Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1 Review

I love Wonder Woman!  While I am not a person who loves big celebrations, I will let that pass to enjoy throwing accolades at my favorite Amazon.  Really, I could try to wax poetic about the greatness and importance of Wonder Woman, but I live that to better wordsmiths than myself.  There are plenty of those, believe me!  What I will give you, however, is a review of this oversized comic book filled with pictures and stories that should put a smile on anyone’s face, but will fill a Wonder Woman fan with pure glee.  I am of the later and believe me, I am filled with glee (and tacos, but that’s not important here).  So, without further ado, I give you my review of  Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1.

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Joss Whedon may have given Black Widow and Maria Hill decent roles in The Avengers, but the movie still failed the Bechdel Test, all while making time for crowds of male footsoldiers and sidekicks. As for Age of Ultron, some fans are already concerned that Scarlet Witch is destined to become yet another of Whedon’s troubled-but-dangerous waifs, a staple of all his creative endeavors to date.
Instead of praising Whedon for the millionth time, it may be a better idea to focus on women in the industry, such as comic book creators Kelly Sue DeConnick and Gail Simone, or the female showrunners of Marvel’s Agent Carter and A.K.A. Jessica Jones. If fans continue to hold up Joss Whedon as the voice of authority for feminism and diversity in superhero entertainment, then we’re not setting a very high standard for ourselves.