Monday, January 7, 2008

The Magic of the Superheroine

The new year of ONE, is all about the magic of the Superheroine.
Indeed, the kick-butt soft-hearted Superheroine of the Age Aquarian.
Hey, it sorta rhymes. A tiny brain idiosyncrasy on my part, please forgive.
Wonder Woman! ‘beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Hermes, and stronger than Hercules’...Founder of the Justice League. Where are you my Amazonian Princess when we all so desperately need you? Still out in TV land?
Who can ever forget Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman? That red, white and blue starry costume representative of all that is good about America. Truth, justice and the American way. And lordy, lordy, did she have ‘the’ sexy curves! That waist beneath her impressively-sized bosom, do you even see a celebrity these days with that waist, those gorgeous generous curves anymore? Well, Delta Burke, but she was ridden out on the rails proclaiming anorexia as the new beauty standard. But, as usual, I digress. Yes, Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman captured my imagination, urging me toward comic book land more than any other superheroine at that time.
Comic book land, where Wonder Woman lives in pulp perpetuity. Always within our cultural consciousness. She lives as that splendid strong archetype, a woman saving the world for us all, for everyone she loves – and often saving the world from itself.
Wonder Woman like every superheroine lives in my daydream world, my author’s fantasy world, where I live as a superheroine. Where I create my novel’s heroines. For example, Sheridan in All Shades of Blue Paradise, must help save her beloved equine lands by agreeing to ride in the savage horse game of Braverth, against a man who is brutally devoted to her defeat.
Yep, Wonder Woman, I could certainly use the lasso of truth. Big time use it! And I certainly need your awesome bracelet shield these days. Why? Injustice has become the norm in our culture. Is that one very obvious reason a lot of us ‘long’ like the poor smitten sod...or we crave, desperately crave Heroes. The heroes of our romance novels?
Heroines and Heroes...ergo, dear Superheroine Magicians, the fan-sensation tv show, Heroes. Don’t we all wish? It was true. I know, I do.
Isn’t it time we all arrived to our Power...because it takes all of us Superheroines...all of us arriving, as the slayers in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer arrived. These girls becoming women came forth to save the world – the only way it could be saved, by arriving at an understanding of their power, then, by accepting their Power. Using their Power.

How did this blog come about? Pat, one of the American Title IV finalists for her entry, A Touch of Heaven. Currently Pat isn’t blogging regularly with us, but she always has an open invitation.
Below is the loop message which inspired Superheroines:
Pat! If you're still out there. I would so luv for you to blog about your entry into the 'Create a Superheroine' contest, and about the contest itself. Haven't heard of that one! Big fan of the tv Wonder Woman, if you can do her better, I want to see it! Savanna
Let's see how it goes. I sent in two concepts, but the editor only responded to one. If anyone else is interested, the info's in the Newsarama section of the Comic Shop News website ( You'll have to do a search because I think the thread's been archived ("Create a Superheroine" has been working for me). This is a legit contest with a legit comic book publishing company, targeted at writers. You don't have to know how to draw. The writer has to split proceeds 50/50 with the artist, but I'm cool with that. Deadline for round one, the one-paragraph "pitch," is January 31. Ten finalists will be chosen to submit 5 pages of script for their book. Five entries will be chosen from that and Newsarama readers will vote on their favorite. Winner gets to write a 3-issue miniseries. Gee, this all sounds so familiar.
Does this count as a blog entry?

Yes, Pat, it does count!!! And Sparkles, our resident fairy, shoots sequin-clouds of good luck your way from her fiercest wand of Power.

For any heroine or hero interested, details of the ‘Create a Super-Heroine’ contest can be found at Newsarama. Like Pat suggested, which I did, if you Google it, the page access pops right up, and there is an e-mail entry link provided.
But you have to be faster than Wonder Woman’s whip, the one paragraph story synopsis must be ‘e-mail’ sent by January 31, 2008.

p.s. If you want a sneak peek of the cover art and the blurb of All Shades of Blue Paradise, hit the Siren Publishing link located with the other links, and look on the Coming Soon page.


Evonne Wareham said...


Checked out the art work for Blue Paradise - looks good and the blurb really had me intrigued!!

Savanna Kougar said...

Evonne, thank you! thank you!

Trish Milburn said...

I was a big Wonder Woman fan when I was a kid. I love Buffy too, and Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy, has been linked to a feature film about Wonder Woman, though I think that fell through recently. Sigh. I've loved everything Joss has done -- Buffy, Angel, Firefly/Serenity.

Pat and Savanna, good luck in the superheroine contest.

Helen Scott Taylor said...

I remember watching Lynda Carter's wonder woman. That feels like a lifetime ago! I also love Buffy, Anita Blake and other tough heroines.


Savanna Kougar said...

Trish, I know, I luv everything Josh has done also -- that could of have been fabulous. Maybe the Wonder Woman project will be resurrected! We could send Angelis that way to give a good bite!
Helen, yep, it was a lifetime ago.