Wonder Woman

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The Mission - 1/19

Mon, January 19th
By Joseph Phillip Illidge

This week, the heritage of "Wonder Woman" actress Lynda Carter is the starting point for a different look at the iconic DC Comics hero.

"Wonder Woman's" Meredith & David Finch Discuss Donna Troy's New 52 Introduction

Thu, January 15th
By Jeffrey Renaud

The married creators discuss bringing fan-favorite DC Comics character Donna Troy back to comics with one major change: she's now a villain.

Articles

Noah Berlatsky Talks Bondage, Feminism And Art In "Wonder Woman"

Wed, January 14th
By Alex Dueben

ERASING WOMEN: The Importance of "Agent Carter" to Comic Culture

Tue, January 13th
By Josie Campbell

DC Collectibles Spotlights New Wonder Woman Statue

Thu, January 8th
By Kevin Melrose

LEGO Releases Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet

Tue, December 30th
By Steve Sunu

"Super Friends" Voice Actor Shannon Farnon Talks Being TV's First Wonder Woman

Mon, December 29th
By Scott Huver

Tomasi Gets Personal with "Superman/Wonder Woman," Talks Wonderstar Mystery

Wed, December 17th
By Jeffrey Renaud

Finches Introduce Pre-New 52 Character in "Wonder Woman" #37

Wed, December 17th
By Stephen Gerding

Multiple Titles Conclude In Massive March DC Cull, "The Darkseid War" Begins

Mon, December 15th
By Brett White

"Pan" Writer Reportedly in Talks for "Wonder Woman" Screenplay

Thu, December 4th
By Albert Ching

POLL: Who is Your All-Time Favorite Wonder Woman Artist?

Sun, November 23rd
By CBR News Team

REVIEW: Meredith & David Finch's "Wonder Woman" #36

Fri, November 21st
By Jim Johnson

Bermejo's "Suiciders" Launches, New Characters Debut From DC in February

Mon, November 17th
By Steve Sunu

Jim Lee Joins "Multiversity," Harley Quinn Variants Invade DC's February 2015 Solicitations

Mon, November 17th
By CBR News Team

PREVIEW: David & Meredith Finch's "Wonder Woman" #36

Mon, November 17th
By CBR News Team

Comics A.M. - San Diego Enlists Hotels to Help Keep CCI in City

Mon, November 17th
By Brigid Alverson

EXCL. PREVIEW: Tomasi & Mahnke Take Over "Superman/Wonder Woman" #13

Mon, November 17th
By CBR News Team

"Wonder Woman" Reportedly Offered to Female Director

Mon, November 10th
By Kevin Melrose

Can "Wonder Woman" Make Its Mark in a Crowded Superhero Movie Landscape?

Thu, November 6th
By Meagan Damore

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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