America’s history is filled with stories detailing the accomplishments of its heroic women.
Now, DC Comics is set to release their new graphic novel which will celebrate the “Wonder Women of History.”
The 17 “real-world heroes” will include liberal women like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and even fake Native American Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
The list also includes other leftists like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tennis player Serena Williams and Beyonce.
“Beyoncé, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Serena Williams, and more will be spotlighted by DC as in the upcoming anthology “Wonder Women of History.” Taking a cue from its popular superhero Wonder Woman, DC will spotlight 17 real-world heroes in the fields of science, social justice activism, politics, sports, and entertainment,” reported Games Radar.
“Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for decades, and while not everyone would choose her star-spangled outfit for themselves, her compassion and fairness are worthy of emulation,” DC’s website states. According to Bounding Into Comics the comics will be separated into 17 different stories –“tales of the real-world heroes who take up Diana’s mantle and work in the fields of science, social justice activism, diplomacy and more!”
The Daily Wire reports:
The anthology has an all-female creative team, led by Laurie Halse Anderson, best known for her young-adult novels. Each individual entry into the anthology will be written and drawn by a team of female-identifying and nonbinary individuals. The book will also include “pin-ups.”
Both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have appeared in comic books before, though not in works released by a major comic book publisher like DC.
Bounding Into Comics notes that “Devil’s Due published Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party, Who Dis?, in an attempt ‘to create something that celebrates the fresh new energy and diversity of the stagnated legislative body, and help some good causes at the same time.’” The “Notorious RBG” has her own biographical graphic novel, and is the subject of at least two other independent comic books, “Becoming RBG” and “I Dissent,” a comic book aimed at empowering young girls.
DC’s iconic Wonder Woman has been the subject of some controversy of late, largely because DC Comics has been working to expand the franchise among social justice activists. Last month, DC announced that it would commission several variant covers for the official “Wonder Woman 1984” comic book to go along with the feature film, “Wonder Woman 1984,” due out in theaters in late 2020 or early 2021 (it is currently scheduled for release in late October, but that is subject to change because of coronavirus-related restrictions on movie theaters).
At least one version of the cover, depicting Diana as something of a hipster received produced “extremely negative reactions” among fans of the character, according to Bleeding Cool.
The “Wonder Women of History” anthology will hit comic book stores in early December.
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