‘Wonder Women of History’ Is A New Book Celebrating Female Heroes Throughout History

by Olly MacNamee

Shelly Bond has always been something of a trail blazer in the world of comic books. And, so it seems to be again. Little did she know, I imagine, that her celebration of women throughout history in Femme Magnifique, would lead to other similarly themed books following a similar format too. Last year we got Noisemakers: 25 Women Who Raised Their Voices & Changed the World from the producers of Kazoo magazine – albeit for a younger readership – and now we have a third book celebrating the contributions women have made throughout history.
This time it’s DC Comics turn to shine the spotlight on ‘girl power’ with an anthology curated by New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson. Titled Wonder Women of History – to give it the most tenuous of links with the DCU proper – , it’s a look at those female figures who have made immense contributions and/or brought about great and lasting changes in the fields of science, social justice activism, diplomacy, and more.

Not all heroes wear capes.
Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for decades, and while not everyone would choose her star-spangled outfit for themselves, her compassion and fairness are worthy of emulation. We’ll be presenting tales of the real-world heroes who take up Diana’s mantle and work in the fields of science, social justice activism, diplomacy and more!
Award winning author Laurie Halse Anderson brings together an all-star cast of authors and illustrators in this anthology of Wonder Women.

No word on the contributors yet, but we do know it id due out December 1st. So, lots of announcements still to come for this anthology. As ever, when we know, we’ll let you all now too.

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