Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman Lunchbox Deemed Too Violent for School

Yesterday
By Kevin Mahadeo

A school sent a letter to a student's parents requesting she no longer bring her Wonder Woman lunchbox to school as it violates the school dress code.

CBR TV: Nicola Scott Finds Her Artistic Soul in "Black Magick," Still Longs for Wonder Woman

Thu, August 20th
By Jonah Weiland

Veteran DC Comics artist Nicola Scott discusses her first creator-owned series with Greg Ruck at Image Comics and not having time for neuroses.

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Wonder Woman Officiates Same-Sex Wedding in "Sensation Comics"

Wed, August 19th
By Kevin Mahadeo

CBR TV: "iZombie" Showrunners Expand Their Zombie Mythology in Season 2

Tue, August 18th
By Kiel Phegley

Why Didn't We Know About These DC Comics Super Hero Cafes?

Fri, August 14th
By Kevin Melrose

SDCC: "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" Cast & Crew Spill Alternate Reality Secrets

Tue, July 28th
By Meagan Damore

CBR TV: Timm on "Justice League: Gods & Monsters," Harley Quinn's Explosion & More

Mon, July 27th
By Albert Ching

Wonder Woman and Batgirl 'Chair Capes' Set to Make Office Work More Super

Tue, July 21st
By Albert Ching

TOYING AROUND: The Great SDCC Wrap-Up Edition!

Sat, July 18th
By TJ Dietsch

Grant Morrison Weighs In On "Batman v Superman's" Wonder Woman

Fri, July 17th
By Stephen Gerding

"When Did Wonder Woman First Fly?" and More Comic Book Firsts

Sun, July 12th
By Brian Cronin

SDCC: Noteworthy Moments from the New "Batman v Superman" Trailer

Sat, July 11th
By Meagan Damore

POLL: What Do You Think of the First Official "Batman v Superman" Trailer?

Sat, July 11th
By CBR News Team

SDCC: DC Comics Declares "Justice For All"

Fri, July 10th
By Kiel Phegley

SDCC INTERVIEW: "iZombie" Co-Showrunner Wants to Write Wonder Woman Movie

Fri, July 10th
By Kevin Mahadeo

DC Unveils Profiles In Girl Power For "DC Super Hero Girls"

Wed, July 8th
By Kiel Phegley

Mattel Brings "Batman V Superman" Toys To Comic-Con

Wed, July 1st
By Kevin Melrose

EXCL. PREVIEW: Wonder Woman Does a "Little Dance" in "Sensation Comics" #40

Wed, June 24th
By CBR News Team

Finch On Significance of Wonder Woman's New Costume, Donna Troy's Redemption

Tue, June 23rd
By Jeffrey Renaud

Wonder Woman's All-New Look, Lots of Dead Supermen & More in "DC You" Week 3

Thu, June 18th
By CBR News Team

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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