YES those are Nazis, the perfect comic book villains. You can do whatever you want to ’em and nobody cares! But let’s step back in history for a bit, to see how Diana came to be.
Quick note here: putting that panel in the left corner is a bit of a comics storytelling gaffe… at least for American readers, who read from left to right. You’d expect to lead the reader to the right corner instead. Bit’ve a nitpick. On we go!
Why “Amazons”? Unless we’ve been mispronouncing it this entire time and it’s supposed to be “amaze-ons”.
Remember: this comic was written BY a man. William Moulton Marston’s story is a fascinating one. Go check out “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women“, now on Amazon!
Hippolyte, no! That’s the oldest trick in the book! One of the interesting things about this is that it’s not an outright rejection of men, which would be a more simplistic rendition.
If you’ve ever wondered why Diana wears those wristbands, here you go. Didn’t know they were meant to represent manacles, did you? Again: go read up on Marston, it’s fascinating stuff!
You can just see the hard choice coming, can’t you? Also, I never noticed this until just now, but that bush in the background is just a bunch of scribbles!
See, Hippolyte is just like any mother, worried about her daughter’s attachment to a man. Also, notice the casual drop here of Diana’s invisible plane. Just… just go with it.
This is as good a place as any to end Part One of our look at Wonder Woman #1. Return on Wednesday for Part Two, in which Diana travels to America! EXCELSIOR!