New Trailer Gives Professor Marston and the Wonder Women the Comic Book Treatment

Still: Annapurna via YouTube
Still: Annapurna via YouTube

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women tells the story of how an iconic comic book character was brought to life, and now a teaser trailer for the film has given the creators’ origin story the comic sans font it deserves.

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Annapurna has released a stylized trailer that shows the story of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women as a moving comic book. It’s the same footage we saw in a previous trailer, but the look and style is completely different, weaving the story and characters through the pages. It looks really good, and I actually would have liked to see some of the movie done in this style, showing how the lines between fiction and reality were blurred as Marston and Elizabeth’s kink lifestyle inspired the creation of Wonder Woman.

The film comes out October 13, and you can watch the latest teaser trailer below.

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DISCUSSION

Warning, incoming Comic Sans rant:

No trailer deserves the Comic Sans treatment.

Comic Sans was never a font used in actual comic books, it was a PC font created by Vincent Connare in an afternoon by copying bits and pieces of Watchmen and The Dark Knight.

Dave Gibbons from Watchmen has even said he thinks the font looks bad and he wishes they’d asked a comic letter to at least make it. The kerning tables are all off, leading to uneven letter fit so it’s not even a matter of it missing the mark for the source material.

There are dozens of comic fonts available online (many of them used in actual published comics!) that are available for free. And they look great, because they’re meticulously designed for actual usage. There’s no need to use Comic Sans for this sort of thing!