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Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1
     

Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1

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by Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette (Illustrator)
 

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A #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller!

From the masterful minds of Grant Morrison (FINAL CRISIS, THE MULTIVERSITY) and Yanick Paquette (SWAMP THING, BATMAN, INC.) comes the most provocative origin of Wonder Woman you've ever seen--a wholly unique retelling that still honors her origins. 

For millennia, the Amazons of Paradise Island have created a thriving society

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A #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller!

From the masterful minds of Grant Morrison (FINAL CRISIS, THE MULTIVERSITY) and Yanick Paquette (SWAMP THING, BATMAN, INC.) comes the most provocative origin of Wonder Woman you've ever seen--a wholly unique retelling that still honors her origins. 

For millennia, the Amazons of Paradise Island have created a thriving society away from the blight of man. One resident, however, is not satisfied with this secluded life--Diana, Princess of the Amazons, knows there is more in this world and wants to explore, only to be frustrated by her protective mother, Hippolyta. Diana finds her escape when Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, the first man she has ever seen, crashes onto their shores. With his life hanging in the balance, Diana ventures into the long forbidden world of men. The Amazons chase after her and bring her back to Paradise Island in chains to face trial for breaking their oldest law--staying separated from the world that wronged them. 

Thought-provoking yet reverent, thoroughly modern but still timeless, the power and courage of Paradise Island's greatest champion--Wonder Woman--is introduced in this new addition to DC Comics' NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Earth One original graphic novel series.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 04/25/2016
Veteran comics scribe Morrison (Multiversity) reunites with his Batman Inc. partner Paquette to retell the origin of the most beloved female superhero for a new generation. Princess Diana of Paradise Island leads an idyllic life among her Amazonian sisters, but chafes under the rule of her mother, Queen Hippolyta. When pilot Steve Trevor crash-lands on the island, Diana becomes his salvation, returning him to the forbidden Man’s World and setting in motion a series of events that challenge Amazonia’s foundations. Nathan Fairbairn’s colors give the art a warm tone that stands out from many other superhero offerings of recent years, and Paquette’s bold, striking linework creates a vivid society. Morrison’s attempts to visually represent language barriers muddy the waters, but his script is otherwise a triumphant blend of Golden Age concepts with modern themes (like a glorious update for oft-maligned sidekick Etta Candy, who’s now a snarky, queer sorority sister). This book redefines an often misunderstood character. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"The Earth One line is introducing a number of DC's heroes to a new generation."--NEW YORK TIMES

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401229788
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
04/12/2016
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
20,635
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Grant Morrison is known for his innovative work on comics from the graphic novel ARKHAM ASYLUM to acclaimed runs on ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL, as well as his subversive creator owned titles such as THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY, JOE THE BARBARIAN and WE3. He has also written best-selling runs on SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS, BATMAN, INCORPORATED, JLA, SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY and NEW X-MENand recently helped to reinvent the DC Universe in ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, 52, BATMAN and JOE THE BARBARIAN.

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Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like great comics and a Wonder Woman fan. This is a comic for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One can never know what you can expect with Grant Morrison but you know he tends to go against the grain and he did here. There were certain themes he hinted on that would make logical sense for an island of woman that have not seen men for thousands of years. The art by Yanick is very breath taking and beautiful. While I wish there was more action, the story kept me hooked the whole time. Very good.