In a new, boss-woman comic book series, DC Comics honored women who have become iconic and historical figures. According to Billboard, the comic publisher will be releasing a young adult graphic novel titled Wonder Women of History that will highlight women they consider “real-life heroes.”
“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. We’ll be presenting 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 pre-order page reveals. “Award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson brings together an all-star cast of authors and illustrators in this anthology of Wonder Women.”
The graphic novel features 17 stories about this generation’s icons portrayed as the stories’ superheroes. The anthology recognizes women like Beyonce, Janelle Monae, 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, first Black woman single Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes, gay and transgender rights activist Marsha P. Johnson, NASA’s first Hispanic female astronaut Ellen Ochoa, and more. The stories, written by female and non-binary authors include Mikki Kendall, Amanda Deibert, Danielle Paige, Cat Staggs, and Cecil Castellucci.
“Wonder Woman has been an iconic figure for girls and women around the world for generations,” Anderson told Nerdist about the novel. “She gave me the example of a woman who combined justice, compassion, athleticism, and power that I needed. When the good people at DC brought up the idea of an anthology of real-life Wonder Women to me, I was on board instantly.”
Wonder Women of History will be released on December 1 and is available for pre-order now.
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