- Series: Archive Editions (Graphic Novels) (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics (May 4, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1563894025
- ISBN-13: 978-1563894022
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 35 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #375,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wonder Woman - Archives, Volume 1 (Archive Editions (Graphic Novels)) Hardcover – May 4, 1998
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Presented here are the first Wonder Woman tales and what a treat they are to behold! Not only could Wonder Woman fight the Nazis, stop a blacmarket milk trade, uncover unfair working conditions for shop girls-- she could also kick some serious butt and save her beloved Steve Trevor from all harm(who seemed to ENDLESSLY get himself in to pickles) and by the end of the issue not bat an eyelash! Considering the cultural atmosphere of War-time America, this was quite a feat and what a role model Wonder Woman would served for young children. Yes, Wonder Woman was an early Gloria Steinem with brains, beauty, braun and a kicky pair of boots! Interestingly, the producers of the TV series in the 70s, at least for a little while, remained very faithful to the nature of these first comic books. A smart decision on their part. After reading these marvelous adventures, I decided to check out Wonder Woman of the 21st Century at the local comic shop. I'm sorry wasted my $2. The WW of 2005 is a sorry testament to the original icon presented in the pages of this marvelous CD Archives edition. Gone is a lot of the whinsome yet strong storytelling. Its replaced with a Uber-Wonder Woman whose overly "pumped up" muscles and attitude leave nothing to the imagination and sense of "wonder" the early vision so effortlessly supplied. What we have in the early books is the REAL Wonder Woman...perhaps the one that is best left to the casual reader's memory.
The DC Archive Editions are easily one of the most enjoyable and accessible ways to rediscover the comics (something I hadn't given at thought to since 1983!). Presented in beautiful color, on superior quality papers these volumns are "built to last". They are truly archival in every since of the word. These time capsules will not only become welcome additions to your library, but are destined to become terribly addictive to read. Worth every penny for certain! But first and foremost they serve as a reminder to all grownups of simpler pleasures that could be had for a couple of quarters with some change to spare....once upon a time.