About Wonder Woman Unbound

WONDER WOMAN UNBOUND
The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine
by Tim Hanley

book1OVERVIEW: With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman. The original Wonder Woman was ahead of her time, advocating female superiority and the benefits of matriarchy in the 1940s. At the same time, her creator filled the comics with titillating bondage imagery, and Wonder Woman was tied up as often as she saved the world. In the 1950s, Wonder Woman begrudgingly continued her superheroic mission, wishing she could settle down with her boyfriend instead, all while continually hinting at hidden lesbian leanings. While other female characters stepped forward as women’s lib took off in the late 1960s, Wonder Woman fell backwards, losing her superpowers and flitting from man to man. Ms. magazine and Lynda Carter restored Wonder Woman’s feminist strength in the 1970s, turning her into a powerful symbol as her checkered past was quickly forgotten. Exploring this lost history as well as her modern incarnations adds new dimensions to the world’s most beloved female character, and Wonder Woman Unbound delves into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the myriad motivations of her creators to showcase the peculiar journey that led to Wonder Woman’s iconic status.

Published by the Chicago Review Press

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ISBN 9781613749098

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Media Contact: Olivia Aguilar, oaguilar@chicagoreviewpress.com

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WONDER WOMAN UNBOUND APPENDIX:

As mentioned in the book’s end notes, you can see a full account of all of the statistics and figures listed in the book that are of my own derivation in the following PDF: Wonder Woman Unbound APPENDIX

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2 Responses to “About Wonder Woman Unbound”

  1. The Comic Books To Read After You See Wonder Woman This Weekend | STRAITENED CIRCUMSTANCES: Tim Hanley on Wonder Woman and Women in Comics Says:

    […] Wonder Woman fans are going to be wondering what to read next. While I definitely suggest my book Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine, I’ve also put together this list of comic collections that I think best capture the history […]

  2. Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley – Feminism in Cold Storage Says:

    […] read this book for a while and had been waiting on hold for it. I’ve also been a follower of Tim Hanley here on WordPress and his blog, Straightened Circumstances, which was how I came to be familiar […]

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