Classic Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #177

(DC comics, Wonder Woman, 1941-2015)

(DC comics, Wonder Woman, 1941-2015)

Welcome back friends to another instalment of Classic Wonder Woman, Precinct1313’s weekly comic-cover countdown to the 75th anniversary of everyone’s favourite Amazonian superhero. This week we present you with: Wonder Woman #177, released in 1968, written by Bill Finger, with cover art by Irv Novick and interior art by Win Mortimer and Jack Abel.

WW #177.1

This classic issue contains a titanic clash between Diana and Kara Zor-El, better known to most people as Supergirl, in a story entitled, Wonder Woman & Supergirl versus the planetary conqueror. The above image of the colossal struggle between Diana and Kara is one of the few pieces that show Wonder Woman without her iconic bullet deflecting bracelets (which are removed pre-fight).

The Bracelets of Submission, to give them their true name are worn by the Amazons as a reminder of the years that they were subjugated by demi-god Hercules. Centuries after gaining their independence, they continue to wear the bracelets as a symbol of their past oppression. Diana’s bracelets were originally formed from the legendary, Shield of Aegis.

WW bracelets of submission

The inspiration for the creation of the bracelets originated with Diana’s creator, William Moulton Marston, who based them on the bracelets that his lover Olive Byrne would frequently wear. 

Join us again in a weeks time for another classic WW cover, my admirable amazonian associates!

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About ArcaneHalloween

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Posted on March 30, 2015, in Comics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Awesome. Can’t wait for the Supergirl series next fall. I like what I’ve seen so far of the cast.

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    • Good afternoon my friend, yes indeed the Supergirl series will hopefully be awesome! The pics of the actress in costume were fantastic, so many great comic based TV series around at the moment, finding the time to watch them all, read the comics and blog about all of it, is difficult at times though 😉

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  2. Why do they want to marry Klamos?

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