Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman, an Amazon from Paradise Island, is sent to the man's world to bring peace, even if she has to kick butt to do so. In her civilian identity she is Diana Prince, a nurse for the Army. She is a member of the Justice Society of America. She has super-strength, is very fast and tough, can block bullets and other projectiles with her magic bracelets, and has a magic lasso which forces those tied up by it to tell the truth; when she is bound, she loses her powers. She is assisted by a group of schoolgirls, including the portly, candy-loving Etta Candy. Her opponents range from the cat woman Cheetah to the emotion manipulating Dr. Psycho to Nazis like Baroness Paula von Gunther to the god Mars to Mole Men, Saturnians, and Emperor Nero. Wonder Woman appears in stories with titles like “Draska the Deadly,” “The Winged Maidens of Venus,” and “Slaves in the Electric Garden.”
First Appearance: All-Star Comics #8 (DC), Dec 1941-Jan 1942. 100+ appearances, 1941/1942-1949+. Created by William Marston and Harry G. Peter.
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