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001 STATISTICS  FACTS  CHARACTER PROFILE

WONDER WOMAN - SECOND SERIES

Creator: Charles Moulton (pen name for William Moulton Marston).

Year of Creation: 1941.

First Appeared on: All Stars Comics #8 (Dec. 41 / Jan. 42), then on Sensation Comics #1 (Jan. 1942) and finally on its own book "Wonder Woman #1) (July 1942).

Divisions: Three so far: the first, the Golden Age, begins with the debut issue and ends with issue #84; the second, The Silver Age, begins with issues #85 and ends with issue #329; finally the third, the Modern Age, which begins with Perez' #1 through the present.

Number of Series: Two series so far, the first one comprising #1 (January 1942) thru #329 (February 1986); and the second and one comprising #1 (February 1987) thru issue 226 (April 2006).

Number of issues so far: 524 (as of September 2003, comprising both series, 329 issues for series one, and 195 issues for series two).

Number of years so far: 62 years.

Creative Teams - First Series: First Original Team: William Moulton Marston (writer) / Harry G. Peter (Artist) / Sheldon Mayer (Editor) / M. C. Gaines (Publisher) / Alice Marble (Associate Editor). Issue #1 (Summer '42) thru Issue #28 (March-April 48): William Moulton Marston (Script), Harry G. Peter (Pencils), Harry G. Peter (Inks) // Issue #29 (May-June '48) thru Issue #97 (April '58): Robert Kanigher (Script), Harry G. Peter (Pencils), Harry G. Peter (Inks) // Issue #98 (May '58) thru Issue #171 (July-August '67): Robert Kanigher (Script), Ross Andru (Pencils), Mike Esposito (Inks) //  Issue #172 (September-October '67) thru Issue #175 (March-April '68): Robert Kanigher (Script), Irv Novick (Pencils), Mike Esposito (Inks) // Issue #176 (May-June '68): Robert Kanigher (Script), Joe Orlando (Pencils), Mike Esposito (Inks) // Issue #177 (July-August '68): Bill Finger (Script), Win Mortimer (Pencils), Jack Abel (Inks) // Issue #178 (September-October '68) thru Issue #183 (July-August '69): Denny O'Neil (Script), Mike Sekowsky (Pencils), Dick Giordano (Inks) // Issue #184 (September-October '69) thru Issue #198 (January-February '72): Mike Sekowsky (Script), Mike Sekowsky (Pencils), Dick Giordano (Inks) // Issue #199 (March-April '72) thru Issue #200 (May-June '72): Denny O'Neil (Script), Don Heck (Pencils), Dick Giordano (Inks) // Issue #201 (July-August '72): Denny O'Neil (Script), Dick Giordano (Pencils), Dick Giordano (Inks) // Issue #202 (September-October '72) thru Issue #203 (November-December '72): Samuel R. Delany (Script), Dick Giordano (Pencils), Dick Giordano (Inks) // Issue #204 (January-February '73): Robert Kanigher (Script), Don Heck (Pencils), Dick Giordano (Inks) // Issue #205 (March-April '73): Robert Kanigher (Script), Don Heck (Pencils), Bob Oksner (Inks) / Issue #206 (June-July '73): Cary Bates (Script), Don Heck (Pencils), Vince Colletta (Inks) // Issue #207 (August-September '73) thru Issue #211 (April-May '74): Robert Kanigher (Script), Ric Estrada (Pencils), Vince Colletta (Inks) // Issue #212 (June-July '74): Len Wein (Script), Curt Swan (Pencils), Tex Blaisdell (Inks) // Issue #213 (August-September '74): Cary Bates (Script), Irv Novick (Pencils), Tex Blaisdell (Inks) // Issue #214 (September-October '74): Elliot Maggin (Script), Curt Swan (Pencils), Phil Zupa (Inks) // Issue #215 (December '74 - January '75): Cary Bates (Script), John Rosenberger (Pencils), Vince Colletta (Inks) // Issue #216 (February-March '75): Elliot Maggin (Script), John Rosenberger (Pencils), Vince Colletta (Inks) // Issue #217 (April-May '75): Elliot Maggin (Script), Dick Dillin (Pencils), Vince Colletta (Inks) // Issue #218 (June-July '75) thru Issue #232 (June '77): Martin Pasko (Script) and various artists // Issue #233 (July '77) thur Issue #242 (April '78): Gerry Conway (Script) and several different artists // Issue #243 (May '78) thru Issue #254 (April '79): Jack Harris (Script) and various artists // Issue #255 (May '79) thru Issue #258 (August '89): Paul Levitz (Script) and various artists // Issue #259 (September '79) thru Issue #285 (November '81): Gerry Conway (Script) and various artists // Issue #286 (December '81) thru Issue #296 (October '82): Paul Levitz and Roy Thomas (script) and various artists // Issue #297 (November '82) thru Issue #299 (January '83): Dan Mishkin (script) and various artist // Issue #300 (February '83): Roy and Danette Thomas (script) and various artists // Issue #301 (March '83) thru Issue #325 (April '85): Dan Mishkin, Joey Cavalieri (script) and several artists // Issue #326 (July '85) thru 328 (December '85): Mindy Newell (script) and various artists // Issue #329 (February 1986) (final issue for series one): Gerry Conway (Script), Don Heck (Pencils), Don Heck (Inks), Nansi Hoolahan (Colors), Helen Vesik (Letters). For further details check out the Covers and Credits Gallery.

