Lynda Carter Joins “Library of Awesome” at the Library of Congress this June

The Library of Congress today announced that Lynda Carter, the famed actress known for her role as Wonder Woman, will appear at Library festivities celebrating the world of comics.

The Library of Congress last week announced “Library of Awesome,” a pop-up exhibit featuring items from the Library’s comic-book collections presented in conjunction with Awesome Con, Washington, D.C.’s annual convention of comics, cosplay and pop culture, on view Wednesday, June 14 – Saturday, June 17 on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington D.C. Tickets are not required.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will interview Carter, known for her role in the 1970s Wonder Woman television series, at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 16, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building, located at 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. Carter will discuss how her legendary character empowered generations of girls and boys. Tickets will be available beginning at noon on Monday, June 5 at this website. The interview will be live-streamed on the Library’s Facebook page and its YouTube channel.

The Library of Congress holds several significant issues of the Wonder Woman series. As the first female superhero, Wonder Woman first appeared in All Star Comics, No. 8 (1941) in a nine-page story as the Amazon princess Diana, who nursed American Captain Steve Trevor back to health following an airplane crash. She debuted as the lead character in the inaugural issue of Sensation Comics, No. 1 (1942) arriving in the United States with Captain Trevor. Both comic issues will be on display. Her creator, psychologist William Moulton Marston, who took the pen name of Charles Moulton, has stated that he created her to be the strong, self-reliant and confident female superhero that she became.