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* LikesClarkKentHatesSuperman: Inverted. Brenda can't stand her "chaperone" Fred, but she falls in love with Wonder Man, at the point of kissing him in the cheek as thanking him for rescue her as well helping people.

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%%This is summed up by LoveyAlterEgo. There's no point in saying it's an inversion of the opposite trope.* LikesClarkKentHatesSuperman: Inverted. Brenda can't stand her "chaperone" Fred, but she falls in love with Wonder Man, at the point of kissing him in the cheek as thanking him for rescue her as well helping people.


Eisner was commissioned by Fox Publications to, as he would later describe in court: "create another Superman" after the original became a sensation. Eisner's creation "Wonder Man" appeared for only one issue before DC caught wind of it. What would happen next was the first ever lawsuit over comic book copyrights in the history of the industry. Eisner refused to perjure himself and testified against Fox, costing his company a large contract (or so he said). Soon afterwards, in 1939, Eisner was approached by a newspaper syndicate to create a comic book supplement for them. What would come about as a result was ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.

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Eisner was commissioned by Fox Publications to, as he would later describe in court: "create another Superman" after the original became a sensation. Eisner's creation "Wonder Man" appeared for only one issue before DC caught wind of it. What would happen next was the first ever lawsuit over comic book copyrights in the history of the industry. Eisner refused to perjure himself and testified against Fox, costing his company a large contract (or so he said).said, court records found decades later say otherwise.). Soon afterwards, in 1939, Eisner was approached by a newspaper syndicate to create a comic book supplement for them. What would come about as a result was ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.


Wonder Man is a comic book made by Creator/WillEisner in [[TheGreatDepression 1939]] for Fox Comics, the comic book subsidiary of Fox Features Syndicate, under his Eisner & Iger company, as part of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. It appeared for first time in a then new comic book magazine called ''Wonder Comics'' and since Issue no.3 changed to ''Wonderworld Comics'', publication that lasted 30 issues. If well it was a 64-pages magazine, the main character was ''Wonder Man'' as can be seen in the cover, with a 14-pages story. Here, Eisner signed as "Willies", being in charge of drawing and script.

The story is about Fred Carson, a timid radio engineer and inventor that travelled to the Tibet where their monks gave a Power Ring that makes his carrier a kind of... [[{{Pun}} superman]], in exchange to use these powers for the good of the humanity. Fred, disguised as "Wonder Man", has invulnerability to bullets, can leap travelling large distances, can move fast enough to catch bombs in mid-flight and enough power to throw them back with his bare hands, jumps high buildings and even has such great lungs to shout a crowd since the tallest part of a building. If this story sounds to you a lot like ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', you're not wrong. And obviously neither for Creator/DCComics.

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Wonder Man is a comic book made by Creator/WillEisner in [[TheGreatDepression 1939]] for Fox Comics, the comic book subsidiary of Fox Features Syndicate, under his Eisner & Iger company, as part of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. It appeared for first time in a then new comic book magazine called ''Wonder Comics'' and since Issue no.3 changed to ''Wonderworld Comics'', publication that lasted 30 issues. If well it was a 64-pages magazine, the main character was ''Wonder Man'' as can be seen in the cover, with a 14-pages 14-page story. Here, Eisner signed as "Willies", being in charge of drawing and script.

The story is about Fred Carson, a timid radio engineer and inventor that travelled to the Tibet where their monks gave a Power Ring that makes his its carrier a kind of... [[{{Pun}} superman]], in exchange to use these powers for the good of the humanity. Fred, disguised as "Wonder Man", has invulnerability to bullets, can leap travelling large distances, can move fast enough to catch bombs in mid-flight and enough power to throw them back with his bare hands, jumps high buildings and even has such great lungs to shout a crowd since the tallest part of a building. If this story sounds to you sounds a lot like ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' to you, you're not wrong. And obviously And, obviously, neither for did Creator/DCComics.


* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After the cancellation of this character and the lawsuit by Creator/DCComics, Wonder Man became a kind of UrbanLegendOfZelda for comic book industry, even having [[ComicBook/WonderMan his name taken by another comic book character]] decades later.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After the cancellation of this character and the lawsuit by Creator/DCComics, Wonder Man became a kind of UrbanLegendOfZelda {{Pop Culture Urban Legend|s}} for comic book industry, even having [[ComicBook/WonderMan his name taken by another comic book character]] decades later.



* InNameOnly: Nothing to do with the [[ComicBook/WonderMan Marvel character]], by the way.

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* InNameOnly: Nothing to do with the [[ComicBook/WonderMan Marvel character]], character]] nor Franchise/WonderWoman, by the way.


Even when Eisner confessed this idea was born earlier than ''Superman'', this publication came first (a year before, to be exact), and DC finally had the last word of it. The complete story about this lawsuit against ''Wonder Man'' can be read in one of Eisner's graphic novels: 1986's ''[[http://www.willeisner.com/library/dreamer.html The Dreamer]]'', a kind of autobiography of his origins, in which Eisner refered to this lawsuit changing some names, but the story is almost the same. Or at least, his part of the story. ''Wonder Man'' became a famous OneHitWonder in the Golden Age and a kind of UrbanLegendOfZelda in comic book history.

