If you read our site and follow our social pages, our love of Wonder Woman is palpable. She’s a feminist icon who made her comics debut in 1941. She’s a badass Amazonian Princess. She’s a pop-culture icon (thank you Lynda Carter and 70s TV). She’s a fierce warrior. And she’s – finally – a formidable Hollywood blockbuster action hero (brava Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins). So when we heard that DC Entertainment had declared Saturday, June 3 as “Wonder Woman Day,” we cleared our calendars and are now counting down to what will be the first-ever global celebration of the greatest superhero of all time.
“Wonder Woman Day” coincides with the opening weekend for the theatrical release of the highly anticipated, standalone film, Wonder Woman, which hits movie theaters around the world June 2, 2017. The celebration will honor the 75-year legacy of the Amazonian Princess with festivities across the country and around the world, and all things related will be shared, posted, tweeted, grammed, snapchatted, and pinned all over social media with the hashtag #WonderWomanDay.
According to the official DC press release, there are so many wonder-ful layers to this day and here’s how it will all unfold…
“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.”
To create what they call “the ultimate ‘Wonder Woman Day’ experience”, DC has also 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. “Cross-divisional activations will also include Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, alongside key partners including Six Flags Theme Parks, to further spotlight the groundbreaking DC Super Hero.”
But wait, there’s more…
“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.”
From May 29-June 3, DC’s award-winning original digital series DC All Access will host “a can’t-miss Wonder Woman Week series of segments.” They say, “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’s even an official “Wonder Woman Day” activity kit that fans can download. It includes comic book activity sheets, coloring pages, trivia, and games.
June 3rd is going to be epic and we cannot wait to celebrate “Wonder Woman Day” with all of the amazing wonder women we know.