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Wonder Woman "cooks" a feast of Amazons

If you think your family get-togethers are crazy, you've clearly never spent the holiday on Paradise Island. The Amazons' celebrations, as detailed in a 1943 issue of the comic, involve dressing as deer, then being symbolically hunted, trussed, cooked and served.

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Wonder Woman escapes blindfolded...

... in Wonder Woman #2 because she's too vain to risk tearing her eyelashes out.


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Any of the women from this Rogues' Gallery

In Wonder Woman #28, the quite wonderfully named Eviless called together a bunch of Wonder Woman's enemies to form an alliance against her, Villainy Incorporated. They really don't make villains like they used to.


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Hitler bites a rug

Apparently, in the early Wonder Woman universe, Adolf Hitler was not only under the thrall of Martians, he also periodically had a "strange impulse" to chew on his floor rug, as seen in Wonder Woman #2.

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Wonder Woman and Etta Candy climb into the hide of a dead baby elephant

It was a disguise to infiltrate a circus. Obviously.

As seen in Wonder Woman #1.

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Wonder Woman teaches a gorilla to play baseball

In issue #78, Wonder Woman was called upon to help her friend Headmistress Gates win a school basketball game... with the rules set by their opponent, the horrid Mr Scraggs. And this is why Wonder Woman had to play baseball with only Andy Gorilla on her team. And only hold the bat in her teeth. (They still won.)


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Wonder Woman joins the Justice Society... as a secretary

At the end of All-Star Comics 13 in 1942, Wonder Woman was made a permanent honorary member of the Justice Society of America... as a secretary. While the lads all went out and fought crime, she had to stay behind doing secretary things. Apparently, this was just "thrilling."

It's actually creator William Moulton Marston's fault, according to comics blogger Tim Hanley. He wanted to be the only one to write Wonder Woman, so Gardner Fox, writer of All-Star Comics, had to leave her out of the adventures.


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Wonder Woman babysits a T.rex

In Wonder Woman #90, two millionaires make a bet. The anti-Wonder Woman Scragg bets the pro-Wonder Woman Merriweather that Wonder Woman can't babysit a series of increasingly weird animals. First a baby whale, then a baby elephant and finally a baby Tyrannosaurus rex, because for some reason she thinks settling ridiculous bets between millionaires is a worthwhile use of her time.

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Wonder Woman becomes a dancing slave

Wonder Woman's rogues' gallery is superb, not least because of Cheetah, the wealthy Priscilla Rich who made her costume out of a cheetah-skin rug to let her repressed desires flow freely. In Sensation Comics #22, Cheetah captures Wonder Woman and makes her dance, which Wonder Woman does poorly as a ruse to lure Cheetah into trying to do better.


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Wonder Woman creates a decoy out of ham

As seen in Comic Cavalcade #1, the Nazis really can't tell the difference between Wonder Woman and a pile of hams.


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