Wonder Woman; the Amazonian Princess

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Wonder Woman is a superhero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The character is a warrior princess of the Amazons (based on the Amazons of Greek mythology) and is known in her homeland as Princess Diana of Themyscira. When outside her homeland, she is sometimes known by the secret identity Diana Prince. She is gifted with a wide range of superhuman powers and superior combat and battle skills. She possesses an arsenal of weapons, including the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets and a tiara which serves as a projectile.

Wonder Woman was created by the American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston. The character first appeared in All Star Comics #8 in December. Her depiction as a heroine fighting for justice, love, peace, and gender equality has led to Wonder Woman being widely considered a feminist icon. Created during World War II, the character was initially depicted fighting Axis military forces as well as an assortment of colorful supervillains, though in recent years more emphasis have been placed on characters, deities, and monsters from Greek mythology playing an adversarial role for her story arcs. In the decades since her debut, Wonder Woman has gained a formidable cast of enemies bent on eliminating the Amazon, including classic villains such as Ares, Cheetah, Circe, Doctor Psycho, and Giganta, along with more recent adversaries such as The First Born.

Unbeknownst to many, Wonder Woman is one of most physically strongest characters in the DC Universe, rivaling that of Superman’s. She is also the strongest woman in the DC Universe, period. Most of these powers being given to her after 1960 when she had received an origin overhaul.

She is the first female to be inducted into the Justice League and the only female founding member. Also she is 1/3 of DC Comic’s “Trinity” which consist of Superman, Batman and the aforementioned Wonder Woman. All three are considered among their peers, the best at what they do and also the most lucrative for DC the company.

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