Hey y'all - I've been a Wonder Woman (as a character) fan and supporter forever, but realised I'd barely given any of her actual comic a read!
So I read the first 10 issues or so of the Perez run, and enjoyed them. Felt like a solid foundation he gave her. (Read up to her leaving/Cheetah being shot)
Then skipped straight to Jimenez' run, as I knew some of the elements he introduced, and was eager to see how it played out in context. Finished that tonight, and really liked it, as well. Some stuff I wasn't too interested in, or I felt dragged out waaaaay too long (Land of the Lost), but overall felt very 'definitive' and I liked the villains.
What other 'runs' would you guys recommend based on this? I know Greg Rucka had a decent length one, and of course Gail Simone's...are they like/better/worse than Phil or Perez's? I'm an incredibly open-minded comic reader, mind you.
Hi Paj Meen Ah,
For my money, Rucka's WW is my favorite, his ogn "The Hiketeia" is my favorite WW story (followed closely by "JLA: A League of One."
Simone's is also good, and worth getting, imo. The tpb "The Circle" is the best from her run.
Hope that helps some.
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I'm a rather staunch Marvelite who has been trying to get into Wonder Woman for the better part of a year. The JMS relaunch, while I did read it, just left the mind boggling.
Today, however, is going to be a day of impulse buys. I am buying two trades. Somebody tell me which two to order before I realize I shouldn't be spending any money!
Gail Simone's The Circle is a must, imo.
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"JLA: A League of One"
I teetered on recommending Rucka's "Hiketia" or Perez's "Gods and Mortals"; because the Hiketia is a great, layered (but short) Wonder Woman story that explores a rarely visited aspect of Diana's character; Gods and Mortals is the beginning of the modern era of the character (written in the 80s) and remains the most important reference point for the character, along with Marston's original run from many decades before. Rucka's run, following the Hiketia, is my favourite period on the book, but if you want to have a fairly contained sense of why many fans love the character, and you are already settled on "The Circle" (which is excellent) then "JLA: A League of One" is probably the best companion to it: you get to see her relationship with the other major DC figures and it is, above all, a character story with fantastic art and more than one iconic scene.
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Definitely Rucka's run, and the Circle from Simone's run. The Warkiller stuff isn't too great though.
Morrison's JLA is another good one, and Wonder Woman gets some seriously badass moments.
Martson's stuff is good too, but it's REALLY racist, so be warned.
What issue of Wonder Woman did Steve "become " Captain Wonder? I know it was really just one of Doctor Psycho's illusions, but he based it on Steve.
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After checking Wikipedia and having purchased the Wonder Woman Encyclopedia and now having recently purchased all three seasons of the Lynda Carter series I am doing some research for the Crossover fic I'm writing that is based predominantly on the TV series of the 1970s and involving select elements from the comics to fill in holes the series never got into.
Just curious for best recommendations for aspects of Amazon culture in general.
I like Wonder Woman's character but have read almost none of her material. I recently read "Down to Earth" (my introduction to her comics) and liked it a lot. I'm a Batman reader and prefer a more realistic or grounded take on characters so I can be picky when it comes to a more supernatural hero like WW.
I've heard really good things about Greg Rucka's run but everything after "Down to Earth" seems to be sold out on Amazon.ca which is a shame since I've read rave reviews for Haktana and the books succeeding DtE.
I've also heard conflicting opinions about Odyssey and was wondering if that was worth picking up. The art looks pretty good but comics fans seem to dislike what Straczynski does with characters. Any suggestions?
I'd recommend George Perez' collected trades. While the stories certainly veer into the fantastic with the Olympian gods, Wonder Woman's scenes in the modern world bring the realism which you like. The reader experiences an opportunity to see Wonder Woman through the eyes of the mortal, everyday characters like Steve, Etta, Julia, Vanessa, and Myndi. Diana also serves as a spokesperson for a critique on the inequities and flaws of our world. Plus, the art is GORGEOUS--it's easily the best of any WW volume!
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For those who like Greek mythology I recommend Eddie Campbell's Bacchus and Marvel's Incredible Hercules and Herc.
I have never in my life read anything related to WW outside of the animated movie that was a lot like 300 and the Justice League cartoons but the new 52 did spark some interest so b4 I dive in:
1. Is she really from an island full of women? How do they procreate?
2. Is she like Batwoman when it comes to significant other?
3. I read about the plane and apparently she forgot where she parked it, and the lasso I see its back, but how did she learn to fly and gain super strength? Does the lasso still make people say the truth is there more to it now?
4. I saw a really cool costume where she has long tights. Is that her new costume?
5. I plan on starting with the new 52 version, is there anything b4 that which might help me understand more?