Star-Spangled Panties

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Up the patriarchy! Come read about Wonder Woman, Princess and Champion of the legendary Amazons, presented in an ever-so-slightly opinionated manner that will explain everything important about the lady. She’s been around since 1941, you know, and has seen a lot of changes through the years. If you take your aspirin when warned, you’ll even learn about her popular younger sister, Donna Troy. More
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About Carol A. Strickland

When you think of strong women and strange worlds, think Carol A. Strickland.

Although born in a small town in Illinois noted for its Nineteenth Century demonic possession cases, Carol claims that all those voices inside her head are a result of having stories to tell and books to write. Even so, her strange devotion to and study of Wonder Woman would seem to indicate an abby-normal brain.

A one-time comics letterhack and outspoken member of various comics message boards, Carol has found herself the basis for two comic book villains (at times her opinions have not been taken well by the books' creators) (both villains were soundly thrashed) (and both, for some perverse reason, were male) and had one superhero wear her costume design. (Light Lass!)

Carol has also become an award-winning painter. Along with her writing, she exercises this skill in her secondary hours (both of them) as she waits for the lottery to free her 9-to-5 time to more fulfilling pursuits.

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Reviews of Star-Spangled Panties by Carol A. Strickland

Lawrence Grey reviewed on Feb. 12, 2021

This book is an entertaining and informative history of everyone’s favorite Amazon. Written by a fan for fans. It takes us from her first appearance in 1941-present day. Covers her appearances in other media as well (tv, animated and live, movies) The author, Carol Strickland unashamedly admits much of her reviews contain her own opinions (nevah happened) But whether you agree or not, you’ll find it a great read. I especially enjoyed reading the history and (her opinions) of the cast of supporting characters and villains over the years. I give it 5 stars
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Jess Terrell reviewed on Feb. 12, 2021

THE Go-To Book for Wonder Woman.
A book review for "Star-Spangled Panties" by Carol A. Strickland.

No matter what your age or who you are, it is time to understand that Wonder Woman is a hero, not just for girls, but for everyone.

Wonder Woman is much more than pages in an old comic, Wonder Woman is a concept to aid all of humanity - more on that later.

As a six year-old boy who became enamored with Superman comics, with issue #146 in May of 1961, and subsequently many of the DC titles, I felt that Wonder Woman was for girls. But I always enjoyed her appearances in Justice League and quickly found she was intelligent, strong, and a leader who I enjoyed seeing in action.

Wonder Woman taught me that any one can be a hero. And this book reinforces that idea.

"Star-Spangled Panties" is a work of love for the Wonder Woman character. The author, Carol Strickland, is highly qualified as a Wonder Woman scholar and an acknowledged expert on the subject. Reading this book is like receiving a warm personal tour with Ms. Strickland as the guide. Reading this feels like discussing the character over a cup of coffee.

I love the use of comic book panels to make a point whether it is in discussing Wonder Woman's history over the years or her impact on society or society's impact on her. The book offers a thorough recap of the character's history, abilities, origin, villains, and significant adventures.

As with most fiction, the intention of the Wonder Woman character is to entertain. But here we find that Wonder Woman is much than images on comic book pages. I think, without realizing it, this book presents Wonder Woman as a concept.

It is NOT being preachy but it is a thorough examination of the character.

Wonder Woman's origin is steeped in Mythology. The role of Mythology is to give us direction and purpose.

If you are looking for inspiration, Wonder Woman has inspired its readers since day one.

Turning to my beloved Superman hero as an example the point is made that Superman usually reacts to situations such as fixing the dam after it breaks. But Ms. Strickland points out that "Wonder Woman is proactive, always working to help humanity mature. Wonder Woman will change the world for the better."

If you only have one book about Wonder Woman this book is THE reference.
If you want to know more about Wonder Woman this book is THE introduction.

If you want to know if Wonder Woman is the hero for you, this book is THE answer. Be prepared, the answer may be "yes" no matter your age or gender or who you are. Reading this you will find that Wonder Woman speaks to us all and for us all.

I gotta tell you, when Star-Spangled arrived I glanced through it but found I could not put it down.
With pleasure, I award Five Stars to "Star-Spangled Panties".

Jess Terrell
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
John Schaefer reviewed on Jan. 23, 2021
(no rating)
Carol A. Strickland takes a wonderfully entertaining look at the history of Wonder Woman. With a character that has been around since 1941, the character of Wonder Woman has definately had her highs and lows with some of it being completely bonkers. Navigating this twisted 80 year path with facts, opinions, and humor, her narrative makes an enjoyable read. Whether your a fan of the comics or the movies, you'll find more information than you need here. For readers of all ages.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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