Wonder Woman's Wondrous "Her-story"

2017 May have been Wonder Woman's biggest year yet. Anticipation is high for the sequel to last year's smash hit, which is currently casting. Already we know that Kristen Wiig will portray Cheetah, and Pedro Pascal (of Narcos, Kingsmen, & GOT fame) has joined the cast too.


The Amazon princess recently celebrated her birthday on March 22 as well. Let's look back at her 75-plus year history. 

"All-Star Comics" #8 introduced the world to Wonder Woman in 1941. William Moulton Marston wanted to create a superhero character and his wife Elizabeth suggested that the character be female.  


Marston wanted Wonder Woman to represent the liberated woman, a model for the kind of woman he believed might one day run the world (many years before Beyonce). Marston worked on early development for what would become the polygraph, which went on to heavily influenced the lasso of truth. 


Marston wrote many of the early Wonder Woman stories, as the feature went to "Sensation Comics" and then her own self-titled series (which has published continuously since, along with the Batman and Superman titles).  


The adventures of Diana Prince inspired generations, especially young girls and she is part of DC's "Trinity", along with Batman and Superman. 


Wonder Woman underwent a major revamp in the late 1960s, ditching the costume and basically being a regular woman who happens to know kung-fu. The change was not well-received, and writer Dennis O'Neil has cited it as one of his biggest regrets. 


Soon the Amazonian returned to form, and became even more of a household name, thanks to the animated "Superfriends" and the live-action TV series in the 1970s, starring Lynda Carter. 


One of the most memorable runs on "Wonder Woman" was when the title was relaunched (along with many other DC titles) in the mid-1980s, with beautiful art by George Perez. 


Wonder Woman has seen great popularity this decade, leading up to last year's film with Gal Gadot. The New 52 and Rebirth versions of Diana have been lauded by readers, and the 2015 nine-issue title "The Legend of Wonder Woman" (which was a retelling of her origin), in particular, was critically-acclaimed.

As fans await the next movie, there's certainly a lot of great Wonder Woman comics from years past that can tide them over.