Wonder Woman: The War Years 1941-1945

Wonder Woman: The War Years 1941-1945
Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9780785832843
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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Travel to the World War II front lines with Wonder Woman at your side.  With over 35 classic comics from her first 5 years in circulation, Wonder Woman the War Years tells her origin story in the original art. 

Warrior princess, leader of the Amazons, and a primary member of "The Big Three" and The Justice League.  Wonder Woman is among the most famous heroes of all time. From her introduction in 1941, she has been a shining example of feminism and the strength not just to women across the globe, but to all mankind.

Despite the fact that she's famous now, she had humble beginnings among a slew of other female super heroes that had their inception in the 1940s, but were seen very little after then.  Created during World War II to foil Axis plots and defeat Nazis, Wonder Woman still fights to this day for truth, honor, and the little guy.  Wonder Woman: The War Years (1941-1945) details how she used her super speed, strength, and Golden Lasso of Truth during World War II to bring peace and justice to a turbulent world.

    These original stories show Wonder Woman at her best and allow the reader to relive the Golden Age of Comics.  Follow her pilot plots such as the following:

    • The first appearance of Doctor Poison
    • The Justice Society and the war with Japan
    • The men behind Wonder Woman
    • The Secret of Baroness Von Gunther
    • Wanted by Hitler dead or alive
    • The Battle for Womanhood
    • The March of the Dimes
    • The Invasion of Paradise Island
    • Wonder Woman for President
    • Wonder Woman advocating for waste paper recycling
    Brush up on the history of the world's favorite heroine, Wonder Woman, with Wonder Woman the War Years.  Part of The DC Comics War Years trilogy that celebrates the Golden Age of heroes.

    Other titles in the DC Comics: The War Years series include: Batman: The War Years 1939-1945, Superman: The War Years 1938-1945.

    The author

    Having co-founded the super-hero comics fanzine Alter Ego in 1961, Roy Thomas (b. 1940) became writer/assistant editor for Stan Lee at Marvel Comics in 1965 after a very brief stint as assistant editor of DC's Superman titles. From 1965-1980 and/or during the 1990s he wrote for Marvel The Avengers, The X-Men, Fantastic Four, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, Sub-Mariner, Avengers West Coast, The Amazing Spider-Man, et al.--including The Invaders, a comic which spun near WWII-period adventures of Captain America, the Human Torch, and the Sub-Mariner. In the '70s he was the first writer and editor of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian, The Savage Sword of Conan, and Red Sonja, whom he again authored in the 1990s. At DC Comics in the 1980s he wrote All-Star Squadron (a super-hero comic set in 1941-42), Shazam!, Secret Origins (retelling WWII-era origins of DC's heroes), Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other top series. He served as a Marvel editor from 1965-80, as Marvel's editor-in-chief from 1972-74, and as a DC editor from 1980-86.

    At Marvel he co-created Ultron and the Vision (both of whom will be prominently featured in the 2015 film The Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Iron Fist, the kung-fu super-hero who will be featured later this year by Netflix in both his own series and in The Defenders. He has written a number of graphic novels starring Conan, Spider-Man, Dracula, et al.

    Also in the '80s, he co-scripted the films Fire and Ice (for director Ralph Bakshi and 20th Century Fox) and Conan the Destroyer (for Universal), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. He also provided scripts for the 1980s TV science-fiction series Super Force, for the 1990s TV series Xena - Warrior Princess, and for a bit of TV animation.

    Since 1999 he has edited a professional Alter Ego magazine (130 issues so far and counting) and has worked with Stan Lee on the scripting of the Spider-Man newspaper comic strip. He currently also writes online strips of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. For the German publisher Taschen he has written the humongous book 75 Years of Marvel: From Golden Age to Silver Screen, (released in late 2014) and is also writing an equally huge book about Marvel's Stan Lee. Besides winning numerous other fan and pro awards in the comics field over the years, he was elected to comics' Eisner Hall of Fame at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.

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    Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
    ISBN: 9780785832843
    Size: 8.25 in x 11 in x 1.125 in / 209.55 mm x 279.4 mm x 28.575 mm

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