Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary at NYCC
Since her début in 1941, Wonder Woman has endured and evolved to become a beacon of hope for fans, one of the most beloved superheroes of all time, and a canonically queer woman too. To celebrate 75 years of success, DC Entertainment, the U.S. Postal Service, and even Jelly Belly showed up at Comic Con with their own displays for Wonder Woman.
Among other things, DC Entertainment brought costumes from the upcoming Wonder Woman film, coming out in 2017, and gave attendees a close look at the amazingly detailed and intricate costumes. Four were from the upcoming movie, those of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), and Antiope (Robin Wright). The fifth costume however was not from the film, but instead from the well-known 1970s Wonder Woman television series featuring Lynda Carter.
Not only that, but DC Entertainment also teamed up with the U.S. Postal Service to produce a line of Wonder Woman Forever Stamps to honor the Amazonian Princess’ 75th Anniversary. Each stamp illustrates a different stage in the evolution of Wonder Woman, from the star-spangled skirt of the golden age to the sleek bold lines of the modern age.
Yet another fantastic display was the work of Kristen Cumings, who brought Wonder Woman to life with roughly 12,000 Jelly Bellys. After four days of tireless work at Comic Con and a variety of vibrant (and delicious) Jelly Bellys, Cumings had created an intricate work of art, which will be displayed at the Jelly belly headquarters with the Batman and Superman pieces that she has already created.
No matter what else was going on at Comic Con, this year was even more extraordinary than usual because of the 75th Anniversary of Wonder Woman.