11:09am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Wonder Woman' Celebrates 75th Anniversary By Bringing Her Invisible Plane to Comic-Con
Attendees to this year's San Diego Comic-Con can expect to see the unseeable — kind of. Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment will be bringing a life-size replica of Wonder Woman's iconic invisible jet to the annual pop culture display as part of a yearlong celebration of the 75th anniversary of the character's creation.
The invisible jet — which will illuminate at night — will be accompanied by a series of one-off Wonder Woman-inspired graffiti artworks and displays of Wonder Woman costumes from the 1970s Lynda Carter TV series and Gal Gadot in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and next year's Wonder Woman movie. Additionally, a "Wonder Woman 75" panel will discuss the long history of the amazon princess.
The celebration of the hero will continue beyond Comic-Con, however. DC Entertainment announced Wednesday plans for a yearlong program marking the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman's first appearance, in 1941's All-Star Comics No. 8, including the relaunch of her comic book series with next week's Wonder Woman No. 1 and new merchandise from companies including Valentino, Converse and Pottery Barn, all culminating in next year's release of Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman in theaters June 2.
One of the more unexpected entries in that list is a series of Spotify playlists by women in music, TV, film and other fields in which they share music that inspires them to be "wonder women in their daily lives."
Those looking for more traditional fare may be excited by the announcement of the Barbie Collection Amazon Princess Wonder Woman Barbie and DC Multiverse Wonder Woman Action Figure and Invisible Jet set, both of which will be available exclusively on Mattel's Mattycollector.com portal starting June 17.
"Wonder Woman has long stood with Batman and Superman in the trinity of DC’s most iconic superheroes, but she also stands alone as a symbol of equality, justice and female empowerment and is more relevant today than ever,” Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment, said in a statement. "With her roots in Greek mythology and American feminism, Wonder Woman is one of the most unique and compelling characters in comic book history; her longevity is a testament to her global appeal and the special place she holds in the hearts of generations of girls who have imagined wielding their own lassos of truth."