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Paradise Lost (Wonder Woman) Paperback – February 1, 2002
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with material from Wonder Woman Secret Files # 1
The book starts with a three-pages character list with a paragraph of text on each character, giving new readers a little background information.
Issues 164-167 - The God Phobos is possessing Batman villain the Scarecrow. Deimos and Eris were previously defeated by Wonder Woman and sent to Hades. Phobos has brought them out and they are now possessing the Joker and Poison Ivy. Wonder Woman, Batman, Donna Troy (the original Wonder Girl), Nightwing, Cassie Sandsmark (the new Wonder Girl), Time Drake (the third Robin). Artemis and Huntress team up to fight them, with Harley Quinn as a damsel in distress and with computer/precognitive aid by Oracle (Barbara Gordon) and Menalippe. Whew! This story was previously published in Wonder Woman: Gods of Gotham
The excerpt from Wonder Woman Secret Files crams all of Donna Troy's confusing, convoluted back history into six pages, leaving it still confusing.
Issues 168-169 -On Themyscira (Paradise Island) the two tribes of Amazons, Hippolyta's group and the Bana-Mighdall group, are tricked into fighting each other. (At this time, Hippolyta is Queen of the Amazons, and she also fights crime as a member of the Justice Society of America as Wonder Woman. She did this because the two previous Wonder Women, Diana and Artemis, were both temporarily dead. Diana, back from the dead, would prefer it if her mother would quit being Wonder Woman now and just be queen instead.)
Issue 170 - Lois Lane interviews Wonder Woman. Did you know Lois is really possessive? This in-depth character story as Lois tries to work out who Diana is (while worried about her connection to her husband Kal/Clark) is the best part of the book.
At the time these comics were originally printed, Phil Jimenez may have been the best writer and artist to have worked on Wonder Woman since the George Perez-Len Wein team. To be honest, I haven't read any of the intervening issues, so I don't know. I definitely recommend reading these issues as they portray Wonder Woman in the same traditional mode as Perez/Wein, as well as subsequent writers Greg Rucka and Gail Simone. However, you may want to wait before buying this book. It's conceivable that with the new movie coming out, DC might soon print a new "Wonder Woman by Phil Jimenez" book the way they have with Greg Rucka Wonder Woman By Greg Rucka Vol. 1, which I'm assuming would be printed on better quality paper and contain more issues. Paradise Lost refers back a lot to this volume Wonder Woman By George Perez Vol. 1 so you may want to read it first.
4 stars bumped to 5 for the excellent artwork.
OK, enough critisism. Phil Jimenez, with help from Devin Grayson, finally finds his footing with the story Who is Troia? Its a good retelling of Troia's origin and also serves as a good prologue to the next storyline, Paradise Lost. This is an epic tale, reminiscent of the ones George Perez used to tell when he wrote the book. In fact, Perez, contributes plots to part of the storyline, which depicts a battle between the two Amazon tribes. The ending is very climactic, with relevations and major changes for the Amazons. There is also an interesting love story sub-plot between the Amazons Iphthime and Anaya, who are of different races and different tribes also. I won't ruin the story by saying any more on that.
The last story, serving as an eplilogue to Paradise Lost, is good character development for both Wonder Woman and Lois Lane (and indirectly, Superman too).
As for the art, its some of the best I have ever seen by any artist. Its better than his previous work, but he seems to have become more derivitive of Perez. Jimenez is one of the most detailed and versitile pencillers around, however. I approve of all the character depictions here. He draws great monsters, beautiful women, detailed backgrounds (when needed) and his panel layouts, like Perez, are some of the best. Most pages have around ten panels each while most artists can only manage the standard six or even less.
And the cover gallery in the end, by Adam Hughes, is also beautiful. At least two of them are among my favourite covers of all time.
Whew! I never wrote such a long review before, but Wonder Woman is one of my favourite characters so I'm a bit passionate about her.
It was okay. I wasn't wowed with it as I expected to be with all these shining reviews.