DC Entertainment has announced the first-ever “Wonder Woman Day” to celebrate the DC Super Hero and pop culture icon.
“Wonder Woman Day” will take place on June 3, during the opening weekend for this summer’s most highly anticipated film, Wonder Woman. The celebration will honor the 75-year legacy of the Amazon Princess with wondrous festivities across the country and around the world.
More than 2,000 comic retailers, book stores, libraries and other partners around the world will host the event offering special exclusives, fan giveaways, signing events and digital promotions to honor Princess Diana and celebrate the opening weekend of her first solo feature film.DC All Access Begins Special Week-Long Programming Block Monday, May 29
Comic Book shops will be distributing free copies of two special edition issues:. WONDER WOMAN DAY SPECIAL EDITION #1 reprints WONDER WOMAN #1 by bestselling writer Greg Rucka and artist Liam Sharp. Young readers will also be able to get their hands on DC SUPER HERO GIRLS WONDER WOMAN DAY SPECIAL EDITION #1 which features a chapter from the upcoming DC SUPER HERO GIRLS VOL. 3: SUMMER OLYMPUS, written by Shea Fontana with art by Yancey Labat.
DC has teamed up with a wide array of retail partners including, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Walmart, Costco and Amazon for exclusive in-store and digital promotions to create the ultimate “Wonder Woman Day” experience. Cross-divisional activations will also include Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, alongside key partners including Six Flags Theme Parks, to further spotlight the groundbreaking DC Super Hero.
Marquee comic writers and artists will also be participating in special events to mark “Wonder Woman Day,” including Greg Rucka, Phil Jimenez, Cliff Chiang, Shea Fontana, Marc Andreyko, and Cat Staggs. In addition, exclusive Wonder Woman tiaras and bracelets will be available at select retailers.
Counting down to “Wonder Woman Day,” DC’s award-winning original digital series DC All Access will host a can’t-miss Wonder Woman Week series of segments from May 29-June 3. The six-day Wonder Woman takeover will spotlight essential books, sit down with key talent from the Wonder Woman feature film, and also discuss the iconic character’s legacy with acclaimed comic writers and artists.
Fans can download the official “Wonder Woman Day” activity kit, which includes comic book activity sheets, coloring pages, trivia, and games. Readers are also able to take advantage of great discounts on digital comics at readdcentertainment.com and in the DC Comics app, where 100 digital comics and eBooks will be on sale beginning May 30.
Fans may also visit DCAllAccess.com and download the DC All Access mobile app for more details on “Wonder Woman Day” festivities, participating stores, and in-depth coverage directly from original digital series DC All Access. Fans can journey through Wonder Woman’s illustrious history and share their favorite Super Hero moments, social media activations on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram.
Join the celebration on June 3 and share on social media using #WonderWomanDay.
Reasons To Be Optimistic About ‘Wonder Woman’
There’s a fair amount riding on Wonder Woman, DC’s summer blockbuster, for more reasons than just being the first major female superhero movie made. It follows up two divisive entries in the universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. While successful, the performances of both at the box office and with critics merited re-evaluation by the filmmakers in the form of corporate restructuring and written mea culpas.
Despite these stumbles, there’s many reasons to be optimistic about Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot was well-received as Diana Prince in Batman v Superman, it’s set in the past, focusing on one character after two ensemble pictures, and both Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns add directorial and comic credibility, respectively. Plus, it’s no small thing that DC Films will beat Marvel Studios to the first female superhero movie, despite the latter having made over a dozen movies to former’s four. It’s important milestone for representation in pop culture.
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