Chipping at Wonder Woman


Samuel “Chip” Delany’s penned the landmark 800 page science fiction tri-sexual space novel, any number of short stories set through all corners of the galaxy, and a craft book Junot Diaz calls “a measure of what all criticism and literature should aspire to be, but what you might not know is that he also wrote for Wonder Woman:.

If Delany’s description of his scripts seems a bit… odd for even a de-powered Diana Prince, you have to recall the watch-words for DC in the 1970s were “Social Relevance”. And, after all, even the famous O’Neill/Adams run on Green Lantern/Green Arrow around the same time looks a bit over-earnest and cheesy to modern eyes. 

The Observation Deck shines some light on this brief note in history.

Bryan Washington has written for Puerto Del Sol, Ninth Letter, and Midnight Breakfast, among others; he's also the recipient of a Houstonia Fellowship. He lives around New Orleans. More from this author →