Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman To Be Zeus' Daughter In "Batman V Superman"

Tue, October 14th
By TJ Dietsch

Producer Charles Roven revealed that the character's big screen debut will honor the New 52 retcon over the classic "molded from clay" origin.

"Fox & Friends" Struggles With Thor's Gender, Wonder Woman's Shorts

Mon, September 22nd
By Kevin Melrose

According to "Fox & Friends," the problem isn’t that female superheroes are oversexualized in comics and on film -- it’s they’re not being sexualized enough.

Articles

David Finch Discusses Wonder Woman's Design, '90s 'Bad Girl' Craze

Wed, September 3rd
By Blake Northcott

Lynda Carter Weighs in on Wonder Woman's New Costume

Tue, September 2nd
By Steve Sunu

FAN EXPO: DC Comics' "Champions of Justice" with Azzarello, Lemire, Pak and Finch

Tue, September 2nd
By Ryan Hancock

SDCC: DC Puts Familiar Comic Book Faces in New Places

Tue, August 19th
By Anastasia Betts

Comics A.M. - Square Enix Halts "Hi Score Girl" Amid Copyright Claims

Thu, August 14th
By Brigid Alverson

CBR TV: Morrison on "Annihilator," "Multiversity" & His Long-Awaited "Wonder Woman"

Tue, August 12th
By Jonah Weiland

CBR TV: Lee & DiDio on New Bat Books, Weekly Comics & the Trouble with Wonder Woman

Fri, August 8th
By Jonah Weiland

Marston, Gender Identity and Casting the Modern Wonder Woman

Tue, August 5th
By Noah Berlatsky

SDCC: Meredith & David Finch Discuss Finding the Core of "Wonder Woman"

Fri, August 1st
By Casey Gilly

"Batman V Superman" Most Talked-About Film of Comic-Con

Tue, July 29th
By TJ Dietsch

EXCL. PREVIEW: Royalty Join Forces in Parker's "Aquaman Annual"

Mon, July 28th
By CBR News Team

SDCC: Warner Bros. Debuts First Photo of Gadot as Wonder Woman

Sat, July 26th
By Kevin Melrose

SDCC: DC's "Champions of Justice" Panel

Fri, July 25th
By Kiel Phegley

SDCC: DC Collectibles Teases More Bombshells, Mother Box Replica

Thu, July 24th
By Steve Sunu

SDCC FIRST LOOK: David Finch's "Wonder Woman" #36 Art

Wed, July 23rd
By Kiel Phegley

POLL: Who Is Your All-Time Favorite "Wonder Woman" Writer?

Sun, July 13th
By Brian Cronin

PREVIEW: "Superman/Wonder Woman" #10 is "Doomed"

Mon, July 7th
By CBR News Team

How Wonder Woman’s Past Can Help the Finches

Sat, July 5th
By Tom Bondurant

Biography

Wonder Woman

Standing alongside Superman and Batman as the third member of DC Comics' trinity of flagship characters, Wonder Woman is by far the most popular and well known female superhero in comics today. Created in 1941 by Dr. William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G. Peter, the character's roots stretch back to the original superheroes - the Greek Gods - and the tribe of female warriors known as the Amazons. Originally created as an answer to the male-dominated superheroes of comics of the time, Marston portrayed Wonder Woman as a statuesque titan, capable of besting hr "equals" through a mixture of superior physical skill as well as mental acumen. As the emissary from the perfect females-only island paradise of Themiscrya to the modern world of Man, Wonder Woman has fought everything from World War 2 dictators and spies to supervillains, superheroes and even her own Amazonian sisters. At many times, the character's roots in Greek mythology have proved to be fertile ground for adventures and antagonists, with the war god Ares being chief amongst those.

Over the course of her nearly seventy years, Wonder Woman has been the subject of numerous creative directions, both in and out of comics. At times, she's taken up the human identity of Diana Prince in order to learn more about mankind, even going so far as to renounce her powers for a brief period in order to better understand humans. In the mid 1970s, Lynda Carter portrayed the Amazonian princess warrior in a television series which popularized Wonder Woman to the world-at-large. Indeed, the character's television series remains fondly remembered by fans and Hollywood alike, with DC and Warner Bros. attempting numerous times over the last decade to get her to the silver screen. Wonder Woman was also a core character on the long-running "Justice League" animated series based, as well as the titular star of one of Warner Animation's direct to DVD animated movies.

Wonder Woman has superhuman powers akin to her frequent teammate Superman, as well as the hand-to-hand combat skills of Batman. She frequently utilizes a golden rope called The Lasso of Truth, a lariat magically imbued with the ability to make those bound with it unable to lie, as well as a set of indestructible bracelets. As one of the founding members of DC's flagship superhero team the Justice League of America, Wonder Woman remains consistently at the center of DC's universe and its events. - Chris Arrant

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