Wonder Woman Unbound

Wonder Woman Unbound

Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine
by Tim Hanley

PN 6728 .W6 H34 2014

“With her gold lasso and bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman. When they debuted in the 1940s, Wonder Woman comics advocated female superiority and the benefits of matriarchy; her adventures were also colored by bondage imagery and hidden lesbian meanings. In the decades that followed, Wonder Woman fell backward as American women began to step forward. Ultimately, Wonder Woman became a feminist symbol in the 1970s, and the curious details of her past were quickly forgotten. Exploring this lost history adds new dimensions to the world’s most beloved female character, and Wonder Woman Unbound delves into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the motivations of her creators to showcase the peculiar journey of a twentieth-century icon.”
– publisher description

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