Wonder Woman - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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As America prepared to enter World War II and American women prepared to take on the roles of men at home, Wonder Woman became the first female superhero in the male-dominated world of comic books. Wonder Woman originally appeared in a nine-page spread in the December 1941 issue of DC Comics' popular All Star Comics. Her story was so well received that she was given a spot in DC's Sensation Comics in January 1942 and her own self-titled series that debuted in the summer. Strong, agile, intelligent, and brave, Wonder Woman challenged gender stereotypes, demonstrating that women, too, could rescue people from imminent danger and fight for justice. Wonder Woman, however, differed from her male counterparts in an important aspect: when she pursued her enemies—who were typically villains threatening America or seeking to subvert peace—she did so with an eye for reform rather than vengeance.Equipped...

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