Creative Team - Second Series: First Creative Team: George Potter; George Perez (Script), George Perez (Pencils), Bruce Patterson (Inks), Tatjana Wood (Colors), John Costanza (Letters). Issue #1 (February 1987) thru Issue #62 (February '92): George Perez and others (Script) and various artists // Issue #63 (June '92) thru Issue #100 (August '95): William Messner-Loebs (Script) and several artists // Issue #101 (September '95) thru Issue #136 (August '98): John Byrne (script) and various artists // Issue #137 (September '98) thru Issue #138 (October '98): Christopher J. Priest (Script), M.D. Bright (Pencils), Greg Adams (Inks), Patricia Mulvihill (Colors) // Issue #139 (November '98) thru Issue #152 (Deecember '99): Eric Luke (Script) and various artists // Issue #153 (January '00): Mark Millar (Script), George Jeantys (Pencils), Rob Stull (Inks) // Issue #154 thru Issue #155 (February '00): Doselle Young (Script), John McCrea (Pencils), George Freeman (Inks) // Issue #156 thru Issue #159 (May '00): Eric Luke (Script), Matthew Clark (Pencils), Tom Simmons (Inks), Pam Rambo (Color), John Costanza (Letters), Adam Hughes (Cover) // Issue #160 thru Issue #161 (September '00): Brian Vaughan (Script), Scott Kolins (Pencils), Dan Panosian (Inks), Pam Rambo (Color), John Costanza (Letters), Adam Hughes (Cover) // Issue #162 thru Issue #163 (October '00): Ben Raab (Script), Derec Aucoin (Pencils), Tom Simmons (Inks), Pam Rambo (Color), John Costanza (Letters), Karl Waller (Cover) //Issue #164 thru Issue #178 (January '01): Phil Jimenez & J.M. DeMatteis (Script), Phil Jimenez (Pencils), Andy Lanning (Inks), Pam Rambo (Color), Comicraft (Letters), Adam Hughes (Cover) //Issue #179 thru Issue #183 (May '02):  Phil Jimenez (Script), Roy Martinez (Pencils), Roy Martinez (Inks), Trish Mulvihill (Colors), Comicraft (Letters), Phil Jimenez (Cover) // Issue #184 thru #188 (October '02):  Phil Jimenez (Script), Phil Jimenez (Pencils), Andy Lanning (Inks), Trish Mulvihill (Colors), Comicraft (Letters), Adam Hughes (Cover) // Issue #189 thru Issue #194: (April '03): Walter Simonson (Script), Jerry Ordway (Pencils), P. Craig Russell (Inks), Trish Mulvihill (Colors), John E. Workman (Letters), Adam Hughes (Cover) // Issue #195 thru Issue #197: Greg Rucka (Script), Drew Johnson (Pencils), Ray Snyder (Inks), Trish Mulvihill (Colors), Todd Klein (Letters), Adam Hughes (Cover) // Issue #198 thru Issue # 199 (January '04): [Greg Rucka (Script), Drew Johnson (Pencils), Ray Snyder (Inks), Richard & Tanya Horie (Colors), Todd Klein (Letters), Phil Noto (Cover) // Issue # 200 thru Issue # 226: Greg Rucka (Script), Drew Johnson (Pencils), Ray Snyder (Inks), Richard and Tanya Horie (Colors), Todd Klein (Letters), J.G. Jones (Cover).

