Over here in the UK we have a supermarket chain called Asda (or, if you live in Wales like me, it’s referred to as Asdas) and somewhere along the line, I came across some new products they’re selling:
Officially licenced Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman burgers, with each burger shaped like the hero’s logo.
And hey, look at the variation – Batman gets your basic beef burger; Superman gets beef and cheese; while Wonder Woman gets beef, cheese and bacon!
Sorry, Bats, I don’t care if you offer me a side order Bat-sausage:
Wonder Woman’s got bacon. I’m off to Asdas on Themyscira.
I’ve probably watched too many horror films over the years, because when I saw the headline Jason Returns in Wonder Woman #42 over at Newsarama, I didn’t think about Wonder Woman’s twin brother turning up.
No, my thoughts went in a different direction.
So I picked up my trusty art software, grabbed a couple of images and came up with this:
Yeah, that’s scene’s probably not going to happen.
Messing about with covers inspired by the excellent Super Team Family blog.
Still ridiculously busy (hence the lack of posts/updates) but couldn’t let this one lie.
DC announced a new creator driven, out of continuity imprint called DC Black Label which promises to “bring edgy and provocative standalone stories” to some of the major characters from the company. So Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, then.
Of the six titles announced, there are two Batman stories, two Wonder Woman, one Superman and a multi-character tale, The Other History Of The DC Universe, that looks at heroes from “traditionally disenfranchised groups“; the Superman books is by Frank Miller, so that’s a no-go from me; Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons might be worth a look based on the solicit information, and maybe Batman: Last Knight On Earth by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.
Aside from that, though, when I saw the imprint’s name – and I’m sure this happened to many a British comic fan of a certain age – a long ago advertising campaign instantly sprung to mind:
Ah, casual sexism in the 1960s, from Justice League of America #66.
Where else would you see one of the most powerful and iconic female heroes reduced to a home organising shrew complete with apron and feather duster?
As an aside, what the hell is a “psonic computer“?