Author: Grant Morrison
Illustrator: Yanick Paquette
Release Date: April 2016
Series: Earth One
Genre: Fantasy | Superhero | Mythology | Sequential Arts > Graphic Novel
Publisher: DC Comics
Distributer: DC Entertainment
Following the New York Times #1 bestselling original graphic novels Batman: Earth One and Superman: Earth One Volume 1 andVolume 2 comes Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1!
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’s New York Times bestselling EARTH ONE original graphic novel series.
I’m new to the Wonder Woman Universe and wanted to start with this book as it is the first in the series and starts with the origin story.As a newbie to the Winder Woman comics, I don’t have any basis to compare the story told in this graphic novel, but I do know a few elements and as far as I am concerned, this book is really impressive.
As a graphic novel enthusiast, I enjoyed the bright colors schemes and the bold and extravagant characterization. The Wonder Woman comes out asa real superhero in her full glory on each and every single page.
Witty dialogues scattered around this entire graphic novel proved really enterataining and helped author’s sense of humor come across beautifully.
Though I was expecting the Amazons of Paradise Island to be simple and elegant beauties, I had no idea (that is till I read this book) that they were this amazing bunch of sexy and hot islanders. I loved this interpretation of the Paradise Island, in fact, I found it quite enterataining. But the whole lesbian spin made me wonder a lot about stuff I really didn’t want to think about.
Still, I really enjoyed reading this graphic novel and I’ll definitely read all the parts to come in this series.
2 thoughts on “Graphic Novel Review: Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison”
Hi Heena, great review, glad you enjoyed the book it is rather wonderful indeed. This version of Wonder Woman goes back more to the original concept, the subjugation by Hercules and the whole bondage and chains thing, very 1940’s Wonder Woman (which is what the creators were going for). For a more modern take I would recommend: “Wonder Woman: Blood” by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang (which is rather marvellous) and “Wonder Woman: Gods & Mortals” by George Perez, in facy any WW by Perez is worth buying, he is almost legendary in his run on the character. I also recommend the 2009 animated movie, simply called Wonder Woman… an almost perfect origin story take. And remember your friendly neighbourhood Precinct1313 has a new article on Wondy every single week 😉 🙂
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Hey, Bruce. Great to see you here. 🙂
Thanks for your words and for the recommendations. I’ll check them all out. And sure, I’ll visit your blog and read all those amazing posts as soon as I’ll get some time free.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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