Marking the 80th anniversary of Wonder Woman, DC, Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences and WarnerMedia have unveiled additional plans for a global celebration of the superhero.
In honor of the legacy of the character, the Comic-Con Character Hall of Fame will be inducting Wonder Woman virtually on Oct. 21. DC continues to honor Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary with a lineup of publishing pieces, partnerships, special releases and initiatives. Fans can start celebrating with “Wonderful Women of the World,” available in bookstores and comic shops now.
DC is honoring the iconic character’s 80th anniversary with a collection of commemorative releases, free editions and new series launches.
‘Wonderful Women of the World” is an anthology showcasing 23 trailblazing women around the world. Tales of the real-world heroes who work in the fields of science, sports, activism, diplomacy and more include Beyoncé, Serena Williams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai, amongst others. The book is available in comic book shops and bookstores now.
“Wonder Woman: 80 Years of the Amazon Warrior” follows Wonder Woman from her first appearance onward in this hardcover special edition spanning more than 400 pages.
“Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular” will be a tribute to Wonder Woman in a collectible keepsake. Available on October 5, fans can look forward to original stories and an art montage by artist Yanick Paquette with colors by Nathan Fairbairn.
“Nubia and the Amazons” follows the ongoing adventures of Nubia after the events of Infinite Frontier. The new series launching
Launching on Nov. 16, comes “Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons,” a new series by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Phil Jiminez will explore the ancient history of the Amazons. Book One will be released Nov. 16 with Jimenez’s artwork. Book Two and Three will be released in spring and fall 2022, respectively, with artist Gene Ha on Book Two and Nicola Scott on Book Three.
In fashion, there are multiple collaborations incoming. Echelon, the connected fitness company, will unveil an exclusive line of Wonder Woman-branded apparel and fitness equipment in the U.S., including a jump rope Lasso of Truth. In addition, Echelon will host two warrior-themed cycling and rowing classes on the Echelon Fit mobile app on Wonder Woman Day. Echelon is also a sponsor of the Wonder Woman Virtual Run Series, which fans can register for now.
In addition, EleVen’s “I Am Wonder Woman” activewear line by international tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams is available now. Zales crafted a collection of Wonder Woman jewelry and María Escoté recently launched a fashion line in Spain.
In France, La Redoute selected four designers (Vanessa Seward, Mossi, Sakina M’Sa and Elise Chalmin) to create modern capsule collections, each one spotlighting Wonder Woman’s emblems/symbols. Marina Hoermanseder answered the Amazonian call in Germany, creating a collection of bespoke pieces. MGI (Millionaire Group Indonesia) designed a Wonder Woman bracelet with Germanium stone. India-based designer Nivedita Saboo will release a custom couture collection in late Oct.
Animale, a fashion company in Brazil, will launch a collection of Wonder Woman 80th anniversary items to celebrate the global community of Wonder Woman fans. Additionally, the Brazilian DC Store will debut an exclusive suite of products to commemorate 80 years of Wonder Woman storytelling. Other official partners in the region like Havaianas, Riachuelo and Marisa will join in the celebration too with their very own merch drops, while Yescom will bring the Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary Virtual Run to homes and neighborhoods all around Brazil in October to coincide with Wonder Woman Day.
The DC Shop will sell Wonder Woman 80 apparel and exclusives, including a Wonder Woman 80 Funko Pop! available Oct. 5.
In addition, DC and Warner Bros. have once again teamed up with the City of Burbank, this time, to unveil a statue of the superhero in Burbank, Calif. Based on a DC Direct statue by Wonder Woman cover artist Jenny Frison and digitally sculpted by John Gabriel Mathews, the Wonder Woman statue will be brought to life in 2022 by Visit Burbank in partnership with DC.
Global experiences inspired by Wonder Woman include a “Believe in Wonder” event in the U.K. and Gruppo 24 Ore’s exhibition “Wonder Woman The Myth” hosted at Palazzo Morando, Milan, Italy. Spain will feature Wonder Woman x María Escoté, a collaboration with DC and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. On Oct. 8, fans in France will be treated to a special “Wonder Woman 80th” panel on CannesSeries.com with an exclusive digital masterclass with Lynda Carter. Additionally, Wonder Woman 1984 will make its debut in French theaters on Oct. 21 through a one-time only screening in a secret place.
Chilean fans can celebrate Wonder Woman in style with a special make-up kit partnership with Petrizzio. Colombia, Peru and Ecuador will feature Social Media activations and will release Wonder Woman apparel for children and adults.
Additional entertainment content will also be available, like the DC FanDome on Oct. 16 for more Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary content and commemoration.