Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman TV show was an inspiration to a generation of superhero fans back in the late 1970s, and it was with great joy that we greeted the news of a Wonder Woman '77 comic from DC's digital division, following in the footsteps of Batman '66. Now that the series is a few chapters in, we caught up with writer Marc Andreyko to find out how the series came about and what role the show played in his own childhood.
We also have an exclusive preview of the next chapter, with art by Jason Badower, which takes readers to the cusp of an extraordinary revelation; there's more than one Wonder Woman in town.
Chris Sims: Hello everyone, and welcome back to our series of in-depth reviews of movies based on comics. This week, though, we're doing something a little different! With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to hit something holiday-themed, and while we debated checking out the Star Wars Holiday Special or one of the three - three! - Christmas episodes of Lois and Clark, we eventually found something that interested us a little more.
Matt Wilson: Our choice came down to continuing our '90s trend with the Christmas episode of The Mask cartoon or the Christmas episode of the 1970s Wonder Woman TV show. Only one of these choices, Wonder Woman, had Frank Gorshin in a guest-starring role, so we went with that one.
DC Digital's Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman must be doing decent business, as the publisher announced a second digital Wonder Woman title at the Download This panel at New York Comic-Con on Sunday; Wonder Woman '77, inspired by the hit 1970s Wonder Woman TV show starring Lynda Carter. The series follows the digital-first format of the Batman '66 comic, which is based on the 1960s Batman TV show.
Written by Marc Andreyko and illustrated by various artists, Wonder Woman '77 will launch in December with a six weekly installments that will later be released in print. Further Wonder Woman '77 stories are expected to follow in the future.
Over the past few months, DC's We Can Be Heroes campaign has been raising money to fight hunger in the horn of Africa, and for this round of fundraising, they're putting the spotlight onto individual members of the Justice League. It's a pretty neat idea, harnessing the power of their fans for a good case, and with this week's focus on Wonder Woman, they're offering some interesting perks for people who donate.
Most of it's the kind of stuff you might expect, like signed comics, an exclusive t-shirt and a lithograph signed by Adam Hughes, but if you have $10,000 burning a hole in your pocket and you want to do some good with it, there's one major perk for your donation: Meeting Lynda Carter, who is, of course, best known as the mayor from Super Troopers.
For most pop culture aficionados, Lynda Carter is best remembered as the star of the "Wonder Woman" television series from the mid-70s, but she's been involved in several other projects, including a series of variety specials that aired in the early '80s. And it is on one of t
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