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Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Gods and Mortals Paperback – March 1, 2004

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (March 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401201970
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401201975
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,004,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Decades before Xena: Warrior Princess was even a twinkle in Sam Raimi's eye, there was Wonder Woman. Created in 1940 by Dr. William Moulton Marston (a Harvard-trained psychologist with a law degree and a PhD who also invented the lie detector) to be an inspiration for women everywhere, Wonder Woman remains the world's most recognizable female superhero, thanks largely to Lynda Carter's humorous but respectful portrayal of this feminist (and gay) icon in the 1976-1979 hit TV series. Together with Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman has retained her iconic status as one of DC Comics' three flagship characters through much of the 20th century. However, as a monthly comic, Wonder Woman had become something of a joke by the 1980s - no one really knew how to handle such a strong female character that Dr. Marston had intended to inspire women. In fact, Wonder Woman was treated with much indignity when she was first made a secretary(?!?) in the Justice League of America in the 1960s, stripped of her powers in the 1970s, and increasingly had her character defined by her on again, off again relationship with air force pilot Steve Trevor. Something had to be done, and one of the most acclaimed comic book artists alive today, George Perez, volunteered his services. Wonder Woman was spectacularly relaunched in 1987. "Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals" collects the first seven issues of George Perez?s work on Wonder Woman and retells the origin of the princess of the Amazons, drawing inspiration from the rich fountainhead of fantasy that is Greek mythology.Read more ›
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Relaunching a series is one tough job. And I have to say that George Perez singlehandedly took a brave step in making Wonder Woman relevant to the 1980s. It isn't easy to relaunch an established character. Particularly a female character.

The best thing about the collection, aside from the art is the premise of the story. "What do gods do with all that power they amass?" And more importantly, "What do gods do, when there is no one left to worship them?"

These are piviotal questions in the collection, that George and Co. have answered brilliantly.
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The thrilling modern age retelling of the world's first and arguably still greatest superheroine, Wonder Woman, born Princess Diana to Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons on Paradise Island, chosen to go to "Man's World" to stop the mad war god Ares from destroying the world.

Dated though it may be, George Perez's writing in collaboration with Len Wein, Greg Potter and Bruce Patterson helped redefine Wonder Woman for a new era, and it remains some of the best stuff to ever come from Wonder Woman's adventures.

I wish I could do it more justice than that. A must read for all fan boys and fan girls.
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This was a fun, colorful, and engaging Wonder Woman story. We see the creation of the Amazons and Wonder Woman herself. We also get to see her first interactions with mortal humans and how she comes to live with them. I liked the art and the pacing of the story. We get Greek myths and gods, but we also see modern people and politics.
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Wonder Woman's origin re-told and she battles Ares. A great story with some of George Perez best artwork ever. A must to be read for any Wonder Woman fan.
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