The Secret History of Wonder Woman - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Lepore, Jill
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Summary

The epilogue, titled “Great Hera! I’m Back,” covers Wonder Woman’s presence in the 1970s, particularly how it related to the feminist movement of that time, and the final years of Holloway and Olive. Like many other comics, Wonder Woman’s sales and popularity declined in the 1950s and 1960s. To reinvent her popularity, in 1968 Wonder Woman was stripped of her powers and costume and became simply “Diana Prince,” a private investigator. This shift was a critical and commercial flop. In 1972, Gloria Steinem was helping launch a feminist magazine called “Ms” and was writing a cover story about Wonder Woman for the first issue. A radical feminist group, known as the Redstockings, derided Steinem and Wonder Woman for being capitalist propaganda with a sole purpose to thwarting the goals of feminists.

Holloway and Olive lived together until Byrne’s death in 1990 (Holloway died...

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