It was certainly a big night last night for fans of strong-willed women who do what they want when they want and how they want, as Kate Bush took the stage for the start of her first tour in thirty five years.
Admittedly, her tour consists of playing just one venue over and over and over again until she wears a hole in the stage floor but, still, at least she made the effort to travel to the venue and didn't insist on making the fans come to her house to see her - like I would have done.
But what of that other strong-willed woman from our formative years? The one with the lasso and the invisible plane? The one who never sang of Heathcliff but became an icon just the same?
It can only be Wonder Woman. And here's where I take at look at the Wonder Woman comics I read in those formative years when I was too young to notice that she got tied up in every issue and too young to surmise as to why she got tied up in every issue.
To be honest, I've not read any of them since then, so my memories are likely to be a little hazy.
Still, even if I don't know what I'm talking about, I can at least admire the pretty pictures.
I don't know if this mag counts as being part of Wonder Woman's Emma Peel years or not. She's not in her old dominatrix gear but she is hanging around with Amazons. It almost hints that DC were trying to have their cake and eat it.
This one I do remember. Wonder Woman and Catwoman are after some sort of idol in Tibet or Kathmandu or Timbuktu or one of those other places that you didn't believe really existed when you were a kid.
Shoot me down in flames but, almost uniquely in fandom, I like Catwoman's Puss in Boots look from this era.
Right on, sister. Wonder Woman smacks us all in the face with a great big dose of women's lib as she takes on a department store owner who hasn't had a proper sprinkler system fitted in his workplace.
And you can read my review of this issue right here.
Clearly, sorting out department store sprinkler systems didn't grab DC's editorial staff overly-much as a future direction for the strip because, just one issue later, Wonder Woman gets back to her old style and comes up against her sister Nubia, with not a fire prevention measure in sight.
The villain in this tale has a head that's a giant domino. Exactly how one ends up with a head that's a giant domino, I have no idea.
Call me overly-Freudian but I think I may detect something vaguely suggestive about the cover of this book.
To be honest, I'm not totally sure if I have actually ever read this issue but the cover look familiar, so I'm assuming I have.
Either way, I have no idea what happens inside other than what the cover suggests to me happens inside.
Proof positive that bondage can be a bonding experience for both mother and daughter.
I do always feel it must be weird for Wonder Woman to have a mother who doesn't seem to be any older than she is.
Then again, it must be fairly weird knowing that she's a statue that was brought to life.
Yet again, I recall nothing of the contents but if the story really does feature a giant, evil chess piece attacking people with an axe, I suspect the failing is on my part rather than the comic's.
"You can't make me talk," says Wonder Woman, talking. Doh!
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