Parting Shot: Kate Beaton’s Wonder Woman Is Incredibly Tired of Stupid People
Wonder Woman has had a tough time in the mass media between her failed screenplay by Joss Whedon and her recent failed television pilot, making Kate Beaton’s wonderfully sullen take on the character seem more apropos than ever. “The Wonder Woman that I draw is kind of sick of everyone not understanding her,” the webcomic creator told ComicsAlliance last year. In the latest batch of drawings on Hark! A Vagrant, an entertainment exec complains about Wonder Woman being “too weird to deal with,” Batman and Superman give her advice about origin stories, and she uses her Lasso of Truth to perform a simple but brutal shutdown of a fool, which is always a heroic act in our book.