In honour of the 80th anniversary of Wonder Woman, DC Comics plans to release a special 100-page issue in her honour.
DC and Warner Media announced a plethora of new content, comics, fashion and more, including a 100-page comic with new art and stories featuring DC's Champion of Truth, Wonder Woman, on the occasion of International Women's Day.
Entitled the Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Spectacular, the issue will contain original stories and an art montage from artist Yanick Paquette with colours by Nathan Fairbairn. The issue will be part of the "Believe in Wonder" campaign that will conclude on October 21st, the date of Wonder Woman's first appearance in comics.
Wonder Woman was created at a time when nearly all female characters in comics were either love interests to be saved or otherwise innocent bystanders. Creator William Moulton Marsdon, a psychologist and the inventor of the polygraph, desired to create a female superhero and role model, writing "Not even girl want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power...the obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman." Wonder Woman would later debut in All-Star Comics #8 before quickly moving to her own series, which has seldom gone out of publication since its inception.
Now 80 years later, DC has announced that the original Wonder Woman comics are available to read for free on DC Universe Infinite. This includes her first appearance in All-Star Comics #8, her first headliner with Sensation Comics #1 and Wonder Woman #1 (1942). Every month, different Wonder Woman stories will be available to read for free on DC Universe Infinite as well.
Also Wonderful Women of History anthology to be released September 28 and Sensational Wonder Woman Vol. 1 will release on October 5.