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Wonder Woman (1942-1986) #1

(Wonder Woman (1942) #1)

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Learn the secret origin of Wonder Woman--how she was created and how she became the Amazon's champion in Man's World! Includes four stories starring the Amazon Princess, written by Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston.


"The Origin of Wonder Woman"
"Wonder Woman Goes to the Circus"
"The Master Plan of Paula Von Gunther"
"The Greatest Feat of Daring In Human His
Paperback, 57 pages
Published May 31st 1942 by DC Comics
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Saffyre Falkenberg
While I really enjoyed getting to read Wonder Woman's early stories, the blatant sexism and racism throughout made it difficult to fully appreciate. ...more
Phil Bova
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
always a plus re-reading this classic tale of the Amazonian Princess. Hard to imagine how revolutionary Wonder Woman was during that time...
Dec 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Features a special message from Henry Morgenthau Jr., Secretary of the Treasury! (Why on Earth did they think that would hook the 'boys and girls of America'?)

Interesting stories, though ooh do some parts really not hold up. Like all the Burmese bits. (Amazing how Japan managed to set up a secret underground elephant temple and a base right in the middle of Mexico.)

Also holy hell that porter and... "Pancho".

The Florence Nightingale biopic was unexpected but not bad.

Wonder Woman being unable to t
Jennie Meetze
Jan 14, 2021 rated it liked it
Sexist and racist, 1942 at its finest, but the graphics were awesome and full of adventure. Cheesy at best, but this is a long serie and I wanted to start with the beginning. One down a million more to go!
DNF 30%
It had a great beginning but after 20 pages it just went downhill for me.
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
Has not aged well.
Laurie (AFozenBookParadise)

Okay so I read this on a whim and it was much better than I was expecting. It was full of action and adventure. It reminded me of the very old Archie comics I used to find in antique shops and book sales because of the way it was styled and told. Wonder Woman's adventure reminded me very much of the T.V. show with Linda Carter and it was cool to see the connection between the show, the comic, and the block-buster film. I like dhow the Amazons were a bit more tech-savvy. It was a lot more beli
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I grew up knowing of Wonder Woman but never really getting into her as a superhero. Truth be told, I'm not a huge superhero fanatic but this semester I'm taking a course on comics and was asked to read a DC comic from the Golden Age and a companion issue of the same superhero published within the last 15 years. I thought I would give Wonder Woman a shot after I finished watching Jessica Jones on Netflix.

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Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Devo ammettere che, se non fosse stato per la 2017 Read Harder Challenge, avrei avuto scarse probabilità di leggermi il primo fumetto su Wonder Woman e, con il senno del poi, non penso ne avrei sentito la mancanza.

Il fatto è che, sebbene possa essere esaltante vedere una supereroina intenta a salvare il mondo, non ho potuto fare a meno di rabbrividire di fronte al razzismo che contraddistingue la raffigurazione delle persone di c
B. P. Rinehart
Well...gonna make this one short.

Pros: Harry Peter's artwork and the first story retelling Wonder Woman's origin.

Cons: The other three stories. Even if we excuse the fact that it is a first time writer and co., still a little much 1940s in this comic, I mean all the crazy "-isms" come into play here--I mean damn! Just read All-Star Comics (1940-) #8 and Sensation Comics #1 and call it a day.

Thank Athena for George Pérez and Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Gods and Mortals being the foundation of modern
Rachel Friedland
Very fun read. A bit less entertaining through a 2017 lens than a '42 one. There were some stereotypes which I wasn't too thrilled with, but this is still the best way to start reading Wonder Woman comics. ...more
Sep 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc, class-prep
I wish I could rank this higher, because I love Wonder Woman, but I have several issues with this first volume.
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Read around a half, not feeling it anymore, might return to it at some point, but, for now, it's a DNF. (As I read a big chunk of it I still count it as read.) ...more
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Dr. William Moulton Marston (May 9, 1893 – May 2, 1947), also known by the pen names Charles Moulton and William Marston, was an American psychologist, feminist theorist, inventor, and comic book writer who created the character Wonder Woman. Two women, his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston and Olive Byrne (who lived with the couple in a polyamorous relationship), served as exemplars for the charact ...more

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