ways. The Golden Age apparently wasnвЂ™t the way that is right while he quickly dropped that approach. Angle Man may have chilled if heвЂ™d known heвЂ™d return soon, all things considered.
14 Steve Trevor magically forces Wonder girl to marry him
KanigherвЂ™s Steve Trevor/Diana read a complete lot like Lois Lane/Superman. Ponder girl looked after Steve but declined to marry him until sheвЂ™d put end to criminal activity. That was much longer than Steve wished to wait, therefore he attempted a few schemes that are lois-style change WWвЂ™s mind. In #167 he hit on a success: bind Wonder Woman in her lasso that is magic command her to marry him (the lasso initially made individuals obey, instead of inform the reality).