Price Variation Throughout The Years: Issue #1 (Summer '42) thru Issue #126 (November '61): $ 0.10 // Issue #127 (January '62) thru Issue #182 (May-June '69): $ 0.12 // Issue #183 (July - August '69) thru Issue #195 (July - August '71): $ 0.15 // Issue #196 (September - October '71) thru Issue #222 (February - March '76): $ 0.25 // Issue #223 (April - May '76) thru Issue #231 (May '77): $ 0.30 // Issue #232 (June '77) thru Issue #246 (August '78): $ 0.35 // Issue #247 (September '78) thru Issue #250 (Deecember '78): $ 0.50 // Issue #251 (January '79) thru Issue #269 (July '80): $ 0.40 // Issue #270 (August '80) thru Issue #283 (September '81): $ 0.50 // Issue #284 (October '81) thru Issue #309 (November '83): $ 0.60 // Issue #310 (December '83) thru Issue #1 (Second Series) (February '87) : $ 0.75 // Issue #24 (Winter '88) thru Issue #62 (February '92): $ 1.00 // Issue #25 (June '92) thru Issue #81 (December '93): $ 1.25 // Issue #82 (January '94) thru Issue #98 (June '95): $ 1.50 // Issue #99 (July '95): $ 1.75 // Issue #100 (August '95): $ 3.95 // Issue #101 (September '95) thru Issue #158 (July '00): $ 1.95 // Issue # 159 (August '00) thru Issue # 218 (Ausgut '05): $ 2.25 // Issue # 219 (September '05) thru Issue # 226 (February '06): $ 2.50.

CHARACTER PROFILE  FACTS

Hair: Black.

Eyes: Blue.

Height: 5'11".

Weight: 135 lbs.

Marital Status: Single.

Occupation: Princess of Themyscira, Ambassador of The Amazons To The Man's World, Secretary To Colonel Darnell (U.S. Military Intelligence), Secretary and member of the Justice League of America.

Relatives: Hippolyta (Mother, Queen Of The Amazons), Antiope (Aunt), Nubia (Sister), Artemis (Sister).

Base of Operations: Paradise Island, Washington DC, Gateway City, Boston.

Love Interests: Steve Trevor, alias Steve Howard / Clark Kent alias Superman.

Allies: Hippolyte, Queen Of The Amazons / Most of The Gods Of The Olympus, except for Ares / Wonder Tot / Wonder Girl / Steve Trevor / Etta Candy / The Holliday Girls / The Justice League of America / The Justice Society of America / Second Series: Hippolyte / Steve Trevor / Etta Candy / Julia and Vanessa Kapatelis / Inspector Indelicato / Mindy Mayer / Michael R. Schorr / Donna Troy (Troia, Wonder Girl, Darkstar) / Micah Rains / Phillipus / Euboea / Jason Blood / Helena Sandsmark / Cassie Sandsmark (Wonder Girl II) / Champion (Heracles) / and others. 

