Wonder Woman

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COMIC REEL: Pics of "Batman v Superman's" Cyborg; James Gunn's Take on Cap's Twist

Yesterday
By Anthony Couto

Behind-the-scenes photos from the "BvS" Ultimate Cut reveal a better look at Cyborg, director James Gunn sounds off on the Cap twist, and more.

"Wonder Woman" #1 Will Inspire Optimism, Faith in the Series

Fri, June 24th
By Marykate Jasper

Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp's "Wonder Woman" #1 "kicks off Diana's 'Rebirth' series with a strong, rhythmically plotted debut issue."

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These Superhero Bookshelves Will Spruce Up Any Secret Lair

Fri, June 24th
By Kevin Melrose

LOOK: Classic Wonder Woman Foe Gets a Ferocious New Look

Wed, June 22nd
By Jim Johnson

COMIC REEL: "Thor: Ragnarok" to Showcase Hemsworth Comedy; New "Wolverine 3" Casting Call

Wed, June 22nd
By Anthony Couto

LOOK: "Wonder Woman" Movie's Costumes, Helmets & Props

Tue, June 21st
By CBR News Team

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Wonder Woman" #1 Delivers a Warning from Rucka & Sharp

Mon, June 20th
By CBR News Team

See DC Rebirth Designs For Deathstroke, Black Canary, Huntress and More

Sat, June 18th
By Kevin Melrose

Wonder Woman Lands New Logo for 75th Anniversary Celebration

Wed, June 15th
By Meagan Damore

Mattel Debuts SDCC-Exclusive Wonder Woman Figure With Invisible Jet

Fri, June 10th
By Kevin Melrose

The Success & Failure of DC's Rebirth... So Far

Wed, June 8th
By Brett White

Perfectly Paced "Wonder Woman: Rebirth" #1 Dissects Diana's Conflicting Origins

Wed, June 8th
By Greg McElhatton

Wonder Woman Sheds New 52 Costume, Learns Secrets About Herself in "Rebirth" One-Shot

Wed, June 8th
By Matt Little

Diana Reevaluates Her Role In New "Wonder Woman: Rebirth" Preview

Tue, June 7th
By Stephen Gerding

WATCH: "Supergirl" Stuntwoman Destroys "American Ninja Warrior" Dressed as Wonder Woman

Mon, June 6th
By Andrew Paul

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

Mon, May 23rd
By Kiel Phegley

Wonder Woman 101: Where to Start and What to Read

Wed, May 18th
By Tom Bondurant

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

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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