180 – Princess Diana Prince

In Sensation Comics #1 (November 1941), Wonder Woman arrives in America with Steve Trevor and proceeds to foil a bank robbery, come up with a secret identity as a military nurse named Diana Prince, save Steve from falling to his death in aerial combat, foil Nazis parachutists, and destroy an entire poison gas facility. Pretty […]

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177 – Wonder Woman!

In All-Star Comics #8 (October 1941), the third of DC’s “Trinity” finally arrives: Wonder Woman! Tucked behind a Justice Society of America story (in which Hourman and Green Lantern have been replaced by Starman and Dr. Mid-Nite), Dr. William Moulton Marston, aka Charles Moulton gives us the definitive Wonder Woman origin story. This story has […]

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157 – Hawkgirl!

After years of showing women as helpless romantic interests posed in alluring dresses, someone gets the idea to get women into the action. In All-Star Comics #5 (April 1941), Shiera jumps from being a simple love interest to becoming DC’s first costumed super-heroine, Hawkgirl. In reality, this first story doesn’t really have Hawkgirl doing anything […]

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62 – All-American

All-American Comics #1 in March 1939, the first comic from All-American Publications. All-American was formed by Max Gaines and funded by Harry Donenfield (the owner of National Allied Publication and Detective Comics). All-American would go on to be the home for many characters we know well today like Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Lantern […]

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