Wednesday, August 4, 2010

DC75: The Pygmalion Birth of Princess Diana (Wonder Woman #1, 1942)

I've been following Comics Should Be Good's 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics History, and have found it so wanting, I'll be posting my own alternatives across multiple blogs and linking them through DC Bloodline's Truly Most Memorable Moments of the Dodranscentennial.

Pygmalion hated women, until he carved one out of ivory and fell in love with his statue. Aphrodite brought the statue to life, just as she would bestow a daughter upon Queen Hippolyte through the same means. Readers must have been as startled as the new mother when her molding of an infant was made flesh and sprang into her arms! Hundreds of creators may have traded ivory for clay and throttled readers with one devolution of Wonder Woman story after another, but we all remember this moment.

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