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So The Evolution Of Wonder Woman Over The Last 70 Years Is Pretty Surprising

"Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman. you're a wonder, Wonder Woman."

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SO. The new Wonder Woman movie is breaking records and has fans totally stoked.

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But! Her look has actually changed quite a bit throughout the years. I mean, she's 70 years old, so she's transformed quite a lot over the decades.

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The first Wonder Woman comics appeared in 1942 — and she was depicted wearing cowboy boots and shorts looking patriotic AF.

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One great early piece of dialogue: "How thrilling! I see you're chaining me to the cookstove. What a perfect caveman idea!" YAS GIRL.

By the early '50s, her boots were replaced by gladiator sandals, her hair had grown longer, and her shorts shorter.

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By the mid-'50s her hair was back in a tight victory-roll style again.

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PAUSE FOR THIS EXTREME COVER.

"I've got to remove this mask — before it explodes." I mean, same.
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"I've got to remove this mask — before it explodes." I mean, same.

In the '60s she was forced to walk a tightrope in heels — because the patriarchy, duh.

OH also, she's carrying past and future versions of herself, so cool.
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OH also, she's carrying past and future versions of herself, so cool.

In the late '60s and early '70s there was a whole period when the focus was put on Wonder Woman's alter ego Diana Prince, and she was featured in a bunch of ~groovy~ white outfits.

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DC Comics / mycomicshop.com

She was also a part of the Super Friends animated series, which ran from 1973 until 1986.

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In 1974, before the famous Lynda Carter Wonder Woman series of the '70s, there was a TV movie version starring semi-pro tennis player Cathy Lee Crosby and Ricardo Montalban. SHE WAS BLONDE.

Like, what?
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Like, what?

Less than a year later, Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman in a television show that lasted three seasons.

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All of us:

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In 2009, there was an animated movie, with WW in a VERY high cut leotard.

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And in 2011, Adrianne Palicki (that's Tyra from Friday Night Lights) played WW in a TV pilot that never got made into a show.

It didn't get picked up but she's still wearing a nice bustier, so.
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It didn't get picked up but she's still wearing a nice bustier, so.

Which brings us back to present-day Gal Gadot-kicking-ass-Wonder Woman.

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And obviously there's been a million iterations of WW in cartoon form, too.

May we all aspire to such impressive levels of badassery.

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