Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary is fast approaching. She first appeared in All Star Comics #8, which was cover dated December 1941/January 1942, though if you want to get really specific with an anniversary date, the book hit newsstands on October 25, 1941. From there she launched Sensation Comics and then Wonder Woman, and she’s been a mainstay in the superhero world ever since. DC is preparing to celebrate Wonder Woman’s diamond anniversary, and has unveiled a new logo that will accompany the many books and products they’re planning to release.
People has the exclusive details of DC’s big anniversary plans, but the article is actually rather low on new information. It talks about the upcoming Wonder Woman movie and the new “Rebirth” comic book series, but neither is really news. The article also mentioned a couple of San Diego Comic-Con exclusive toys, like a tweaked version of the Batman v Superman Wonder Woman Barbie and a cool Wonder Woman figure with an invisible jet, both of which had been announced previously. The jet does look pretty awesome, though:
I’m going to have to look into getting one of those.
The only new information in the piece is that Converse is putting out a special edition Wonder Woman leather sneaker, which sounds pretty fun. We don’t have any specifics or pictures yet, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Oh, and the article includes Diane Nelson mentioning that Wonder Woman won’t have an invisible jet in her upcoming movie, which is a little disappointing. The invisible jet is classic Wonder Woman fun. Sort of silly, sure, but enjoyable nonetheless. I’m trying not to read too much into its exclusion, but it does strike me as a move away from comic book fun to a more realistic take on the character, and ugh. Hopefully the film can work in some of Wonder Woman’s other iconic elements in cool ways.
So yeah, the big anniversary is coming! And DC’s got a nice logo for whatever else they decide to do with it. They’ve unveiled some additional plans on their own website, including products coming from Under Armor and Pottery Barn, a special focus on Wonder Woman in DC Super Hero Girls, and curated Wonder Woman themed Spotify playlists from female celebrities. DC also has some fun book collections on the way, including the Wonder Woman: A Celebration of 75 Years compilation book in September and a boxset of four iconic Wonder Woman stories from George Perez, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, and Brian Azzarello out in November. I anticipate that we’ll see a lot more merchandise and books as the film approaches, and hopefully the anniversary fun will roll on for the next year or so!