DC Has Declared June 3rd Wonder Woman Day
Remember a few weeks ago when we were wondering where all the Wonder Woman advertising was? It looks like DC was just waiting for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to clear the superhero deck. They’re coming out swinging with a week’s worth of activities leading up to June 3rd, which they’re crowning Wonder Woman Day.
The announcement, made earlier today on the DC website, has an impressive list of activities included to celebrate 75 years of Wonder Woman. There are two exclusive comics being released. First up is Wonder Woman Day Special Edition #1, a special reprint of Wonder Woman #1 from Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp. (That’s the 2016 storyline where the Lasso of Truth stops working for Diana.) Next is something to appeal to younger readers: DC Super Hero Girls Wonder Woman Day Special Edition #1. It’s a long title for sure, but since it will have a chapter from Shea Fontana and Yancey Labat’s DC Super Hero Girls Vol 3: Summer Olympus, which hasn’t been released yet, it’s worth picking up.
Besides new comics on June 3rd itself, DC is planning a series of segments on DC All Access celebrating Wonder Woman’s long history. Here’s their description:
Counting down to “Wonder Woman Day,” DC’s award-winning original digital series DC All Access will host a can’t-miss Wonder Woman Week series of segments from May 29-June 3. The six-day Wonder Woman takeover will spotlight essential books, sit down with key talent from the “Wonder Woman” feature film, and also discuss the iconic character’s legacy with acclaimed comic writers and artists.
There are some other promotions running, specifically:
- A downloadable kit with comic book activity sheets, coloring pages, trivia, and games
- Wonder Woman Day themed tiaras and bracelets (available at “special retailers” that they’re not naming just yet)
- Discounts on 100+ digital comics and eBooks from the DC Comics app and readdcentertainment.com (sale starts May 30th)
- A special hashtag- #WonderWomanDay (because doesn’t everything have a hashtag?)
You can find local participating retailers over at DCAllAccess.
Wonder Woman, directed by the incredible Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, opens (obviously) on June 3rd. I’m trying not to get hyped after my disappointment at Suicide Squad, but with Jenkins at the help it’s hard not to have high expectations. We’ll see how it plays out on June 3rd.
Are you getting hyped for Wonder Woman? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
Khai is a writer, anthropologist, and games enthusiast. She is co-editor (alongside Alex DeCampi) of and contributor to “True War Stories”, a comic anthology published by Z2 Comics. When she’s not writing or creating games, Khai likes to run more tabletop RPGs than one person should reasonably juggle.
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