198 – Queen Hippolyte

A panel from Wonder Woman #1, July 1942
A panel from Wonder Woman #1, July 1942

In July 1942, Wonder Woman joins the ranks of Superman, Batman, Flash and Green Lantern in getting her own self-titled regular comic book. Wonder Woman #1 features a much expanded origin story both of Wonder Woman and of the Amazons, including Queen Hippolyte facing off against a ridiculously muscle-bound Hercules.