Wonder Woman, the iconic heroine from the Amazon realm of Themyscira, has encountered numerous culture shocks since venturing into man’s world. While she has admirably embraced many customs and traditions, there is one annual celebration that continues to baffle and frustrate her – Valentine’s Day.
In this year’s DC Valentine’s special, “How to Lose a Guy Gardner in 10 Days #1,” fans are treated to a collection of romantic-comedy stories featuring beloved DC heroes and villains. Among these tales is “Say Yes to the Mess” by Brendan Hay and Maria Laura Sanapo, which sheds light on Wonder Woman’s experiences during a typical Valentine’s Day.
Why does Wonder Woman hate Valentine’s Day?
- Despite having spent decades in man’s world, Wonder Woman finds Valentine’s Day to be a perplexing and frustrating tradition. The holiday’s relentless onslaught of unwanted affection and misguided gestures leaves her entangled in chaos and often targeted by unwanted suitors.
What are some examples of the chaos Wonder Woman encounters on Valentine’s Day?
- Each year, Wonder Woman must intervene in numerous crises and crimes committed in the name of love. She becomes the unintended target of absurd and often unlawful gestures from both people and villains attempting to win her favor as their Valentine, resulting in law-breaking, property damage, and endangerment of lives.
How does Wonder Woman’s perspective on Valentine’s Day reflect her character development?
- Wonder Woman’s disdain for Valentine’s Day offers insight into her ongoing adjustment to life in man’s world. It highlights her struggle to comprehend and navigate human customs and traditions, adding depth to her character and exploring her perspective on prominent holidays in the United States.
Could DC explore Wonder Woman’s opinions on other holidays in future stories?
- Given the success and insight provided by “Say Yes to the Mess,” it would be intriguing for DC to further explore Wonder Woman’s perspective on other holidays in man’s world. This could offer fans additional depth and understanding of her character and her ongoing journey of adaptation and integration into human society.