DC & WB launch Wonder Woman 80th anniversary campaign
In honor of the iconic heroine’s 80-year-legacy and to celebrate International Women’s Day, DC, Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences and WarnerMedia have launched the “Believe in Wonder” campaign to illuminate Wonder Woman’s timeless and relevant message of hope and empowerment with new content, collectibles and more! Film star Gal Gadot took to Twitter to kick the celebration off with a special retro-style video from her latest work as the Amazonian, Wonder Woman 1984, which can be viewed below!
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) March 7, 2021
For 80 years, one champion has stood for truth, peace, and wonder. Join the #WonderWoman80 celebration and #BelieveInWonder today Learn more at https://t.co/SPMP1rA84A #InternationalWomensDay pic.twitter.com/p9EKRfJzY7
— Wonder Woman (@DCWonderWoman) March 8, 2021
The celebration, which will feature commemorative comics, books, global fashion collections and experiences and will run all the way to October, where there will be a worldwide celebration of Wonder Woman Day on October 21! WarnerMedia will produce videos that shine a spotlight on 80 “Women of Wonder” including network journalists and talent, cultural figures, experts, influencers, celebrities and real women who are advancing representation in their fields and acting as real-life superheroes.
World renowned 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 luxurious limited-edition collection from Australian designer Camilla, and later this month award-winning designer Azede Jean-Pierre will reveal a custom collection featuring never-before-seen artwork.
Beginning today, 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 the ultimate fan destination for DC, DC Universe Infinite. Also revealed is Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Spectacular, bringing together some of the greatest storytellers in comics and entertainment for a tribute to Wonder Woman in a collectible keepsake, which will be available this October on Wonder Woman Day with original stories and a beautiful art montage by Eisner Award-winning artist Yanick Paquette (Wonder Woman: Earth One) with colors by Nathan Fairbairn.
This month will see the Digital HD arrival of Wonder Woman 1984 on March 16 followed by 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD release on March 30 while April and May will see the digital and 4K and Blu-ray releases of the animated feature Justice Society: World War II! Gadot’s first solo film as the heroine and the entirety of the Lynda Carter-led series are both currently available to stream on HBO Max!
DC will be debuting custom art that pays tribute to Wonder Woman’s legacy while looking ahead toward her future. The pop art design was created by INNOCEAN USA, which also designed the 80th anniversary logo, and drew its inspiration from the iconic cover of Wonder Woman #4 (2016) by artist Nicola Scott.
The list of new comic books and original graphic novels to celebrate the campaign are as follows:
- 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. Originally created for the comics in 1973 (Wonder Woman #204), this YA version, written by celebrated author L.L. McKinney features art by Robyn Smith and takes readers on Nubia’s heroic journey against the backdrop of modern-day racism and inequality.
- Wonderful Women of History – Available September 28, 2021, this young adult graphic novel continues DC’s rich 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. Presented in a graphic novel style, the anthology profiles women from all walks of life who are inspiring young readers today to be the leaders of tomorrow who learn, build and dream.
- 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.
- 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 epic conclusion to the New York Times bestselling original graphic novel series from the acclaimed team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Yanick Paquette.
DC Universe Infinite will feature new selections of the heroine for free each month alongside curated collections celebrating essential stories through the decades, while the DC Community Book Club will feature new Wonder Woman offerings and epic conversations with fellow fans! The DC Shop is now offering a “Believe in Wonder” Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary t-shirt, which can be viewed below!
Warner Bros. Games will recognize her anniversary all year long with special promotions in popular ongoing game titles, including DC Universe Online, Injustice 2 and DC Legends, with Nintendo also joining the celebration on June 4 with the release of DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power, a brand-new title for the Nintendo Switch system starring Wonder Woman in a lead role alongside Batgirl and Supergirl as they try to protect Metropolis from a fearsome group of foes.