DC, Warner Bros. Kick-Off Wonder Woman's 80th Anniversary Celebration

Wonder Woman's 80th-anniversary celebration features comics, fashion and much more.

License Global

March 9, 2021

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DC, Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences and WarnerMedia have launched a global celebration that honors the 80-year legacy of DC's Wonder Woman.

The 80th-anniversary celebration aims to illuminate the superhero's message of hope and empowerment with original content, commemorative comics, books, and global fashion collections and experiences. This campaign will lead to a worldwide celebration of Wonder Woman Day on October 21.

The "Wonder Woman: television titles are reborn with the new "retro-remix" video, tapping into the nostalgia of Wonder Woman and featuring Gal Gadot doing the signature spin that Lynda Carter made famous in the original series. DC and WarnerMedia announced a video inspired by Wonder Woman to showcase women's impact worldwide and the powerful women connected to its content and products. This year, WarnerMedia will produce videos that shine a spotlight on 80 "Women of Wonder," including real women, network journalists and talent, cultural figures, experts, influencers and celebrities who – like Wonder Woman herself – are advancing representation in their fields, acting as real-life superheroes and giving us reasons to "Believe in Wonder."

Designers Venus Williams, Camilla and Azede Jean-Pierre collaborated with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on Wonder Woman-inspired fashion collections. EleVen's "I Am Wonder Woman" activewear line by international tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams is available now. Also available is a limited-edition collection from Australian designer Camilla, and later this month, Azede Jean-Pierre will reveal a custom collection featuring never-before-seen artwork.

In addition, DC honors the creation and legacy of Wonder Woman making All-Star Comics #8 (the first appearance of Wonder Woman), Sensation Comics #1 (the first comic headlined by Wonder Woman) and Wonder Woman #1 (1942) free to read on DC Universe Infinite. The Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Spectacular will tribute to Wonder Woman in a collectible keepsake. Available this October on Wonder Woman Day, fans can look forward to original stories and an art montage by Yanick Paquette (Wonder Woman: Earth One) with colors by Nathan Fairbairn. DC is debuting custom pop art in honor of the character created by Innocean, which also designed the 80th-anniversary logo and drew its inspiration from the cover of Wonder Woman #4 (2016) by artist Nicola Scott.

DC also celebrates Wonder Woman's 80th anniversary with an assortment of comic books and original graphic novels:

-      Nubia: Real One – Available now, this young adult graphic novel celebrates the heroism of Wonder Woman in a reimagining of the story of her twin sister, Nubia;

-      Wonderful Women of History – Available September 28, this young adult graphic novel continues DC's legacy of celebrating inspirational figures throughout history and hearkens back to the original "Wonder Woman of History" feature series that ran in the back of issues of Sensation Comics and Wonder Woman from 1942-1954;

-      Sensational Wonder Woman Vol. 1 – Available in comic book stores, book retailers and on digital platforms on October 5, this book collects the first six issues of an anthology of self-contained Wonder Woman stories from some of the industry's most popular writers and artists; and

-      Wonder Woman Earth One Vol. 3 – Available at comic book stores, book stores and on participating digital platforms, Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 3 is the conclusion to the New York Times bestselling original graphic novel series from the acclaimed team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Yanick Paquette.

In addition to these new books, new Wonder Woman selections will be made available to read for free each month on DC Universe Infinite, along with curated collections celebrating important stories through the decades. At the DC Shop, fans can get their exclusive 'Believe in Wonder' Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary t-shirt. Fans of all ages can enjoy listening to four new You Choose Wonder Woman Stories from Capstone available via Google Assistant, and Google users can also say "Hey Google, talk to Wonder Woman Stories" or "Talk to You Choose Wonder Woman Stories" to pull it up on their device. Additionally, Serial Box will release their Wonder Woman: Heartless serialized story exclusively via the "Serial Box" app. That story is available for pre-order now and will be released on March 25.

Warner Bros. Games will recognize Wonder Woman's anniversary all year long via special promotions and activations in its popular ongoing game titles like "DC Universe Online," "Injustice 2" and "DC Legends." Additionally, Nintendo will join the celebration on June 4 when it releases "DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power," a brand-new title for the Nintendo Switch system starring Wonder Woman, Batgirl and Supergirl as they try to protect Metropolis from a fearsome group of foes. DC Wonder Woman Virtual Run (5Kor 10K) from Rugged Races in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products will return for a second year.

Internationally, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi hosted Women of Warner. Warner Bros. World will introduce the 'Wonder Woman Exhibit' in Treasures of Hollywood at the Warner Bros. Plaza, which will run until May 18. Warner Bros. Mexico recently launched an exclusive new Wonder Woman 80th-branded collection in C&A stores and more.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will offer the feature film "Wonder Woman 1984" on Digital HD on March 16 in the U.S., and then on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 30. The animated feature Justice "Society: World War II" will be available on Digital on April 27 and on 4K and Blu-ray on May 11. Throughout March, "Wonder Woman 1984" will also release digitally across international territories. 

On HBO Max, "Wonder Woman" (2017) starring Gal Gadot and every episode of the "Wonder Woman" television series starring Lynda Carter are available this month on HBO Max.

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