Wonder Woman, the ultimate heroine of all time

I grew up watching episodes of Lynda Carter sporting around in her red, white and blue halter bodysuit, fending off villains and saving people whenever possible. But Wonder Woman’s history spans further back than the 1970’s TV series.

Originally created by DC Comics writer, William Moulton Marston (May 9, 1893 – May 2, 1947) aka Charles Moulton in 1941. Urged by his wife to create a female superhero, he sought out to create a tender, submissive, peace loving and beautiful woman while combing all the strength of Superman. Originally called Suprema, his character took on the name Wonder Woman and immerged as an immortal warrior princess of the Amazon, also known as Princess Diana.  Her supernatural powers of strength and speed along with her superb combat training skills make her a kick but heroine. What I like most about her is her bulletproof bracelets and Golden Lasso of Truth, that would come in handy in many situations, along with her golden tiara.

Wonder Woman has continued to be featured in DC Comics since her debut, except for four months in 2006, and is published bi-monthly.

In addition, Wonder Woman has appeared with appeared in comic books featuring the superhero teams Justice Society (from 1941) and Justice League (from 1960).

There have been several attempts to launch a new Wonder Woman series. In 2009, an animated film featuring Keri Russell as the voice was released.

In 2011, a TV series pilot featuring Adrianne Palicki, failed due to scheduling issues. Too bad, because I think it would have been a great series. Adrianne makes a great Wonder Woman. Don’t you agree?

In September 2012, the CW announced the creator of Smallville, was developing a potential Wonder Woman TV series, called Amazon. I recenlty saw a blog featuring cosplay of model, Sarah Scott. I think the CW should consider this modern costume for the TV series. Check out the picks at www.unrealitymag.com

I attended the Dallas Comic Convention this fall. Here’s a pic of my brother-in-law with a lady dressed as Wonder Woman. She said a friend sewed the costume for her. This by far is one of the best homemade Wonder Woman costumes I’ve ever seen.

While there at the convention, I purchased an awesome hand drawn picture of Wonder Woman by illustrator, Jon Hughes. Check out his website: www.jonhughesart.com. His work is incredible!

Over the past 70 years, Wonder Woman has been a female superhero icon and still remains so today. I decided that I am going to be Wonder Woman next Halloween, if I can lose 15 pounds that is. Here’s the costume. What do you think? Can I pull it off?

 

So who is your favorite superhero heroine? I’m thinking next blog, I’ll feature Mrs. Marvel. Any suggestions?

 

2 Comments:

  1. Great post! I remember the TV show but didn’t know all this about Wonder Woman. Now I have a greater respect for her! 🙂

  2. I would love to see a wonder woman movie rather tv series. The costume is a great idea for Halloween!

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