Eighteen historical women with strong minds and wills get the graphic-novel treatment in a forthcoming release from DC Comics. Wonder Women of History are anthologized under the guidance of award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson and an array of scribes and illustrators.

Serena Williams appears, alongside the likes of entertainers Beyoncé (a Serena pal), Tig Notaro, Keiko Agena, and Janelle Monae; US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; US representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib; US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a former presidential candidate; LGBTQ icons Edith Windsor and Marsha P. Johnson; among other notables.

Williams actually ascends to the cover of this set of features, available for preorder and otherwise available as of December 1.

"Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for decades, and while not everyone would choose her star-spangled outfit for themselves, her compassion and fairness are worthy of emulation," DC Comics said in announcing this title.

Alongside Williams, gymnast Dominique Dawes also represents the sporting world. She won four medals across three Olympic Games in 1992, 1996, and 2000.

This roster of women in "science, social justice activism, diplomacy, and more" also includes astronaut Ellen Ochoa; Parkland shooting survivor and activist Emma Gonzalez; virologist and "coronavirus hunter" Shi Zhengli; and disability-rights advocates Judith Heumann. This article's list is not comprehensive; others across various fields also feature in the mix.


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Memo to readers: If any of these are not familiar or far less so than Williams and Beyoncé, get thee to Google. These ladies have run the world, and some still do—and will.