Wonder Woman

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Name: Wonder Woman
Abbreviation(s): WW
Creator: William Moulton Marston
Date(s): 1941 - present
Medium: comics, television show, cartoons, films, video games
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wiki page Official DC Comics Site
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Wonder Woman is a DC Comics comic book series about the superheroine of the same name.

Fan art from 1980: The artist commented in 2017: "The "Three Graces" is an ancient theme used for art work since Greek classical times. It shows three lovely ladies holding hands, each one representing another virtue or good thing such as "Splendor," "Mirth," and "Good Cheer." When I was doing fan art for zines back in my earlier days my clients had me illustrate an article about the evolution of Wonder Woman. When the character was first created she had a bit of "Wild West show" about her with her lasso and a ruffled skirt. Other later costumes from the fifties showed her in circus garb or a shiny bustier. Wonder Woman continues to evolve and is now about to appear in yet another superhero movie though the costume is quite different from the old styles. I illustrated Wonder Woman's changes by showing her as a triple version of herself (but not "Triplicate Girl") and I made her into the classical Three Graces. Original art is black ink on illustration board, 5 1/2" x 6", summer 1980." -- Three Graces of Wonder Woman, Pyrancantha (May 19, 2017)

Canon

The character Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman first appeared in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941), and her first title ran from the summer of 1942 to February 1986. The second title ran from 1987-2006, her third 2006-2010 and her fourth (and latest title) is currently ongoing from 2011 to the present. She has frequently appeared in other titles in DC Comics Universe such as Justice League.

Wonder Woman has appeared in several animated movies: Justice League: The New Frontier (2008), Wonder Woman (2009), Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010), Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010), Justice League: Doom (2012), Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013), JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time (2014), Justice League: War (2014) and The Lego Movie (2014).

Wonder Woman has also appeared in several animated series: The Brady Kids (1972), Super Friends (19731986), Superman (1988), Wonder Woman and the Star Riders (1993), Justice League (20012004)/Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006), Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008-2011), and Young Justice (2010-2013).

The most successful television version of Wonder Woman is the Wonder Woman (19751979) series starring Lynda Carter as the titular character.

There have been many attempts to get an actual live-action film and another live-action series dedicated solely on Wonder Woman; some of those were NBC's WW pilot and CW's Amazon script. Finally, in 2013, Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman for the DCEU.[1] Gadot's Diana appears in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), and the Justice League film.

Characters

Other common characters are different Amazons (namely Artemis, Antiope, Akila) and the Greek Gods and Goddesses often make an appearance due to their connection to Diana's origin story.

Some of the more well-known WW villains are Cheetah, Ares and Circe.

Guest appearances by other DC Universe characters such as Batman and Superman are pretty common.

Costume design sketch by Donfeld for the “Wonder Woman” ABC/CBS TV series, 1976-1979

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Comics

The most popular pairing for the fandom is Diana/Steve Trevor. Other pairings include Diana/Bruce Wayne, Diana/Clark Kent, and Hal Jordan/Steve Trevor. Trinity shipping, i.e. the Diana/Clark Kent/Bruce Wayne OT3 is also well-known across the fandom. Crossover pairings like Diana/Steve Rogers can also be found.

The New Adventures of Wonder Woman

See Wonder Woman (TV series) for more information.

DC Comics Animated Universe

Wonder Woman is a popular character in the DCAU and one of the founding members of the Justice League in this universe. Popular ships that related to WW was Diana/Clark and Diana/Bruce.

Wonder Woman (2017)

The movie was the first critically acclaimed movie in the DCEU verse and kicked off an enthusiastic, albeit not big, fandom. By far the most popular pairing was Diana Prince/Steve Trevor.

Example Fanworks

Example of an influential comic edit style by mattelektras, 2016 [2]

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Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

  • With the dawning of the light a new age begins by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel In the end, despite everything he’s done, Diana doesn’t kill him. - Diana's career from WW1 to the present day (2017)
  • For the World That Can Be by stellahibernis Diana is on a mission to prevent the war from taking a dark turn, when she finds an unconscious man in the middle of a forest in southern France. It feels like cosmic irony when it turns out his name is Steve. - Steve Rogers is thrown back in time from the 21st century to an alternate world's WW2 (Captain America crossover, 2017)
  • A Witch and an Amazon Walk into a Bar by Philosophize At the end of 5th year, Remus whisks Rose Potter away to America to rest and decompress, far from the demands of wizarding Britain. In Las Vegas, she meets someone else dealing with serious personal problems: Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman. The two get drunk together, and the next morning they find that they made bad decisions while inebriated. Or maybe not so bad after all? - Gender-bent Harry accidentally marries Diana. (Harry Potter crossover, 2017)

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References

  1. dccomics.com, Upcoming Superman and Batman Film Casts Its Wonder Woman, 04 December 2013.
  2. mattelektras on Tumblr, i have been called so many things by so many people. Posted November 27, 2016. (Accessed June 08, 2017).