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WONDER WOMAN: FEATURING OVER FIVE DECADES OF GREAT COVERS (Oct 1995)

cover:  Brian Bolland
WONDER WOMAN: FEATURING OVER FIVE DECADES OF GREAT COVERS (Tiny Folio)
Paperback ISBN: 0789200120
Oct 1995
$11.95
Abbeville Press, Inc.


Dimensions (in inches): 0.88 x 4.51 x 4.08 - 320 pages
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by Amy Handy (Editor), Gloria Steinem, Steven Korte (Editor)

Book Description
The fifth title in our series of DC Comics Covers features 300 covers starring the best-known and best-loved female crusader for justice. Since she first appeared in 1941, Wonder Woman's reputation has grown by leaps and bounds. In the notoriously male-dominated field of comic books, her longevity is matched only by Superman and Batman-a testament to her enduring popularity as one of the world's foremost fictional heroines. Armed with bulletproof bracelets, magic lasso, and invisible plane, she uses strength, speed, and intelligence to thwart evil and promote peace and justice. In "a world torn by the hatreds and wars of men," she is devoted to democracy and "freedom for all womankind." Rather than kill her enemies, she teaches them respect for the rights of others.

Longtime fan and best-selling author Gloria Steinem provides a fascinating introduction that traces Wonder Woman's history as a proto-feminist super hero. She reveals the heroine's importance as a rare fantasy figure who embodies traits usually lacking in stories of and for females-intelligence, self-reliance, independence, and integrity. "Rescued from a dependent fate" in her own childhood by Wonder Woman, Steinem even chose the Amazon's comic book image for the cover of the first regular issue of Ms. magazine in 1972.

These 300 spectacular covers--culled from All Star, Sensation, and Wonder Woman-demonstrate why the amazing Amazon from Paradise Island is as popular as ever with both male and female readers. As wise as Athena and as beautiful as Aphrodite, she remains the best-known and best-loved female crusader for justice.

Other Details: 300 full-color illustrations 320 pages 4 x 4" Published 1995

About the Author
DC Comics is the pioneer of the comic book industry. DC introduced the super hero genre and is the oldest publisher of comics in America, having published more than 500 series titles. Its Detective Comics and Action Comics are the two longest-running magazines in the history of the medium.

Gloria Steinem is one of the country's most widely read and critically acclaimed writers. Inspired, perhaps, by Wonder Woman herself, she crusades for peace, equality, and social justice.


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