DC announces global celebration plans for Wonder Woman 80th anniversary

Wonder Women is all set to celebrate her 80th anniversary on 21 October, DC’s  Princess of Themyscira made her debut in 1941’s All Star Comics #8. On Tuesday DC announced the plans of global celebration for 80th Anniversary of Wonder Woman, the iconic superhero is being inducted into the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame, in acknowledgement of her incredible legacy and influence on pop culture. Fans around the world can tune-in to the Comic-Con Museum YouTube channel on 21 October and celebrate with DC and the Museum in a toast to the character, with comics creators, talent shout-outs, and more fun moments!

Wonder Woman first appeared in All Star Comics #8 on 21 October, 1941 in a back-up story meant to test her appeal at a time when female superheroes were rare. An instant favourite, Wonder Woman was soon headlining her own standalone title less than a year later. Subsequent generations came to know the Amazonian princess with silver bracelets on her wrists and a magic lasso by her waist via her hit 1970’s television series as well as roles in animated shows and movies. The groundbreaking 2017 film Wonder Woman by director Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot was the largest grossing live action film ever for a female director at the time of release. The sequel, Wonder Woman 1984 premiered on HBO Max and in theaters globally on 25 December 2020.  Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed the third Wonder Woman movie starring Gadot will also be written by Jenkins.

DC is honouring the iconic character’s 80th anniversary with a vibrant collection of commemorative releases, free editions and new series including titles like Wonderful Women of the World is an inspiring anthology showcasing 23 trailblazing women around the world, Wonder Woman: 80 Years of the Amazon Warrior follows Wonder Woman from her first appearance through some of her most incredible battles in this hardcover special edition spanning over 400 pages, Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular will bring together some of the greatest storytellers in comics and entertainment for a tribute to Wonder Woman in a collectible keepsake and Nubia and the Amazons follows the ongoing adventures of Nubia after the thrilling events of Infinite Frontier. The new series launching on 19 October is written by Vita Ayla and Stephanie Williams with art from all-star artist Alitha Martinez.

A massive catalogue of Wonder Woman film and TV releases including Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984, Wonder Woman (TV Series), Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, DC Super Hero Girls and more are available for streaming now on HBO Max.

Cartoon Network will celebrate the Princess of the Amazons with a special episode of Teen Titans Go! airing on Saturday, 23 October at 9:00 AM ET/PT. In this special episode titled DC, the Titans head to DC’s headquarters to celebrate Wonder Woman’s 80th birthday party.

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