The New 52 changes to the character of Wonder Woman are a mixed bag: The color scheme is actually more cohesive; the Superman romance felt tacked on; her new Pantheon was effectively alien and creepy.  And then there’s that damn sword.  Superheroes and swords are always a tough sell, as they usually can’t just go gleefully hacking into enemies willy-nilly, a problem that has sidelined Valkyrie, Black Knight and more.  Add in Wonder Woman already having a signature weapon, forcing her to choose lasso or sword, and it’s all complicated, leading to today’s dual-wielding query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is also bugged by artists not agreeing on the size or style of sword, but realizes that’s a different unwinnable battle, asking: In your mind, is Wonder Woman more appropriately armed with lasso or sword?


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  1. Malone_hasco on

    Super heroes with stabby things are usually problematic, that’s why I’ll got with the lasso.

  2. Lasso, easily.

    I don’t mind Diana busting out a sword (or axe) if serious, world-ending s**t is going down, but I hate seeing it as one of her default weapons.

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