She was created in response to the lack of female characters in superhero comics. Originally called Suprema the Wonder Woman, she touched a cultural nerve as women rushed into the workforce, replacing men who’d left to fight during World War II. Soon she would be renamed simply Wonder Woman, and after that, comics about her were outselling Superman’s stories. Today, she’s the world’s most famous superheroine and a popular feminist icon.
Watch the video to hear about all the failed attempts to bring Wonder Woman to the big screen–and why that’s about to change faster than you can say Bracelets of Submission!