Superman, Batman, even Flash have easily recognizable villains. But when it comes to the Princess of Themyscira, most draw a blank when it comes to picturing her foes. When you take a look at these comic covers, it is easy to see why.
1. Wonder Woman #157
1965 was a weird year for Wonder Woman—and Egg Fu is the reason for that. One of the strangest villains to grace the pages of a DC comic, if not any comic, Egg Fu is a Chinese Communist agent who uses his mustaches as whips against his enemies and is also, perplexingly, an egg-man the size of a house.
And Wonder Woman #157 is the comic that introduced us to him. We still have no idea why DC has continued to bring him back over every time they wipe the slate clean.
2. Wonder Woman (v2) #55
A founding member of the Secret Society of Super-Villains, Doctor Pyscho is a powerful telepath who has made for some of the weirdest Wonder Woman comics, including Wonder Woman #55. If you ever wanted to see a telepathic, misogynist dwarf on the cover of a comic, thank artist George Pérez.
3. Wonder Woman #130
Wonder Tot was originally imagined as a toddler-version of Wonder Woman (debuting in Wonder Woman #122) on Earth-One. The second Wonder Tot story, Wonder Woman #130 shows us Wonder Tot fighting Mr. Genie and an alien whale. Baby Wonder Woman is shown ripping Mr. Genie’s turban off, thus removing his powers and dooming him to his fate at the hands (fins?) of the creature.
4. Wonder Woman #130
Angle Man is a super-villain and enemy to Wonder Woman who commits crimes themed around the usage of angles. Changes in perspective create some wacky covers, andWonder Woman #130 is a prime example. Just look at those funhouse mirror Princesses!
5. Wonder Woman #265
Have you seen Batman: The Brave and the Bold? Justice League: The New Frontier? If so, you may remember the really, really, wacky place called Dinosaur Island. Portrayed as a living island with the ability to hover over great distances and spawn grotesque mutant dinosaurs to attack or defend itself, any comic with this location making appearance makes for some interesting storylines, and Wonder Wonder #265 is no exception.
In the comic, a space shuttle mission goes awry, crashing her and another astronaut on Dinosaur Island, and making for quite the adventure. And a weird comic cover.
6. Wonder Woman #90
We aren’t quite sure what is with Wonder Woman and dinos, but never take a bet for charity, or you may end up having to babysit a T-Rex like Wonder Woman did all the way back in 1957.
If only she had lassoed that dino and forced him to tell the truth about the extinction event of the late Cretaceous . . .
7. Wonder Woman #73
Although it doesn’t feature an super villain or a wacky location, this comic cover shows Wonder Woman facing an entirely new villain; unemployment. Yep, you heard us correctly. There was a whole bout in the 1990s where Princess Diana found herself in quite the financial wreck. To solve her money problems, she was forced to accept a job at Taco Whiz. Yikes!
8. Wonder Woman #79
No, Wonder Woman isn’t being grabbed by a gigantic supervillain (although she has faced one), and then being placed in a cage surrounded by aliens (although they quite look like invaders from the far reaches of the galaxy). She was actually shrunk by a villain so he could make money off of her in his flea circus.
Seems like a ton of effort just for an outdated form of making cash. After all, he had to develop shrinking technology and abduct one of the most powerful superheroines in DC.
9. Wonder Woman #78
It seems the writers of Wonder Woman were going through a strange time in their lives when they were writing these tales in the 1950s. After all, quite a few of the comics on this list are from that time period, and this one is the prequel to #8 on this list.
The plot of Issue #78 is just as weird as the cover that shows us Wonder Woman sliding home in front of a gorilla catcher. It this storyline, it turns out Wonder Woman does hang out with mere mortals, and one of these mortals has a problem that can only be solved through teaching apes. Who better to teach apes than a Princess, right?
10. Wonder Woman #155
There are quite a few storylines involving marriage in the comics, and more than a few involve Wonder Woman. In this storyline, she ends up on a floating island where she meets the monster prince of her dreams. We still are confused why she decided to turn down Steve Trevor, Birdman, and even Manno the Mer-Boy to marry this monster.
Thankfully, Warner Bros decided to not use any of these wacky storylines when they produced the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie.