Darowski, Joseph J., ed. The Ages of Wonder Woman: Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2013.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-7122-5
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Keywords: "Wonder Woman", Collection of essays, Superhero, USA
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the longest continuous run of published comic book adventures in the history of the industry. More than 70 years after her debut, Wonder Woman remains a popular culture icon. Throughout the intervening years many comic book creators have had a hand in guiding her story, resulting in different interpretations of the Amazon Princess. But the changes in tone, theme or subject matter in Wonder Woman’s fictional adventures are the result not only of new creators. Wars, the feminist movement, politics and evolving social opinions and concerns can be seen influencing the stories found in Wonder Woman’s comic books.
In this collection of new essays, each examines a specific period or storyline from Wonder Woman comic books and analyzes that story in regard to contemporary issues in American society. Tracing the evolution of Wonder Woman through seven decades of comic books not only increases understanding of an important American icon but illuminates the relationship between American society and the entertainment it produces and consumes.
Table of Contents
Michelle R. Finn: William Marston’s Feminist Agenda (7)
About the Contributors (233)