Wonder Woman Masterpiece Edition: The Golden Age of the Amazon Princess

Wonder Woman Masterpiece Edition: The Golden Age of the Amazon Princess

by Les Daniels
     
 

As beautiful as Aphrodite, strong as Hercules, wise as Athena, and swift as Mercury, the much-adored Wonder Woman is celebrated in this long-awaited Masterpiece Edition. This incredible collection pays tribute to the Golden Age of Wonder Woman in two ingenious formats: a compact, inexpensive, trade edition, and a larger, more deluxe collector's edition. Both

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As beautiful as Aphrodite, strong as Hercules, wise as Athena, and swift as Mercury, the much-adored Wonder Woman is celebrated in this long-awaited Masterpiece Edition. This incredible collection pays tribute to the Golden Age of Wonder Woman in two ingenious formats: a compact, inexpensive, trade edition, and a larger, more deluxe collector's edition. Both contain an exclusive 8-1/2-inch action figure of Wonder Woman, circa 1941, and a lavishly illustrated hardcover book chronicling the origins and early history of the Amazon Princess. The Wonder Woman figure is available only in these editions, and it authentically replicates the heroine as she appeared in her earliest days—complete with star-spangled cloth skirt, golden bracelets, and detachable magic lasso (the one that can make a man forget everything). The larger collector's edition also contains a faithful color reproduction of the very first Wonder Woman comic book. Both editions will be treasured by fans of the woman who wants to "change your mind—and change the world!"

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Library Journal
With a classy and entertaining touch, Daniels delivers the goods on the comic world's most enduring female lead--from her unique creator (the unconventional Dr. William Moulton Marston, credited with inventing the lie detector and a champion of women's world dominance) and the early issues' bondage scenes to her resurgence as one of DC's "big guns" in the 1990s and beyond. The author of numerous comics histories, Daniels here covers 50-plus years of history and character evolution with a light, informative tone, respectful of the accomplishment but never blindly adoring. Tracing Wonder Woman's growth affords Daniels an opportunity to comment on comic history and the evolution of women's role in society over the same time period, making for insightful reading. Moreover, this lavishly illustrated work is just plain fun and would make a great addition to any public library's comics, popular art, or popular culture section. Libraries should also consider Daniels's Superman: The Complete History (Chronicle, 1998), Batman: The Complete History (Chroncle, 1999), Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of The World's Greatest Comics (LJ 10/1/91), and DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes (LJ 12/95), which together offer readers a fairly rich overview of the comics' history.--Chris Ryan, New Milford, NJ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811832427
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Edition description:
BOOK & TOY
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Les Daniels is a renowned comic book expert. He's the author of DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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