Wonder Woman is one of DC Comics Trinity, but she has taken a backseat to Batman and Superman until now. For those who watched Batman vs Superman, it’s hard to deny Wonder Woman stole the show.
Wonder Woman has been gaining popularity over the past few years, and deservedly so. She is a strong, moral role model for everyone (not just women). Most people know Wonder Woman is an Amazon and she has a Lasso of Truth, Magic Gauntlets, and an Invisible Jet, but there is a lot more to her story.
Wonder Woman first appeared in All Star Comics #8 in October 1941. Originally her origin story Queen Hippolyta sculpted her from clay and she was given life by Aphrodite. In recent years her origin has been depicted as the daughter of Zeus and raised by her mother Hippolyta and her aunts Antiope and Menalippe.
In the comics Steve Trevor is a World War I pilot whose plane crashes on Themyscira (The movie changes this to World War II). Queen Hippolyta holds a contest amongst her Amazons to determine who will take Steve Trevor back to his world and help in stopping injustice. Hippolyta forbids Diana (Wonder Woman) from participating. Diana wears a mask, enters the competition, and is able to win. Hippolyta allows her to carry out the mission of returning Steve Trevor.
Wonder Woman assumes the civilian identity of Diana Prince. She becomes one of the founding members of the Justice League. She is one of the more powerful characters in the DC Universe. She is the only member of the Justice League that Batman doesn’t have a contingency plan for if she goes rogue.
Powers and Abilities
Wonder Woman is a world class athlete, acrobat, fighter, and strategist. She is trained and experienced in many ancient and modern forms of armed and unarmed combat. She also has an arsenal of god-forged weapons at her disposal.