Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) (Photo: Warner Bros.)

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ gives us the hero we need

We’re so used to super-hero films ending in a flurry of fists and destruction, of the good guys pounding the bad guys into sand.

In “Wpnder Woman 1984,” the much anticipated, much longed for sequel to the groundbreaking 2017 film “Wonder Woman,” director Patty Jenkins creates a new way to tell the super-hero epic and demonstrates again how she knows the world’s greatest heroine better than anyone else.

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Diana Rides Lightning in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Trailer

The trailer for “Wonder Woman 1984” has dropped, and it is bonkers, in the best way possible.

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot re-team for the next installment of the amazing amazon’s adventures, set in the time of big hair, shoulder pads and destination malls.

There’s so much to dig in this trailer.

Wonder Woman tossing her tiara like a boomerang. Diana whipping her magic lasso to take out a group of baddies. Is Diana piloting the invisible jet? The music, oh, that thumping ’80s music. More action on Paradise Island. That golden armor. Diana using her lasso to ride freaking lightning! Whaaaaatttt! 

Suffering Sappho! Is Kristen Wiig’s Barbara Minerva – the ferocious Cheetah – in love with Diana? Well, who isn’t?

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Did Warner Bros. License a Wonder Woman Sex Doll?


“Previews” is the monthly catalog for comic book stores and their fan-boy and fan-girl customers to peruse upcoming merchandise. The thing runs over 600 pages a month, and is a look into what’s going to be hot (or not) in comics and related merchandise.

In the latest issue, amid the ads for new comics, graphic novels, trading cards and Funko figures, there appeared the most curious solicitation: 

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To Celebrate ‘Wonder Woman,’ DC makes Golden Age Fans an Offer They Can’t Refuse

Golden Age greatness: Green Lantern, the Flash and Wonder Woman in one comic.
Golden Age greatness: Green Lantern, the Flash and Wonder Woman in one comic.

In honor of its latest blockbuster film “Wonder Woman,” DC released last week an astonishing amount of Golden Age comics in its comics app.

I’m tempted to say “unleashed,” only because I’m feeling giddy about discovering scores of comics that haven’t been available for decades.

And you don’t have to be a Wonder Woman fan to love this material.

New to the app: “Wonder Woman” Nos. 8-15, “Comic Cavalcade” Nos. 1-13, and “Sensation Comics” Nos. 10-40.

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Check out ‘Supergirl’s’ amazing promo for ‘Wonder Woman’

Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Lois Lane walk into a bar ….

That’s the premise for this great, loopy one-of-a-kind promo CW cooked up for the new “Wonder Woman” film.

It was a surprise when it aired during the “Supergirl” season finale earlier this week. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) has been fighting her arch-enemy Rhea (Teri Hatcher) while the president (Lynda Carter) works to repel the Daxamite invasion.

But clearly somebody at CW saw an epic chance to bring together Supergirl, the original Wonder Woman (Carter) and Lois Lane (Hatcher) for this trippy salute to DC’s first stand-alone female super-hero film. I love it.

And the early word on “Wonder Woman” is good, too. Maybe the Amazon can shatter that box office glass ceiling.