Far from the world of men on the hidden island of the lost Amazons, Princess Diana was born to the Amazonian queen Hippolyta. A gift from the gods, Diana possessed unparalleled strength, beauty, and intellect. Chosen as the Amazon's emissary to the world of men and gifted with the golden lasso of truth, she became Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman has always been a feminist icon, beginning with the bizarre yet thought-provoking themes of gender politics in the Golden Age. In the late sixties, she briefly lost her powers and became a martial artist before public pressure returned her powers to her. In the post-Crisis world, Wonder Woman's origin was retold with an emphasis on classic Grecian influences and strengthening her position as the Amazonian ambassador. Following the Flashpoint event, Wonder Woman has once more been recreated with far darker mythological themes but she continues to fight for peace, love, and equality for all.
Paula Von Gunther