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Happy 80th Birthday, Diana Prince! Celebrate Wonder Woman Day in Style

Today, October 21st, 2021, marks the 80th Anniversary of Wonder Woman’s first appearance in 1941’s All Star Comics #8. She was the creation of American psychologist William Moulton Marston and artist H.G. Peter. All Star Comics was originally published by All-American Publications, which eventually merged with other publishing companies to become the DC Comics we all know today. According to DC:

Since 1941, Wonder Woman has continuously had comics published about her, appearing in over 7,000 comic books and collected editions – only Batman and Superman can say the same. For 80 years, Wonder Woman has inspired fans to believe in something greater, and to believe in themselves and those around us. As an iconic Super Hero, DC’s Wonder Woman has empowered fans for generations and boldly trailblazes a battle for truth through her strength, positivity, and compassion.

Warner Bros. Entertainment, which owns DC Comics and produces the Wonder Woman films, sent me a selection of Wonder Woman paraphernalia in honor of Wonder Woman Day. A sizable red box, emblazoned with a gold Wonder Woman symbol and “80,” arrived earlier this week.

A box appears at my door. Image by Paul Benson.

Opening it up, there was a welcome letter to Wonder Woman fans, with the rest of the content hidden by tissue paper in Wonder Woman’s colors.

What’s in the box? Image by Paul Benson.

OK, enough teasing. Let’s take a look at what’s in that box!

A Wonder Woman snapback cap. Image by Paul Benson.

There were two different pieces of headwear included in the box: a cap for daily wear, and a Golden Tiara for those formal occasions(or when you just want to dress up as Wonder Woman). As you can see, the tiara is very reflective!

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Wonder Woman’s tiara. Image by Paul Benson.

Next up, an enamel pin celebrating Wonder Woman’s 80th Anniversary.

80th Anniversary pin. Image by Paul Benson.

There’s also a cosmetics bag, containing sunscreen and lip balm from Venus Williams’ line of products.

Wonder Woman-branded cosmetics bag. Image by Paul Benson.

Rounding things out is an inspirational blank journal:

A great reminder to everyone. Image by Paul Benson.

Here’s a peek of the inside cover:

Inside the journal. Image by Paul Benson.

And, saving the best for last: Wonder Woman comics! Some of the most talented writers and artists working in comics today bring you tales of Wonder Woman throughout her life, as well as the newest Wonder Girl, Yara Flor, and fellow Amazon, Nubia.

If you’re interested in any of the Wonder Woman gear shown above, you can check out wonderwoman80.com and Shop.DCComics.com. And of course, support your local comic book stores, where you can find all of those fantastic Wonder Woman comics!

I hope all you Wonder Woman fans out there have a great time celebrating 80 years of the Amazing Amazon!

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This post was last modified on October 20, 2021 10:33 pm

Paul Benson

Paul is a comic book writer, screenwriter, an avid board and tabletop gamer, reader of comics and collector of statues and figures. He is the creator of the webcomic "Heroines for Hire" and co-writer of "Disaster!: The Movie." He currently writes "E.I.: Earth Invasion" for Wunderman Comics.

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