Mark your calendars: October 21 just became Wonderful!
The United Nations has declared this day Wonder Woman Day in honor of the iconic female DC Comic super hero for her 75th anniversary appearance in DC’s All Star Comics #8. In January 1942, she was featured on her first cover, Sensation Comics #1. Since the 1970’s, Wonder Woman has been featured in several forms of media.
To make the ceremony at their headquarters in New York even better is the announcement that Lynda Carter, who portrayed Diana Prince/Wonder Woman on the hit TV series from 1975-1979, will be attendance.
The role helped launch Carter’s career and she has had a steady stream of work since, from live acting to voice acting and video games. She has also embraced her character and the devoted fan base. In a recent interview with Closer Weekly, she spoke of the character’s popularity:
“Wonder Woman taught women to be who you are. I have received the greatest letters from people telling me what an inspiration she was to them because she represents an inner strength every woman has.”
Besides the ceremony to honor Wonder Woman’s birthday, earlier this year, the United States Post Office announced a series of forever stamps featuring the character as she has appeared in DC comics throughout the years: Gold Age (1941-55), Silver Age (1956-72), Bronze Age (1973-86), and Modern Age (1987-present).
Wonder Woman will finally grace the silver screen with Gal Gadot in the role. The character also makes her way to new literature as well: Jill Thompson’s Wonder Woman: The True Amazon and two DC Comics releases, a hard cover graphic novel to celebrate her silver anniversary, Wonder Woman: A Celebration of 75 Years and a special 80-page comic celebrating 75 years of Wonder Woman, to be released on October 26.