It’s been a couple of decades since Wonder Woman’s costume was upgraded from an eagle across the bodice to a stylized Wonder Woman ‘W’ symbol (or, in some cases, a double W.)  Even so, the prevalence of Lynda Carter’s portrayal of the character in the 1970s has locked in the eagle as the centerpiece of Diana’s battle garb.  Given the number of different interpretations of Wonder Woman throughout the years, the ‘Eagle or W’ question tends to go back and forth a bit, leading to today’s super-symbolic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) isn’t arguing the symbolism or the importance of marketing in the stylized W being copyrightable, just which you like better, asking: Eagle or W?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


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