Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman was originally created as a feminist, antiwar icon in the 1930s by a queer polyamorous thrupple. But over eight decades of storytelling, her mostly male creators and audience have consistently pushed her into more traditional, heteronormative storytelling spaces, including ones that downplay queerness and glorify war. Today, as more women creators reclaim the character, her thematic roots are being challenged again, as they ponder portrayals of feminism, queer identity and war, and challenge their relationship to each other as portrayed in the comics themselves.

This essay may be found on page 223 of the printed volume.

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