“I know no one THAT rude or THAT narrow-minded.”

§ November 1st, 2010 § Filed under letters of comment, wonder woman § 9 Comments

I’m not familiar enough with the Wonder Woman series to know how long this was the name of its letters column:

…but I do know this is an awesome letter o’complaint, printed in issue #209 (Dec ’73/Jan ’74):

And the response, from the above-cited Mr. Robert Kanigher:

I have to admit, I find myself intrigued by what may have been replaced by all the “(CENSORED)” edits. Like “no one, be they Amazon or human can (CENSORED).” Can what? “Can kiss their own elbows?” Not sure why that would be censored, unless of course it wasn’t “elbows.”

Anyway…awesome letter. Didn’t see stuff like that in the old letter columns too often. Pretty much par for the course now, in some corners of the nerdinet.

9 Responses to ““I know no one THAT rude or THAT narrow-minded.””

  • Rich Handley says:

    I guess Ain’t It Cool News was running Wonder Woman’s letters column back in those days.

  • Old Bull Lee says:

    Stylistic concerns of the letter aside, those were legitimate complaints.

  • Bully says:

    I never knew Harlan Ellison wrote in to Wonder Woman.

  • CW says:

    Those letter writers are obviously the grandparents of today’s current crop of youtube commenters.

  • Roger Green says:

    I was reading WW in that period, and the letter comments, as far as I can remember, were (CENSORED) right.

  • J.W.Rollins says:

    It is kinda like Mad Libs. I would play, but I can’t figure what part of speech each blank is supposed to be.

  • philip says:

    Dear JM Straczynski …

  • Shelly says:

    Egads. I actually remember that one. Hmmm…. I wonder if I still have that issue.

    Okay, I checked. Alas, no. I kept only the ones I liked. Thus, I have a gap between 202 and 216. BTW, the lettercol in 202 is Wonder Woman’s Write In (ick) and 220 is Wonder Words (much better). The books have different cover logos, too, since they cover different versions of Diana, 202 being during her powerless phase and 216 after she regained her powers. Black Canary guested in the latter.

  • Sarah says:

    Bully’s comment is literally what I was going to type in when I hit “comment.”