Did you know that Wonder Woman had a short-lived, syndicated newspaper strip? If you did, you’re a couple of steps ahead of me. Running for about a year and a half between May of 1943 and December of 1944, Wonder Woman had her own daily comic strip from creator William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G. Peters. Sure, it wasn’t as lengthy as say, Spider-Man’s run in the newspapers, but it’s still a cool little footnote for the character.
In an announcement yesterday, IDW revealed their partnership with DC to release the run in Wonder Woman: The Complete Newspaper Strips, 1943-1944, collecting (as the title so handily implies) the complete run of the newspaper dailies.
It’s out in August, with a suggested retail price of $49.99. Again, leave it to IDW to resurrect a forgotten or seminal work and give it the deluxe treatment.
You can find the cover and synopsis below:
From the publisher:
“Just a few years after Wonder Woman burst into comic books, the world’s most famous female superhero starred in her own daily newspaper strip written and drawn by the same creative team that produced the comic book: William Moulton Marston (writer) and Harry G. Peters (artist).
This beautiful 196-page hardcover book starts the story on Paradise Island where Amazonian women rule supreme and no men are allowed. Their way of life is about to change when Steve Trevor, a wounded American soldier, washes up on their shores. Soon, Princess Diana of the Amazons—rechristened Wonder Woman—is off to America, where the saga continues!”