Frontlist | The amazing stories of Wonder Woman you might have missed

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Eighty years’ long time, more than 750 issues of the main series, and many mini-series, crossovers, special events, there is no end of the thread but we have to start from somewhere!

We have some big chunks such as Wonder Woman dated Superman for a couple of years, her secret twin brother Jason, and so more but that’s not it. So, here are some more amazing stories of Wonder Woman to explore:

WONDER WOMAN’S ORIGIN STORY

Wonder Woman: Year One
Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott

Wonder Woman’s origins have been retold several times over the decades, and Rucka and Scott capture the best elements of each in Year One. The classic beats remain in this modern take, from Paradise Island, to Steve Trevor, to Diana venturing into the world of men. The book builds a compelling world around Wonder Woman, as Rucka and Scott bring new life to long neglected iconic characters. It’s also stunningly gorgeous, with lush, expressive artwork on every page. And it’s canon, so everything that’s come out since is building off of this foundation.

Or start at the very beginning with:

Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 1
By William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter

You’ll find a similar origin in the original 1940s comics, told very quickly before things take a turn toward bombastic action. Wonder Woman fought costumed villains, Axis forces, and invaders from other planets as she embodied her creator’s vision of “the new type of woman who should […] rule the world.” This volume also contains a staggering amount of bondage imagery, and the combination of feminism and fetishism is as fascinating as it is bizarre.

But if that sounds too weird, try:

The Legend Of Wonder Woman
By Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon

Set in the 1940s, De Liz and Dillon take the broad strokes of Marston and Peter’s work and craft a new, immersive adventure using contemporary storytelling techniques. It’s a clever reinvention with lovely art that retains the positive messages of the original Wonder Woman.

A WONDER WOMAN DEEP DIVE

Wonder Woman #1-62
By George Pérez and assorted co-writers and artists

After decades of confusing continuity, George Pérez set Wonder Woman right in 1987 with a reboot that focused on her mythological roots and a new supporting cast of complex female characters, along with some innovative reimaginings of her classic villains. Pérez’s love and respect for the character shines through every page, and the result is an epic run that established the modern Wonder Woman and continues to serve as inspiration for every comic, cartoon, and movie that’s followed.

Next, try:

Wonder Woman #14-44
By Gail Simone, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, and more

Following an iconic stint on Birds of Prey, Gail Simone took over Wonder Woman in 2008 with artists Terry and Rachel Dodson. Their first arc, “The Circle,” is a great story that digs into a dark aspect of Diana’s past and the history of the Amazons, and the book remains strong throughout. Wonder Woman goes to space, battles Genocide and the Olympian, and is visited by Black Canary, the Green Lantern Corps, and Power Girl over the course of this beloved run.

WONDER WOMAN AND HER FRIENDS

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Volume 2
By Amy Chu, Noelle Stevenson, and more

Sensation Comics features standalone stories from a wide array of creators, and each volume is definitely worth a read. The second outing is a high point, with guest spots from Big Barda and Lois Lane, along with astronauts, dragons, and more. Two stories are particular standouts: Lauren Beukes and Mike Maihack’s adorable take on Wonder Woman vs. the Cheetah, and James Tynion IV and Noelle Stevenson exploring teen Diana’s first visit to the outside world.

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