Today Is Wonder Woman Day At Your Local Comic Shop
Tying in to the release of the first ever Wonder Woman feature film, DC Comics, and Diamond Distributors are working with local comic shops nationwide to hold “Wonder Woman Day.” As with any celebration like this, I would recommend that you contact your local shop to see what they are doing special for this event.
Unfortunately, I have a day job to take care of today, so I can’t indulge in any festivities, but I urge you to, at the very least go pick up a Wonder Woman comic or graphic novel. If you have daughters (or sons), then I would recommend something inspiring for them. There is a free DC Super Hero Girls comic, but there are some great graphic novels perfect for younger readers, and of course, there’s always a couple of the action figures and dolls from the line that would be perfect special purchases. I would recommend, if you can find them, some reprints of the earliest Wonder Woman stories to see the character as she was envisioned 75 years ago. A lot of Internet outlets are highlighting parts of this history as bizarre or weird, but this treatment set the stage for an empowering female hero in modern day comics.
Read the full press announcement from Diamond below and check out the links to participate.
DC Entertainment (DCE) announced the first-ever celebration of iconic DC Super Hero and pop culture icon, Wonder Woman. “Wonder Woman Day” will take place on June 3, during the opening weekend for the theatrical release of the highly anticipated film, Wonder Woman. The celebration will honor the 75-year legacy of the Amazon Princess with wondrous festivities across the country and around the world.
More than 2,000 comic retailers, bookstores, libraries and other partners around the world will host “Wonder Woman Day” activations, including distributing free copies of two special edition issues. WONDER WOMAN DAY SPECIAL EDITION #1 reprints WONDER WOMAN #1 by bestselling writer Greg Rucka and artist Liam Sharp. For young readers, DC SUPER HERO GIRLS WONDER WOMAN DAY SPECIAL EDITION #1 features a chapter from the upcoming DC SUPER HERO GIRLS VOL. 3: SUMMER OLYMPUS, written by Shea Fontana with art by Yancey Labat.
DC has teamed up with an array of retail partners including, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Walmart, Costco and Amazon for exclusive in-store and digital promotions to create the ultimate “Wonder Woman Day” experience. Cross-divisional activations will also include Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, alongside key partners including Six Flags Theme Parks, to further spotlight the groundbreaking DC Super Hero.
Marquee comic writers and artists will also participate in special events to mark “Wonder Woman Day,” including Greg Rucka, Phil Jimenez, Cliff Chiang, Shea Fontana, Marc Andreyko, and Cat Staggs. Plus, exclusive Wonder Woman tiaras and bracelets will be available at select retailers.
Counting down to “Wonder Woman Day,” DC’s award-winning original digital series DC All Access will host a can’t-miss Wonder Woman Week series of segments from May 29-June 3. The six-day Wonder Woman takeover will spotlight essential books, sit down with key talent from the “Wonder Woman” feature film, and also discuss the iconic character’s legacy with acclaimed comic writers and artists.
Fans can download the official “Wonder Woman Day” activity kit, including comic book activity sheets, coloring pages, trivia, and games. Readers can also take advantage of great discounts on digital comics at readdcentertainment.com and in the DC Comics app, where 100 digital comics and eBooks will be on sale starting May 30.
Visit DCAllAccess.com and download the DC All Access mobile app for more details on “Wonder Woman Day” festivities, participating stores, and in-depth coverage directly from original digital series DC All Access. Fans can journey through Wonder Woman’s illustrious history and share their favorite Super Hero moments, social media activations on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram.
Join the celebration on June 3 and share on social media using #WonderWomanDay.