Celebrate Wonder Woman Day IV this Sunday, October 25th at Excalibur Comics (2444 SE Hawthorne).
It’s official, Mayor Sam Adams has declared Sunday to be Wonder Woman Day in Portland!
From noon until 6pm, fans can take photos with Real Live Super-Heroes & Heroines and see an exhibit of top Wonder Woman collectibles. And you are encouraged to bring your kids and dress up as a super hero.
Last year’s event featured Portland radio personality Daria O’Neill as the super hero. Her husband and former LumberJax and NLL star goalie, Dallas Eliuk accompanied her to the event dressed at Batman. And yes, there’s photographic evidence.
Guests this year include comic book artists signing prints of their works – for free. Artists include Gilbert Hernandez (Love & Rockets, Luba, Palomar) and Jaime Hernandez (Love & Rockets, Penny Century, Locas I & II). Visit the website for the full list of guests – there are lots.
The event is part of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Proceeds will Raphael House of Portland, Bradley Angle House, and the Portland Women’s Crisis Line. Though admission is free, there will be a silent auction fundraiser featuring original Wonder Woman illustrations created and donated by top Comic Book, Comic Strip, and Animation Artists including Past Wonder Woman Artists: Aaron Lopresti — Alex Ross — Ed Hannigan — Gary Frank — Karl Waller — Nicola Scott — Ramona Fradon.
Now if only they could conjure up the mid-70s Lynda Carter . . .
That’s a pretty hearty looking Wonder Woman. If Lynda Carter were dead, (instead of just old) she’d be rolling over in her grave. What’s the point of this Wonder Woman Day? Is there some Portland connection? Is there a Portland Wonder Woman beer?
XUP – I’m not sure how it started, or why it’s celebrated in Portland, but it’s for a good cause. Funds raised to to a couple local women’s shelters and a crisis line.
I don’t know why, but I’m glad Wonder Woman is a brunette. I don’t know why.