Foes / Villains / Confronters (Both Series): Ares or Mars, The God of War / Paula Von Gunther / Earl of Greed / Duke of Deception / Lord Conquest / Hitler / Goering / Goebbels / Hirohito / Mussolini / Gerta Von Gunther / The Mole Men / Dr. Psycho / Marva Psycho / Priscilla Rich, The Cheetah / Queen Andra / Queen Clea / Giganta / Count Mephisto Saturno / Eviless Saturno / The Saturnians / Hypnota / Desira / The Third World War Promoters / King Rigor And The Seal Men / Rudolph Hessenpfeffer, The Gentleman Killer / Solo / King Pluto / Sulla / Silas Sneek / Carl Ambishun / Supreme Leader Blitz / Nifty, The Time Monster / The Air Pirates / Rufus / Redbeard / Queen Atomia / Gell Osey / Odin / The Valkyries / Aknaten / Tutine / Nina Close, The Mask /  King Tassel Of The Rykornians / Lord Cob / The Yellow Mask Gang / Sinestra / Queen Celerita / Tigra Tropica / King Crystallar / Queen Suprema / Count Gaston / King Ersatz / Villainy Inc. (Eviless, Giganta, Queen Clea, Blue Snow Man, Dr. Poison, Hypnota, Mara, Cheetah) / Minister Blizzard / Lem Brite / Radium Giants / The Sirens / Trixter / Uvo Of Uranus / Inventa / Queen Pallida / Fly Wright / Dirk Jaxo / The Leprechauns (Shaggy, Hoppy and Woggle) / Queen Astra / Lord Cruelo / Circe / Brutex / General Vertigo / Percy Playboy, Plazchek / Master DeStroyer / The Grenade Gang / Professor Turgo / Professor Jenkel / Elektro / Robot Woman / Capt. Barnacle / Prince Ghu / Gen. Voro / Garo / Strogo / Crime Master Of Time / Merlin / Ultraviolet Invaders / Chang, The Conqueror / The King and Knight of Chequerana / Plotter / Duke Perilosa / Brain / Phaeton / Duke Dazam / Zoxab / The Human Tank / The Thought Master / The Volcano Prophet / Angle Man / Prof. Uxo / The Mole Goldings / Duke Nakox / Machino / Duke Bale / Capt. Virago / Ty M. Master / Gadget Maker / Prof. Menace / Queen Mikra / Sinister Seer Of Saturn / Ku Ku and Kuu Of Planet K / Image-Maker / The Human Fireworks / Mouse Man / Egg Fu / Multiple Man / Queen Snoweena / King Of Crime / Paper Man / Dr. Cyber / Morgana The Witch / Ranagor The Barbarian / Catwoman / Nubia / Dr. Domino / King Celerito Of Mercury / Hephaestus / The Crimson Centipede / Osira / The Silicons / The Mole Goldings / The Red Panzer / Doctor Poison / Byrna Brilyant, The Blue Snow Man / Zara, High Priestess of The Crimson Flame / The Great Blue Father / Bedwin Footh / The Termite Queen / Capt. Strung / Armageddon / Dr. Mid-Nite / Kung The Assassin / Spectre / Dr. Fate / Inversion / Kobra / Demon / Klarion, The Witch Boy / Red Dragon / Karnage / Silver Swan (Helen Alexandros) / General Electric (Commander Video) / The Boa / Dr. Polaris / Glitch / Tezcatlipoca / Sharkeeta / Decay / Minotaur / Lobo / Deathstroke / Mayfly / Poison Ivy / Artemis / Chesire / Joker / The Chauvinist / The White Magician / Demon / Cassandra Arnold / DeSaad / Parademons / Anarchy Incorporated / Sinestro / Doomsday / Egg Fu / Cheetah (Deborah Domaine) / Cheetah (Barbara Ann Minerva) / Silver Swann (Valerie Beaudry) / The White Magician / Hades / Hercules / Neron / Devastation / Bast / Ubis / Orus / Chuma / Mr. DePaul / Nathaniel / Kanto / Granny Goodness / Kalibak / Atlas / Kalibak / Darkseid / Morgaine Le Fay / Theopilus Warly / Savage Moon / Cronus / Dr. Poison / Ahriman, The Prince Of Lies / Dr. Echo / and others.

