She doesn’t occupy the story for long, but I couldn’t help but be fascinated with young Diana in Wonder Woman. The only child on an island of adults, her childhood would be unlike any other in history. What would that be like? Something tells me it wouldn’t go smoothly, and after reading Jill Thompson’s original graphic novel, WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON, it’s clear I’m not the only Wonder Woman fan who feels that way.
She’s been a beloved, heroic icon for 75 years, with fans across the world of every age, nationality and gender. Her image has graced comic books, clothing, toys, animation, food, games, art shows and just about everything else you can imagine. Her first live action movie was one of the most anticipated of the year and would shape how she appears in film for years to come.
There's no wrong way to see Wonder Woman. See it by yourself, with a friend, with a group… (Dr. Seuss would have a cleverer, rhyming way to explain this.)
While Ares and Germany’s real-life General Erich Ludendorff may serve as the two biggest adversaries in Wonder Woman, they’re aided by the brilliant, deadly chemist named Isabel Maru, or as she’s referred to by the British army—Doctor Poison.
You’ve heard of Batman’s sidekick Robin, and I’m willing to bet you’re pretty familiar with Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, but do you know Wonder Woman’s best friend Etta Candy?
If you answered “no,” that’s all right, you’re definitely not alone. Etta was one of DC’s earliest sidekicks, and one of the first female supporting characters in super hero comics who wasn’t a love interest or a villain—but she’s also got some truly weird and wild history, which can make her just a little challenging to understand at first glance.
June is set to be a “wonderful” month. The Wonder Woman movie is finally here, and you may be wondering to yourself, “Are there any Wonder Woman comics out there that I can read?” You are in luck! DC has a bunch of great graphic novels hitting comic book shops this month and they all have one thing in common: Wonder Woman!
If you were a child in the 1990s, like myself, then so much of what informed our shared experience of the DC Universe came from the animated cartoons. For me, personally, this led to my ever-lasting affection for the character of Robin (the Tim Drake version, specifically), and when Justice League debuted I was given my first real and meaningful incarnation of Princess Diana of Themyscira a.k.a. Wonder Woman.
Alright, I have a confession to make.
I’m ashamed to admit this, but...I don’t really know all that much about Wonder Woman.
I know, I know, totally embarrassing, and this week of all weeks. But as lame as saying that out loud makes me feel, I have to be honest—outside of meeting Diana in crossover events and team books, I haven’t really had all that much contact with her.
Super Hero High is a place for young heroes to learn all the usual subjects and life lessons one studies in high school and also how to use their super powers and skills for the good of humanity. While they balance attending class and striving for top marks with doing whatever's necessary to protect the citizens of nearby Metropolis, they also participate in the usual school activities—you know, sports, clubs and Intergalactic Games. The latter competition is the subject of the all-new animated movie, DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games.