Looking Back at G. Willow Wilson’s Wonder Woman Run


If you’re a subscriber to the Women Write About Comics Patreon, you can access my deep dive into G. Willow Wilson’s recently-concluded run as Wonder Woman author, in which I examine her use of mythology, her treatment of themes such as gender, and how her take stacks up to her beloved run on Ms. Marvel. If you’re not a subscriber, well, here’s an excerpt you can peek at before you pop in some cash to read the whole thing!

The House of Eddas: Journey Into Mystery #96 and Avengers #1

Journey_into_Mystery_Vol_1_96Greetings! It’s time for another trip back in time to see what the Norse god of thunder was up to in the 1960s, thanks to the Marvel Bullpen transforming this ancient heathen deity into a four-colour hero for the kids. This time I’ve got a two-in-one, starting with the story in the September 1963 issue of Journey Into Mystery:  “Defying the Magic of… Mad Merlin!” As its title suggests, this tale pits Thor against a character from a different body of legend…

The story begins with Don Blake returning to his surgery after saving a bus as Thor – only to get scolded by Jane Foster for running out while fluoroscoping a patient. Such are the woes that come with keeping a secret identity.

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