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Monday, June 12, 2006

Will the real Wonder Woman please stand up?

Some meanderings upon my return from vacation:

First up on my stack of comics to read upon my return: “Wonder Woman” No. 1. The new series features Donna Troy, the former Wonder Girl, as the new Wonder Woman - which, of course, has some fans up in arms. It seems inevitable that Diana, the “real” Wonder Woman, will return, just as Oliver Queen returned as Green Arrow, Hal Jordan as Green Lantern, etc. For one thing, a sneak preview in Wizard magazine of the upcoming new “Justice League of America” series shows Diana as Wonder Woman. And executive editor Dan DiDio has teased that the Wonder Woman you see at the start of the story may not be the Wonder Woman you’re left with.

Must-see TV tonight: “Look Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman” airs at 6 tonight and again at 10 on A&E. The two-hour special follows the Man of Steel’s path “from Depression-era comic book hero to George Reeves’ TV portrayal in the 50s, Christopher Reeve's movies in the 70s and 80s, and the TV shows ‘Lois and Clark’ and “Smallville.’” Plus there’s a sneak preview of “Superman Returns.”

Next time you’re stuck at Terminal D of the Dallas/Fort Airport, like I was for hours Friday, check out “Crystal City.” It’s a 3-D sculpture by artist Dennis Oppenheim and when I saw it I was sure it was a promo for “Superman Returns.” It’s not, but it definitely has a resemblance to the crystalline Fortress of Solitude seen in the earlier Superman movies.


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