As a kid, I always thought Wonder Woman, that ass-kicking female superhero, was so cool. I was never into the comic book but I loved the '70s show starring Lynda Carter, with her bullet-deflecting bracelets and invisible jet. Carter was an object of wonder for male and female viewers of all ages. She had an impressive figure -- as exaggerated as Barbie's but with meat on her bones, just skirting the edge of zaftig -- combined with a wholesome demeanor. The substructure of her bathing suit/ Amazon princess garb allowed her monumental bosom to defy gravity, but I never thought it looked very comfortable or practical for fighting crime. But Carter was a great Wonder Woman and role model as she radiated cool-headed confidence. I always felt those Contact Lens Express commercials she did later were such a... More >>>
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Roger Shimomura addresses racial stereotypes in Jap's a Jap #2.