Wonder Woman

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Rucka, Sharp & Scott Aim To Make Rebirth's "Wonder Woman" Accessible & Fantastic

3 days ago
By Kiel Phegley

Greg Rucka, Liam Sharpe and Nicola Scott discuss the dueling stories of Diana's "Year One," and her modern struggle with the gods.

Wonder Woman 101: Where to Start and What to Read

Wed, May 18th
By Tom Bondurant

Wonder Woman has a reputation for having a confusing, convoluted history, but that's no reason to avoid exploring the iconic hero's comic book exploits!

Articles

DC Comics & Renae De Liz Preparing Sequel To "The Legend of Wonder Woman"

Wed, May 18th
By Kiel Phegley

COMIC REEL: Warner Bros Moves Untitled DC Film; "Deadpool" Video Reveals Colossus VFX

Wed, May 11th
By Anthony Couto

"Wonder Woman" Star Lynda Carter to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Mon, May 9th
By Kevin Melrose

Wonder Woman Cosmetics Line Headed to Walgreens

Thu, May 5th
By Anthony Couto

"Wonder Woman" Set Photo Reveals Wayne Enterprises Connection

Tue, May 3rd
By Lauren Gallaway

POLL: Which DC Comics Rebirth Costume Redesign Is Your Favorite?

Tue, May 3rd
By Brian Cronin

PREVIEW: Rucka & Sharp's "Wonder Woman: Rebirth" Brings Epic Action

Tue, May 3rd
By CBR News Team

Sneak Peek at Frank Cho's "Wonder Woman" #1 Variant Cover

Sun, May 1st
By Kevin Melrose

DC Comics' "Rebirth" Character Designs for Batman, Wonder Woman and More

Fri, April 29th
By CBR News Team

Wonder Woman's Epic "Batman V Superman" Entrance Released Online

Wed, April 27th
By Brett White

Wonder Woman Inspires New Valentino Fashion Collection

Mon, April 25th
By Kevin Melrose

DC Heroes Get Dissected in XXRay Collectible Figure Line

Thu, April 14th
By Kevin Melrose

Warner Bros Moves "Wonder Woman's" Release; Two New Dates Set for Untitled DC Films

Wed, April 6th
By Anthony Couto

Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman Inspire DC Bombshells Fashion Line

Tue, April 5th
By Kevin Melrose

Vote for the Final Four in CSBG'S DC/Marvel TV Superhero Tourney!

Fri, April 1st
By Brian Cronin

DC Heroes to Star in Series of Young-Adult Novels

Thu, March 31st
By Kevin Melrose

INTERVIEW: Morrison Tells Mythical Truths & Lies in DC's "Wonder Woman: Earth One"

Wed, March 30th
By Jeffrey Renaud

Superheroes Take to the Court With These NBA Logo Redesigns

Tue, March 29th
By Kevin Melrose

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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