Wonder Woman Unbound

“I’ve never seen more information about Wonder Woman than in Wonder Woman Unbound.

Wonder Woman Unbound

“I’ve never seen more information about Wonder Woman than in Wonder Woman Unbound. Tim Hanley tells us everything we’ve never asked about Wonder Woman, . . . from her mythic Golden Age origins through her dismal Silver Age years as a lovesick romance comic character, and worse yet, when she lost her costume and powers in the late 1960s. Our favorite Amazon’s saga becomes upbeat again with the 1970s advent of Gloria Steinem and Ms. magazine, and Lynda Carter’s unforgettable portrayal of her on television. And it’s all told with a dollop of humor!” —Trina Robbins, author of Pretty in Ink With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman. Tim Hanley explores Wonder Woman’s lost history, delving into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the motivations of her creators, to showcase the peculiar journey of a twentieth-century icon—from the 1940s, when her comics advocated female superiority but were also colored by bondage imagery and hidden lesbian leanings, to her resurgence as a feminist symbol in the 1970s and beyond. Tim Hanley is a comic book historian. His blog, Straitened Circumstances, discusses Wonder Woman and women in comics, and his column “Gendercrunching” runs monthly on Bleeding Cool. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Wonder Woman Unbound
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Tim Hanley
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-01 - Publisher: Chicago Review Press

“I’ve never seen more information about Wonder Woman than in Wonder Woman Unbound. Tim Hanley tells us everything we’ve never asked about Wonder Woman, . . . from her mythic Golden Age origins through her dismal Silver Age years as a lovesick romance comic character, and worse yet, when she
Earth One
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Grant Morrison
Categories: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

For millennia, the Amazons of Paradise Island have created a thriving society away from the blight of man. One resident, however, is not satisfied with this secluded life - Diana, Princess of the Amazons, knows there is more in this world and wants to explore, only to be frustrated by
Wonder Woman
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Noah Berlatsky
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-02 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

William Marston was an unusual man—a psychologist, a soft-porn pulp novelist, more than a bit of a carny, and the (self-declared) inventor of the lie detector. He was also the creator of Wonder Woman, the comic that he used to express two of his greatest passions: feminism and women in
Wonder Woman
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Joan Ormrod
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Wonder Woman was created in the early 1940s as a paragon of female empowerment and beauty and her near eighty-year history has included seismic socio-cultural changes. In this book, Joan Ormrod analyses key moments in the superheroine's career and views them through the prism of the female body. This book
The Wisdom of Wonder Woman
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Signe Bergstrom
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-09 - Publisher: Chronicle Books

Beautiful as Aphrodite, stronger than Hercules, wise as Athena—for more than 75 years, Wonder Woman has inspired and empowered generations of fans with her strength and guidance. This gorgeous collection of quotes from throughout Wonder Woman's iconic history in comics, film, and TV, fully illustrated by a wide range of