Sunday, August 3, 2008

San Diego Comic Con: Part 2 Wonder Women



I love looking through old comics at San Diego. The comic dealers have been getting squeezed out over the years for Hollywood, the Suicide Girls, and medieval armor manufacturers, but there are still some great finds out there. I came across two fantastic Wonder Woman comics while digging through the long boxes. The first one is a cover that I believe I first saw on The Comics Reporter and immediately fell in love with it. The image on the cover pretty much says it all. Wonder Woman is in a bridal gown holding the arm of a monster in a tux. Pretty clear. However, in case you are a little slow, we've got an Amazon thinking "Great Hera! Wonder Woman still doesn't realize she's marrying a monster!" Ok, she's marrying a monster. Got it. However, for the confused, we've got the comic's title "I Married a Monster!" plastered on the cover. Then at the top, in case you haven't yet realized who Wonder Woman might be marrying, we've got "Introducing... Mr. Monster!". Fabulous. The story is good too. Mr. Monster is a real dick and Wonder Woman can't help but to fall in love with the guy. I'd love to do a sequel to this.

The second issue I passed on buying, but I still love the cover. There's Wonder Woman, dangling from a ridiculously phallic building, while Giant Wonder Woman gives it a hug. Then, the finest touch of "Hate you" scrawled by some young girl (I hope) onto Giant Wonder Woman's chest. Add some demon eyes colored in for good measure and you have one of the best comic covers of all time. Thank you Comic Con.

4 comments:

Mister Him said...

Oh, man. Those are both hilarious. It makes me miss the days of my youth when I would dig through back issues. Of the three stores here in the city (all of which are in a mile radius), none have a decent back issue selection.

Robert Goodin said...

You should get a table at Wonder Con!

Why couldn't they name it the San Francisco Comic Convention. I feel like an idiot recommending Wonder Con, but there are a lot of old comics to be found there. Business was good, too.

Mister Him said...

I should, I know. I keep thinking more about doing cons, since I have a closet full of books. But then there's that whole aversion to doing cons thing that gets in the way.

Robert Goodin said...

God help me, but I find that I like comic cons more and more.