Monday, December 21, 2015

The World According to Wonder Woman

Back in the late 1930s and early 1940s National Periodicals shook up the publishing world when it presented the fist super hero comic book character: Superman.  Not long afterwards Batman hit the newsstands and then came Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman was created to attract young girl readers.  And she succeeded-phenomenally!

In fact, Wonder Woman influenced the creation of a score of other strong female comic book characters and her influence is felt even in today's comic books.

Over the years there has been a plethora of Wonder Woman tie-in merchandise, an animated adaptation and a TV series.

In the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie Wonder Woman makes her big screen premiere, soon followed by a solo movie and a spot in the Justice League movies.

Wonder Woman has been a symbol for feminism ever since her creation.
To celebrate Wonder Woman's legacy Insight Editions and author Matthew k. Manning and artist Paul Bulman have created The World According To Wonder Woman hardback book.

Inside readers are privy to information about Wonder Woman's origin, her family tree, the Amazons, her powers, how to fight and prepare for war, the Justice League, gods, monsters, villains, allies and much more.

Throughout the book Wonder Woman reveals her philosophy of life, her adherence to a warrior's creed, her honor, weapons of choice, her association with other superheroes, her fight against evil in all of its myriad forms, being a role model and how to work with a group of single partner.

It's an inside view of what makes Wonder Woman tick complete with inserts, foldouts, maps, schematics and capped off with a final word.