Regular readers know that I have a special place in my heart for Wonder Woman. We are about the same age and I discovered her comics as a child back in the 1940’s. I grew up reading her exploits and as a result learning to admire and appreciate strong independent women. I owe her a lot.
The first appearance of Wonder Woman was her introduction into All Star Comics in December 1941.
Her first actual book was in Sensation Comics in January 1941.
The first comic in her name came out a year later.
In the story the ‘birth’ of Diana came about in a special way. Her mother, Hippolyte created a statue of a little girl out of clay and Aphrodite gave the statue life.
Unlike most comic heroes, Wonder Woman came from a very intellectual background. You can check out Jill Lepore’s book – The Secret History of Wonder Woman on Amazon.