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Even when Eisner confessed this idea was born earlier than ''Superman'', this publication came first (a year before, to be exact), and DC finally had the last word of it. The complete story about this lawsuit against ''Wonder Man'' can be read in one of Eisner's graphic novels: 1986's ''[[http://www.willeisner.com/library/dreamer.html The Dreamer]]'', a kind of autobiography of his origins, in which Eisner refered to this lawsuit changing some names, but the story is almost the same. Or at least, his part of the story. ''Wonder Man'' became a famous OneHitWonder in the Golden Age and a kind of UrbanLegendOfZelda {{Pop Culture Urban Legend|s}} in comic book history.


Of course [[NamesTheSame don't be confused]] with [[ComicBook/WonderMan the Marvel superhero of the same name]] and much less with [[Franchise/WonderWoman a famous female that isn't her counterpart]].

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Of course [[NamesTheSame don't be confused]] with [[ComicBook/WonderMan the Marvel superhero of the same name]] and much less with [[Franchise/WonderWoman a famous female woman that isn't her his counterpart]].


* TheSociopath: General Attilla, a ruthless tinpot dictator whose response to his people starving is to take ''more'' food and massacre anybody who tries to flee. When Wonder Man helps the people topple him, he simply decides that he's gonna start ''another'' war to take power again.

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* TheSociopath: General Attilla, a ruthless tinpot dictator whose response to his people starving is to take ''more'' food and massacre anybody who tries to flee.protests, including [[ShootTheMedicFirst Red Cross personnel]]. When Wonder Man helps the people topple him, he simply decides that he's gonna start ''another'' war to take power again.

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* TheSociopath: General Attilla, a ruthless tinpot dictator whose response to his people starving is to take ''more'' food and massacre anybody who tries to flee. When Wonder Man helps the people topple him, he simply decides that he's gonna start ''another'' war to take power again.

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* RoaringRampageOfRescue: A radio mechanic busts up a tinpot dictatorship to save his boss's daughter.

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* StockSuperheroDayJobs: Scientist.


* LikesClarkKentHatesSuperman: Inverted. Brenda can't stand her "chaperone" Fred, but she falls in love with Wonder Man, at the point of kissing him in the cheek as thanking him for rescue her as well helping people.



* NoFourthWall: At the end of the story, Wonder Man himself tells children [[ProductPlacement how to buy their own Power Ring at the end of the book]].



* NoFourthWall: At the end of the story, Wonder Man himself tells children [[ProductPlacement how to buy their own Power Ring at the end of the book]].

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* SupermanSubstitute: Probably [[TropeMaker might be the very first]], debuting just thirteen months after Superman.


TheOtherWiki dedicated a complete article about Wonder Man [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Man_(Fox_Publications) here]]. Also, the comic book was already scanned and uploaded to internet, can be read [[http://goldenageheroes.blogspot.com/2008/08/not-so-original-wonder-man.html here]].

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki dedicated a complete article about Wonder Man [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Man_(Fox_Publications) here]]. Also, the comic book was already scanned and uploaded to internet, can be read [[http://goldenageheroes.blogspot.com/2008/08/not-so-original-wonder-man.html here]].


* AssholeVictim[=/=]ButtMonkey: Reggie Berold, being humilliated by Atilla and later by Wonder Man, all for being a coward and a jerkass.

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* AssholeVictim[=/=]ButtMonkey: Reggie Berold, being humilliated by Atilla and later by Wonder Man, all for being a coward and a jerkass.jerks.
* BigBad: General Attilla, dictator of Tatonia.


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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:General Attila gets off scot-free for killing refugees and starving his people, with his only punishment being a scar on his face from Wonder Man.]]


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'''Wonder Man''' is a comic book made by Creator/WillEisner in [[TheGreatDepression 1939]] for Fox Comics, the comic book subsidiary of Fox Features Syndicate, under his Eisner & Iger company, as part of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. It appeared for first time in a then new comic book magazine called ''Wonder Comics'' and since Issue no.3 changed to ''Wonderworld Comics'', publication that lasted 30 issues. If well it was a 64-pages magazine, the main character was ''Wonder Man'' as can be seen in the cover, with a 14-pages story. Here, Eisner signed as "Willies", being in charge of drawing and script.

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'''Wonder Man''' Wonder Man is a comic book made by Creator/WillEisner in [[TheGreatDepression 1939]] for Fox Comics, the comic book subsidiary of Fox Features Syndicate, under his Eisner & Iger company, as part of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. It appeared for first time in a then new comic book magazine called ''Wonder Comics'' and since Issue no.3 changed to ''Wonderworld Comics'', publication that lasted 30 issues. If well it was a 64-pages magazine, the main character was ''Wonder Man'' as can be seen in the cover, with a 14-pages story. Here, Eisner signed as "Willies", being in charge of drawing and script.

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