Women Who Have Worked
on Wonder Woman!

by Andy Mangels

(from a post on Facebook's "Share the Wonder: the Marston Wonder Woman Message Project" group, March 3, 2015)

Alice Marble worked as associate editor on Wonder Woman from 1941-1945.


Joye Hummel Murchison (born 1924) was William Moulton Marston's assistant from 1944 to 1947, and scripted dozens of Wonder Woman stories from 1945 to 1947. These were uncredited until Jerry Bails' Who's Who project and DC's Archives. [issues include Comic Cavalcade #11-13, 15, 18, Sensation Comics #43, 52-55, 57, 59, and Wonder Woman #12-20]


Harry G. Peter worked with female art assistants, uncredited.


Dorothy Woolfolk supposedly also scripted some Wonder Woman stories (uncredited) but I'm not certain this information is valid. She took over editorship of WW for #197-198 (1971-1972) but was replaced by Robert Kanigher who had an anagram of her character ("Dottie Cottonman") shot and killed in #204 (January 1973)!


Ramona Fradon drew WW as part of the Super Friends series from 1977-1981. Although the series didn't have WW in the title, with its decade-plus run on television and the high profile of the live show, she was almost always cover-featured.


Anne Collins was a writer, story editor, and executive story consultant for The New Adventures of Wonder Woman television series from 1977 to 1979.


Jan Duursema was the first credited interior artist in Wonder Woman #300 (Feb. 1983). She would have been the series' first credited female cover artist with issue #294 (1982) but the cover was replaced.


Dann Thomas co-wrote Wonder Woman #300 (Feb. 1983) and is thus the first woman ever to receive scripting credit on WW.


Mindy Newell became the second credited female writer with Wonder Woman #326-328 (1985).


Trina Robbins co-plotted and drew The Legend of Wonder Woman #1-4 in 1986, and was the first credited cover artist, and the first woman to co-plot and draw consecutive issues of WW in a regular series bearing the character's name.


There have also been many female colorists on the various series, and a few letterers.


Since 1989, women have worked on the series with semi-regularity. These include (but are not limited to):
Editors: Karen Berger (1987-1992), Maureen McTigue (1999-2000) & Joan Hilty (a one-shot in 2007)
Writers: Mindy Newell, Louise Simonson, Jodi Picoult, Gail Simone, and Meredith Finch
Artists: Jill Thompson, Colleen Doran, Nicola Scott and shorter contributions by Ramona Fradon, Lee Mars, Cynthia Martin, Barb Rausch, Cara Sherman-Tereno, Leslie Sternbergh, Mary Wilshire, Amanda Conner, and others.


Multiple female creators have worked on the new [2014] Sensation Comics series, including:
Editors: Kristy Quinn, Jessica Chen (assistant)
Writers: Amanda Deibert, Corinna Bechko, Amy Chu, Alex De Campi, Lauren Beukes, Heather Nuhfer, Sara Ryan
Artists: Cat Staggs, Marguerite Sauvage, Amy Mebberson, Noelle Stevenson
and various female colorists and letterers


Hope that helps illuminate some of the misconceptions about what women worked on WW and when. The internet is rife with misinformation!

Amending the above. Maureen McTigue assistant edited WW #142, and edited #143-163 plus an Annual and a Secret Files in 1999-2000.

Janice Race is mentioned in George Perez's editorial in issue #1 [second series] as having been involved in the editorship in its earliest stages, but Karen Berger became editor before he started work. Still, she brought him onboard. Not sure how that counts; perhaps as "conceptual teambuilder"?