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The Wonder Woman Chronicles Vol. 1 Paperback – March 23, 2010

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  • Series: Wonder Woman Chronicles (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; Reprint edition (March 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401226442
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401226442
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 6.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #194,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Omar D. Odeh on April 27, 2011
I really enjoy this book. The book itself is not pricey at all, but very sturdy. It features a Table of Contents, which shows the Series and Issue Number, the date of publication, and a title (for reader convenience; most of these stories were not originally titled).

Collected in this trade are Wonder Woman's earliest tales:

All-Star Comics #08 (from December 1941/January 1942)
Sensation Comics #01-06 (from January-June 1942)
Wonder Woman #01 (from Summer 1942)
Sensation Comics #07-09 (from July-August 1942)

These issues tell the story of Wonder Woman's origins, her coming to America, her secret identity, and many other fun adventures (mostly fighting Nazis).

If you're interested in reading some classic Wonder Woman stories from the very beginning, this is an excellent trade to pick up. The origin story has been reprinted many times, but a lot of these stories were completely new to me, which was a real treat. It's a good thing this book is so well made, because I have been reading it over and over again.

I hope DC continues to make the Wonder Woman Chronicles books (and hopefully a little faster than one every other year).

EDIT: Since posting this review, it seems this book has gone out of print and is reaching ridiculous prices on the second hand market. Check your local comic shop before paying more than $15 for this book. I still see it stores for the retail price pretty often.

It is a little ridiculous that all the other volume 01 Chronicles books except for this and The Flash are still in print.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By W. Pardlow on May 21, 2011
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While what I like about this series is the fact that it reprints the original books in chronological order, and makes it a lot easier on my wallet.
What I'm not happy about is the editing of the original content.
On page 140, or 3d in the issue of Wonder Woman number. 1, Etta Candy and Diana Prince are on a train bound for Texas.
So Etta hollers at a porter for one of her suitcases, the porter, who's African -American was originally drawn in the typical minstrel stereotype of the day.
The dialogue stays the same.
But the art has badly been reedited, I know it's embarrassing but this is a part of the history of the times.
But it shouldn't be sweep under the rug.
A disclaimer should always be printed to remind the reader that this material comes form a less enlighten era.
And that not only are minorities badly represented but women and war time enemies are also seen through prejudice, and chauvinist eyes.
Outside of that detail the only other remark I'll make is that some of the printing is a little dark, making some images hard to see.
But in the end I'm satisfy with this publication giving us the genesis of one the greats at the beginning of the comics book era.
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