Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley

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This close look at Wonder Woman’s history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman with a golden lasso and bullet-deflecting bracelets. The original Wonder Woman was ahead of her time, advocating female superiority and the benefits of matriarchy in the 1940s. At the same time, her creator filled the comics with titillating bondage imagery, and Wonder Woman was tied up as often as she saved the world. In the 1950s, Wonder Woman begrudgingly continued her superheroic mission, wishing she could settle down with her boyfriend instead, all while continually hinting at hidden lesbian leanings. While other female characters stepped forward as women’s lib took off in the late 1960s, Wonder Woman fell backwards, losing her superpowers and flitting from man to man. Ms. magazine and Lynda Carter restored Wonder Woman’s feminist strength in the 1970s, turning her into a powerful symbol as her checkered past was quickly forgotten. Exploring this lost history adds new dimensions to the world’s most beloved female character, and Wonder Woman Unbound delves into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the myriad motivations of her creators to showcase the peculiar journey that led to Wonder Woman’s iconic status.

Title : Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine
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ISBN : 1613749090
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Crystal Starr Light rated it ★★★★★

August 03, 2016

Bullet Review: Absolutely WONDERful!! The highest praise imaginable!!! Let's go to DC and Hollywood and start demanding a Wonder Woman movie NOW!!! Full Review: Wonder Woman. I can just say the name and boom, Lynda Carter is in your mind, lassoing bad guys and cruising in the Invisible Plane. You're w...

Wanda rated it ★★★☆☆

January 12, 2015

Another 3.5 star read. I have hazy recollections of reading Wonder Woman comics as a kid. I'm now wishing that I had hung on to them! I'm curious as to which of three waves of stories I was mostly reading. The original author, William Marston, was a very intriguing individual and I would be interes...

Dana rated it ★★★★☆

February 16, 2015

A fascinating, informative and incredibly frustrating read. Hanley marches us through the history of Wonder Woman, the first woman superhero in the comics, born two and three years after Batman and Superman and in the same year as Captain America. This was the Golden Age of comics, where Wonder W...

Alex rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 23, 2017

Wonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston, is a super interesting dude. The polyamorous inventor of the polygraph test and a respected psychologist, he believed that we would live in a utopia as soon as we accepted that women should be in charge of the world. He created Wonder Woman specifi...

Nadia rated it ★★★★☆

August 20, 2016

[Kate Beaton drew this I own nothing.] This book does what it tells you it was going to do. It is not an uncritical look at Wonder Woman. If anything a lot of it is about how we have projected different ideas onto her while editors and writers neglected her actual books and other media. So we learn...

Dany rated it ★★★★★

June 06, 2017

This was a very well researched history of Wonder Woman that I thoroughly enjoyed making my way through. This is basically a research paper but it doesn't read like one - it's much more engaging and interesting to read. I certainly feel very informed about the history of Wonder Woman now. I have...

Mahlon rated it ★★★☆☆

March 02, 2018

Any book that starts with the word "Weee" Will quickly find a way to my discard pile. Read Jill Lepore's Book on Wonder Woman for a much more serious discussion of the heroine and her unconventional creator.

Perry rated it ★★★☆☆

February 07, 2017

Not bad a majority of this I knew already but there were some interesting facts about Wonder Woman. Where this book is sort of misleading is that the primary focus of this book dosent stay with Wonder Woman it tends to focus more on how women were portrayed in the comic books back in the Golden, B...

Heather rated it ★★★☆☆

March 04, 2015

Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine is a good book if you like Wonder Woman, or are interested in her background, the bondage, the feminism, all those key parts of her history. But, if you've read The Secret History of Wonder Woman , then it kind of pales...

Lulu248 rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 16, 2017

While it was informative, the book was rather poorly edited with too many repetitions and some sketchy statistics. Moreover, oftentimes it was not very clear what the author is trying to say because his conclusion was lost in his less than appropriate judgmental tone.

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