For the celebration of 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman, DC Comics toke back Jill Thompson to re-imagine the origin story of Diana of Themyscira with ‘Wonder Woman: The True Amazon’.
In this comic book the style re-imagining of the early years of the Amazon Princess Diana, who would grow up to turn out to be Wonder Woman. This completely painted graphic novel is different any Wonder Woman tale you have ever read, told as only Eisner Award-winning writer Thomspon could. When young Diana has the flattering attention of a nation, she soon grows indulged. But a succession of tragic events takes their fee and Diana have to learn to grow up, take responsibility, and take hold of her destiny.
Steeped in the mythology of the original conception of these iconic characters WONDER WOMAN is intended to appeal to a wide range of readers. It is a fresh, stand alone explanation of the most famous and iconic female superhero of all time and the completion of a dream project by one of the most acclaimed contemporary creators of comics.
Wonder Woman is a superhero with one foot planted firmly in the world of ancient mythology. Fleeing attacks from Herakles and mortal men (and amorous advances from Zeus, a common theme in Greek myths), the comic book begins with Queen Hippolyta chief her Amazon warriors to form a matriarchal paradise on the island of Themyscira. The single thing Queen Hippolyta misses, in classic fairytale style, is a child.
‘Wonder Woman: The True Amazon‘ comes at precisely the right time for the spectators of next Wonder Woman movie, which will center seriously on Diana’s upbringing among the Amazons. This book is a perfect introduction for new readers, but thanks to its fairytale fashion, it will still seem fresh to habitual fans of more traditional superhero comic books.
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