Could Wonder Woman be our first Female President?
On this day in 1789, America’s first presidential election is held. Voters cast ballots to choose state electors; only white men who owned property were allowed to vote. As expected, George Washington won the election and was sworn into office on April 30, 1789 (thanks This Day in History!). Much has changed since then but we still haven’t seen a woman elected President. Hopefully it will happen before 3004!! After you read what’s happening in Wonder Woman Volume 1, No. 7, December 1943, you’ll understand what I mean…
In a four-part epic tale, the Magic Sphere gives Wonder Woman a glimpse of a future in which everyone extends their lives with the amazing Life Vitamin L3, Diana is elected President in the year 3004 (interestingly, TV’s Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, played President Olivia Marsdin on the CW television series, Supergirl!), the Amazon Princess battles the evil Queen Andra Moteeva as the monarch invades Primal Island in the year 3700, and Paula von Gunther’s Gerta has to learn some discipline to avert a bad future. Joan of Arc (it was her birthday yesterday January 6, 1412) is profiled as one of the “Wonder Woman of History.”
Many thanks for the expert commentary provided for our 2019 Vintage Wonder Woman Calendar (cover below) goes to Dr. Arnold Blumberg. Doc is an educator, publisher, author, comic and pop culture historian, and former museum curator. He was the editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price guide and teaches courses in everything from comics to zombies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Find him on Twitter @DoctoroftheDead.