Wonder Woman
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Wonder Woman in Justice #5 (June 2006)
Art by Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceAll Star Comics #8
(released October 1941)[1] (April 1938)
Created by
CharactersClark Kent
Hank Henshaw
See alsoAlternative versions of Wonder

Wonder Woman is the alias of a number of DC Comics characters, the original and best known being Diana Prince.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Diana Prince[edit | edit source]

Diana Prince is the main character associated with the Wonder Woman alias.

Orana[edit | edit source]

Orana was a red-haired Amazon who challenged and defeated Princess Diana for the title of Wonder Woman in WW issue #250 (December 1978). Orana adopted the self-imposed title as the "New Wonder Woman" and departed Paradise Island for New York City. She was killed in action shortly into her reign and allowed Diana to reclaim the role as Wonder Woman.

Artemis of Bana-Mighdall[edit | edit source]

Due to being in the demon dimension, Queen Hippolyta began to see visions of the future. One of those visions included Wonder Woman dying. Keeping this to herself, she called for a new Contest for the title of Wonder Woman, claiming that she felt that Diana had proven inadequate in the role despite Diana's insistence that the world outside was more complicated than they had imagined. Initially excluding the new Amazons, Queen Hippolyta submitted to a vote on the whole to include them at Diana's behest. Through some mystical managing on Hippolyta's part, Artemis eventually won the Contest and became the new Wonder Woman.

Hippolyta[edit | edit source]

Diana, after her death, was granted divinity as the Goddess of Truth by her gods for such faithful devotion. During her brief time as a god of Olympus, Diana was replaced in the role of Wonder Woman by her mother. As opposed to Diana receiving the title in honor, Hippolyta's role as Wonder Woman was meant to be a punishment for her betrayal in Artemis' death as well as for unintentionally killing her own daughter

Donna Troy[edit | edit source]

  1. All Star Comics #8 was cover-dated Dec./Jan. 1941/1942, but released in October 1941. (See Library of Congress. Archived September 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine)
  2. Garner, Dwight (October 23, 2014). "Books – Her Past Unchained 'The Secret History of Wonder Woman,' by Jill Lepore". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/books/the-secret-history-of-wonder-woman-by-jill-lepore.html. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
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