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Tuesday, 17 June 2014
THE NEW WONDER WOMAN COVER GALLERY...
WONDER WOMAN, the creation of WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON (whose pen name was CHARLES MOULTON) debuted in ALL STAR COMICS #8 (dated December 1941), next appeared in SENSATION COMICS #1 (dated January 1942), and the first issue of her own comic came out six months later. Originally called SUPREMA, her name was changed before her first appearance to the one we all know and love today. (Marston also invented the Polygraph, so the Amazon Princess isn't his only claim to fame.)
In 1968, out went the old and in came the new, in the form of a powerless DIANA PRINCE, whose blind mentor, I-CHING, trained her in the martial arts in order to combat the foes she would encounter in her fight against crime. Written by DENNY O'NEIL and drawn (and soon written) by MIKE SEKOWSKY (with inks by DICK GIORDANO), the new direction transformed Diana into, essentially, an American version of EMMA PEEL. This lasted until issue #204, when I-Ching was killed and Diana's powers and costume were returned to her, and she resumed her career as WW.
The character has since undergone several revisions, but this one was possibly the most radical (and interesting). Here are the first seven covers for you to paste your peepers on, you lucky Criv-ites!
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, June 17, 2014