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Wonder Women of History is a feature that ran in Wonder Woman comics and Sensation Comics from 1942 to 1954. Ranging from one to five pages, each entry tells the story of real women who made a mark on history.

The concept was created by Alice Marble, the book's associate editor, who wrote them until at least issue #17 when she stopped receiving credit. They are told in comic panel form from Wonder Woman's perspective (signed at the end by Diana Prince).

The final original entry appeared in issue #66, after which time it was replaced by features centered around beauty tips or advice on how to get married such as "Curious Courtships" and "Marriage à la Mode". On occasion, the material strayed from the superficial replacement and took a focus once again on the achievements of women for columns such as "Women in the Air" and "Women of Distinction". These back-ups disappeared entirely by the early 1960s.

With few exceptions, virtually none of the collected editions of Wonder Woman comics included reprints of Wonder Women of History. As such, they have not been commercially available since their first publication.

Appearances

Wonder Woman v1

Wonder Woman #1
  • Florence Nightingale
Wonder Woman #2
  • Clara Barton
Wonder Woman #3
  • Edith Cavell
Wonder Woman #4
  • Lillian D. Wald
Wonder Woman #5
  • Susan B. Anthony
Wonder Woman #6
  • Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
Wonder Woman #7
  • Joan of Arc
Wonder Woman #8
  • Sister Elizabeth Kenny
Wonder Woman #9
  • Jane Addams of Hull House
Wonder Woman #10
  • Juliette Low
Wonder Woman #11
  • Julia Ward Howe
Wonder Woman #12
  • Helen Keller
Wonder Woman #13
  • Sojourner Truth
Wonder Woman #14
  • Abigail Adams
Wonder Woman #15
  • Evangeline Booth
Wonder Woman #16
  • Madame Marie Curie
Wonder Woman #17
  • Emma Willard
Wonder Woman #18
  • Hannah Adams
Wonder Woman #19
  • Elizabeth Blackwell
Wonder Woman #20
  • Lucretia Mott
Wonder Woman #21
  • Annie Oakley
Wonder Woman #22
  • Sarah Bernhardt
Wonder Woman #23
  • Amelia Earhart
Wonder Woman #24
  • Maria Mitchell
Wonder Woman #25
  • Dolly Madison
Wonder Woman #26
  • Carrie Chapman Catt
Wonder Woman #27
  • Sacajawea
Wonder Woman #28
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Wonder Woman #29
  • Dorothea Lynde Dix
Wonder Woman #30
  • Nellie Bly
Wonder Woman #31
  • Jenny Lind
Wonder Woman #33
  • Annie Jump Cannon
Wonder Woman #34
  • Alice Freeman Palmer
Wonder Woman #35
  • Fanny Burney
Wonder Woman #37
  • Bethenia Owens
Wonder Woman #38
  • Hannah More
Wonder Woman #39
  • Mumtaz Mahal
Wonder Woman #40
  • Margrete
Wonder Woman #41
  • Vinnie Ream Hoxie
Wonder Woman #43
  • Myra Colby Bradwell
Wonder Woman #45
  • Helene Kottauer
Wonder Woman #46
  • Harriet Quimby
Wonder Woman #47
  • Lady Hestor Stanhope
Wonder Woman #48
  • Anne Dacier
Wonder Woman #49
  • Emilja Plater
Wonder Woman #50
  • Ellen Swallow Richards
Wonder Woman #51
  • Caroline Herschel
Wonder Woman #52
  • Emma Cons
Wonder Woman #53
  • Martha G. Kimball
Wonder Woman #55
  • Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch
Wonder Woman #56
  • Sarah Josepha Hale
Wonder Woman #57
  • Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska
Wonder Woman #65
  • Florence Rena Sabin
Wonder Woman #66
  • Gail Laughlin
Wonder Woman #191
  • Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska (reprint from #57)

Sensation Comics

Sensation Comics #40
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
Sensation Comics #72
  • Louisa May Alcott
Sensation Comics #74
  • Mary Lyon
Sensation Comics #75
  • Rosa Bonheur
Sensation Comics #76
  • Margaret Brent
Sensation Comics #78
  • Mary E. Walker
Sensation Comics #83
  • Ellen H. Richards
Sensation Comics #84
  • Selma Lagerlöf
Sensation Comics #85
  • Anna Pavlova
Sensation Comics #86
  • Kathleen Blake Coleman
Sensation Comics #87
  • Elisabet Ney
Sensation Comics #88
  • Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Sensation Comics #89
  • Charlotte Cushman
Sensation Comics #92
  • Christine De Pisan
Sensation Comics #93
  • Sarah Josepha Hale

Honorable Mentions

Wonder Woman #73
  • Women in the Air
Wonder Woman #76
  • Ladies of the Theater
Wonder Woman #77
  • Women in Sports
Wonder Woman #78
  • Women Warriors
Wonder Woman #79
  • The First Co-Eds
Wonder Woman #81
  • Women of Distinction! — Hannah Adams
Wonder Woman #83
  • Volunteer Women Workers
Wonder Woman #87
  • Women of Courage
Wonder Woman #88
  • Indian Woman Chief
Wonder Woman #89
  • Fabulous Females
Wonder Woman #91
  • The Gallantry of Rebecca Motte
Wonder Woman #92
  • The Female Robinson Crusoe
Wonder Woman #93
  • Women in White
Wonder Woman #94
  • Schoolroom Adventuress
Wonder Woman #95
  • Woman Steeplejack
Wonder Woman #96
  • It's a Woman's World
Wonder Woman #97
  • Modern Women of Ancient Times
Wonder Woman #98
  • A Message from Sally Townsend
Wonder Woman #101
  • Samson in Skirts
Wonder Woman #102
  • Health Heroine
Wonder Woman #103
  • Women of the Wigwams
Wonder Woman #104
  • Women on Wheels
Wonder Woman #105
  • Midnight Ride of Betsy Dowdy
Wonder Woman #106
  • Woman-of-All-Work
Wonder Woman #108
  • The Fighting Queen
Wonder Woman #109
  • Circulation Promotion Stunts — Nellie Bly
Wonder Woman #110
  • The Women Who Won the West
Wonder Woman #111
  • Women Who Changed History
Wonder Woman #113
  • Women with War Wings
Wonder Woman #114
  • Pre-Historic Women
Wonder Woman #115
  • Maids of the Manor
Wonder Woman #120
  • Our American Heritage — Emma Lazarus and Harriet Tubman
Wonder Woman #126
  • Women of Distinction! — Hannah Adams (reprint from #81)

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