Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.
With both Legends of the Dark Knight and Adventures of Superman sadly no longer with us, it seemed unlikely that Wonder Woman would also star in her own digital-first anthology series from DC Comics. Fortunately that's turned out not to be the case, as the publisher has confirmed the third member of its heroic "trinity" will indeed be the focus of Sensation Comics, a digital-first anthology launching in August that invites talents from across the spectrum of comics to share their own distinct visions of William Moulton Marston's amazon princess.
Like the Batman and Superman anthologies, Sensation Comics -- named for the Golden Age series in which Wonder Woman first appeared -- will feature stories not tied to the narrative continuity or artistic palette of DC's mainline New 52 comics.
Yesterday The Wall Street Journal posted a profile video wherein DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson discussed her role overseeing the company and its multiple divisions. The big pull quote for WSJ was Nelson's comment that she wasn't a "comic book reader," which is easy to understand in the context it's said -- Nelson didn't come into her current job as a lifelong comic book fan, but rather applies her expertise as a former President of Warner Premiere and a brand manager for WB's Harry Potter brand to DC's comic book and multimedia efforts. The big pull quote for ComicsAlliance comes from Nelson mentioning that Wonder Woman is her favorite character. You know, the character who was prominently snubbed on Sunday amid a flurry of other films said to be in-development that came tacked on to WB's Justice League movie announcement?
Q: I am sick of hearing that a Wonder Woman movie is too hard. I know how I would do it, but what's your pitch for a Wonder Woman film? -- @Bibphile78
A: A few weeks ago, I probably would've backed off of this question, for two simple reasons. The first is that I was pretty sure my specific tastes don't really match up with what goes into a big-budget Hollywood film, but that was before we knew Marvel was spending a ton of money on a live-action arena show involving dirtbikes and skateboard tricks, and that they'd cast someone who once played Velma in a Scooby-Doo movie to play Aja in a big-budget Jem and the Holograms picture. At this point? I'm pretty sure I've somehow ended up being the target market for mass media, and believe me, I'm as surprised about that as you are. So what the hell, let's pitch a Wonder Woman movie.
Oh, right, the second reason. Well, that one's a little tougher to get around. As I've occasionally mentioned before, I don't actually like Wonder Woman. Like, at all. That might complicate things.
Fashion brand Shoes of Prey used its customizable design website to style some superhero-inspired heels and flats as examples of footwear that customers can tweak and purchase for themselves with the Shoes of Prey 3D Designer, which gives the wearer selection of colors, materials, and alter various detailing parameters such as heel height, toe and heel detailing.. Each pair of shoes is handmade to fit the customer's chosen aesthetics and run at least $100 per pair.
As a fan of both Shoes of Prey and comics, customer Mandy Kerr designed some heels and flats inspired by Batman, Iron Man, and more (seen in the grahguc below). Inspired by Kerr's excellent Robin-inspired oxfords, I utilized the Shoes of Prey 3D Designer to create a few of my own shoe designs, including flats and platformed wedges inspired by Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Batwoman, and more.
Start your week off right with today's links.
There are a lot of toy options on the market, but only QMx has been putting a customizable word balloon spin on franchises such as Star Trek and other comics-friendly fare with its unique Q-Pop line. This month at Toy Fair, the company will officially unveil its furthest foray into the world of superhero pop culture yet, with the release of four new DC Comics Q-Pop figures. But you don't have to wait until next Sunday to see the upcoming toys, ComicsAlliance has been provided with a first-look at an unpainted prototype of the Catwoman Q-Pop, along with color concept art of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
Finish your week strong with today's links.
Earlier this month, Warner Bros. revealed that actress Gal Gadot had been cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film, becoming the first person to play the iconic character in a major motion picture. And because the internet can be a terrible place, many took this as an invitation to head to social media and viciously criticize her body -- a move that reflects the kind of behavior we're guessing Wonder Woman would probably disapprove of.
Gadot recently gave her first extended public remarks about taking on the role, discussing the internet reaction to the news, her own reaction when she was told she got the part, as well as what she's going through to physically prepare to play the Amazonian princess.
With the tremendous success of films like The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, as well as Hollywood's focus on turning as many popular super hero properties into films as possible, demand for a Wonder Woman movie is perhaps at an all time high. And while there's still no official movie in the works as of yet, it's possible we're now one step closer, as it's been announced that Fast and Furious star Gal Gadot has been cast to play Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, representing the first time the pop culture icon will appear in a feature film.