Character Type: Primary
AKA: Diana Prince
Summary: Wonder Woman is one of the most well-known superheroes in the DC Universe. She has fought as a protector of Earth in her own stand-alone series, as well as a founding member of the Justice League. While she was highly regarded as a lesbian character in the 1940's due to the fact that she was a strong and independent woman, the introduction of Steve Trevor as her love interest served to portray her as heterosexual. However, Greg Rucka confirmed long-standing beliefs that Wonder Woman is bisexual when he relaunched her book as part of DC Rebirth in 2016. Wonder Woman is not the only bisexual DC character (e.g. Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and John Constantine are also bisexual), but -- as one of the three most popular characters in the DC universe -- she is arguably the most high-profile bisexual character in all of mainstream comics.
At the New York Comic Con presentation for the animated Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, screenwriter Mairghread Scott commented on the iconic hero's sexuality, saying, "I've always thought of Wonder Woman as bisexual because in the comics I came up with, she was bisexual." Indeed, Scott isn't the first person to write Diana of Themyscira as bisexual. Gal Gadot, who starred as Wonder Woman in the live-action films, spoke to the contextual logic of Diana's bisexuality, while comics writer Greg Rucka famously placed the hero's bisexuality front and center. (Read more)
Anthony Gramuglia, "Wonder Woman was the First Bisexual Superhero," CBR, October 29, 2019.
In our celebration of Wonder Woman today, there are many avenues through which Diana Prince, the Amazons, and the legacy of that mythology can be covered. I have chosen the impact of Diana as a bisexual and generally queer icon because it is one of the aspects of the legendary warrior that has not made it onto the screen the way it should have. (Read more)
Princess Weekes, "Wonder Woman Is a Gay Icon Even if the Movies Won't Fully Go There," The Mary Sue, October 21, 2020.
When the first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 arrived online, we were treated to Diana Prince and Barbara Minerva sitting opposite each other for five whole seconds. Barbara asks: "Have you ever been in love?" and Diana replies: "A long, long time ago."
Though it was short, it was certainly sweet, and though the sentiment of Diana's undying love for Steve was definitely there, some were quick to jump on the idea of a potential relationship between Barbara and Diana. After all, that's exactly the kind of awkward, first-date question a nervous single might ask.(Read more)
Gabriella Geisinger, "Wonder Woman 1984 has made a big mistake already," Digital Spy, March 6, 2020.