I had such a good time talking about Wonder Woman history with @SER1897 and @doctor_eon I scanned some panels from comics that I'm pretty sure are inspiration for the look and feel of @PattyJenks WW84. So here's a thread!
The above and subsequent panels from WW 223 are from 1976. Writer Martin Pasko, artist Jose Delbo. A great example of WW using powers that DO NOT INVOLVE AN EFFING SWORD, ahem. :)
From the same comic. It was ordinary forWW to swing in using her lasso.
OK, let's also talk about WW and her tiara. Yep, totally used as a non-lethal weapon in the 70s comic!
This issue was also the first return of.... WELL YOU KNOW WHO....who'd been killed off almost a decade earlier.
The next issue illustrated a few problems with this, of course.
also, the 70s was another time when you cou;d come back from death and get a spy job because a super hero friend vouched for you!
Little more lasso work. Important to know: the magic lasso was not restricted to "truth" until post-Crisis. It was a lasso of compulsion, which allowed WW to do stuff like this.
More lasso stuff from WW 224! It's hard to over state the creative ways pre-Crisis Windy used her lasso. (Yes, WW84 is fan service for middle-aged women. No, that's not a bad thing.)
And here is a panel from WW 225 where Wondy actually lassoes lightning! @PattyJenks gave us kids from the 70s a bit of fan service, and I for one am not mad!
OK, final couple panels here. Long befofre there was "Max Lord" (May '87, post-Crisis) there was "Emperor Maximus," a gazillionaire with an oversized ego and a fixation on WW. From WW 225 (1976)
End of this thread for tonight, but another panel with 'Max.' For all the pre-Crisis Wondy fans out there!/fin
I will do some more 70's/early 80s panels tomorrow. Requests taken--if I have it, I'll scan it. Happy WW-mas!/fin

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