10 Things DC Wants You To Forget About Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot's not the first to play her on screen...

Wonder Woman
DC Comics

Diana Prince, warrior princess of the Amazons. Or, erm, Wonder Woman is that, and Diana Prince is a woman whose secret identity she nicks. Or that's a secret identity she creates for herself. Or she doesn't even bother with a secret identity, because why would an Amazonian princess need to?

Or, wait, is she a demigod not, technically? Wonder Woman often dregs up more questions than answers in any conversation about DC's premiere woman superhero. With Gal Gadot currently wowing fans in cinemas as the Justice League founding member, the publisher is positioning Wonder Woman in a certain way.

She is now a demigod, the daughter of a couple of Greek deities, and has all the ensuing powers and wardrobe choices; she's macking on with Superman; she's part of the Justice League. Many of those are new developments in the long, storied publication history of Wonder Woman, however. Introduced in 1941's All Star Comics #8, she's since rarely been out of print €“ despite some close calls €“ and unlike her other, male hero counterparts, she's gone through a lot of changes in that time.

Changes and blips in history that have done their best to be erased from history, either literally or figuratively. Past romantic entanglements, her relative power compared to the rest of her fictional universe, Lynda Carter and the f-word are amongst the things DC Comics would like us to forget...

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Tom Baker is the Comics Editor at WhatCulture! He's heard all the Doctor Who jokes, but not many about Randall and Hopkirk. He also blogs at http://communibearsilostate.wordpress.com/