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Wonder Woman Is Getting a Vagina-Shaped Invisible Jet

Wonder Woman Is Getting a Vagina-Shaped Invisible Jet:

There’s no one else working in comics quite like Grant Morrison. In a career spanning more than three decades he’s produced masterpiece after masterpiece – All-Star Superman, The Invisibles, JLA, and a whopping seven-year run on Batman among them – influencing countless creators and breaking lots of new ground in superhero storytelling.

Oh, and also he’s a noted chaos magician who encourages fans to masturbate in order to charge their own magical sigils, and he claims beings who exist outside of time once took him from Kathmandu to Alpha Centauri. So, he’s not exactly opposed to throwing far-out ideas into his books.

One of Morrison’s most-anticipated upcoming projects is the years-in-the-making Wonder Woman: Earth One, a due-in-2016 re-imagining of the Amazonian princess with artist Yanick Paquette, who previously worked with Morrison on Batman Incorporated. To construct the story, Morrison dove deep into the feminist ideas of Wonder Woman’s creator, William Moulton Marston, and decided to think deeply about a world in which men had not been a part of life for literal millennia.

“What would a society of immortal women that’s been around for 7,000 years have done? They wouldn’t still be chopping men’s head’s off; they’ve got art and architecture and philosophy and poetry and it’s got nothing to do with men,” Morrison told Nerdist. So Yanick Paquette did this amazing design job, where there are no phallic objects. The only phallic objects are like these Greek towers that are almost like this haunting echo of the culture they came from.“

Morrison and Paquette didn’t stop with eliminating male symbols from the landscape, though. They also played up the idea of design based on the female body, so much so that Wonder Woman’s iconic invisible jet will now be vagina-shaped.

"Wonder Woman’s Invisible Plane is now shaped like a vagina; it’s the most incredible thing. It opens up in the back and it has a little clitoris hood, everything is a female-based design. It’s all based on shells and natural stuff. He’s created this entire newly designed world for the Amazons. And for the first 48 pages, there are no men — it’s just women talking to each other. And then halfway through the book, we’re building up to this big fight, and then I thought, ‘No, I’m not.’ This book isn’t about fights, there’s not going to be any fights. So we threw out the rules of traditional boy’s adventure fiction. It’s the most exciting book I’ve done in years, it changed everything I’m thinking about the future.”

Now, that might sound like stretching a visual metaphor a bit too far for some of you, but the way I see it, after all the phallic versions of the Batmobile we’ve seen over the years, it’s only fair.

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