11:16am PT by Graeme McMillan
DC Sets 'Wonder Woman Day' Celebration for June 3
The first weekend in June will belong to Wonder Woman.
Not only does the iconic superhero have her own Warner Bros. movie opening June 2, but DC Entertainment has declared the following day "Wonder Woman Day," with more than 2,000 comic book stores, bookstores and libraries participating in a celebration of the beloved character. DC will partner with outlets including Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Walmart, Costco and Amazon for exclusive in-store and digital promotions, while Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products will also push the event.
Comic book creators who have worked on the character, including Greg Rucka, Cliff Chiang, Marc Andreyko, Shea Fontana and Cat Staggs, will be participating in special Wonder Woman Day events to talk about their love for Diana, with details to be announced soon.
To mark Wonder Woman Day, DC will release two special issues to be given away free by partners — a reprint of the first issue of the current Wonder Woman series by Rucka and Liam Sharp, and DC Super Hero Girls Wonder Woman Day Special Edition, featuring an excerpt of the upcoming third book in Fontana and Yancey Labat's series of young reader graphic novels. Additionally, a Wonder Woman Day Activity Kit, including coloring pages and games, will be released digitally for download.
Ahead of June 3, DC's online DC All Access series will launch a weeklong Wonder Woman Week of programming on May 29, highlighting the character's history with interviews with comic book and movie talent. A sale of digital comics centering around the character will also begin on May 30.
Wonder Woman Day concludes DC's yearlong celebration of the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman's first appearance. The hero debuted in 1941's All-Star Comics No. 8. In addition to the release of her first solo movie, June 2017 also marks the 75th anniversary of the first solo Wonder Woman comic book.