Edinburg, Texas–Diana Prince, Amazonian Warrior Princess, Ambassador of Peace, a founding member of the Justice League, she is Wonder Woman. Learn more about this Comic Book icon at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library on June 3, during Wonder Woman Day.
It’s been over seventy-five years since Wonder Woman, created by American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G. Peter, first appeared in All Star Comics #8.
Inspired by early feminist pioneers such as Margaret Sanger, Wonder Woman shattered the damsel in distress image. Armed with a projectile tiara, indestructible bracelets, and a Lasso of Truth, she fought alongside heroes like Batman and Superman. She also fought against Nazis in World War II, gods of old, and ultimate DC bad guy Darkseid.
Since her 1941 debut, she’s gone through several transformations in costumes and character. In 2016, the United Nations briefly named her a United Nations Honorary Ambassador of the Empowerment of Women and Girls. Despite her changes though, she still remains a cultural icon of feminine strength and empowerment.
The free celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, and everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favorite hero. The event is for children of all ages who will create and color their own tiara and bracelet. They will also be treated to a movie starring none other than Wonder Woman. For more information about this event, contact Omero Morales at 956-383-6246.