Group Membership: Justice League Of America, Justice Society Of America.

Character Profile: Princess Diana, born in Paradise Island, also known as Themyscira, located somewhere in the oceans of the West. Her mother is Hippolyte, Queen of the Amazons, and leader of a race born from the souls of slayed women saved by five Goddesses of Olympus (Athena, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hestia, and Demeter). Diana was born from a statue of clay made by Hippolyte and imbued with the gift of life by Gaea. The other five Goddesses gave Princess Diana all her special gifts. She was raised on Themyscira and never went out of the island.  In 1941 Steve Trevor crashes on the shores of the island and the Amazons decide one of them was needed to be sent as and Ambassador to the Man's World. A special contest is held on the island to choose the best skilled Amazon, and in spite of her Mother, Diana enters the contest disguised and emerges triumphant. This way she gains the mantle of Wonder Woman. She's endowed with special superpowers and magic elements like her lasso of truth forged from the girdle of Gaea, her bullet-deflecting bracelets and her invisible plane. Under her secret identity of Diana Prince, she is alert when danger calls and then she becomes Wonder Woman. Eventually she resigns her superpowers and battles crime as a plain-clothed superagent Diana Prince. Nevertheless she recovers her powers and continues her battle against crime. Eventually Hippolyte had the vision of the death of Wonder Woman. To avoid the death of her daughter Diana, she declares she has failed in her task, she decides a new contest should be made to choose a new Wonder Woman. Artemis wins the contest and Diana lost the mantle of Wonder Woman. Nevertheless she is killed by Neron and raised as Diana, the Goddess of Truth by the Olympian Gods. After this, Hippolyte takes her place as Wonder Woman. She travels back in time to the 40s and joins the Justice Society of America. Later thanks to Zeus help, Diana gets back to her mortal form and assumes Wonder Woman's identity again. Then from time to time Hippolyte joins the Justice Society of America.

Training and combat skills: Trained on ancient Greek methods of hand-to-hand combat and all ancient combat methods using all type of weapons from different ages, both ancient and modern. Highly trained in martial arts, war tactics and strategics and highly skilled with the bow and the javelin. Endowed with incredible courage, she's an expert in the art of persuasion and a natural leader. She has also various athletic skills, language skills, medical skills, and vehicle skills. 

Physical Powers and Skills: She gained divine status from her creation by Hippolyte aided by the gods of Olympus which endowed her with special super-strength and powers. She has the beauty and grace of Aphrodite and the skills of Artemis. She can lift enormous weights and her skin is highly more resistant to injuries than that of the mortals. She can run at high speed, jump high levels and fly with the gift endowed by Hermes. She has super senses, fast regeneration, immunity to diseases and poisons.

Weapons: She counts with: a) indestructible bracelets which have been forged by Haephestus, and which serve the Amazons to deflect all kind of projectiles using her reflexes and speed. b) The Golden Lasso of Truth made out of an indestructible metal taken from Gaea's girdle, forces anyone under its influence to tell the truth. It's 150 feet long and it's controlled telekinetically. c) The Lasinar Morphing Disk it's a small disc which has the ability to transform into any transparent vehicle under Wonder Woman's thoughts. d) The tiara which she uses occasionally as a boomerang. e) The Sandals of Hermes which she uses for flying. f) The Invisible Plane used in the old days are her vehicle. g) several other eventual weapons like a sword and a shield, and the Gauntlet of Atlas which was originally given to Artemis to increase her powers, then taken by Diana after her death and finally given to Wonder Girl to give her superpowers.

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