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.

GonnaGeek.com Show LIVE #276 – Live Recording
Posted February 18th, 2019 -
YouTube Streaming [ Pop Out Player ] Note: The chat below is an interim solution test chat while we work to refine our final ChatWing Replacement. We are still trying various ...
Better Podcasting #168 – YouTube Podcast Projects
Posted February 18th, 2019 -
Ever considered doing some YouTube projects associated with your podcast? This episode we discuss ways you can use YouTube to help your podcast, best practices if you’re going to, and share some ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #275 – Gonna Put SP’s Phone Through The Wringer
Posted February 15th, 2019 -
This week in the news we discuss how there has been a bit of a timeline push back with some private sector NASA contract tests, how Apple has taken action against apps that use screen capture services, ...
Better Podcasting #167 – Assessing and Implementing Changes
Posted February 11th, 2019 -
This week in the show, we discuss how to consider making a change to your show, some things to pay attention to, and ways that you can implement changes to your show. In this week’s Better Podcasting ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #274 – Ben Affleck Is Not Batman
Posted February 8th, 2019 -
This episode we discuss Microsoft expanding the Xbox Live experience to other consoles, how Batfleck is officially over and there being a deal signed between Virgin Galactic and Under Armor. In the Extra ...
Better Podcasting #166 – USB Microphones
Posted February 3rd, 2019 -
Lately we’ve seen a lot of discussion surrounding using USB microphones, and often we’ve seen people ask about how to record multiple people at the same time. In this episode we’ll be ...
How to Multitrack Record Multiple USB Microphones Using ASIO4ALL and REAPER
Posted February 3rd, 2019 -
In this very brief tutorial, I walk through how you can use ASIO4ALL to multitrack record multiple USB microphones. In order to do this you’ll need the following: 1) A Windows Computer 2) Multiple ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #273 – Gonna Talk The Ember Mug
Posted January 31st, 2019 -
In this show we discuss how Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp are going to merged together, how the progress made on Metroid Prime 4 has been pretty much scrapped, Black Panther wins at the SAG ...
Better Podcasting #165 – Real Time Audience Engagement
Posted January 27th, 2019 -
This week in the show we talk about real time audience engagement. Whether it’s while you’re recording, or in between your episodes, there are various ways to interact with your audience AND ...
Starling Tribune – Season 7 Edition – My Name Is Emiko Queen (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST2225
Posted January 27th, 2019 -
Starling Tribune – Season 7 Edition – My Name Is Emiko Queen (A CW Network Arrow Television Show Fan Podcast) ST2225   Episode:            “My Name Is Emiko Queen” [Season 7 Episode ...
ATGN 345 – The Angrycast
Posted January 27th, 2019 -
This week Willie is super angry and is happy to share just why.  On top of that Chris has the details on the delay of Metroid Prime 4 and Anthony has the news on the big name casting news for the upcoming ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #272 – Gonna Say Bye To ChatWing
Posted January 26th, 2019 -
This week in the show we discuss how Stratolaunch is scaling back it’s space operations, how WhatsApp is restricting forwarding in an attempt to prevent mass spreading of false news, a Tesla Model ...