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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Merciful Minerva! Some Reading about Wonder Woman

Earlier this month, I wrote about how comics were one of my favourite genres when I was young.  I specifically mentioned Wonder Woman.  Well, a movie featuring that heroine will be released on June 2, 2017, but the official trailer was released yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lGoQhFb4NM.

Wonder Woman turns 75 this year, and earlier today, NPR featured a story about her entitled “At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight”:  http://www.npr.org/2016/07/24/487225973/at-75-wonder-woman-lassos-in-a-new-generation-with-an-ageless-fight?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=books&utm_term=artsculture&utm_content=20160724.

There’s a book I’ve been meaning to add to Schatje’s Shelves entitled The Secret History of Wonder Woman written a couple of years ago by Jill Lepore.  You can find  a review of the book at http://www.npr.org/2014/10/17/356989560/the-freaky-fabulous-feminist-secret-history-of-wonder-woman and highlights of an NPR interview with Lepore:  http://www.npr.org/2014/10/27/359078315/the-man-behind-wonder-woman-was-inspired-by-both-suffragists-and-centerfolds.