Born (or created, being brought to life from a statue like Galatea) on "Paradise Island" and raised among an all-female populace who both despise and are constantly interested in men, "Diana Prince" falls in love with a mortal man (Steve Trevor) who is plane-wrecked there, and mayhem ensues.
The creation of William Moulton Marston (and his wife Elizabeth) and loaded down with an intentionally heavy baggage of Freudian psychology, this DC Comics character (Wonder Woman #1 Summer 1942) has been running non-stop since the character first appeared in All Star Comics #8 in 1941.
December 1, 2013
Wonder Woman / Lynda Carter going back on the air
Warner Bros CEO Tsujihara talks Wonder Woman
Hollywood Reporter on comments from the head at Warner Bros:
"...he said, “there is a tendency to go to the well [on sequels] too many times.”
...Also on the subject of franchises, Tsujihara said that the lack of superhero movies other than the Superman and Batman franchises had been a “missed opportunity,” but added that the studio had “huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV.” Perhaps one hint in that direction: “We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”
Wonder Woman - Lynda Carter
Wonder Woman - Trinity War
From Justice League #22 cover by Ivan Reis. See the entire cover.
Wonder Woman transformation sequence - TV Series
See entire sequence, Season One, with Lynda Carter
Superman and Wonder Woman argue over capital punishment from Justice League #22 - read more of the sequence .
Wonder Woman Pop Media
Wonder Woman 'New 52' era
Original Wonder Woman Comics
Wonder Woman co-starring Comics
Batman and Robin All Stars #5, July 2007, Wonder Woman "Men always make a mess out of everything"
Wonder Woman 1973 (Nick Cardy art)
From the cover of Secret Origins #3, July-August 1973, Nick Cardy's Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman psychology (and sales figures) 1965
Read: A brief discussion of stereotype and Wonder Woman's battling Amazon character, circa 1965. 1965 cover by Ross Andru (Mike Esposito inks) for Wonder Woman #197.
Mahmud Asrar art: Supergirl and Wonder Woman
Full page from Supergirl #17, April 2013. See the page larger.
Wonder Woman Earth 2 Cover
Art by Ivan Reis (inks by Joe Prado) for Earth 2 Cover Issue 1 (July 2012).
Hot Rods of Wonder Woman - Issue #56, 1952
Behind the speeding Hot Rods was a mystery the Mighty Amazon could only solve by challenging the menace on Homicide Highway!
Wonder Woman #56, 1952, artwork by Irwin Hasen and Bernard Sachs (inks). During the late 1940s and early 1950s, car racing had increased substantially in popularity, full with full size automobiles and "Midget Racing".
See the Wonder Woman 611 artwork enlarged.
Use of the term "Wonder Woman"
Calling someone a "Wonder Woman" predates Marston's creation by decades. For example, the term shows up in "The Illustrious Client" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1924 in the 12-story collection The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes stories. The story itself is set in 1902.
“I did not understand that you were merely an intermediary. Who is the principal?”
“Mr. Holmes, I must beg you not to press that question. It is important that I should be able to assure him that his honoured name has been in no way dragged into the matter. His motives are, to the last degree, honourable and chivalrous, but he prefers to remain unknown. I need not say that your fees will be assured and that you will be given a perfectly free hand. Surely the actual name of your client is immaterial?”
“I am sorry,” said Holmes. “I am accustomed to have mystery at one end of my cases, but to have it at both ends is too confusing. I fear, Sir James, that I must decline to act.”
Our visitor was greatly disturbed. His large, sensitive face was darkened with emotion and disappointment.
“You hardly realize the effect of your own action, Mr. Holmes,” said he. “You place me in a most serious dilemma for I am perfectly certain that you would be proud to take over the case if I could give you the facts, and yet a promise forbids me from revealing them all. May I, at least, lay all that I can before you?”
“By all means, so long as it is understood that I commit myself to nothing.”
“That is understood. In the first place, you have no doubt heard of General de Merville?”
“De Merville of Khyber fame? Yes, I have heard of him.”
“He has a daughter, Violet de Merville, young, rich, beautiful, accomplished, a wonder-woman in every way. It is this daughter, this lovely, innocent girl, whom we are endeavouring to save from the clutches of a fiend.”
“Baron Gruner has some hold over her, then?”
Wonder Woman on the cover of Imagine FX Magazine
[Above: Cliff Chiang artwork from Wonder Woman #1, November cover date, 2011 DC Comics.]
Adam Hughes cover art to Wonder Woman #141
February 1999 Cover Date, DC Comics. Part 2 of the "Trinity" 2-part story by Eric Luke
[Below: Art by Harry Peter, June 1942 issue of Sensation Comics from DC Comics. Click to enlarge.]
Irv Novick Wonder Woman
August 1957 issue of Wonder Woman #92.
Wonder Woman art by Amanda Visell
Amanda Visell Word Press blog web site here. On her site there are photos of the image as it progressed through the stages to the finished painting.
Wonder Woman Trinity Covers
Cover: Amazing World of DC Comics #15, Mike Nasser Wonder Woman - Lynda Carter Artwork
The Library Association Wonder Woman Poster
Art by Alex Ross
H. G Peters Wonder Woman
Original Wonder Woman Artist
March 18, 2011
Adrianne Palicki is new Wonder Woman
Costume is a fairly rational compromise between the "street cred" redo by Jim Lee, and the traditional Lynda Carter suit (which was based on the original 1941 Moulton and H. G. Peter design for DC Comics.)
Adam Hughes cover to Wonder Woman #600,August 2010, DC Comics
Jim Aparo Brave and the Bold #105
Wonder Woman in an all-white suite
Elseworlds Wonder Woman, circa 1998 (Art by Matt Haley and Tom Simmons)
Wonder Woman: Jim Lee and Frank Miller
Wonder Woman page from the July 2007 issue of Batman and Robin #5. "Men always make a mess of everything!"
Spring 2013 - Ame-Comi Girls Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman leads the team of DC Comics super females against a green octo-Brainiac intent upon conquering (what else) the earth. Artwork is by Eduardo Francisco. See a page from issue #2 here.
Wonder Woman #0 panel, art by Cliff Chiang
See the entire page from Wonder Woman #0
Frequent DC Comics artist Stanley "Artgerm" Lau reacts to the new redesign of Wonder Woman. Plus some history and observations on the premier female superheroine.
Wonder Woman gives Superman a lecture about the "ants" of earth. (Jim Lee art)
Superman, Wonder Woman and Plasticman - from Batman All Stars #5 - art by Jim Lee
Scott McDaniel drawn Wonder Woman From Countdown Arena #1
Scott McDaniel drawn Wonder Woman From Countdown Arena #1
Wonder Woman by Mark Bagley from Trinity #37, DC Comics
Wonder Woman AKA Wonder Girl by Mike Allred
Wonder Woman by Frank Miller from The Dark Knight Strikes Back
Adam Hughes "Just Imagine Wonder Woman" 2001
"Just Imagine" Wonder Woman by Stan Lee and Jim Lee, 2001
[Below] Issue #1 of Wonder Woman, Summer 1942
Original Page Sept 2011 | Updated March 2013