The Justice League of Amazons!
Thank you to everyone who replied or wrote to tell me about this book! It was published in 2001 as part of a “Justice Leagues” event, in which the members of the JLA forget about the JLA and end up each founding their own Leagues. So Superman has the Justice League of Aliens, Aquaman has the Justice League of Atlantis, etc.
Wonder Woman’s League is the Justice League of Amazons, featuring:
- Wonder Woman (obviously)
- Big Barda
- Power Girl
- Black Orchid
It was only a one-shot, but it’s still a great idea and should be revisited when it’s not the result of a telepathic mind wipe or whatever.
—Justice Leagues: Justice League of Amazons #1 (2001) cover by George Pérez
I have no idea who Black Orchid is, but it otherwise a great line-up. I am 101% in favor of a Justice League of Ladies headed up by Wonder Woman. (I’d replace Black Orchid with Black Canary)
A post has been traveling around Tumblr where Big Barda is mistaken for Wonder Woman. I thought I’d take the opportunity to help correct that mistake, and introduce the baddest bitch from Apokolips.
Taken from her mother at a young age, Barda was trained by Granny Goodness to serve the evil lord Darkseid. She becomes leader of the Female Fury Battalion, a ferocious pack of women warriors. During a raid, she meets Scott Free, and discovers the problematic nature of her upbringing. Turning her back on the abusive Darkseid and Granny, she joins a rebel cell and risks her life to enable Scott’s escape to Earth. After some time the two are reunited, decide to get hitched, and become a kick-ass crime fighting couple. After a few years of working, they retire to New Hampshire and attempt to live a normal life. When this plan fails terribly, they move to Greenwich Village, NY where Barda forms a defense-training program for women called the New Female Furies. The two still occasionally help out with JL missions.
Barda is a proud homekeeper and wife. One of the deadliest hand-to-hand combatants alive, she has fought Wonder Woman to a draw. Energy bolts from her megarod are strong enough to concuss Superman, and her heart is such that she never turns down a friend in need. 7 feet tall, fast as a whip, and she loves Pokemon Cards. Does it really get better than that?
My love for Big Barda/Scott Free knows no bounds.
BARDA!!!!!! I love her so muchBarda!
If I tried to tell you how much I like Big Barda, you would accuse you of hyperbole.
[ Description: The absolutely awesome fight scene from Superman/Batman: Apocalypse where Wonder Woman & Big Barda take on the Female Furies. ]
to date my favorite battle from the cartoons
My absolute favourite bit is when Diana does that thing with her leg and the whip.