Wonder Woman By The Book

9781785653780_1ff69The June 2nd debut of the new Wonder Woman film is just six months away making it high time, according to  PopSugar to “Brush Up on Her Story From the Comics.” It may also be a good time to create virtual and actual displays.

There’s much to choose from. As PopSugar points out, the warrior princess has her roots in the 1940s so there is a long list of print titles detailing her adventures. WorldCat shows over 4,000 titles in libraries. For introductions and reading guides to the various series, turn to Comic Book Herald and Den of Geek! 

It’s also a good time to pull out the 2014 title,  The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore (PRH/Knopf; RH Audio/BOT; OverDrive Sample) which received strong reviews, including those from Entertainment Weekly and the NYT .

EW gave in an A, saying it is “a great read. It has nearly everything you might want in a page-turner: tales of S&M, skeletons in the closet, a believe-it-or-not weirdness in its biographical details, and something else that secretly powers even the most ”serious” feminist history — fun.”

Tie-in editions are upcoming

Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization, Nancy Holder (PRH/Titan Books, June 6, 2017). Following what has become a tradition for superhero movies, the novelization arrives after the movie release, to avoid spoilers.

Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film, Sharon Gosling (PRH/Titan Books, May 30, 2017).

Wonder Woman Movie Deluxe Junior Novel, Steve Korte (HC/HarperFestival, May 2, 2017) as well as several leveled readers (see our catalog of tie-ins for a full list).

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