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The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters
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The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, #20, Wonder Woman
The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, Wonder Woman

AKA: PRINCESS DIANA OF THEMYSCRIA, DIANA PRINCE

Created by the man who brought us the lie detector, his careerist wife, and their live-in lover, this feminist icon is the most important woman in comics. Naturally, that means she�s often been given short shrift, frequently demoted to menial status (she was a founder member of the Justice Society, but only as secretary) and depowered and repowered more often than all the X-Men combined. But on form, she�s almost as powerful as Superman, looks better in hotpants and has the additional superpower of reducing fanboys to putty in her hands. Over the years, Gloria Steinem has extolled her role as a strong female role model � she was the first cover girl on Ms magazine � and novelist Jodi Piccoult recently essayed a critically acclaimed series of stories for her. If they ever give her a steady (and maybe female) creative team, she could be a true icon for the 21st century.

FIRST APPEARED IN ALL STAR COMICS #8
CREATED BY WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON

The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters
Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Hermes, and stronger than Hercules. Can fly and wields the lasso of truth and magic bracelets.
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Lynda Carter wowed a generation in the 70s TV show, and there�s an animated film in development voiced by Keri Russell. But the film version remains stuck in limbo, as the world awaits a brunette starlet tall and strong enough to play her � and for Joss Whedon to be given back the job of writing and directing.
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Controversy over comic books in the 50s saw Wonder Woman accused of being a lesbian, and temporarily eroded her feminist credentials.
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