Wonder Woman is an Amazon warrior princess and one of the most powerful characters in the DC Universe. The daughter of Hippolyta, she was given power by the Gods to fight against evil in all of its forms. Although she was raised entirely by women on the island of Themyscira, she is an ambassador to the world of man, spreading their idealistic message of strength and love. Now residing in Washington, she fights crime and acts as a positive role model for women everywhere. Her equipment includes the Lasso of Truth, magic gauntlets, and an invisible jet. In the secret identity she has adopted to become closer to humanity, she is Diana Prince, a government agent for the Department of Metahuman Affairs. Wonder Woman is also a founding member of the Justice League.
Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter, and has a lengthy publication history. This history has also included her sidekick Wonder Girl and many villains. Since then she has been one of the most popular and recognizable DC Comics characters, along with Batman and Superman. She first appeared in All-Star Comics #8. (1941)