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Wonder Woman has made her movie debut in the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer (Pictured). Now the clock starts ticking as to when WW will get her own solo film, if ever. Can she, will this character be able to hold up in their own film? That’s the million dollar question. A great character with some serious history. There are many directions the Wonder Woman franchise can go, whether any of them work or not is the big question. Not doubting it cannot be done, just a little hesitant to call a WW solo film an absolute winner. For now though, there are plenty of comics to pick up within the 74 years of comic history here; first appearances and key books. Plenty of time as well. We won’t see a solo Wonder Woman title movie for a while. Look for these comics below in the mean time. Some are great pickups right now because the frenzy has not hit.
There are many Wonder Woman first appearances and key issues that did not make this list. With the rich history comes a lot of material. Also, the DC universe is a vast and convoluted place. There are too many Earth 2, Earth this, Post Flashpoint, Pre Crisis, Post Crisis, etc. So because of this, there will be misses in this checklist. You are more than welcome to list any comic we may have missed in the comment section below.
Also, many of the earlier comics are not available on Ebay right now. Just because they are not available now does not mean they wouldn’t be later on. Some are in fact available right now, like the very first appearance in All Star Comics #8. Be sure to check back to see if some of the comics you seek have been posted.
All Star Comics #8 (1941) First appearance of Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor. Golden Age.
Sensation Comics #1 (1942) Second appearance of Wonder Woman. Origin. First appearance of the Invisible plane.
Wonder Woman #98 (1958) First Silver Age Wonder Woman comic (some dispute). New Wonder Woman, new origin.
Wonder Woman #178 (1968) First Bronze Age Wonder Woman. All new Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman #1 Vol. 2 (1987) First Copper Age book. First appearance of Hippolyta. George Perez pencils.
Sensation Comics #2 (1942) First appearance of Doctor Poison.
Sensation Comics #4 (1942) First appearance of Baroness Van Gunther.
Sensation Comics #6 (1942) The magic lasso makes its first appearance! And here you thought she’s always had it. Nope.
Wonder Woman #1 (1942) The first self titled series. The first appearance of Ares and WW’s origin is retold.
All Star Comics #12 (1942) Wonder Woman joins Hawkman, Spectre Starman, The Atom, Dr. Fate, Sandman, Dr. Midnite, and Johnny Thunder; the Justice Society of America.
Wonder Woman #2 (1942) The first appearance of Earl of Greed, Count of Conquest, and Duke of Deception.
Sensation Comics #9 (1942) First appearance of Doctor Cue/Agent X.
Wonder Woman #5 (1943) First appearance of Dr. Psycho.
Wonder Woman #6 (1943) Priscilla Rich/Cheetah; first appearances.
Wonder Woman #8 (1944) Queen Clea’s first appearance.
Wonder Woman #9 (1944) First appearance of Giganta.
Wonder Woman #11 (1944) The first appearance of Hypnota.
Sensation Comics #59 (1946) First Blue Snowman.
Wonder Woman #21 (1947) First appearance of Queen Atomia.
All Star Comics #36 (1947) The first time Wonder Woman appears with Superman and Batman.
Wonder Woman #28 (1948) First appearance of Villainy Inc.
Wonder Woman #29 (1948) First appearance of Minister Blizzard.
Wonder Woman #31 (1948) First appearance of Trixter.
Wonder Woman #33 (1949) First appearance of Inventa.
Wonder Woman #37 (1949) First appearance of Circe.
Wonder Woman #45 (1951) Here’s an early retelling of Wonder Woman’s origin.
Wonder Woman #62 (1953) The first appearance of Angle Andrews. There is also a Pizza Hut reprint issue that came out in 1977.
Wonder Woman #70 (1954) First appearance of Angle Man.
Wonder Woman #80 (1956) An explanation as to how the Invisible plane came about.
Wonder Woman #105 (1959) New (altering) origin. Some collectors may claim this issue as the beginning of the Silver Age Wonder Woman. A very key Wonder Woman comic nonetheless.
