Wonder Woman : 80 years
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Wonder Woman : 80 years

October 21, 2021 is arguably a day like any other for most of us. For my part, spent a short night in my native Normandy, I got up to board a TER with questionable cleanliness before the soft voice of the SNCF announces to me that my train will not pass leaving me to write this article in my sofa in an outfit that decency forbids me to name here.

But my life full of banalities and telework probably does not interest many people and October 21, 2021 is also the date that DC comics chose to celebrate the 80 years of its most famous heroine: Wonder Woman.

Everything originally comes from William Moulton Marston, an American psychologist who decides to break the myth of the male superhero with Suprema the Wonder Woman who will become Wonder Woman. The idea is to make a character "in order to promote within the youth a model of strong, free and courageous femininity, to fight against the idea that women are inferior to men and to inspire confidence in young girls. in them and success in sports, activities and professions monopolized by men ”. For the drawing, the task will be entrusted to H.G. Peter who will draw almost all the adventures of the Amazon until 1958.

If in December 1941, she made her first appearance in All Star Comics n ° 8, she will have a comic book in her name the following year, making her the first heroine with a magazine in her name.

Having trouble keeping up, Marston asks one of his students for help: Joye Hummel. The latter accepts, but will not be credited until Marston's death in 1947, obviously knowing how to write and being a woman seemed incompatible at the time.

It was at this time that Wonder Woman will gain accessories and origins that will serve her for the following decades.

In 1954, and following the creation of the Comics Code Authority, Wonder Woman lost its transgressive (and feminist) function and Robert Kannigher (creator of Flash and buyer of the series at the time), had the idea of exploiting the youth of the heroine under the name Wonder Girl.

By the time Mike Sekowsky arrived at the end of the 60's, sales were plummeting to the point where the character's end was mentioned. A change is made to respond to the times and the character becomes the owner of a fashion store and the student of I Ching, her Asian mentor. Then the character is gradually removed from the DC comics galaxy.

In 1975, a television series reshuffles the cards and the character returns to the front of the stage, in particular thanks to the striking interpretation of Lynda Carter.

Reinstated as a leading figure of the publisher, Wonder Woman will participate in several major events between the 70s and 80s until her death (brief like any comic book character) in 1986 in Crisis on Infinite Earths

It was therefore in 1987 that the new Wonder Woman revolution took place under the leadership of Georges Perez. A novice ambassador in the men's world, she must learn everything about the men's world, especially English. The secondary characters are also reworked and the work of Perez is still today a source of inspiration by many authors.

Several remarkable adventures followed, Infinite Crisis, Earth One, Dead Earth ...

... As well as two adaptations to the cinema under the camera of Patty Jenkins, adaptation criticized, but that the author of this article likes very much.

But then in Toy design, what does Wonder woman look like? Well, always on the right foot, Medicom has adapted Wonder Woman twice, whether in the style of Batman v Superman or in that of Wonder Woman 1984.

Then, in collaboration with DC Comics, Kidrobot offered us a sublime interpretation of Wonder Woman by Tara McPherson. Through this 28 cm figurine, Tara McPherson reinvented the invincible warrior Wonder Woman.

Obviously, Funko and Nendoroid have also adapted the Amazon as a figurine.

And then to finish, which says DC comics, also says Jason Freeny and his impressive range of XXRay figurines.

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