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1[[quoteright:350:]] ² [[caption-width-right:350:[[SequelInAnotherMedium She's Back]]. [[TimeSkip/LiveActionTV Again]].]]²²Following in the success of the ''ComicBook/Batman66'' digital series, Creator/DCComics began publishing a similar digital-first series set in the continuity of TheSeventies ''Series/{{Wonder Woman|1975}}'' television show starring Creator/LyndaCarter. With the first anthology special being released in 2015 [[note]]The show's 40th Anniversary[[/note]] the first set of stories were all written by Marc Andreyko, of Manhunter and [[ComicBook/BatWoman Batwoman]] fame, but a variety of other writers contributed later in the following three anthology specials. ²²After the fourth and final special in 2016, the series was continued in the form of a crossover with the ''Batman '66'' comic, co-authored with Jeff Parker, and then a another crossover with fellow [[TheSeventies Seventies]] ActionGirl show, ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', written by Andy Mangels.²²----²!! Tropes:²* TheSeventies: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Well, duh]]. Interestingly, the first season of the show which was set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII is only visited during the crossover with ''ComicBook/Batman66''²* AdaptationalBackstoryChange: ²** Diana's conception in the actual show was never explicitly stated, here the series establishes she was formed from clay as was her origin pre-ComicBook/New52. ²** Barbara Ann Minverva gets her powers to turn into [[ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} The Cheetah]] from the Egyptian, cheetah-headed, goddess Mafdet rather than the plant god Urzkartaga.²** Nubia here is a CompositeCharacter of show original villain, Carolyn Hamilton. Nubia is her Amazon name she takes up when she moved to Paradise Island.²* AdaptationalSuperPowerChange: Wonder Woman is able to fly here unlike in the show and the comics of the 70s. As well as also able to use her powers when as Diana Prince, unlike in the show. ²** Barbara Minerva, ComicBook/{{Cheetah}}, gets some notable upgrades in comparison to her main comics counterparts, mainly being able to [[TheBeastMaster command other Big Cats such as Lions and Tigers]] but also able to turn others in [[OurWereBeastsAreDifferent humanoid Cheetahs at her command]]²* AllJustADream: The “Who is Wonder Woman?” story has Diana find herself in one courtesy of a MindScrew by Dr. Pyscho. ²* TheAssimilator: Following on some advice from Cheetah, Clayface attempts this on Diana but it ends up with her controlling him as he attempts to absorb the same magic clay she was made from. ²* BackPortedDevelopment: Diana is shown able to fly under her own power as is common in [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1987 Post-Crisis depictions of the character]] but of which she was unable to in the actual show or comics of the time period.²* BlandNameProduct: The disco in "Disco Inferno" is Studio 52; the infamous Studio 54 renamed with DC's favourite ArcNumber.²* BrainInAJar: Show original villain, Gault, makes a return appearance.²* TheBusCameBack: A few characters who were one-offs because of episodic formula of show make some return appearances such as Drusilla, Fausta, Caroyln Hamilton (taken the name Nubia upon living in Paradise Island), Gault the Living Brain, and Gloria Marquez (as a new version of Wonder Woman foe, Dr. Cyber). ²* CallBack: A battle with Dr. Pyscho has him project psychic illusions of show villains Fausta Gables and the Skill alien invaders among other comic villains. ²* CanonImmigrant: Follows in the lead of ''Batman '66''. As the show only adapted two villains from the comics, the series get some use out of incorporating comic Wonder Woman villains into the show's continuity. Such as Silver Swan, Dr. Psycho, [[ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} the Priscilla Rich and Barbara Minerva versions of The Cheetah]], Giganta [[note]] Only in a mind illusion created by Dr. Pyscho[[/note]], and Doctor Cyber.²* CompositeCharacter: The ''Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic-Woman'' crossover provides two of these:²** [[Creator/JessicaWalter Gloria Marquez]], a one episode villain from the second season, is revealed to have survived her encounter with Wonder Woman and become Doctor Cyber.²** Reformed villain Carolyn Hamilton is shown to have taken up residence on Paradise Island and taken the name Nubia, Wonder Woman's twin sister from the Pre-Crisis comics.²* CrossOver: Fittingly enough, the series crossed over with its sister series ComicBook/Batman66 and then followed up with a crossover with Series/TheBionicWoman²* FadSuper: In the debut story, "Disco Inferno", The Silver Swan, is here re-imagined as the leader singer of the a disco band called "Silver Swan and the Starlings". ²** Earlier in the story, Diana fights off an all-female Roller Disco-themed group of Soviets. ²* FountainOfYouth: The crossover with ''ComicBook/Batman66'' reveals one of islands neighboring the main isle of Paradise Island is home to a Lazarus Pitt. It's mists are what are responsible for the Amazon's immortality. ²* MythologyGag: Several: ²** In "Disco Inferno" Diana and Steve go undercover at a nightclub with Diana dressed in an all-white outfit in a reference to the brief Agent Diana Prince era of the comics where DC turned her into a kung-fu superspy in a white jumpsuit²** The “Who Is Wonder Woman?” story is seemingly an entire issue devoted to this, to break it down; ²*** It sees Diana trapped in an imaginary world where someone else is Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. This reality's Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor look like their counterparts from the Creator/CathyLeeCrosby version of ''Film/WonderWoman1974''. ²*** In addition, Diana is told her real name in this reality is Donna Troy, the name of the second Wonder Girl in the comics. ²*** A pair of women who look and dress like Hippolyta and Drusilla introduce themselves as Julia Kapatelis and her daughter Vanessa, who were surrogate mother and sister figures for Diana in the early years of the ComicBook/PostCrisis comics. ²*** The title of the story itself is even a reference to a few prior Wonder Woman-related storylines; the opening "Who is Wonder Woman" arc from the [[ComicBook/WonderWoman2006 post-Infinite Crisis revamp]] and the [[ComicBook/WhoIsDonnaTroy Teen Titans story "Who is Donna Troy?"]]. ²** The ''Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77'' crossover reveals the diving wet suit Diana wore in the second and third seasons is a standard issue Amazonian deep-sea diving attire.²** Also from the Batman '66 crossover, in the portion set in the 40s Etta Candy shouts out "Woo-Woo" when Diana fights off some Nazis crashing an auction at the Wayne Manor. Her comic counterpart's catchphrase. ²* NeverTrustATitle: Somewhat. The T.V. show actually debuted in 1975 not 1977 but most of the stories are set in the status quo created by the second season, which did begin in 1977, in which the series did a TimeSkip to the then present 70s.²* PredecessorVillain: In "Who Is Wonder Woman" and "The Cat Came Back", it's revealed that Diana apparently had off-screen encounters with the Priscilla Rich version of Cheetah during the time period of the first season set in World War II. Her costume is on display in the Smithsonian by the 70s and Diana initially mistakes Barbara for Priscilla when she debuts as her version of The Cheetah.²* RoguesGalleryTransplant: [[Franchise/BatMan Batman]] villains Clayface and Solomon Grundy both make appearances in the series.²* UnrelatedInTheAdaptation: Carolyn Hamilton makes a return appearance now living on Paradise Island sporting the name Nubia. Making it so Diana and Nubia aren't sisters in this continuity. ²----


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