When you’re a student, the return to school in the fall is always a bit of a letdown after the glorious freedom of summer. I remember that part of me was happy to see my teachers and get a chance to play with friends every day, but only part of me. Plus, there was usually the dreaded "what I did on summer vacation" assignment that always felt like a weird competition and an invitation to try to one-up your classmates.
Wonder Woman has been around for 76 years. She is, hands down, the most iconic female super hero that has ever been created. That’s a pretty impressive curriculum vitae in and of itself, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. From her inception, it has been pretty easy to cast your gaze across the swath of popular culture and see where Princess Diana of Themyscira’s influence has found footing. She has spawned hundreds—if not thousands—of super-powered female characters that we have all picked up and read and loved almost as much as the original.
"Their attachments to those they love dictate their actions."
LEGENDS COLLIDE IN NEW WONDER WOMAN/CONAN CROSSOVER
Gail Simone pens a new miniseries this September
The wondrous Diana of Themyscira comes face to face with the Cimmerian barbarian Conan in a new miniseries this fall—WONDER WOMAN/CONAN. DC and Dark Horse have teamed up for a crossover of epic proportions, bringing back fan-favorite WONDER WOMAN writer Gail Simone and WONDER WOMAN artist Aaron Lopresti for an adventure unlike anything seen before—a collision of legends.
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.