Like many young girls in the 70’s, we sat down in front of the one television in our family house weekly and tuned into one of the seven channels available and watched Wonder Woman. Linda Carter played the lasso wielding superhero that we all wanted to be. She flew in on her invisible jet, stopped bullets with her sparkly cuffs and saved the world from the bad guys. All of this after elegantly spinning around and changing from Diana Prince and her everyday attire into her superhero costume. This show was based on a DC Comic, which I was not familiar with back then, and the show only ran for 3 seasons.
Now 42 years after the TV series has long since been retired, we honor her with Wonder Woman Day 2017. This day follows the overdue release of the DC movie creatively title Wonder Woman. Comic Book stores around the country celebrated Wonder Woman Day with free Wonder Woman comics, Wonder Woman Crowns and Cuffs (made out of paper however) and featured various Wonder Woman comics, figures and anything Wonder Woman. Pop Comics in Anaheim owned by Thomas Gaul, a high school friend of my husband’s was where we made our target destination to celebrate Wonder Woman Day. Pop Comics also had a special guest… Wonder Woman! No it wasn’t Linda Carter, but a great likeness of her posed for pictures with all who came to Pop Comics. Did I take a picture with Wonder Woman? Why of course I did. I do have to say I was a bit jealous when she gave my husband her sword to hold in his picture with her. So not fair! Anyways- Wonder Woman Day was fun and I hope it grows to be even bigger next year.
On a side note, we did see the DC Comic movie Wonder Woman the following day and I am no movie critic, but it is definitely a movie you should go and see. You will laugh out loud, cheer and even shed some tears. Wonder Woman is getting the recognition she deserves… finally.
And to think this all started for me as a very young girl watching a TV show in her family home and wanting to be just like Wonder Woman.