Tuesday, February 21, 2006

DC Comics predicts the future of sex! Again.

We already know that DC Comics can solve the riddles of the ancient past, but who knew they could predict the future as well? The answer to that resides via William Moulton Marston and his creation Wonder Woman. Marston predicted the future by introducing to the unsuspecting world lesbian internet webcam cybersex some six decades before it would become a technological reality.

Many columnists of the "Zap! Pow!" variety like to point out the amazing prescience of Science Fiction and by extension, comic book writers on their uncanny ability to describe things to come. Their actual accuracy is something of a fallacy. For every Verne that predicted space travel by rocket there were hundreds of authors who described a trip to the moon by tying birds and balloons to the masts of ships. Not to mention nearly every writer ever completely missed the impact computers would have on world wide society. Not Marston! An inventor in his own right (who cursed the planet with the junk-science creation the Lie Detector), Marston obviously knew that all marketable inventions will inevitably and very quickly be used for pornography.

Furthermore, take a look at the outfit Diana Prince is wearing. She is wearing her glasses while in full Wonder Woman costume. She resembles more a bored housewife spicing things up than a super-hero*.

This very scene is probably being coincidentally re-enacted in the bedrooms and home offices the world over even as you read this.

- Originally published in the subtext goldmine Sensation Comics v1 #19 (June 1943). Reprinted in Four Star Spectacular#4 (Sept-Oct 1976) & Wonder Woman Archives vol. 3 (June 2002).

*In my book, that is the definition of a super-hero.

5 comments:

  1. Sigh. I actually thought you'd link to that.

    Or at least hoped.

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  2. "Marston obviously knew that all marketable inventions will inevitably and very quickly be used for pornography."

    Including, thanks to him, the comic book.

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  3. She is wearing her glasses while in full Wonder Woman costume.

    It seems to me that Diana simply knows what people want on their internet lesbian web-cams.

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  4. Amazon prison chef.

    Never thought I'd see those three words linked together in a discussion of remote lesbian pornography.

    I love the 21st century.

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  5. "...all marketable inventions will inevitably and very quickly be used for pornography."

    Poppycock. All marketable inventions are ORIGINALLY DESIGNED for pornography. Many are later put to other, more mainstream uses by joyless drones. E.g., the videocasette recorder.

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