By RazzaTazz 23 Comments
I am in a bit of a departure away from deeper well thought out posts after getting more busy with studying. After reviewing the Wonder Woman back issues this weekend and checking out some other artwork of Paradise Island, I kind of got interested in the architecture of the place. I know that this is highly subjective because there is no edict saying "Paradise Island must be drawn this way" and really I am not sure if there has ever been even a comprehensive map of the island drawn by any comic book artists. What I did notice is that the columns are usually depicted in a relatively uniform way, with an elaborate frieze (the highest part) and a mostly bare base (the bottom part). This would seem to be a mix of Ionic/Corinthian (Corinthian is just a more elaborate version of Ionic) at the top with Doric at the bottom. I guess it is completely reasonable to assume that in their history that the Amazons have developed their own style, but I think this is more a case of comic book artists drawing what they think looks the coolest without doing their homework first.