Although superhero comics, and superheroes
in general, have been targeted towards, and the domain of boys, and men, one major
female character has been at the forefront of the comic universe for more than
half a century now, and she's still going strong. I'm referring, of course, to
Princess Diana of the Amazons, or as she is more commonly known -
Wonder Woman! Deftly walking the fine line between sexpot and feminist
icon, She is as important an influence on American pop culture as the guy with
the big red "S" on his chest. According to Wikipedia:
" Wonder Woman is a member of an all-female tribe
of Amazons who was created by Dr. William Moulton Marston as a "distinctly feminist
role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and sexual
equality to 'a world torn by the hatred of men.'" Her powers include super strength,
super speed, stamina, and flight. She is highly proficient in hand-to-hand combat
and in the art of tactical warfare."
gets her own comic!:
Art by Hal Sharp
"She also possesses
an animal-like cunning and a natural rapport with animals, which has in the past
been presented as an actual ability to communicate with the animal kingdom. She
uses her Lasso of Truth (which forces those bound by it to tell the truth),
a pair of indestructible bracelets, and an invisible plane, which was later replaced
with an ability to fly unaided."
World War II, the character was initially depicted fighting the Axis military
forces, as well as an assortment of supervillains and supervillainesses. In later
decades, the World War II setting was often maintained, while other writers updated
the series to reflect an ongoing "present day." Wonder Woman has also regularly
appeared in the team books Justice Society (from 1941) and Justice League
(from 1960). Arguably the most popular and iconic female superhero in comics,
Wonder Woman is also considered a feminist icon and is informally grouped with
Superman and Batman as one of a "trinity" of DC characters,
regarded as especially important. Diana is regarded as extremely physically attractive
even by the standards of the superheroine. She was named the twentieth greatest
comic book character by Empire magazine."
model I've designed is patterned directly from one of Wonder Woman's earliest
appearances. The model also contains extra pieces to allow building her in her
original skirt or the shorts seen in later stories.
model is also extra special as it marks the first female subject in the
GA Superheroes line, and is built on a brand new template. Wonder Woman
marks the first of many great female characters to come!