Thursday, October 24, 2013

The secret origin of Mary Jo Duffy

I was reading some old Wonder Woman comics and found this letter on the final page of Wonder Woman #216. It's from Mary Jo Duffy, a future editor for Marvel and writer on DC's Catwoman series.

The letter appeared in the March 1975 issue of Wonder Woman. Assuming Wikipedia is the irrefutable information source high school sophomores hope it is, Mary Jo was twenty-one when she wrote it. It tickles me that, in one letter, she touches on big cultural issues (the accurate representation of feminism) and utter minutiae (whether Wonder Woman should use Amazonian oaths in her alter ego). Truly, a mighty editor was in the making.

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