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Wonder Woman - First Appearance by Femmes-Fatales Wonder Woman - First Appearance by Femmes-Fatales
In winter of 1941, Wonder Woman made her very first comic book appearance. This Amazing Amazon came from a mysterious island paradise occupied solely by women warriors. When a stranger named Steve Trevor crash-landed on their island, it was Princess Diana that won the right to return him back to Man's World. Temporarily taking the identity of a military nurse named Diana Prince, the Amazon Princess used this alias as a way of keeping an eye on Steve Trevor. With her incredible abilities and unique weaponry, Diana quickly became known as Wonder Woman and sky-rocketed to stardom as a bonafide superhero.

Here I've illustrated Wonder Woman as she first appeared in 1941. Her original outfit consisted of a red bodice with a gold eagle emblazoned on the chest along with a pair of star-spangled culottes. Contrary to popular belief, Diana did not wear a skirt. They were shorts! Diana completed her Wonder Woman ensemble with a white belt, bullet-deflecting bracelets, a tiara, and a pair of red and white boots.

In her identity as Diana Prince, Wonder Woman appeared as a meek military nurse. She wore an all-white look that consisted of the standard uniform (double-breasted dress with a large collar, nurse's cap and white lace-up shoes). She wore her raven tresses up in a bun and hid her blue eyes behind a pair of round-framed glasses.

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dudedude2525 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Her skirt goes down to her knees
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not a skirt. They're culottes. William Moulton Marston's wife famously told him that no self-respecting super heroine would wear a skirt, so he changed the design so she'd first appear in culottes. The more you know! ;)
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Victor2K Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Nurse Diana? Wow... quite a surprise
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How so?
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Victor2K Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Never saw her in nurse uniform... so, got surprised... and a good one btw
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm surprised so few people actually know she was a nurse at first. It's especially surprising since there was a return to this occupation for her during the Silver Age when they began re-telling stories from a Golden Age perspective. Of course, Di has had MANY jobs over the years in various continuities. She's been a nurse, an astronaut, a UN worker, a boutique owner, a fast food worker, an author, and even a spy.
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Victor2K Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Oh... well, need to get more into reading comics again
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like. ;)
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comicgeek1969 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
i love the golden age wonder woman.  she's still the best.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Any particular reason why you prefer the Golden Age Wonder Woman to all other eras? I personally find those stories too heavily coded in racism (Egg Fu anyone?).
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comicgeek1969 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
i'm a golden age fan overall.  and actually egg fu came out in the 60's when they were trying to do the golden age style, he never actually appeared in the 40's.  
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I realized that after the fact actually. He's a Silver Age baddie. Nevertheless, depictions of races outside of the white sphere are shown as highly racist stereotypes. If you notice, the Wonder Woman Chronicles feature a note at the beginning to draw attention to this fact.
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Celestialhost Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I thought Wonder Woman's dual identity was as an intelligence officer rather than a nurse?
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In her very first appearance, Wonder Woman was a nurse. When she was reintroduced a year later, she was working under Steve Trevor in the military. Diana would not hold a rank with any authority until later in the 20th century.
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Celestialhost Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, okay. I don't think I've read the first issue.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's typically collected in most golden age tpbs for the character. It's also available for free on Comixology.
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Celestialhost Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, maybe I have read it. I have 'The Greatest Wonder Woman Stories Ever Told.'

By the way, you didn't reply to my note with the commission request. Is that something you could do, or are you a bit too busy with other artwork?
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I did reply to it. Re-check your notes. :)
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Celestialhost Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You sent a note to say you were open for commissions, but you didn't reply about whether you would be able to draw Saturnette or how much you might charge for doing that.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've replied to it twice thus far and sent a third today. Hopefully it works this time.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Very cool work on both looks.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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