Wednesday’s Webcomic: The Non-Adventures of Wonderella!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmail

Wednesday's Webcomic

The Non-Adventures of Wonderella deftly skewers tropes both comic book and mundane in a weekly Saturday strip. Fighting for truth, justice, and product endorsements, Wonderella herself would much rather be at home with a Jack and Coke watching American Idol. Unfortunately for her, a girl has to make a living and her superpowers are the pretty much the only job skill she has.

11406 Wonderlla

She can’t fly, though.

The comic has been published weekly since September of 2006. The vector art is vibrantly colored and cheerful, with a complete full page story every time. Wonderella herself began as combination Wonder Woman/Superman parody.  Creator Justin Pierce has said “I started out Wonderella to make an off-the-clock superhero who was an average woman instead of some 24/7 warrior… though somewhere along the line, ‘average woman’ became a cross between Elaine Benes and Zelda Fitzgerald.” In early strips big name heroes like the Flash and Batman were mentioned as off screen characters, but Wonderella’s own super powered cast of colleagues grew, as well as a regular rogues gallery that is one of the real draws of the series.

wonderella 92212

The real charm lies with the fact that while she is often self absorbed and would rather not be bothered, Wonderella’s  genre-savviness is often her greatest weapon. She has a real world logical streak that doesn’t mesh with her super powered universe, which is probably contributes to her drinking problem. Her own sidekick, Wonderita is more of a teenage stalker and useful hostage for villains than any real assistance. The other heroes she fights alongside are catty and competitive, and she generally gets along better with, and sometimes briefly dates, the villains and villainesses she fights agains. Her mother, the original Hitler-Punching Wonderella, is a super powered Lucille Bluth who didn’t give her daughter much of a choice to be anything other than her successor.  She’s an everywoman with a lot of baggage, but Wonderella might not be the hero her world wants, but she’s probably the hero they need.



Jeanette Diaz ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jeanette Diaz has been dabbling in an array of geekery all her life, but has lately been devoting her time to video games and knitting. She is also researching various methods of doing both at once; although any solution she’s come up with seems to be an abomination unto Science or a defunct Nintendo peripheral. Other than that, she enjoys reading, web-comics, and cartoons. You can connect with her on Ravelry as planethalia. Jeanette lives in Chicago with a board game addict and two cats. Find her internet home at http://thewrongdrum.wordpress.com/

Tags: , , , , ,

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Comment

 

— required *

— required *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Better Podcasting #159 – Stop Comparing Your Podcast
Posted December 9th, 2018 -
This show we discuss why you need to stop comparing your podcast to others. We’ll discuss how you can pay attention to your relevant podcast space, without comparing your show to others. In this ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #266 – Gonna Make Stephen Sad
Posted December 6th, 2018 -
This week in the show we discuss how the Spiderman PS4 game is selling a lot, how NASA has selected nine companies to potentially work with, and we also say goodbye to Hangouts… or do we? Plus we ...
Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #056: Balancing Not One, But TWO Kids: Jonathan Martin Returns to the Podcast
Posted December 6th, 2018 -
Jon returns from an extended hiatus to talk about what it’s like balancing games and life now that he has not one, but TWO, kids. He and Cody also give updates on what video games they’ve been playing ...
It Takes You Away
Posted December 4th, 2018 -
After checking that all the mirrors in the studio do in fact have us looking back in them, we settle in for a discussion of the penultimate episode of Season 11. Continue reading ? http://media.blubrry.com/gonnageek/p/media.blubrry.com/gallifreypublicradio/p/media.gallifreypublicradio.com/gpr313.mp3Podcast: ...
LAST MAN STANDING: the cancellation and renewal of the Tim Allen comedy – OTB031
Posted December 4th, 2018 -
http://OnTheBubblepodcast.com https://www.gonnageek.com/discord LAST MAN STANDING was cancelled by ABC after six successful seasons, and was then renewed by FOX a year later. Both the cancellation and ...
Game/Life Balance Australia – Episode 73 – Michael Bublé Symphony
Posted December 4th, 2018 -
This week the boys discuss a game from one of their favourite franchises – Bubble Symphony! No surprises here as AC and Rob speak glowingly about a fun little arcade game about dragons that blow bubbles ...
Better Podcasting #158 – Dealing With Negativity
Posted December 2nd, 2018 -
Face it. When you’re doing something as public as a podcast, at some point you’re going to encounter negativity. In this episode we discuss how you can best deal with negativity that might ...
Starling Tribune – Season 7 Edition – The Slabside Redemption (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST220
Posted December 2nd, 2018 -
Starling Tribune – Season 7 Edition – The Slabside Redemption (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST220 Episode:            “The Slabside Redemption” [Season 7 Episode ...
Night Witches Actual Play Episode 14
Posted November 30th, 2018 -
After surviving the war at Trud Gornyaka, our Russian airwomen get a brief reprieve from the war and then are sent to rejoin the fight at Pashkovskya. The new duty station is detailed, we meet new comrades ...
28- Andrew and Ryan Collectively Anger The Internet!
Posted November 30th, 2018 -
Episode 28- Andrew and Ryan Collectively Anger The Internet! Oh boy, this week… we say some things that some viewers may find…controversial. Ryan insults Mark Wahlberg, Andrew insults Android ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #265 – Gonna Get An Andrew Zarian Surprise
Posted November 29th, 2018 -
GFQ Network’s Andrew Zarian is guesting on the show this week. This episode we discuss how there’s a Legend of Zelda rumour, how there might be a 16 lens smartphone, and SP provides insight ...
Episode 143 – Jake Boss from MTG Tonight
Posted November 29th, 2018 -
This week we brought on Jake Boss from the up and coming MTG Tonight Show! The MTG Tonight Show is, as you guessed it, a late night talk show discussing Magic the Gathering. Jake Boss has worked behind ...