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DC Reveals Details for Wonder Women of History which spotlights Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elizabeth Warren, Rashida Tlaib, and more!

Wonder Women of History

DC has revealed new details for Wonder Women of History, the publisher’s highly anticipated young adult graphic novel anthology curated by New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson.

The anthology will present tales of real-world heroes who take up Wonder Woman’s iconic mantle and work in the fields of science, social justice activism, politics, and more. Today, DC announced the public figures that will be profiled as well as the talented writers and artists that will contribute to the project.

The graphic novel will hit stores everywhere books are sold on December 1, 2020 and is now available to pre-order. See below for the official details!

Wonder Women of History

Edited by Laurie Halse Anderson
On sale December 1, 2020
MSRP: $16.99
Available to Pre-Order Now

Women change the world—they’ve been doing it for centuries. Now, New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson has gathered women and non-binary writers and artists to reveal the women making our world better day by day. Real-world heroes from the fields of politics, business, activism, science, and pop culture are making tough decisions every day and we celebrate them here!

Wonder Women of History spotlights these notable public figures, written and drawn by some of the most talented writers and artists in publishing:

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – written by Lilliam Rivera and drawn by Anastasia Longoria
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg – written by Lilah Sturges and drawn by Devaki Neogi
  • Elizabeth Warren – written and drawn by Renae De Liz 
  • Rashida Tlaib – written and drawn by Marguerite Dabaie 
  • Teara Fraser – written by Traci Sorell and drawn by Natasha Donovan
  • Beyoncé – written by Mikki Kendall and drawn A. D’Amico
  • Edith Windsor – written by Amanda Deibert and drawn by Cat Staggs
  • Marsha P. Johnson – written by Jadzia Axelrod and drawn by Michaela Washington
  • Emma Gonzalez – written by Kami Garcia and drawn by Igzell
  • Judith Heumann – written by Marieke Nijkamp and drawn by Ashanti Fortson
  • Ellen Ochoa – written by Cecil Castellucci and drawn by Carina Guevara
  • Shi Zhengli – written by Emily X.R. Pan and drawn by Wendy Xu
  • Serena Williams – written by Danielle Paige and drawn by Brittney Williams
  • Tig Notaro – written by Sara Farizan and drawn by Nicole Goux
  • Keiko Agena – written by Sarah Kuhn and drawn by Lynn Yoshii
  • Dominique Dawes – written by Danny Lore and drawn by Robyn Smith
  • Janelle Monae – written by Vita Ayala and drawn by O’Neill Jones

Wonder Women of History also includes portraits by Weshoyot Alvitre, Colleen Doran, Agnes Garbowska, Bex Glendining, Ashley A. Woods, and Safiya Zerrougui.

Four Words: Elizabeth. Warren. Comic. Book.

Comics and politics have regularly collided with politicians and organizations quoting characters or using iconography from them in their speeches and emails. But, a limited edition comic as a fundraiser for a political organization? That could be a new one.

On Thursday the Progressive Change Campaign Committee sent out an email with the subject “Four words: Elizabeth. Warren. Comic. Book.” which promoted a limited edition biographical comic about Senator Elizabeth Warren by Storm Comics for a donation of just $6. The comic is limited to just 500 copies.

Storm Comics is a publisher who regularly releases biographical comics and their “Female Force” line of comics focus on well known women such as First Lady, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton,  Queen Elizabeth II, and Joan Jett among others.

This comic follows Warren from her childhood through her election to the Senate.

Check out the full email below.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Invokes Star Wars in Her Latest Email

In an email called “I won’t be enutered,” Senator Elizabeth Warren got her geek on with a Star Wars themed fundraising appeal. The email is in response to comments that Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer told an American Bankers Association conference yesterday that she’s the “Darth Vader of the financial services world.”

Geeky references are nothing new in political email. The Congressman Grayson regularly references comics in his appeals and did so in one where he talked about Green Lantern. He’s also talked about the Avengers and Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Check out Warren’s full email below.

Friend –

Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer – a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee – told an American Bankers Association conference yesterday that I’m the “Darth Vader of the financial services world.”

My first thought was: Really? I’ve always seen myself more as a Princess Leia-type (a senator and Resistance general who, unlike the guys, is never even remotely tempted by the dark side). Clearly the Force is not strong with Congressman Luetkemeyer (maybe he’s a Trekkie).

But just before the whole room broke into applause for calling me a Sith Lord, he told the very same room of bankers:

unnamedWhy would he go out of his way to say something so sexist and offensive? Is he hostile to all women? Clueless? Afraid? And then I had a second thought: This is all about money.

Congressman Luetkemeyer was on a panel about the “changing political landscape” in a room full of Wall Street bankers – powerful people who have been working for years to roll back financial reform. Trying to land the best zinger with my name is just one more way to earn chits and try to cash in big time with that audience.

Luetkemeyer is a Wall Street yes-man, and the financial industry has rewarded him handsomely for his reliability. Since first running for Congress in 2008, he’s received nearly a million dollars from the big banks, hedge funds and credit card companies – and he’s taken $50,000 specifically from the American Bankers Association.

Luetkemeyer probably thinks that he’ll make big bucks from his Wall Street friends off of his sexist remarks. So how about if we push back in the way the Congressman and his Wall Street buddies understand: It’s a big goal – but can we match the $50,000 that the American Bankers Association has given Blaine Luetkemeyer? Please chip in whatever you can afford right now.

Let me be clear: No amount of offensive remarks will stop me from standing up to House Republicans who are bought and paid for by the big banks. And no amount of name-calling will keep me from fighting for Wall Street reform, for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and for real accountability when the big banks break the law.

They can call me Darth Vader or Voldemort or the Wicked Witch of Massachusetts for all I care – but I won’t be neutered. I won’t be muzzled. And I won’t stop fighting to level the playing field for working families.

Let’s send the big banks and their buddies in Congress a message: They can try to roll back financial reform and they can have a few laughs about the woman they want to neuter, but we’re ready to fight back anytime anywhere. Help us match Rep. Luetkemeyer’s big bank contributions right now.

Thanks for being a part of this,

Elizabeth

It’s been interesting to see geekdom bleed into politics more and more and while this isn’t the first (though the Trekkie dig might be), it definitely won’t be the last.

Elizabeth Warren, Wonder Woman

Elizabeth Warren, Chairman of the Congressiona...

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Elizabeth Warren is a wonder woman in so many ways.  A Harvard professor, lawyer, consumer advocate, former chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel and a vital advisor in the implementation for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she’s currently running for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.  Last night was her first primary debate where she squared off against Bob Massie, an entrepreneur and one-time candidate for lieutenant governor; Alan Khazei, co-founder of the City Year youth program; Tom Conroy, a state legislator; Marisa DeFranco, an immigration lawyer; and Herb Robinson, an engineer.

With so many important topics like the national debt and budget, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the numerous other ills affecting us, a hot topic had to be asked, “If you could be a superhero, who would you be?”  Warren’s answer?  Wonder Woman.

Such a cool outfit, and the bracelets — they were the whole thing for me.

The winner of the primary gets to take on current Senator Scott Brown in 2012.  You can read more about the debate here or catch some of her answer in the video below at the 1:29 mark.

(via The Mary Sue)