Storm on a Thorsday by Homicidal Teapot
Freedom & victory.
—Legends #6 (1987) script by John Ostrander & Len Wein, art by John Byrne & Karl Kesel
Wonder Woman is (re-)introduced to the rebooted 1980s DC Universe.
After DC Comics rebooted in the 1980s, it published the miniseries Legends to (re-)introduce a lot of its lesser-known (non-Superman, non-Batman) characters. Wonder Woman’s rebooted solo book by George Pérez was just a few months old by the time she appeared in Legends, but here was her first appearance in the wider DC Universe — and apparently one of her first times outside of Themyscira. Guy Gardner (the first to encounter her in Legends) and the public at large don’t even know who she is. She just bursts on the scene and tells everyone to get their act together.
I loved it.
It was treated very much like an introduction to a new character, or at least a new readership for an old character — and it totally worked on me. I had just started reading comics around this time, and I came to DC from the Christopher Reeve Superman movies. I knew who Wonder Woman was, of course — I’d seen Super Friends and read some Justice League back-issues — but this Wonder Woman was powerful, confident, independent, and mysterious. Not to mention John Byrne, one of the biggest superstar artists of the era, was at the top of his game.
At the end of Legends, when the rest of the heroes are patting themselves on the back and doing that whole “Maybe we should form a team” thing, Wonder Woman quietly sneaks away unnoticed.
"Dang," I thought, "Wonder Woman is on a whole other level."
—Image from Legends #6 (1987), script by John Ostrander & Len Wein, art by John Byrne & Karl Kesel
I think I figured out how to make Vanessa’s All Men Must Die playthrough work with ME2’s endgame. davecity - I know you were working on this too, can you check to see if I messed up my math/logic anywhere?
(this is plotting out the intentional death of all male crewmates, so if that’s a thing that upsets you - don’t click the link)
I think you nailed it!
If you want Legion, I think you could manage it by doing their loyalty mission and not upgrading guns. In Thane’s absence, that will kill Garrus, and then you can kill Grunt by bringing him and Tali with you while Miranda’s putting up the biotic bubble. Then bring Tali and Legion (or Miranda, or Samara) to fight the Reaper baby, and the math should still work out the same way (if Legion is loyal).
If Legion’s not important, I think your plan is perfect!
I get a little angry when I hear about someone saying that they hate Wonder Woman or that they think she’s boring. I LOVE Wonder Woman, as a character and as an icon, I probably draw her more than I draw any other superhero. In the comics, animated shows and movies, she’s such an amazing person, intelligent, dignified and elegant, yet warm and approachable. Plus, she’s a brilliant fighter and strategist, who can fight individually and within a group. Not to mention, she’s a diplomat! She can fight a war, but she has the ability to end it before it even begins.
Wonder Woman is awesome. Period.
Btw that is almost literally true and I would have come up with a much punnier title where I spelled Guardians of the Galaxy without the letters in Gamora’s name, but the lack of an M in the movie’s title kind of kills the joke.
Guardians of the Galaxy was good, but it was a little frustrating how it seems like a step back from most Marvel movies in its treatment of women. I actually thought Gamora was short-changed at the movie’s expense.
Spoilers follow obvi.
A grainy alternative wonder woman