The Finest Era

The Finest Era

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

As of May 1977, with Wonder Woman’s TV show in full swing, the Amazon heroine was appearing regularly not just in her own comic and various team comics (Justice League of America, Super Friends) but also started having bimonthly solo adventures in World’s Finest. This had for decades been a Superman/Batman buddy series, and the front feature still fit that description, but it became an 80-page “dollar comic” (up from the previous 30 cents) with four different back-up features, including Wonder Woman. The others were Green Arrow, Black Canary, and the Vigilante.

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Where I Came In

Where I Came In

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

I wouldn’t have considered myself a Wonder Woman fan when I was a kid. I liked her well enough, and the 1970s TV series starring Lynda Carter had a lot to do with developing my adolescent ideal of womanhood, but I was much more into Green Lantern, Batman or the Flash than Wonder Woman. Still, I knew her pretty well. She was a regular star of Super Friends, both the TV cartoon and the comic-book series it spawned, and in Justice League of America, and she teamed up fairly regularly with other favorite heroes. But I wasn’t a regular reader of her own comic, so when I think about what my first Wonder Woman comic was, it’s pretty easy to remember. Almost.

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