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On Friday, DC Comics shared a teaser of an upcoming “Wonder Woman 1984” prequel comic cover, and the teaser seemed to rub many the wrong way.
— DC Nation (@thedcnation) August 7, 2020
The comic, a tie-in for the upcoming feature film “Wonder Woman 1984,” will reportedly be published on Sept. 29, three days before the film’s release. The film will be a sequel to the 2017 film “Wonder Woman,” which received rave reviews from the public for not being politically correct.
Conversely, it triggered rage from PC zealots who in some instances felt, as left-wing film director James Cameron put it at the time, that the film had turned Wonder Woman into an “objectified icon.”
Three years later, it seems DC Comics has chosen to listen to the likes of Cameron and transform Wonder Woman into someone who’s anything but an “objectified icon.”
See some of the backlash to the “Wonder Woman 1984” comic cover below (*Language warning):
Ah yes, the daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus. Destined to become as beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, strong as Hercules, swift as Hermes, and wear the mom jeans of Karen.
— Inemity (@Inemity) August 9, 2020
The 80s just called and would like to slap some people.
— Sai-fon (@LastSnowLeopard) August 8, 2020
Are you this out of touch with the fans? Look at the comments here. I can’t find ONE that thinks this is a good idea. I’m not saying anything about the artist, just… this is Wonder Woman. Come on.
— Mike S. Miller MAGA7.com (@AbacusMike) August 8, 2020
Wonder Woman doesn’t need insulin. This one does. Fail
— E (@EricInFlorida1) August 9, 2020
Stop making super heroes fat. Honestly, they train hard as hell and are in shape to fight.
— YøυяHυмвłeHøšт (@ChambersofHeart) August 8, 2020
As a man who’s lost 160lbs through discipline, diet and exercise, I cannot tell you how much I absolutely loathe the fat acceptance part of the intersectionalist movement.
— KooKoo Ka-Choo (@KultPlanet) August 8, 2020
wtf is this? i thought super heroes were supposed to be in shape and badass? this wonder woman looks like she is about to bitch out her waitress for not giving her enough french fries.
— Anarchy Softworks (@LlcAnarchy) August 9, 2020
The real word to describe this is “joke”.
Or “disrespectful” because isn’t this body shaming wonder women? Undermining the oringal body she had and the work she put into maintaining it?
But you know if it’s the “correct body” in some peoples standards ok…🙃🖕
— SniperKnighter (@SniperKnighter) August 8, 2020
Only one word for the Wonder Woman 1984 #1 @RoosterTeeth variant cover by Robin Eisenberg: fat.
— Joe Magil (@MagilJoe) August 9, 2020
Why the backlash? Because critics feel as if the politically correct Wonder Woman of 2020 looks nothing like the fit, healthy and busty Wonder Woman of the past.
Like the latter Twitter user above bluntly put it, “Only one word for the Wonder Woman 1984 #1 @RoosterTeeth variant cover by Robin Eisenberg: fat.”
Exactly, and the fact is that the original Wonder Woman was anything but fat.
See below for comparisons:
That doesn’t look like 1980s Wonder Woman. This is 1980s Wonder Woman. pic.twitter.com/58MNMLgTmt
— Nerdserker (@Nerdserker1) August 8, 2020
I’d rather take an actual ww 80s drawing over this embarrassment. pic.twitter.com/79sYX0Mfy3
— brokenback (@ColorfulKightz) August 8, 2020
Yeah, no thanks. I’ll stick with George Perez and Neal Adams. pic.twitter.com/60YihtHP9C
— Brian (@bhg70) August 8, 2020
The good news for critics is that the comic isn’t a reflection of the movie itself, which is slated to again feature bombshell Israeli model Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
The bad news is that the film could still wind up containing a lot of political correctness like “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call,” an all-female reboot that failed spectacularly in 2016 because of its full-fledged embrace of left-wing PC culture.
If DC does choose to go the PC route, it could end up facing the same fate as Marvel, which has gone so PC that it’s now almost as “woke” as Disney.
First, it tapped far-left zealot Ta-Nehisi Coates to write his own comic named “Black Panther” back in 2015.
Then this happened:
“‘The Eternals’ will feature the first openly gay character; the Thor movies will now feature a female protagonist, Lady Thor; and, to top off the intersectional pyramid, the spinoff character Valkyrie from ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ will be a bisexual black woman,” The Federalist reported last year.
“The final Avengers movie hinted at much of this development, when it opened with Captain America comforting a gay man discussing his dating struggles and concluded with a tableau of female superheroes leading the fight against Thanos.”
And then earlier this year it introduced the “wokest” superheroes in comic book history, Snowflake and Safespace:
Marvel announces new non-binary superheroes: Snowflake and Safespace
‘It’s this idea that these are terms that get thrown around on the internet that they don’t see as derogatory … and kind of wear them as badges of honor’
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) March 18, 2020
Hopefully, for DC Comic’s critics, the 86-year-old comic book publisher will never go this route, though you never know …
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