Summer is almost here. Blockbuster movies about comic book characters are going to start filling the theaters. With that in mind, along with a deep seated need to finally see The Avengers, I thought I’d share a few fun fact about Wonder Woman. I know, I know she’s from DC Comics not Marvel, but you get the connection. As we may have already mentioned, Wonder Woman was the inspiration behind the Amazon series that, Melinda and I write together. With the draft of my current WIP almost done, we’re are making plans to finally finish up the sequel to Amazon Heat. So, what better inspiration then to share a few fun fact about an awesome super hero who kicks butt in an awesome pair of boots.
- Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston (the inventor of the polygraph).
- Wonder Woman’s alter ego is Diana Prince/Princess Diana of Themyscira.
- Wonder Woman made her first appearance in December 1941 in All-Star Comics #8.
- In creating her William Marston wanted to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.
- Initially, Wonder Woman was an Amazon champion who wins the right to return Steve Trevor — a United States intelligence officer whose plane had crashed on the Amazons’ isolated island homeland — to “Man’s World” and to fight crime and the evil of the Nazis. Her origin story was later revamped to increase her Hellenic and mythological roots. She received the blessing of each deity in her crib, Diana is destined to become “beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, and swifter than Mercury.” Her origin was changed yet again in 2011 making her a demigod, the natural-born daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus.
- Wonder Woman had arsenal of powerful god-forged weapons at her disposal, but her signature weapons are her indestructible bracelets and the Lasso of Truth.
- In the television show the bullet proof material the braclets were formed of was called ‘Feminum’. In the comic books, it was called ‘Amazonium’.
- Wonder Woman spinning into costume was also solely a television fixture. She would spin her lasso around herself in the comic books to transform.
- She depict her as a masterful athlete, acrobat, fighter and strategist, trained and experienced in many ancient and modern forms of armed and unarmed combat, including exclusively Amazonian martial arts.
- In May 2011, Wonder Woman placed fifth on IGN’s Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time.
So now I ask, who is your favorite superhero and why?