Sunday, January 23, 2011

Missing the Obvious?

The other day I was reading on the internetz and found an article about why Captain America is being resurrected while Wonder Woman languishes in Comic Purgatory. Now, I'm not really a big comic book fan, but c'mon, Wonder Woman should have more going on for her story-wise.

Anyway, as I scrolled through the article, I was fixated by this early story panel:

















WILL YOU LOOK AT THE GAMS ON WW IN THAT LAST PANEL?!?!?! THAT'S SOME ROLLER DERBY PHYSIQUE GOING ON RIGHT THURRR!!!!!!

What springs to mind when I saw those legs? These legs on Windy City's Jackie Daniels:















Now, everyone and their dog has made the comparison between roller derby skaters and superheros. So the obvious next step is...WHERE'S THE WONDER WOMAN-THEMED ROLLER DERBY TEAM?!

Not a permanent team, as Wonder Woman is owned by DC Comics, and they're not in the roller derby business. But I'd think for a pick-up team or Rollercon Challenge, this would be so obvious as a team theme. Even some comic dude has figured it out.  I mean, there's challenge teams for everything...Star Wars vs. Star Trek, iPhone vs. Droid, Amazons vs. Short Bus, old vs. young, drunkards vs. stoners, gay vs. straight, yet there's no actual superhero-themed games with the prototype of roller derby hero featured therein?

I'm shocked.

SHOCKED, I tell you.

I think it'd be amazing to have Wonder Woman vs Bat Girl. OR...Wonder Woman vs. Supergirl. Because they have the same colors and it'd be hilariously confusing.

Get on it, people. Make the magic happen!

6 comments:

Maully George said...

Several years ago in a galaxy far far away, Rusty Nail was putting together ideas for the IEDD travel team and did indeed flirt with the idea of a Wonder Woman uniforms. Good times.

RedDiabla said...

Rusty Nail! That's a name I haven't heard in a loooooooooooong time! What's she up to these days?!

Anonymous said...

Holly Hood of the Bombshells AZDD IS Wonderwoman.

trickunicorn said...

They should deploy a team of derby girls in Wonder Woman uniforms at Comic-Con. Good luck skating through the exhibition hall, though.

jcalla said...

Have you seen that Jam collection of comics out of Rose City? If not I'll bring it to you when you're back. It's so cool!!!

Lara said...

If you organize this I want to play!