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Wonder Woman in the Media

Wonder Woman! Wonder Woman! All the world is waiting for you, and the power you possess. In your satin tights, fighting for your rights, and the old red, white and blue! No superheroine before her had so dominated the public consciousness, so it seemed that the theme song for ABC's Wonder Woman series wasn't strictly hyperbole. All the world was waiting for her, but it would be a long time after her January 1942 debut in All-Star Comics #8 that Wonder Woman would rule the airwaves.

World War II and the Superhero

Nazis and Japs, you rats! Beware! The Hangman is everywhere! This copy, grossly politically incorrect by contemporary standards, is plastered above the logo of MLJ Publications' superhero comic, Hangman #3 (1942). And no words could better summarize the sentiment of a galvanized nation.