Brave and the Bold #28 (1960) Obviously the first appearance of Justice League of America, it’s also the first time Wonder Woman is with the Justice League of America team.
Superman #149 (149) Wonder Woman’s first appearance in a Superman comic. This elseworld type story is named “The Death of Superman”.
Justice League of America #9 (1962) Wonder Woman joins the Justice League. Origin of the JLA.
Green Lantern #29 (1964) First time in a Green Lantern comic.
Aquaman #18 (1964) Wonder Woman’s first Aquaman comic appearance.
Wonder Woman #157 (1965) First appearance of Egg Fu.
Brave and the Bold #60 (1965) First Wonder Girl (Donna Troy).
Detective Comics #347 (1966) First time in a Batman’s secondary title. Another death book she appears in too. “The Strange Death of Batman”.
Wonder Woman #179 (1968) First appearance of Doctor Cyber and I Ching.
Brave and The Bold #78 (1968) The first time Batman and Wonder Woman share a comic title.
Wonder Woman #204 (1973) The old costume makes a return. After only 26 issues.
Flash #276 (1979) First time WW makes her way into a Flash comic.
Justice League of America #184 (1980) George Perez first pencil work on the Wonder Woman character here and a whole bunch of other heroes and Darkseid. What an awesome book to own.
Wonder Woman #288 (1982) The first appearance of Silver Swan.
Wonder Woman #291 (1982) First appearance of the Adjudicator.
Wonder Woman #297 (1982) First appearance of Aegeus.
Batman and the Outsiders #1 (1983) Wonder Woman has yet to appear in a Batman titled book. So far Detective Comics and this one.
Justice League #1 (1987) First Maxwell Lord IV.
Wonder Woman #2 (1987) First Modern Age Steve Trevor.
Batman Annual #15 (1991) The most astounding books within the research of this list. The first time Wonder Woman appears in the Batman title book. Extremely odd how there was absolutely no visit from Wonder Woman in a Batman titled comic since 1941???
Justice League of America #100 (1995) Maxwell Lord’s first appearance; Lord Havok.
Wonder Woman #131 (1998). First appearance of Dark Angel. John Byrne writes, pencils, and cover art.
Wonder Woman #143 (1999) First appearance of Devastation.
Wonder Woman #179 (2002) First appearance of Cybogirl.
Supergirl #79 (2003) The first time WW appears in a Supergirl title.
Wonder Woman #196 Vol. 2 (2003) First Veronica Cale.
Wonder Woman #1 (2006) First appearance of Donna Troy (post Crisis). A.K.A. Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman #14 (2008) The first appearance of Alkyone. And the group The Circle. Created by writer Gail Simone.
Batman #687 (2009) The first Wonder Woman appearance in a regular Batman comic (not the annual). Absolutely crazy here. As said earlier regarding the Batman Annual #15 (1991), It took DC Comics 68 years to get Wonder Woman into a regular Batman comic????? This is amazing. Seriously.
Wonder Woman #604 (2010) First appearances of Minotaur and Cernunnos.
Wonder Woman #605 (2011) First appearances of Anann and Bellona.
Wonder Woman #611 (2011) First appearance of Nemesis.
Wonder Woman #1 New 52 (2011) First appearance of Apollo.
Wonder Woman #2 New 52 (2011) First appearance of Strife.
Justice League #12 (2012) The now infamous Jim Lee Superman/Wonder Woman kiss cover.
Wonder Woman #4 New 52 (2012) First appearance of Cassandra.
Wonder Woman #12 New 52 (2012) First appearance of First Born.
Wonder Woman #36 (2015) David Finch takes over as the regular artist on the series. As does Meredith Finch takes over the writing chores.
Wonder Woman #37 New 52 (2015) First appearance of new Donna Troy. Cameo.
Wonder Woman #38 New 52 (2015) First full appearance of new Donna Troy. The David Finch variant is awesome.
Wonder Woman #41 New 52 (2015) A new costume for Wonder Woman.
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