Wonder Woman

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SDCC: Celebrating 75 Years of Wonder Woman

14 hours ago
By Shaun Manning

Gal Gadot, Patty Jenkins, Jim Lee, and Nicola Scott discuss the Amazon's past, present, and future gather in a Comic-Con spotlight.

WATCH: "Wonder Woman" Unleashes First Trailer at SDCC

17 hours ago
By Anthony Couto

"Wonder Woman" showed off its first official trailer at the film's panel for Comic-Con International: San Diego.

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SDCC: "Injustice 2" Trailer Pits Wonder Woman Against Blue Beetle

Yesterday
By Kevin Melrose

LOOK: "Wonder Woman" Debuts Colorful First Poster

Yesterday
By Anthony Couto

SDCC: Wonder Woman Stamps Celebrate Character's Many Looks for 75th Anniversary

2 days ago
By Anthony Couto

Terry McGinnis Returns, Wally West Meets Wally West Plus More Highlights from DC's October Solicits

Mon, July 18th
By Meagan Damore

SDCC: This Life-Size LEGO Wonder Woman Contains 22,736 Bricks

Mon, July 18th
By Kevin Melrose

SDCC: '70s Icons Collide in "Wonder Woman/Bionic Woman" Crossover

Mon, July 18th
By Kevin Melrose

Frank Cho Leaves "Wonder Woman"; Blames Greg Rucka's 'Political Agenda'

Fri, July 15th
By Anthony Couto

"Wonder Woman" Jessie Graff Stuns Audiences Once Again on "American Ninja Warrior"

Tue, July 12th
By Andrew Paul

10 Fantasy Comics to Make You Miss "Game of Thrones" a Little Less

Sat, July 9th
By Andrew Paul

10 Fantasy Comics to Hold You Over Until "Game of Thrones" Returns

Thu, July 7th
By Andrew Paul

CORRECTION: New "Justice League Action" Poster is Unofficial Art

Tue, July 5th
By Anthony Couto

"Batman v Superman" Behind-the-Scenes Pic Sees DC's Trinity Unite for First Time

Mon, July 4th
By Anthony Couto

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

Thu, June 30th
By Anthony Couto

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

Fri, June 24th
By Marykate Jasper

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

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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