Sunday Trending Topics: Grant Morrison Talks Wonder Woman

Posted by August 22, 2011 Comment

The discussion over Grant Morrison‘s take on Wonder Woman is probably best left to the BC forum thread, but I do think that implying that the character dropped in popularity after William Moulton Marston stopped writing her is leaving out a bit of context.  Marston’s last script work on the title was with Sensation Comics #34 in 1944 — near the height of the Golden Age of comics (Marston died in 1947).  One can plausibly say that many superhero characters dropped in popularity a short time after that (so much so that the industry was transitioning to crime and horror by the late 1940s).  Indeed, I’ve always taken it as a sign of the character’s popularity that the Wonder Woman title itself survived continuously through this period and into the Silver Age, while countless major characters such as Green Lantern, Flash, and Captain America were mothballed for a time.  I’m going to have to take a look at Supergods to see if Morrison elaborates on this matter.

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