Wonder Woman was created in 1941 by William Moulton Marston, an American psychologist and writer/artist Harry G. Peter. Marston drew inspiration for Wonder Woman from early feminists and is also known for the creation of the lie detector machine.
Wonder Woman’s first appearance was in All Star Comics #8 in October 1941 and has been published ever since by DC Comics.
Wonder Woman’s origin story tells us that she was sculpted from clay by her mother Queen Hippolyta and given life by Aphrodite with superhuman powers as gifts by the Greek Gods. In recent years and in the upcoming big screen movie she has been depicted as the daughter of Zeus.
Wonder Woman’s warrior training helped her to develop a wide range of extraordinary skills. She also possesses the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bullet-proof bracelets, and a tiara which serves as a projectile.
Wonder Woman has introduced readers to several intriguing villains bent on eliminating her including Ares, the God of War himself, the Cheetah, Doctor Poison, Circe, Doctor Psycho, and Giganta.
Wonder Woman is a blockbuster hit in all media formats from comic books, novels, animation, video games, musicals, and tons of merchandise. The very popular 1970’s TV show starring Lynda Carter has a cult following until today. After more than 75 years, the big screen debut of Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine will be premiering on June 2, 2017.
Lynda Carter from the 1970’s hit TV show
Trailer for the Wonder Woman big screen feature film starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) May 8, 2017