DC Entertainment has announced that it is celebrating the iconic superhero and pop culture icon Wonder Woman, designating June 3rd – the day after the release of Warner Bros.’ big screen blockbuster – as Wonder Woman Day, a huge global event that will honour the 75-year legacy of the Amazon Princess with wondrous festivities across the country and around the world.
DC has teamed up with an array of retail partners including, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Walmart, Costco and Amazon for exclusive in-store and digital promotions to create the ultimate Wonder Woman Day experience.
More than 2,000 comic retailers, bookstores, libraries and other partners around the world will host “Wonder Woman Day” activations, including distributing free copies of two special edition issues. Wonder Woman Day Special Edition #1 reprints Wonder Woman #1 by bestselling writer Greg Rucka and artist Liam Sharp. For young readers, DC Super Hero Girls Wonder Woman Day Special Edition #1 features a chapter from the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls Vol. 3: Summer Olympus, written by Shea Fontana with art by Yancey Labat.
Marquee comic writers and artists will also participate in special events to mark Wonder Woman Day, including Greg Rucka, Phil Jimenez, Cliff Chiang, Shea Fontana, Marc Andreyko, and Cat Staggs. Plus, exclusive Wonder Woman tiaras and bracelets will be available at select retailers.
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.
Fans can download the official Wonder Woman Day activity kit, including comic book activity sheets, coloring pages, trivia, and games. Readers can also take advantage of great discounts on digital comics at readdcentertainment.com and in the DC Comics app, where 100 digital comics and eBooks will be on sale starting May 30.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman will hit cinemas on June 1st in the UK and June 2nd in North America, with Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing a cast that includes Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Snowpiercer), Said Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Force Majeure), Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead), Eugene Brave Rock (Jamestown) and Ann Wolf.