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Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post illustrations are iconic and instantly recognizable. Many artists have taken the style and put different characters into the idyllic scenes, including Ruiz Burgos. He’s inserted heroes and villains from the pages of DC Comics into the art, and the series of mash-ups features Zatanna, Poison Ivy, Joker and Harley Quinn, and more.

More of the lovely art after the break.

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Artist Joey Chou has taken all that is right in the world and combined it in one amazing picture. What you see before you is Wonder Woman wielding a dual-bladed lightsaber while riding a two-headed unicorn-pegasus. That wasn’t enough, so he also had that unicorn-pegasus shoot lighting from its horns while striding across a rainbow. Words are simply not enough to describe this wonder.

(The Art of Animation via io9)

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We live in a time where a furry gun-toting raccoon and a talking tree will appear in a film before Wonder Woman. It’s ridiculous that DC Comics and Warner Bros. haven’t given Diana the spotlight yet. They throw around excuses, and this comic from Dorkly showcases just how silly and frustrating the situation is.

See the entire comic after the break.

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Toys don’t have to be made from LEGO bricks in order to be attractively blocky. Artist Amanda Visell does a fine job making angles with her wood idols. We’ve featured her Star Wars figurines in the past, and now she’s added superheroes and Disney villains to her portfolio. The unique figures aren’t quite like anything I’ve seen, and I love the take on the characters and the fact that Visell also makes the boxes. Her newest designs feature Wolverine, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Hook, and more.

See more of the cool toys after the break.

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Make space on your toy shelf and start saving some cash because you may just need this Wonder Woman Premium Format Figure from Sideshow Collectibles. The figure of the Amazonian princess stands at 25.5 inches tall and is packed with drool-worthy details from her wavy hair down to her striped boots. Diana looks beautiful and fierce in this sculpt; I’m in love with this representation of the character.

Besides the wonderfully crafted figure, you’ll receive several accessories: the trusty Lasso of Truth, a spear, and a battle axe. A helmet and sword rest at her feet. Yeah, everything about this piece kicks butt. Now, if we could just get a Wonder Woman movie…

See more photos of the epic figure after the break.

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Katee Sackhoff kicks butt. The talented actress will long be remembered for her role as Starbuck in the new Battlestar Galactica, and she’s stayed busy since then. Most recently, she took on a role in a Riddick. She spoke with Total Film about the role, and they ventured into other territory – like comic books and Star Wars. Sackhoff is more than willing to take on iconic roles and even auditioned for the Wonder Woman television show:

I remember auditioning for the Wonder Woman television show and being told that I wasn’t the Wonder Woman type, but if I wanted to play the best friend, I could audition for that.

And remember thinking to myself, ‘You obviously haven’t seen my work!

As cool as Wonder Woman is, she would love to get a chance to play Harley Quinn and this isn’t the first time she’s expressed her love for the character. She told Total Film:

I would love to play Harley Quinn. I just think it’s amazing. I mean I think I might give away my firstborn to have an opportunity to play Harley Quinn…

I love trying to understand the villain, and trying to understand the things they do and why they do them, and I’ve always found her and The Joker, you almost can’t understand them. And it makes it so much more interesting because everything’s fair game, and I love that. I loved the usefulness of her, I thought that was interesting, and I just think that it’s a fantastic character.

And as far as Star Wars, she wouldn’t mind playing in that universe either. She’s already voiced a fantastic character on The Clone Wars and is a fan of Han Solo but getting involved in the new movies wouldn’t stink:

If J.J. would listen, I would play a rock in the Star Wars movies. I think that they’re fantastic, I think that he’s a great choice, and I’m excited to see what happens in that world.

I’d love to see Sackhoff in any or all of these roles. She would even manage to make a rock interesting.

(Superhero Hype via TMS)

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This little tidbit regarding Gal Gadot’s appearance as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie comes courtesy of Batman-on-Film.com (who have a good track record with DC rumors) and it’s likely to set your whole comic book world completely on end. Let’s just jump right into the crazy with a quote, shall we?

Personally, I’d say it’ll be about on par with Scarlett Johansson’s first appearance as Black Widow in IRON MAN 2. I believe that it’s a cameo-plus type of role that will (hopefully) serve as a springboard to a solo Wonder Woman movie.

With all that said, I’d bet a year’s pay – in MONOPOLY money, of course – that the “Amazons” of this cinematic DCU will be descendants of those “ancient Kryptonians” who attempted to set up Kryptonian outposts throughout spacedom thousands and thousands of years ago.

Um, so, Wonder Woman’s ancestry traces back to Krypton. This is interesting news as it would change everything. Every. Single. Thing. And there’s more:

Furthermore, I say that Wonder Woman will be powered-down, if you will, relative to Superman because these Amazons have evolved and adapted to living on Earth for hundreds of centuries. And since Kryptonians are produced without any “He’n and She’n” – Jor El and Lara excluded – couldn’t this original Kryptonian on Earth have used this reproductive science to create an all-female race? I say yes!

Take a deep breath and think about what this means for a second. It would mean Wonder Woman is sort of inferior to Superman in terms of her power and it would completely toss out all the mythology of her character in favor of a sci-fi origin story.

I’m not sure I know how to feel about this and since it’s only a rumor (an unsourced one at that) I wouldn’t get too worked up about it just yet.

UPDATE: Thankfully, this rumor was nothing more than speculation and opinion on the part of Batman-On-Film.com. They retracted the story as little more than a bit of fun in their mailbag segment. Rest easy fans.

(via io9)

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It’s winter, which means you still have an excuse to make paper snowflakes – not that you need one. Sonia Harris of Comic Book Resources has invested some time and creativity into coming up with superheroic paper snowflake designs. They feature Batman, Storm, Punisher, Wonder Woman, and Iron Man, and they are fabulous. The designs are intricate but not so much so that you need an X-acto knife and buckets of patience. Once you’ve downloaded the patterns, you should be able to knock these out in an hour or so.

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Fast and Furious star Gal Godot is your new Wonder Woman. She’ll be starring alongside Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the upcoming Batman vs Superman film. Director Zack Snyder notes:

Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.

Godot, 28, is from Israel and has a background in both modeling and acting. She seems a bit skinny for the role, but she did spend two years in the Israeli army so she seems to have some kick ass qualifications.

What do you think—is Gal Godot the right fit for the first big screen Wonder Woman?

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Fans have been doing everything short of begging Hollywood to make a Wonder Woman movie, but those pleas have been falling on deaf ears. Instead, we’ve got this beautifully shot fan film by Rainfall Films that has the star-spangled heroine fighting armed bad guys and giant beasts. It’s not a feature, but it’s a fantastic effort.

See the film after the break…

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